For directions to GW's Mount Vernon Campus and information about parking, please click here. A free shuttle bus (the Vern Express) to/from the Mt. Vernon Campus is available from GW's main campus in Foggy Bottom (pickup in front of Funger Hall on G Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets, NW).
All beginners (including those with previous martial arts experience in another organization) should try to come to every class during the first several weeks of classes when a senior student will teach the basics of JKA in a separate class just for beginners and newcomers to JKA. Please dress in comfortable workout clothes or wear a white dogi (uniform) and a white belt if you have one. Everyone should remove all jewelry (rings, necklaces, earrings, etc.) during class for safety reasons.
For those with prior JKA experience, please bring a copy of your last kyu or dan certificate to your first practice and give it to Faculty/Staff Advisor Robert Donnally or Senior Student Cynthia Haramoto. We do not recognize ranks from non-JKA dojos. Please note that if you do not have an official JKA dan or kyu certificate, you must start by tying a white belt. Your rank will be adjusted after your first kyu examination with Sensei Haramoto.
If you have any questions, you may also send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that this is the club's email account and may not be checked every day.
Semester dues for GW students are $60 per semester and can be paid in cash or check (payable to the George Washington University). Unfortunately, we cannot not accept credit cards or GWorld card payments.Semseter dues for all others are $__ per semester. Additionally, all members must belong to JKA/WF, our parent organization. Green and white belt members and beginners must pay an annual fee of $15 for a JKA/WF membership card. Brown and black belts must pay for a JKA/WF passport and renew their passports annually. The fee for a passport is $50 and the passport is good for 5 years. The annual fee to renew one's passport is $15. We collect JKA/WF member dues and passport fees in October or November for the subsequent year. If you join in the spring or summer, you will need to pay the current year's JKA/WF member dues during the semester that you join and again at the end of the year if you plan to take any kyu tests because you must be a member of JKA/WF before you test.
Students who wish to take the kyu exam at the end of the semester (i.e. those who wish to be promoted to the next rank) must wear a gi (karate uniform), which can be purchased at any martial arts store or online and must be a member of JKA/WF, our parent organization. Kyu test fees are $28 per person.
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