Fruita Shotokan Karate

We invite all to join our practice at the Fruita dojo.

We invite all to join our practice at the Fruita dojo.

“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill.  To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill.”-Sun Tzu

The stated mission of the Fruita, Colorado Dojo is to transmit traditional martial arts training to the next generation.  If you have an interest in exploring and practicing an authentic Japanese martial art please contact Pat Ament or simply come by the dojo during the scheduled practice times.  You are always welcome to watch, participate, or ask questions.

  • Pat Ament: Telephone 970-260-1563
  • Email:
  • Location: CIVIC CENTER, ASPEN STREET, SOUTHWEST ROOM (map and directions)
  • Monday & Wednesday 5:30pm-7:00pm.
  • Saturday 10:00am-11:30am
  • Cost: $35 per month paid at the first of each month.  After a reasonable trial period all members are encouraged to join Shotokan Karate of America.  1st year $75.  $100 a year thereafter.
  • Age:  9-years of age or older.  Younger students may be approved on an individual basis.

Karate is a Japanese martial art, which first came from Okinawa to mainland Japan in 1916. Karate practice promotes mental and physical health, improves self-confidence, balance, focus, and strength.

At Fruita Shotokan, we practice traditional Shotokan Karate, following the teachings of Master Gichin Funakoshi and Shihan Tsutomu Ohshima.

Our dojo is an affiliate of Shotokan Karate of America (SKA), a national non-profit organization teaching traditional karate since 1955.

Our purpose is to improve ourselves through our practice and to perpetuate our art. We welcome students (age 9 and up) to come train with us. All instructors are black belts certified by Shihan Tsutomu Ohshima.