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Univ. of Oregon Shotokai Karate Club


The University of Oregon Karate-do Shotokai Club began in 2016.  We practice twice a week for 1-2 hours, and our instructor is 5th Dan black belt Jeremy Crook.  You can start today without any prior experience or even a uniform--just wear a t-shirt and sweats (no shorts or jewelry please), bring a water bottle, and come join us!

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 UofO CLUB PRACTICE TIMES*:

Youth: Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm Adults: Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Adults: Saturdays, 10-12noon

*(see detailed schedule for youth & adults below)

Contact Instructor for Details:

AKDSpresident@shotokai.org

 

Winter 2023 Practice Schedule*

*NOTE: The schedule below is subject to change suddenly!  All practice sessions are currently held at the Instructor's personal dojo--so always check here before coming to practice in case a session is cancelled at the last minute.  Please bring your own water bottle and use the restroom before you come—there is no running water or bathroom facilities in the dojo!  See you at practice!)

       SAT, 7 January 2023:   10am-12noon (adults only)

       TUE, 10 January 2023:   6-7pm (youth & adults together), 7-8pm (adults only)

       SAT, 14 January 2023:   2pm Self-Defense Seminar for Gutenberg College (1883 University St., Eugene, OR 97403)

       TUE, 17 January 2023:   6-7pm (youth & adults together), 7-8pm (adults only)

       SAT, 21 January 2023:    10am-12noon (adults only)

       TUE, 24 January 2023:   6-7pm (youth & adults together), 7-8pm (adults only)

       SAT, 28 January 2023:   10am-12noon (adults only)

       TUE, 31 January 2023:   6-7pm (youth & adults together), 7-8pm (adults only)


       SAT, 4 February 2023:   10am-12noon (adults only)

       TUE, 7 February 2023:   6-7pm (youth & adults together), 7-8pm (adults only)

       SAT, 11 February 2023:   VIP Session for ALL club members—join us in person @8am at the dojo!

       TUE, 14 February 2023:   6-7pm (youth & adults together), 7-8pm (adults only)

       SAT, 18 February 2023:   10am-12noon (adults only)

       TUE, 21 February 2023:   6-7pm (youth & adults together), 7-8pm (adults only)

       SAT, 25 February 2023:   10am-12noon (adults only)

       TUE, 28 February 2023:   6-7pm (youth & adults together), 7-8pm (adults only)


Club Instructor

Jeremy Crook, 5th Degree Black Belt

Jeremy is the President of American KDS. He was born in Colorado and has lived in Idaho, Utah, Washington, England, Louisiana and Oregon.  He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in Hebrew from Brigham Young University, and a master's degree in Adult and Organizational Learning from the University of Idaho.  Jeremy has studied various martial arts for over 40 years (including kendo), and joined Harada Sensei's KDS as a founding member of the first USA club in 1994.  He was awarded his 5th Dan by Harada Sensei in Wales, UK in 2016.  Jeremy oversees all organizational operations for AKDS, and travels to teach nationwide.  He instructs at his personal dojo in Springfield, Oregon.



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