Shotokan Karate Classes in Lincoln, Nebraska


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Class Schedule

Beginner Shotokan Karate
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Students are welcome to attend as many classes each week as they would like.

Advanced Shotokan Karate
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Students graduate to the advanced class after completion of the beginners class. If a student has permission to attend the advanced class, they are welcome to attend as many classes each week as they would like.

Adult Shotokan Karate
Saturday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Taught by Mr. Randy Bohaty and Mr. Patrick Schmidt.


We are closed on the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th & 5th
  • Labor Day
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving and the day after
  • Christmas Day, the day before & the day after
  • New Year's Day, the day before & the day after
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, please check our Facebook page for cancellation updates.


Tuition is $57 per student, per month for all levels. If your family has two students who attend, the tuition would be $52 per student, per month.

  • NO Registration Fees
  • NO Contracts


Lincoln Budokan Dojo
601 Calvert Street, Unit "D"
Lincoln, NE 68502 (Google Map)

Phone: (402) 770–5533


About Shotokan Karate

Shotokan Karate is a method of weaponless combat in which the opponents utilize the techniques of blocking, punching, striking, and kicking for the purpose of self–defense. Karate training consists of three parts:

  • Kihon (or fundamentals): Basic techniques of stances, blocks, punches, strikes, kicks and body–shifting skills are learned during this phase of practice.
  • Kata (or formal exercises): These are formal exercises of martial arts that have been passed down from past generations. Kata consist of prearranged techniques of defense and counterattack executed against imaginary opponents. Their purpose is to develop precision movement and smooth transitions through the various techniques as well as to expand the student's familiarity with the almost infinite possibilities for their application.
  • Kumite (or free–fighting): Sparring is an exercise mimicking actual combat. It is an opportunity for two students who wish to sharpen reflexive application of techniques by using correct distance and timing. Safety is stressed, in that all techniques are stopped just short of contact.

The Japanese word “Karate–Do” translates as “the way of empty–hand fighting.” The base word, “kara” reflects not only empty–hand or weaponless fighting, but also the state of the “empty mind” (mushin) which is sought after through disciplined training.

Our karate organization is affiliated with Master Okano Tomosaburo, Soke (Founder) of Shotokan Okano–Ha Karate–Do Kenkojuku, which is based in Tokyo, Japan. Okano Sensei, who founded Kenkojuku in 1941, was one of Funakoshi Yoshitaka Sensei's (son of Funakoshi Gichin) closest students.