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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 increased July 1st, 2021. (Beginner Karate is now $45 per session and Advanced Karate is now $60 per session.)
Classes are fully back to in person instruction in the Dojo as of July 1.

New Student Class
Returning Student Classes (Advanced classes are available following completion of intro program.)
Information for parents:
Health and safety protocols can be found here. Parents and siblings may wait during classes without capacity limits. We ask that you still remain in the Karate waiting area and do not wander the building. Young children should still be escorted to the bathrooms.

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 Tuesday, Aug. 2 (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: $45 per session. Advanced Rate: $60 per session
  • Late Fee: $10 per student registering after Aug. 2
  • 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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