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Congratulations to Michaela Cohen on successfully testing for her black belt (Shodan) It was a difficult and long test, and she did a great job!

This past weekend, Sensei Nancy and Sensei John also received promotions at the seminar from Taira Sensei. Nancy achieved 5th degree black belt (Godan) and John was awarded 6th degree (Rokudan) We are humbled and proud. GO GLASCO KARATE!

Welcome to Glasco Karate
Please explore our web site to discover more about us and our excellent teaching programs for adults and children, right here in Saugerties.

About Our Dojo
Glasco Karate is an officially recognized branch (shibu) dojo of the Okinawan Goju-Ryu Kenkyukai (research society) under the tutelage of Sensei Masaji Taira. We are one of only a few dojos in the United States to hold this title, and it is a great honor. The Kenkyukai has branch dojos all over the world. Our students have the opportunity to travel and learn Goju-Ryu from some of the finest instructors on the planet.

We pride ourselves on being a traditional karate school, not a "belt factory". All promotions are earned, and each student progresses at his/her own pace. We specialize in teaching Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Do. We do not mix styles, and do not buy into the "popular martial art of the moment."

Students are welcome to attend as few or as many classes as their schedule permits. We require no contracts, but offer discounts for students who are ready to make a longer-term commitment. We also offer discounts for additional family members. We're here to make a commitment to YOU!

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