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Currently, classes are offered with the choice of attending either in-person or virtually.

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 18 students per class. All students must be preregistered. A late fee of $10 will be charged for students registering after the first day of the session.

Karate program fees will increase Starting July 1st, 2021. (Beginner Karate will be $45 per session and Advanced Karate will be $60 per session.)
This summer we will be phasing out of our Virtual Classes and transitioning to be fully back to in person instruction in the Dojo starting in September 2021.

New Student Class: In Person
Returning Student Classes (Advanced classes are available following completion of intro program.)
Parents are required to sign and return a Parent Return Protocols Acknowledgement form if they would like to stay and watch class from the area outside the dojo.

Be sure to take advantage of the year-long special offers linked above from our partner DICK’S Sporting Goods. These offers can be used in stores now, and the link is specific to our organization. Every Season Starts at DICK’S Sporting Goods.

  • Age Group(s): Ages 4-17
  • Date(s): Next session begins Monday, May 3 (sessions include 8 classes)
  • Time(s): See above for details.
  • Location(s): Flanders side of the Wicomico Civic Center or virtual (from home)
  • Program Fee(s): Beginner Rate: $40 per session. Advanced Rate: $55 per session
  • Late Fee: $10 per student registering after May 3
  • Contact: Registration questions: Jamie Nichols, 410-548-4900 x108,; Class questions: Sensei David Doran, 443-614-0342 or; Virtual questions:

Additional Details: Register online, in person at the Wicomico Civic Center Box Office (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.) or email a completed registration form to program director Jamie Nichols at

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