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ISKF of Colorado Springs

Shotokan Karate

Serving Colorado Springs

Contact us: Suzi@springskarate.com


Dojo Kun:

Seek Perfection of Character...
Be Faithful...
Respect Others...
Refrain from Violent Deeds.

Japanese translation (click here to hear):


The International Shotokan Karate Federation of Colorado Springs is an organization dedicated to personal growth through the traditional art of Karate. We help our students develop character and grow both physically and mentally. We believe everyone has the right to defend themselves and no one has the right to cause harm to others. Training karate is more than learning self defense. Karate is training for a lifetime - it improves health, self confidence and personal growth. When teaching we focus on responsibility, safety, fun and learning. Everyone can benefit by adding karate training to their life.

Head Instructors

Suzi Wong - Chief Instructor, 5th Dan, Certified ISKF Instructor/Examiner

Doug Ward - Instructor, 3rd Dan

Assistant Instructors

Alan Riesenberg, 2nd Dan

John Smith, III, 2nd Dan

Nick Cramer, 1st Dan

Sara Huang, 1st Dan

Chris Castillo, 1st Dan

Noah Durrance, 1st Dan

Nathan Sylvain, 1st Dan

Monica Sharman, 1st Dan

Marcus Cramer, 1st Dan


Contact Suzi Wong:


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International Shotokan Karate Federation


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ISKF Mountain States Region



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Rules for Kids:

1.   No one has the right to hurt you

2.   You do not have the right to hurt someone else unless someone is trying to hurt you and you cannot get away

3.   Block. Run. Tell.

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For more information on ISKF of Colorado Springs, Womens Self Defense, or Childrens Empowerment classes, please contact:
S. E. Wong at (719)439-2111 or email: Suzi@springskarate.com

Radkids, Teen women, and RAD for women classes starting soon.

Form your own group!

We have the space available on many Saturdays!


Class Locations and Times


If the YMCA is Closed for a holiday, there will be no class that day. Please check with the YMCA for specific dates and times.


Garden Ranch YMCA

2380 Montebello Drive West
Colorado Springs, CO 80918


5:30 to 6:30 pm - Beginners Class

7:00p to 7:45 pm - Intermediate Class
8:00p to 9:00 pm - Advanced Class

5:30 to 6:30 pm - Beginners Class

6:45p to 7:30 pm - Intermediate Class
7:45p to 8:45 pm - Advanced Class

Downtown YMCA

207 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Monday & Wednesday:
6:30 pm to 7:15 pm - Beginners Class
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Intermediate Class
8:30 pm to 9:30 pm - Advanced Class

Traditional Martial Arts Center

7868 N. Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Tuesday & Thursday:
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Kids & Family Class (ages 7 and up)



Self Defense Classes: Sign up NOW!

Form your own group!


Kyu (colored belts) testing opportunities are available on the last class day of every month at the corresponding class location. Testing eligibility is to be determined by the head instructors; if they believe you are ready to test for your next rank, you will be given the opportunity.


Testing is not required. However, if you choose to test, you must pay yearly dues to the ISKF (our sanctioning organization) as well as testing fees listed below.


ISKF of Colorado Springs - Upcoming Events 2019


June 7-14; Camp Green Lane, PA; ISKF Master Camp. Further information TBA.


September; Garden Ranch YMCA: Colorado Springs ISKF Special Tournament. Further information TBA.


November 15-17; Las Vegas, NV; 41st Annual ISKF/US National Championships. Further information TBA.


Class fees are Payable to YMCA for YMCA classes (these can vary depending on membership) and to Suzi Wong for Traditional Martial Arts Center classes. Please make the check out to ISKF of Colorado Springs.

We do not have contracts and currently collect $65 per month for training.

Visiting, drop in fees are $10.00

This monthly fee will allow you unlimited training!

We are members of the ISKF (International Shotokan Karate Federation), which means there are yearly dues for the organization, and you can take your rank with you when you move and it will be recognized around the world!

Please pay your ISKF Dues promptly! Checks made out to ISKF $45 [Please Note: ISKF dues are only required if you wish to test for belts awarded by the International Shotokan Karate Federation]

For more information on ISKF of Colorado Springs, please email: Suzi@springskarate.com . Or Just drop by!

Photo Gallery and Archives


ISKF of Colorado Springs Fall Tournament 2018, Results and Photos

9 September 2018



Special class and testing with Sensei Yaguchi and Sensei Higdon


Website Links:


Shotokan Karate Class Description


Promotion and Minimum Testing Requirements

Procedures and Formal Rituals for All Karateka

Dojo Rules


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For more information on ISKF of Colorado Springs, please contact:
S.E. Wong at (719) 439-2111 or email: Suzi@springskarate.com

Updated: 16 March 2019

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