About Stratford Shotokan Karate School in Stratford, CT

Our experienced instructors have over 40 years of combined experience practicing traditional Shotokan Karate, and they are committed to helping you reach your goals. Our Dojo specializes in teaching foundational Self-Defense and Anti-Bullying techniques through the martial art of Karate-Do, helping to cultivate confident, disciplined leaders in our community. We offer traditional Japanese trainings and philosophies to students of all ages, as young as 3 years old. Our Dojo is family owned and managed, so we understand the balance of life and are dedicated to providing quality instruction in a home-like atmosphere.

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  • Karate
  • Kickboxing

What kind of kids we support

  • Coed

Programs at Stratford Shotokan Karate School in Stratford, CT


Stratford Shotokan offers fitness kickboxing classes for those individuals looking to lose weight, get in shape or simply maintain the shape they have currently. The Stratford Shotokan Kickboxing class is a high energy, realistic approach to fitness kickboxing through tried and applied combinations and drills. We focus on Strength and Conditioning in addition to weight loss/ body sculpting. Kickboxing techniques require timing and help build your balance and coordination, as all four limbs are being used but developing an understanding of your body as your will be also utlizing knees and elbows to strike against pads and heavy bags. These moves develop a student’s ‘core’ conditioning and provide a real ‘full body’ workout. This style of training will bring your current level of fitness to an entirely new level. Kickboxers are amongst the most ‘shredded’ of all athletes and the techniques are effective for street-self-defense as well! The class is instructed by 4x world champion and United States Martial Arts team member Samuel Diaz III.

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Location and contact information

190 Ferry Blvd, Stratford, CT, 06614