Karatedo Honma Dojo is a unique Japanese martial arts school in the heart of New York City. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering martial arts education for both adults and children. We strongly believe in the transformative power of karate and community. Our mission is to bring traditional Japanese karate to New Yorkers of all ages, origins and economic circumstances. Through karate training our aim is to inspire self awareness and empower each student with the confidence and strong spirit necessary to tackle life's toughest challenges.
Karate is a physical and spiritual art form and way of life. At Karatedo Honma Dojo, tradition and innovation come together to emphasize self-defense and self-discovery rather than competition. Inner development comes into focus and outward display recedes. Each vigorous hour spent in training builds the ability to focus and to quiet the mind.
Our independent style, rooted in the legacy of Master Mas Oyama and inspired by the teaching of Sensei Nobuyuki Kishi, is the result of Sensei Masahiko Honma’s three decades of personal investigation into the martial arts. Both teacher and student, Sensei Honma is continually learning and bringing new insights to his instruction.
Karate can be approached for many reasons. You may train because you are interested in developing physical confidence and street safety; improved fitness, weight control, and health; psychological confidence, courage, and calm; to become part of a positive community; to practice moving and sitting meditation; to learn about Japanese arts, culture, and philosophy. Put your heart into this training and you will find all of these—and something more.
Whether you are seeking an authentic martial arts school in Manhattan for yourself or a karate program for your children, we welcome you and look forward to training together.
Why Choose Honma Dojo?