SKKAA logoShorin-ryu Karatedo and Kobudo Association of America

The Wyoming Karate Club is a chartered school of the Shorin-ryu Karatedo and Kobudo Association of America (SKKAA) which is a federal 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.

The SKKAA is a nationwide organization dedicated to preserving and passing on the traditional Okinawan martial arts. It maintains the highest standard of integrity, encouraging the physical, moral, and spiritual development of its members, while serving the community.

For short, the SKKAA is called “Beisho Karatedo.” “Beisho” (pronounced “Bay-show”) is a contraction of the first Japanese character in “Beikoku” (American) and the first character in “Shorin-ryu,” so “Beisho Karatedo” means “American Shorin-ryu Karatedo.”

The SKKAA was established in January 2005 by a group of senior instructors and school operators who have practiced the ancient Okinawan arts of Shorin-ryu karatedo and kobudo (traditional weaponry) for many years. The purpose of establishing the SKKAA was to rededicate ourselves to following the traditional path to self-improvement through the martial arts. This path involves life-long learning, constant practice and striving for excellence, respect for others, a commitment to passing on our traditions, dedication to our communities and country, and the highest standards of business and personal integrity.

Your annual dues of $25 entitles you to official certification of rank by national headquarters. It also gains you access to all SKKAA functions such as camps and clinics. Your dues, attendance at association camps, and support of SKKAA fund-raising efforts also helps us provide scholarships and funding assistance for SKKAA members to attend our functions.

All members of the Wyoming Karate Club who receive rank must be a current member of the SKKAA. The membership cycle runs July 1 to June 30. Dues are prorated depending on when you join.

To join – Click Here
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After you have joined, please bring $5 in to the dojo to purchase your patch

To renew a current membership – Click Here
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