Our dojo was founded January 2015 and is led by Rick Dulaney, a 4th degree black belt and Travis Perry, a 2nd 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. Participants in kids’ class are not required to join SKA.) Then just pay $20 dojo dues at the beginning of each month for kids’ practice and $30 a month for adults’ practice to help us cover rent and insurance costs. 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 email@example.com
- Travis Perry: #970-314-1317
- Weekly practices are held at 800 Colorado Ave, Grand Junction, Colorado. (NE Corner of 8th St & Colorado Ave.) Kids’ class is from 5:00pm-5:45pm and Adults’ class is from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
- Cost: Monthly dues are $20 for kids’ class and $30 for adults payable at the first of each month. Minimum age for Kids’ class is 7-years old. (SKA National Membership is also required. $75 for first year membership. $100 renewal. This applies to adults’ class only.)
“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