Haverhill Shotokan Karate-Do


The Haverhill Shotokan Karate-Do Club is affiliated with our Chief Instructor, Kazumi Tabata, founder of the North American Karate-Do Federation (NAKF) and the New England Collegiate Karate Conference (NECKC). Master Tabata has been teaching Shotokan karate in North America since 1968. We practice a traditional form of karate that was first introduced to Japan in 1922, by Gichin Funakoshi, considered the "father of modern day karate."

The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants. - Gichin Funakoshi

The essential principles of Karate.
Excerpt from: Karate-Do Kyohan, by Master Funakoshi
Classes and Schedules
Mondays and Wednesdays: 6:30-7:45PM
Location: Youth Empower House
7 William St, Haverhill MA
See the Map and Directions page.
Click here to view the year round class schedule.

Beginners are always welcome. Select this link to view some of our most frequently asked questions.

Membership Dues
Our membership dues are a nominal $100/month, or $20 per class.