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“It’s not a secret that karate in New York City is seriously underdeveloped. Not only is there a lack of qualified karate instructors all over New York State, but most of the martial arts schools (NYC karate schools in particular) are also far behind Europe as far as facilities are concerned. Very few karate dojos in New York City are properly equipped with showers. Karate classes are held in small, poorly ventilated rooms in almost every school in Manhattan. For commercial reasons, NYC karate lessons are cut down to 45 minutes. As a result, the quality of karate training in New York is noticeably poor, the popularity of karate as a martial art is minimal, and world-class karate schools in NYC are almost nonexistent. ”

Schedule

ATTENTION: Sensei George is away in a longterm trip abroad. All classes have been suspended until further notice. Please email us if you want to be included in the mailing list.

Monday – Intermediate (all levels admitted) - B3, Court #1(A)

5:45pm – Children (8-12)
7:00pm – Adults & Teenagers (13+)
8:30pm – Adult Kumite

Tuesday – Beginner (up to 4th kyu admitted) - B3, Court #1(A)

5:45pm – Children (8-12)
7:00pm – Adults & Teenagers (13+)
8:30pm – Adult Kumite

Wednesday – Advanced (5th kyu and up admitted) - B3, Court #1(A)

5:45pm – Children (8-12)
7:00pm – Adults & Teenagers (13+)
8:30pm – Adult Kumite

Thursday – Beginner (up to 4th kyu admitted) - B3, Court #1(A)

5:45pm – Children (8-12)
7:00pm – Adults & Teenagers (13+)
8:30pm – Adult Kumite

Friday – Intermediate (all levels admitted) - B3, Court #1(A)

5:45pm – Children (8-12)
7:00pm – Adults & Teenagers (13+)
8:30pm – Adult Kumite

Sunday – Advanced (black & brown belts only) - B3, Court #1(A)

11:00am – All ages
12:30pm – Team Kumite


All classes are either personally led or directly supervised by sensei Goshadze.

Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to change into your karete gi. Once the class is in session you won't be able to enter the dojo.


Access

Regardless of your membership status, it is your responsibility to gain the access to the college facilities and keep it current.


ONE TIME ACCESS

Those interested in taking a Free Trial Class need to email us the date of their visit 48 hours before the desired session. Your Name will be included in a visitor list and you will gain a One Time access to the college facilities. You will need to verify your identity and register with the security officer at the entrance. Make sure to bring with you a Government Issued Picture ID. Once in the building, use the pool locker room on level B3 to change into your Gi and carry your belongings with you to the dojo.

IMPORTANT: Everyone willing to participate in class needs to download and fill out the Liability Release Form. Please bring the form with you and sign it in front of the instructor.
Participants under 18 years of age (youngest age accepted is 8 years old) MUST be accompanied by parents or guardians.


MEMBER ACCESS

If you decide to join the dojo, you will need to purchase a monthly access card for using Baruch College's sports facilities (only personal checks or money orders payable to Baruch College will be accepted).

NOTE: Dojo membership dues (if any) need to be paid separately to the instructor.

F A Q

NYC Karate

Masataka Mori – JKA, Traditional Shotokan Karate School
48 W 68 St., NYC
Richard Amos – WTKO, Advanced Shotokan Karate Classes
206 E 63rd Street, Manhattan, New York City
Thomas Casale – JSKA, Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate School
3519 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, New York
Igor Dyachenko – SKIF, Modern Shotokan Karate Lessons
500 Eighth Ave, NYC
Tadashi Nakamura – Seido Karate School
61 West 23rd St., Manhattan, New York City