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Notice: to all Students of Budokan R.I.Shotokan Karate-do Hombu Dojo. if the weather is bad this eveing, please don't rush. you can call Master Martin to find out if their is any evening classes. ( 401 ) 464 - 0344 or ( 401 ) 433 - 8382 thank you for your support!


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Rhode Island Shotokan Karate-Do Honbu Dojo (RISK) offers Japanese Karate-do style training in traditional Japanese Karate taught by Sensei Larry S.L. Martin. RISK is a family oriented dojo that offers serious students rigorous physical and mental training in the art of Karate. Emphasis is on the traditional aspects of Shotokan, NOT SPORT KARATE!

RISK is a non profit organization dedicated to the practice and promulgation of true Karate. RISK's objective is to supply members a means of developing character while being strengthened both physically and mentally. This goal is attained by adhering to the same high standards and principles set forth by Gichin Funakoshi.

RISK provides the Warwick Vets High School Shotokan Karate Club, Main Street Martial Arts Dojo and the Providence community an affordable opportunity to train in Shotokan Karate. Sensei Larry S.L. Martin treats individuals as students, NOT LIKE customers. Training is demanding and promotions are earned, not given. The first month of training is a 6 week course to ensure that potential students have an opportunity to experience training in a traditional Dojo. RISK has no contracts because students may change their minds offten after several months of training and it is unfair to have them financially committed with an extended term contract and the way our econamey is at the moment, everyone should be able to learn true Karate-do to the fullest!

"The ultimate aim of Karate-Do lies not in victory or defeat, but in perfecting the character of its participants" - Gichin Funakoshi
Starting new Classes 2012
new class hours!
Morning classes: Tue. and Thur. 11am to 12:30pm
MON. TUE. WED. intermediate / advance THUR. advance children 13 & under
6:00pm to 7:30pm
MON. TUE. WED.intermediate / advance THUR. advance  teens & adults
7:30pm to 9:00pm
SAT. Mornings 10am to 12:00pm open to all children of any rank!
Sat. afternoon 1pm to 3pm open to all
teens and adults of any rank!

we are offering free classes to all who are interested in training in true karate-do this is a 1 week  offer ends Sept. 30, 2012  you only have to pay for  your uniform.
for more info. please call. dojo Director 401-464-0344

To view all of the Shotokan Karate-do Kata Please visit the following web site!

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RI Shotokan Karate-Do is committed to teaching traditional Shotokan Karate to both children, teens and adults. A strict etiquette is followed in class, and lessons are taught using the traditional Japanese commands. Practice generally consists of three components:

  Kihon : Basic Technique Practice
  Kata : Forms Practice
  Kumite : Progressive levels of Sparring

Our focus is on fostering spirit and improving technique in all Karateka. All students with a genuine interest in the martial arts are welcome !