Karatedo Honma Dojo empowers students with transformative life skills. Our mission is to promote self-defense, physical fitness, mental discipline, and cultural appreciation through the practice of traditional Japanese Karate. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment that fosters personal growth and self-confidence, while also instilling the values of respect, perseverance, and humility. As a nonprofit organization, we strive to make our training accessible to all members of the community, regardless of age, gender, origin, or economic circumstances. Through our dedication to excellence in Karate, we inspire individuals to become responsible, productive members of society who contribute to the betterment of their communities.
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?