What We Value:
For the love of the art and sport of karate. We want you and or your children to find life changing values and enriching experience. It is our goal and belief that karate training is good for anyone and we have seen the profound positive changes in people’s lives who come and train in the martial arts with North Fork Karate.
We consider each athlete who trains with us, regardless of age, experience or inclination toward athletic activity, as an individual with unique talents and strengths. It is those strong points we strive to make even stronger
We want every member to be a productive, contributing part of our community.
We value and encourage people to be strong leaders and we help our members to be great leaders by presenting continuing small opportunities to develop leadership skills.
Shihan Rick McGavin has been training and teaching Shotokan karate for over 25 years and is a 6th dan in the International MartialArts Association (IMA) founded by Hanshi Cyrus Madani in 1990. Sensei Jennifer McGavin has trained for over 12 years with the IMA and holds a third degree black belt. Both instructors are highly rated, national referees for USA Karate, part of the World Karate Federation, the governing body for Karate, holding a seat on the IOC.
North Fork Karate was founded in November of 2005. We moved into our permanent home at 311 2nd St in 2007. Our dojo is one of the few in the country specifically designed and built as a martial arts school.