Hu Shin Kai is the oldest authentic JKA Shotokan Karate dojo in Chicago. Taught by former US national team member, Toshihide “Tony” Nakamura Sensei, 5 dan.

GIVE IT A TRY

Stop by Hu Shin Kai and try us for free. Free trial classes are intended for prospective members evaluating our gym, class schedule and instructors.

PROGRAMS

Training sessions are held several days per week. Check our class schedule and find the one that fits best for you. PeeWee and Adults class available.

TRAINING

Everyone trains for different reasons for training, and Hu Shin Kai acknowledges that. Hu Shin Kai starts everyone with casual introductory classes.

Meet the Instructor

Toshihide “Tony” Nakamura

Sensei Nakamura has trained karate for over 25 years and has won several national and international tournaments in the collegiate and adult divisions. Consistently a candidate for the US team since the mid-90s, Nakamura was selected to join the US team in 2008 and 2014. In 2014, he was a part of the US Men’s Team Kata, which placed 6th in the at 2014 World Gichin Funakoshi Cup held in Tokyo, Japan. This success was followed by winning 2nd place at 2016 JKA South American Championship in Team Kata.

He currently holds the rank of 5th degree JKA black belt (Godan), the highest attainable rank for karatekas under age 45. A certified JKA Instructor, Judge, and Examiner, Nakamura dedicates himself to the development of Karate practitioners.

“The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.”

Gichin Funakoshi • The Founder of Shotokan Karate-Do

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