Katsu Dojo Karate - Member USA National Karate-do Federation

Magnolia Parke Dojo

Katsu Dojo - Primary Location

4936 NW 39th Ave, Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32606


New students are welcome to start at any time. We encourage anyone who has an interest to stop by and try their first class for free! There is never any obligation, so you have nothing to lose!

Classes for new students are offered twice a week, depending on the age of the student:


  Pre-Karate Kid Beginning Adult Beginning
  Ages 4 & 5 Ages 6-13 Ages 14 and Over
  Mon & Weds Mon & Weds Mon & Weds
  5:30-6:00 pm 6:30-7:15 pm 7:15-8:15 pm


Frequently Asked Questions (Feel free to contact us if your question is not answered here!)

How much do classes cost?

Classes cost $65 for Pre-Karate and $95 per month for the regular karate classes. Your first month is free with the purchase of the Beginner's Package.

Do I have to sign a contract?

No. There is never any contract to sign. We want students to continue with us because they enjoy it, not because they are under contract! Students pay monthly, without any obligation.

Is there a discount for family members?

Yes. Karate is a sport that all family members can participate in, regardless of age! There is a $10 discount for each additional family member. For example: the first pays full price, the second gets $10 off, the third gets $20 off, etc.

How often should I come to class?

Classes are offered twice a week. Since we cover new material in each class, it's always best to attend both classes each week. If you need to miss one, no problem- just let an instructor know, and we'll do our best to review missed material.

I'd like to try my free class- how do I do that?

Simply register online by following the link here. Select "Magnolia Parke" as your facility and we will contact you via email to schedule your introductory lesson. Please wear athletic clothing (either sweat or jogging pants) and a plain t-shirt. Please do not wear jeans or dresses. Also it is best to remove all jewelry.

I have a child that is under 4, can they still participate in the class?

Maybe. Most children under the age of 4 have a difficult time with the motor skills and focus required to participate in the 30 minute Pre-Karate Class. However, there are a few 3 year olds that can handle the beginning class. If your 3 year old is close to age 4, has good focus, and can do a structured activity for 30 minutes - you can have them try the class. The instructor will be able to determine if your child is able to join the class.

I have previous martial arts experience from another school, what class should I take?

This depends on the style previously studied and current ability level. Katsu Dojo is a traditional Shito-Ryu karate school with emphasis on quality technique. Students that come from a traditional school and demonstrate good technique may be able to transfer into our style at an appropriate belt level.

Students must be evaluated by one of our instructors to determine their knowledge and ability level. The beginning karate instructor will be able to evaluate students to determine the best class for them.

Get Started

If you still have questions, you may email Sensei Jason at karate@katsudojo.com.



Sensei Michael LeGrande Beginner/Int Instructor

      Sensei Andrea Confer-Oresky Beginner/Int Instructor

Sensei Jason Sorgi Advanced Instructor