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327 North Eric Drive
Palatine, IL, 60067
United States


Illinois Shotokan Karate Clubs is the Chicago Suburbs Top Karate School. Classes are taught through the Park District and by experienced instructors. 

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               PRE & YOUTH


       PRE & YOUTH

PRE (4-7 Years) Through a variety of fun and creative activities, young children will develop coordination, strength and personal safety skills in a well supervised setting.

YOUTH (8-14 Years) Karate puts children in touch with their bodies and helps build coordination, agility, strength and poise as well as personal safety skills all in a well supervised setting.




ADULT (15 Years & Older) This program offers a variety of benefits for the student. Karate movements develop poise and agility while improving overall muscle tone. For the working adult, this program is ideal for releasing tension, developing cardiovascular fitness, agility, and overall muscle tone. 



CHILDREN + ADULTS (7 Years & Older) This program is an excellent opportunity to share quality time with your child while developing muscle tone, coordination, cardiovascular fitness and karate skills. Regardless of age, weight or current physical condition, karate can put your family on the right track to physical well-being.


John DiPasquale, owner and founder of ISKC,  began taking karate lessons at a small dojo in Des Plaines with Loren Rodgers at the age of 13. As DiPasquale grew, so did his passion for karate. He realized he wanted karate to be more than just a hobby; he wanted to make into a career.

In 1978, DiPasquale created his own karate dojo, Illinois Shotokan Karate Clubs. Since then, the club has expanded to serve more than 75 park districts throughout the Chicagoland area. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome at ISKC.

ISKC is proud to offer our karate program, one that is a proven leader in its field. You can feel confident that you and/or your child will be getting the best the sport has to offer.