Great workout for body, mind, and spirit

Enso offers adult classes in Shotokan Karate from beginners through advanced levels.  Students get a great workout that burns calories and beats stress. And, the mental aspects of learning a traditional martial art challenge students to improve themselves in significant ways.

We focus training equally on the three elements of traditional karate: kihon (basic techniques), kata (forms or formal exercises), and kumite (sparring). Classes provide physical and mental challenge in a positive and friendly dojo environment.

New Students: 6-Week Karate Intro for Adults

The 6-Week Karate Intro is for new students and includes two classes per week.  See the Session Dates to learn when you can start. New students can register anytime before the start of the session. Register now with the links on this page or contact us with any questions.

Adult 6-Week Intro - Chicago Dojo

Chicago Dojo: 412 S. Wells St. Chicago, IL

Tuition for the 6-Week Intro:
$165 + $50 One-time Registration Fee
(Includes uniform & Student Handbook)

Includes 2 classes per week:

  • Mon: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

If you are a parent and would like to train with your child, you may choose any of these Family classes:

  • Tues: 5:15pm-6:00pm
  • Fri: 5:15pm-6:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am-10:00am

Adult 6-Week Intro - Oak Park Dojo

Oak Park Dojo: 1045 S. Kenilworth Avenue, Oak Park, IL

Tuition for the 6-Week Intro:
$165 + $50 One-time Registration Fee
(Includes Uniform & Student Handbook)

Includes two classes per week:

  • Tues: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thurs: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

These are Family classes that include a mix of adults and youth.

Continuing Students

After completing a 6-Week Intro Session, students who wish to continue training with Enso can enroll in the next  full session. See Tuition & Fees and Policies for details.

Returning and Visiting Karate Students

Returning Students
Enso welcomes students who are interested in continuing their training in Shotokan or transitioning from a different martial arts style.  If you earned rank in another organization or in another martial art style, we ask that you wear a white belt until you have been tested and ranked with Enso, or until an instructor has observed your training for several sessions.

We understand you may be searching for a dojo that suits your particular needs and preferences. We invite you to make an appointment so that you can visit the dojo, observe a class, and ask questions.

We love meeting other Shotokan practitioners from around the world and welcome visitors who would like to join a class. This option is open to advanced Shotokan Karate students (other ranks by permission).  Please send us an email letting us know when you will be in town and we can suggest a class for you.  There is a $20 drop-in fee for visitors.