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327 North Eric Drive
Palatine, IL, 60067
United States


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


Bridgeview Karate & Martial Arts Classes


Welcome - We are so glad you're here!


WHO ARE WE?  Founded by John DiPasquale in 1978, Illinois Shotokan Karate Club offers Shotokan Karate Classes in Brideview, Illinois, through safe park district locations. With over 30 years in the business, our martial arts classes are taught by knowledgeable, experienced instructors, and offers opportunities to compete and give back through volunteer work. We believe in developing well-round, good citizens through our program and many of our students stay with our club for many years! 


  • Illinois Shotokan has been in business for over 38 years - and we plan on sticking around for a while!

  • No Contrasts - unlike many storefront locations, we do not require a contract. This is ideal because you can try out karate and see how you like it for a session before committing long term.  

  • Karate Classes are held at safe Bridgeview Park District Locations.

  • Many of our students find that karate on their college applications was a huge help in their acceptance.

  • We teach Shotokan karate, one of the most traditional styles of karate from Japan.  

  • Our owner, John DiPasquale is the current President of the USA Karate Federation. 

  • Each year we bring over one hundred students to compete around the country at the USA Karate Nationals.

  • This year several of our elite athletes were selected to train at the Olympic Training Training Center in Colorado. 

Youth-Karate/Safety (8-14 years)

Karate can release tensions brought on by school and peers. The confidence gained through karate helps foster a strong positive self-image. The mental aspect of this program is both enjoyable and beneficial. Karate can improve your child’s sports, school and social activities.



This program provides 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. This class is open to parents and their children.

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Karate is great for improving physical fitness, meeting new people and building self-confidence as well as releasing tension and developing cardiovascular fitness. The self-defense skills learned through karate are invaluable if ever confronted with a dangerous situation that may involve you or a loved one. The class is a must for the single parent wishing to protect themselves and family.  


Through a variety of fun and creative activities, young children will develop coordination, strength and personal safety skills in a well-supervised setting. This program will give your child the lead she/he needs in developing memory and agility skills necessary to be successful in school and other sports.

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If you need more immediate assistance, please contact us at 847-359-0666 to speak with an ISKC Staff Member or Instructor. 



We look forward to seeing you in our classes soon!








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