Never done any Karate or Martial Arts? No problem. You are always welcome in our dojo. 
Tokon Martial Arts is different - we only want the best for our students and for you. Feel free to come in as a walk-in or call us ahead of time. Here a few frequently asked questions that we try to answer. 

What is the minimum age?

We offer classes for children as young as 4 years of age. We offer a free trial class where we asses the students readiness to become a member at Tokon Martial Arts. 

Am I too old?

Never! This is the great thing about Karate. It is the perfect activity for any age. Karate develops Mind, Body and Spirit for any student at any age. 

What should I wear for my first class?

Come in comfortable workout cloths, suitable for stretching and flexing. Bring a towel and some water. 

What equipment do I need ?

If you decide you want to train, you will need a Karate uniform called "gi". You can purchase a gi with us. This will guarantee not only proper size but also an appropriate quality.
Once you have reached the rank of a yellow belt you will have to purchase a mouth guard, as well as some sparring gloves.

Other than that there is no other expense for your equipment. Your white belt is included with the uniform and further belts will be included in your belt tests.    

What to expect?

Expect a workout and expect to get to know muscles you didn't know you had. Karate is a full body workout. Karate is not for everyone, equally, there are those who dedicate their lives to Karate. Find out to which group you belong. Since your first class is free there is nothing to lose but only to gain.

Will I get injured?

Our style of Karate does not practice full contact. Therefore injuries are usually not common. We teach mental AND physical control, as well as discipline. We teach Martial Arts and are not a fight club. However, for the training to be realistic bruises are possible for advanced students.

Is Tokon Martial Arts family friendly?

Yes! After all Tokon is a family run dojo. We have many families that train with us. Usually it starts with parents bringing their child(ren) in. After a while they do not only see the benefits but also the change in their child(ren). Many parents realize that their child should have a parent that displays the very same benefits and virtues that Karate develops and join. 

What kind of Karate does Tokon Martial Arts teach?

We teach traditional Shotokan Karate. The most popular Karate style around the world.

Located in Natomas Sacramento California. We are Sacramento’s premier and best Karate and martial arts training facility for kids, children and adults. We teach traditional shotokan karate and self-defense in Sacramento. Our Karate school has affiliations with the Japan Karate Association (JKA) as well as ties to the ISKF (International Shotokan Karate Federation). We get you in shape and your child bully proofed. Shotokan Karate has a long history but has proven itself in the 21st century. Shotokan is the Karate style that made Lyoto Machida a MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) champion. Karate training is the perfect full body workout and that’s why we hope to see you soon at our Karate Dojo. We also offer private lessons, personal training, boot camps as well as athletic performance coaching. The high level of instructions and personal attention to every student sets our Karate school apart from all other martial arts places in the area.