Illinois Shotokan Karate Club

Chicagoland’s premier karate school taught under the instruction of John DiPasquale, a four-time National Champion and President of the American Shotokan Karate Association.

Youth, Parent & Child, and Adult classes may train together.

Please visit for more information or call at 847-359-0666

Classes are held at the following locations:

  • Central Community Center (CCC) – 1000 West Central Rd., Mount Prospect
  • River Trails Middle School (RTMS) – 1000 Wolf Rd., Mount Prospect
  • Prairie Lakes Community Center – 515 East Thacker, Des Plaines
  • Wheeling Community Rec Center – 100 Community Blvd, Wheeling

Shotokan Pre-Karate (Ages 4-6)

In our Pre-Karate Safety classes, young children develop flexibility, strength, and coordination in fun, yet disciplined activities. This program is specifically designed for growing minds and bodies to enhance memory and agility. Watch your child’s confidence blossom and their skills improve. Uniforms are available through the ISKC Instructor.

Current Class Offerings

Shotokan Karate

Parent/Child (Ages 7-Adult) Open to parents and their children and also for adults to register individually. A great way to spend quality time with your child. Fee is per participant.

Current Class Offerings

Youth Karate (Ages 7-14) With a good mix of strength training, cardiovascular and flexibility exercises, children increase their coordination, agility and poise, as well as learn lasting personal safety skills. Learn choreographed moves of the kata and the discipline of conforming to class rules.

Current Class Offerings

Adult Karate (Ages 15-Adult) Release tension, develop total body fitness, build stamina and overall productivity! In addition to self-defense skills, karate increase flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone.

Current Class Offerings

Please Note:

  • Uniform & Belt Testings are options available through the ISKC instructor.
  • Youth, Parent & Child, & Adult classes will train together.