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UPDATE: Summer in-person and virtual sessions will begin Monday, July 6. The information below is updated to be relevant to the hybrid summer session.

Sensei David Doran's karate program provides a safe, disciplined learning environment geared toward maximizing human potential. It is traditional GoJu style karate. This style blends Go, or hard techniques (strength and body conditioning), with Ju, the soft techniques (redirection and breathing). This tradition is tempered with modern sport karate appeal, music and safe sparring that challenges every student. Expect an increase in confidence, self-reliance and respect for others. 

Doran has eight years' experience in competitive wrestling and 25 years of training in karate and Japanese weaponry: Bo, Nunchaku, Sais, Tonfa and Samurai sword. He is a third-degree black belt in GoJu karate and trained for 10 years under Tenth Degree Grand Master Joseph Artesi.

Classes are limited to 12 students per class. All students must be preregistered.

White Belt: Mon./Wed. (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Yellow Belt l: Mon./Wed. (6:10-7 p.m.)
Yellow Belt II: Tues./Thurs. (6:10-7 p.m)
Green Belt: Tues./Thurs. (7:10-8 p.m.)

Advanced classes are available following completion of the intro program.

  • Age Group(s): Ages 4-17
  • Date(s): Summer session begins Monday, July 6
  • Time(s): See above for details.
  • Location(s): Wicomico Civic Center or virtual
  • Program Fee(s): Beginner Rate: $40 per session. Advanced Rate: $55 per session
  • Contact: Registration questions: Jamie Nichols, 410-548-4900 x108,; Class questions: Sensei David Doran, 443-614-0342 or

Additional Details: Register in-person at the Wicomico Civic Center Box Office (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.), online or email a completed registration form to program director Jamie Nichols at

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