Notice: Due to COVID-19, we are holding both official classes at the gym and unofficial classes through Zoom.

Anyone is welcome to join the virtual sessions (no Yale affliation required) and you may pay the fee through via Venmo, PayPal, or check (they are free of charge for registered in-person students). Please check the event details in the calendar or contact us for full details.

We also have a suggested training regimen for anyone practicing at home. Stay safe everyone!

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Welcome to Yale Shotokan Karate (YSK)! Under the instruction of Craig Elkin Sensei, we offer training in traditional Shotokan karate regularly during the academic year and the summer term.


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