The Shotokan Karate Center ("SKC") dojo was established by the late Master Shigeru Takashina, (September 28, 1943 – September 3, 2013) as a formal member of the Japan Karate Association or "JKA" (日本空手協会) and the headquarters of the South Atlantic Karate Association. In 1966, Master Takashina graduated from Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan, and then was accepted into the elite and rigorous JKA Instructor School, graduating in 1968. He then moved from Japan to Florida in 1972 and began teaching JKA-style Shotokan Karate to the public, first from the University of Miami, and then since 1997 from the main Coral Springs dojo.
Before his passing, Master Takashina requested that his most senior and accomplished student, Sensei Carol See Tai, 6th Dan, JKA, assume the role of Chief Instructor. Master Takashina's picture remains prominently displayed at the front of the dojo and we continue to honor his legacy through our dedication to training.
Upon Master Takashina's passing, the senior students, led by Sensei Carol See Tai, established Shotokan Karate Center, Inc., as a Florida non-profit educational foundation to share the art form of traditional Japanese Shotokan karate with the residents of the greater Coral Springs/Parkland neighborhoods. In that spirit, each instructor volunteers 100% of their time to teach and work at Master Takashina's dojo.