Nisei Dojo Martial Arts

Martial Arts & Fitness
in Lake Zurich

Message From Sensei

On behalf of the TKO – Nisei Dojo I would like to welcome you and your entire family to our dojo or school of martial arts in Lake Zurich.

TKO Nisei Dojo in Lake Zurich provides students with top-level instruction in Shotokan Karate, Krav Maga, Tai Chi, Self-Defense, Sports Performance, Group Fitness, Personal Training and much more. In our school, there are students training from three years old to 80 years old.

Everyone can benefit from studying martial arts and/or participating in our fitness program. The study of Shotokan Karate, Tai Chi, and Krav Maga bring more than just physical rewards; students also develop:

  • Discipline
  • Focus
  • Respect for others
  • Goal-setting skills
  • Confidence and leadership skills so that success is within the reach of every student.

Unlike team sports, there are no “benchwarmers” in karate classes. Instead, participants learn techniques at their own pace. Promotion requirements offer a clear path forward at each step of the training process.

TKO Nisei Dojo in Lake Zurich is a family-oriented martial arts and fitness training program. The emphasis is on respect, honesty, integrity, and discipline both inside and outside of the dojo environment.

Our teachings are based on the belief that true martial arts transcend the basic elements of technique and athletics into the realm of a positive way to live one’s life. This is karate-do, the way of the “Empty Hand.”

At TKO Nisei Dojo in Lake Zurich you and your children will train in the traditional arts but learn in a fun, modern and dynamic setting. Whether you are seeking self-defense, a new fitness program, an activity for your child, or just wanting to learn something new, TKO Nisei Dojo is the place you should be.

I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you personally!


Sensei Linda Donner
Linda Donner
Sixth Degree Black Belt
International Referee and Coach

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Meet the Founder

Linda Donner started her karate education in Hawaii at the age of 6 and continued her training in Florida at 18 years old where she went to college and achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree at UCF. Upon going back to Hawaii she attained her group fitness and personal training certification as well as attaining a massage therapist certification.
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