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JKA Shotokan Karate from Japan


About JKA Oregon
Shiba Dojo
Welcome to the JKA Oregon Shiba Dojo. We are registered directly with the Japan Karate Association (JKA) World Headquarters (Sou Hombu Dojo) in Tokyo, Japan. We train in JKA Shotokan Karate as it is taught and practiced in Japan. We welcome all Karate practitioners regardless of affiliation, or skill level, from beginners to advanced. The Shiba Dojo is a non-political group. We are focused on maintaining the integrity and high standards of the Japan Karate Association. 
Classes are taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm - 8:30pm, Saturday mornings 8am - 9:30am at the Seishinkan on Main in Tigard, Oregon. Contact us today for a free beginner's trial class and experience the difference!
There are no contracts at Shiba Dojo.
As Covid-19 restrictions have changed we have made face masks optional. The CDC is recommending that if you test positive for COVID-19, you stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. If you have cold or flu like symptoms such as: Fever or chills; Headache; Cough; Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing etc, please get tested for Covid-19. Once negative and no symptoms then you may return to training.  
Dojo Kun


Hitotsu: Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto

(Seek perfection of character)

Hitotsu: Makoto no michi o mamoru koto

(Be faithful)

Hitotsu: Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto


Hitotsu: Reigi o omonzuru koto

(Respect others)

Hitotsu: Kekki no yu o imashimuru koto

(Refrain from violent behavior)



Kenny Kenichi Shiba
Japan Karate Association
5th degree blackbelt from Japan
本空手協会  五 段


Shiba Sensei began his Shotokan Karate training at the age of nine, He is a Japan Karate Association (JKA) Official Licensed JKA Instructor / JKA Judge / JKA Examiner. A 5th degree blackbelt with all black belt exam gradings held in Japan. Shiba Sensei has over 30 years’ experience training and competing in Japan and the United States. He is a student of Takuya Taniyama Shihan, a 7th Degree Master at the Japan Karate Association’s (JKA) World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Shiba Sensei served as an instructor at Taniyama Sensei’s dojo in Ikebukuro, Tokyo before relocating to Oregon, USA.


While living in Japan (1996-2014), he was fortunate to train with many distinguished JKA HQ Masters, including Osaka Sensei, Kawawada Sensei, Naka Sensei, Taniyama Sensei, Ogata Sensei and Shimizu Sensei, to name several. Shiba Sensei has competed in the JKA All Japan Karate Championship tournaments in team kumite, the JKA Karate Masters in individual kumite and kata, as well as the JKF (Japan Karate Federation) Chuo, Chiyoda and Tokorozawa tournaments. In addition to training at the JKA World Headquarters (Sou Hombu Dojo), Shiba Sensei was a member of several well-known JKA branch dojos throughout Tokyo operated by University Karate Team Graduates or JKA HQ instructors, including the renowned Hoitsugan Dojo, Master Nakayama's private dojo in Ebisu, Tokyo. 


JKA Shotokan Karate has led Shiba Sensei on a journey supported by great mentors along the way. He would like to thank them for their encouragement and support to continue this endeavor, by passing on the wisdom and traditions handed down to him, and offering authentic JKA Shotokan Karate from Japan to the people of Oregon.


Susan Gunn
2nd degree blackbelt

Susan Gunn is a 2nd degree blackbelt with over 20 years of experience. She began her Shotokan karate training in 2001 with the American Amateur Karate Federation. Susan received her 1st Dan in 2012 and her 2nd Dan in 2016, both with Jerry Fitzpatrick Sensei as Chief Examiner. She has attended many local seminars including several with Hidetaka Nishiyama Sensei and competed in regional tournaments in Kata and Kumite. She began training with Shiba Sensei in May of 2018 and is very grateful for the excellent instruction and traditional Karate values of the JKA Oregon Shiba Dojo.


The Calligraphic Characters (kanji) for Dojo kun

The Dojo Kun is often recited at the end of a karate lesson, to remind the student that they should have a strong humble character, both within the dojo, and away from it. Every dojo ends with the Sensei making the karatekas repeat the following Dojo Precepts based on the clear understanding of the Karate-do ideals of character building. Dojo Kun can be translated as Training Hall Rules.

Dojo Kun Shodo Calligraphy by Nakayama Sensei
Getting Here:

From the Beaverton area take Exit 6 from OR-217 South.

From the Portland area follow 

I-5S to OR-99W S/SW Barbur Blvd/Pacific Hwy W. Take exit 294 from I-5 South.

Our Address:

12566 SW Main St
Tigard, OR 97223

Training Times:


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

(by appointment only)



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