About ITKA

For more than 5 decades, the International Traditonal Karate Association has been training students in the art of Shotkan Karate.

The ITKA headquarters is located in Chicago, IL. It holds daily training at various locations throughout the city, for beginners through advanced.


The ITKA hold quarterly seminars and examinations as well as judges and instructor clinics. Membership is open to individuals, groups, karate schools, and karate organizations. Traditional Karate encompasses the four major styles, including but not limited to Shotokan, Wado-Ryu,
Goju-Ryu, and Shito-Ryu.

Many practitioners of all ranks have visited and trained at our headquarters from Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia. We have developed an outstanding childrens program and a top rate adults program.