Karate Camp

More information can be obtained from:

American Kang Duk Won Karate, P.O. Box 151, Watertown, NY 13601

The American Kang Duk Won's annual Karate Camp is held summers in the woodlands of Southern Jefferson County at Lorraine, New York.

Classes at camp are designed to expand one's knowledge of the Martial Arts and are given on meditation, nutrition, self-defense, sparring, kata, philosophy, medical effects of strikes and so on. There is also a combat course, as well as a physical readiness training course where students can exercise their physical abilities.

Students are divided into belt groups for kata and other specialty training under Black Belt supervision.

The first Karate Camp was held in August of 1976 and lasted for four days. This camp was known as the Bicentennial Karate Camp and patches were given to each participant at that camp. These patches are only worn by persons who attended, making it an honor to be one of the pioneers of the camp.

The 20th Anniversary Camp was held June 22-25, 1996. (Select this link for more information and pictures from that camp.)

The following links have pictures of various camp activities over the years or from specific years.

  • A tour through the American Kang Duk Won Karate Camp
  • AKDW Junior Camp
  • A Brief Pre-Camp Tour of the Grounds (2007)

    Below are a few pictures from camp workouts and classes to pique your interest to click on the above links.

    (Descriptions appear beneath the image to which they refer)

    A column of ninjas crosses the Combat Course swamp.
    Students are encouraged to stay alert in the Combat Courses as ninjas are on patrol in these areas

    Aerial view of a camp workout

    Master Lawlor leading a workout

    A student experiencing the cable ride across a quarter mile swamp in Combat Course B (advanced belts)

    Master Palumbo leading bo class

    Senior Instructor Mr. Lester Beyer demonstrates a throwing technique during a Judo class at camp

    Master Hintopoulos landing a helicopter in front of the Headquarters building at the 1995 AKDW Karate Camp

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