| "True karate is this:
that in daily life one's mind and body
be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in
critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice."
-- Gichin Funakoshi
Last updated Aug 29, 2012
Due to changes in policies for Duke Athletic spaces, we have been unable to secure on-campus space for practice.
Fortunately, the Chapel Hill SKA dojo is just down the road (less than a mile from West Campus)
so until an on-campus practice space can be found, we will be practicing with them.
Mondays, and Wednesdays 7pm-8:30pm, and Sundays 8am-9:30am
Duke School located at 3716 Old Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27705.
See calendar (further below) for specifics, changes and updates.
Practices are not mandatory. Come to as many as your schedule permits!
However, please come on time or advise John or Mark if you will be unavoidably late.
We hope to have an abbreviated practice once a month after which we will retire to a local watering hole/restaurant to socialize.
Hope that you can join us.
Duke University for Faculty/Staff/Students/Alumni. We primarily practice Shotokan Karate-do and
are a member of Shotokan Karate of America (SKA), a non-profit organization teaching traditional Japanese Karate-do since 1955. For more information
about SKA and Karate-do in general, please visit the Official SKA Web Site.
While membership in SKA is not required for undergrads to practice with the Duke Karate Club, it is highly recommended and is required if you wish to test for
belt rankings. Membership also encludes training privileges in all USA SKA dojos and world wide affiliates (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia,
Israel, Japan, Morocco, The Netherlands, The Netherlands Antilles, Spain, and Switzerland).
Joining SKA also allows you to practice with the nearby Chapel Hill Shotokan Dojo
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Practice is led by black belt instructors in the traditional
manner with emphasis on personal attention and achievement. Beginner
and advanced students usually
The Art of Karate
Karate may be defined as a weaponless means of self-defense.
dynamic offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body
Karate practice is divided into three categories:
As the student progresses technically, they progress
practice demands greater stamina. At this stage, they become involved
As the student approaches black belt level, techique, stamina,
coordination become natural to them as a result of strong practice. It
at this stage
The Values of Karate
The values of Karate to modern man are numerous. In our
often forget the value of exercise to both our physical and mental
Also, the serious practice of karate develops composure, a
process, deeper insight into one's mental capabilites, and more
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(Note that these links are provided for convenience only and are not endorsed by or affiliated with Duke University or Shotokan Karate of America)
Duke Shotokan Karate
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The 33rd annual Spring in
the South was held April 28th and 29th , 2012 in Card
Gym on Duke's campus
and was led by godan Kei Teramoto. The group shot of participants is here and there should be more photographs forcoming.
Two members of the Duke Dojo attended 2011 East Coast Winter Special Training at Randolph Macon College, led by godan Ray Berry.
Two members of the Duke Dojo attended 2011 East Coast Summer Special Training at Hampshire College, led by sandan Dave Irey.
The 32nd annual Spring in
the South was held April 30-May 1, 2011 in Card
Gym on Duke's campus
and was led by godan Errol Bennet .
See the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/SKA-Spring-in-the-South/126678530738208
As usual, Nachum Sicherman got a lot of good shots which are located at
4 members of the Duke Shotokan dojo went to 2009 Winter Special Training at Randolph-Macon college, led by yodon Rob Clark in Feb 2009.
(group photo below)
2008 Spring in the South- group photo For more photos of 2008 Spring in the South with Mr. Oshima, see Nachum Sicherman's site
2007 Spring in the South
Webpage questions/comments to Mark
Kitchens (msk at alumni.duke.edu)
Last updated 4-29-2012