Our dojo was founded January 2015 and is led by Rick Dulaney, a 4th degree black belt and Travis Perry, a 3rd degree black belt. Both gentlemen are students of Tsutomu Ohshima, founder of Shotokan Karate of America.
Our members enjoy a direct link to ancient masters of martial arts through Mr. Ohshima and his direct instructor, Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan Karate.
We strive to strengthen body, mind and spirit, perfect character, and faithfully transmit the art to future generations.
Karate can be practiced by everyone at any age for self-defense, to strengthen the entire body, improve balance, efficiency of movement, breathing and overall health. No special equipment is needed.
Karate helps to strengthen the mind, develop courage, fortitude, and the ability to achieve goals.
Karate practice emphasizes spiritual values of courtesy, integrity, humility, justice, honor, and self-control.
The study of karate benefits the student in all areas of their life.
We are so glad that you are interested in joining the Grand Junction Shotokan Karate Dojo.
Joining is easy. Just visit any of our practices! There is no charge to observe or to practice with us once or twice. After that, if you decide to stay, you must join Shotokan Karate of America. ($75 for the first calendar year and $100 a year renewal thereafter.) Then just pay $30 a month for practice to help us cover rent and insurance costs. Minimum age for participation is 12-years old. As a member of SKA you will be able to attend any SKA regional, national, and international event open to your rank, and you’ll be able to test for rank twice per year at no charge. Black belt testing is also free, but by invitation only.
You are welcome to contact Rick Dulaney or Travis Perry with any questions you may have.
- Rick Dulaney: #970-628-1749 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Travis Perry: #970-314-1317
- Weekly practices are held at the Fruita Civic Center located at 325 E. Aspen. (Enter South Entrance-1st room on the left.) Practices are every Monday & Wednesday from 5:45pm-7:15pm.
- Cost: Monthly dues of $30 payable at the first of each month. (SKA National Membership is also required. $75 for first year membership. $100 renewal each year thereafter.)
“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill.” – Master Gichin Funakoshi