Schedule Note

See our dojo calendar for details. Our weekly schedule is as follows:


SCHEDULE as of April 14, 2024

Day & Time          Location & Address                                                                                                Instructor & Students

Sun.   5:30pm      Boalsburg Fire Company-Boal Hall, 113 East Pine St., Boalsburg      Kyoshi Kaplan         All students

Tues.  5:30pm      Dragonfly Massage, 1526 North Atherton St., State College             Sensei Schaefer     Women & Girls

Tues.  7:00pm      Dragonfly Massage, 1526 North Atherton St., State College              Kyoshi Kaplan         Brown belts+

Wed.   4:15pm      Dragonfly Massage or Tudek Park                                                      Sensei Burgevin    All students

Thur.   5:30pm      Grays Woods Church, 939 Grays Woods Blvd, Port Matilda              Kyoshi Kaplan         All students

NOTE: On rare occasions, such as in the case of unsafe driving conditions due to severely icing roads, we will move class to the Dojo’s online Zoom location. For the URL/web-link for online Zoom classes, please contact Kyoshi Kaplan ( or Sensei Schaefer (


Dojo Rules, Learning Resources, and Japanese Terminology

Upcoming Events, Tests, and Visits

  • Tip tests are held every two months (e.g., February, April, June, August, October, & December), usually the third or fourth Thursday of the month. See calendar.
  • Belt tests are held every six months (e.g., February, August), usually on the third or fourth Thursday. See calendar.
  • Our dojo periodically holds potluck dinners for all students (deshi).

Additional Events

  • All students receive Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate USA system-wide emails about special events and workouts.
    • Recent special workouts have included a fall weapons workout for advanced students in NYC. Black belt workouts have been held in Daytona Beach & Cocoa Beach, FL, and New York City, as well as a Cherry Blossom workout in Great Falls, VA to remember and celebrate Master Ueshiro's birthday.
  • The latest USRKUSA schedule of events is below: