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How to join the University of Michigan dojo

Beginners (experienced and novices) are welcome to join at any time. While most members are students, anyone is welcome to join our organization and train with us. We have organizational meetings early in the Fall and Winter terms, and new students can start training with us after attending one of these meetings. At any other time, just come to watch any of the regularly scheduled practices, and speak to the instructor before practice. Alternately, you may contact someone beforehand and make arrangements to watch a practice and speak with a instructor.
Beginners are welcome to join at any time!

Organizational Meetings
We hold new member meetings at the beginning of the fall and winter semesters. For the date and time, or to visit practice at other times, check the schedule or contact us by email at

Practice Schedule
For the updated schedule during break, please see the schedule or contact

Shotokan Karate of America, and the University of Michigan dojo are non-profit organizations. However, fees are charged to meet the expenses of running the organization.
National Dues: $50/first year, $75/year thereafter
This entitles a member to various privileges including training at any SKA or affiliated dojo, ranking, participating in special practices, tournaments and other events organized by the SKA. A subscription to a bi-monthly newsletter is included in the membership.
Local Dues: $50/term
All members must have access to the gyms. Members who are not currently enrolled as students at the University of Michigan are required to have a user pass for access to the university's recreational facilities.

Contact information
For more information, please send e-mail to or contact anyone listed below:
Toni Guzzardo       (734) 761-9537

Last updated 16 January 2005 (ty).