Join us at the HUB this fall for Karate. We have a mix of weekly opportunities to fit your schedule. Be ready to learn. Bring a friend along.
Tuesday Evenings Outside 7-9PM
HUB Lawn (weather permitting)
Thursday Afternoons 2-4PM
Friday Evenings 7-8PM
Saturday Late Night 10PM-MID
Sunday Afternoons Noon-2PM
A few tips:
Stay hydrated through the day. Bring a water bottle. Wear clothes that are comfortable for exercise. Remove watches/jewelry/etc to prevent damage and injury. Alert the instructor to any injuries or restrictions you may have. If you are feeling under the weather, take the day off.
Two step process to join the club.
1) Submit a request to join:
2) Complete the Student Affairs waiver form:
Karate classes will not be held in 232HUB during spring break. Remember, you can practice Karate wherever you go. If you are staying in town during spring break, look for us on the HUB lawn, Sunday & Wednesday evenings at 7, weather permitting.
道 DO – The Way
場 JO – The Place
Your DOJO can be your school’s formal training room, or wherever you practice your art, inside or outside. Take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves.
The pandemic put many things on hold, including the IWKA World Championship. Plans are in the works for a return in 2024.
Here’s a flashback newspaper clipping about PSKC at the 2011 competition:
Over a century ago, in the small village of Chan, on a small island in the south pacific, a boy was born. One day he would become a Karate Master whose art would reach beyond the shores of Okinawa and spread across the globe.
“Dragon Man” of Isshin Ryu, Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei
(September 19, 1908 – May 30, 1975)
Thank You to the Penn State Japanese Friendship Association for inviting the Penn State Karate Club to participate in their 2022 Matsuri event earlier this month.
A few brave audience members joined us on stage for the participation part of our presentation. Here they are going through Fukyugata Dai Ichi, a special introductory kata developed by Master Shoshin Nagamine (長嶺 将真) in the 1940s to help promote Okinawan Karate.