Courtesy. Respect. World class values.

Authentic Karate Dojo Teaching World-Class Values

For more than 30 years, Central New Yorkers have enjoyed studying and practicing authentic karate at our Fayetteville, NY dojo. Every student practices both traditional Japanese Shotokan and Okinawan Gōjū-ryū Karate Systems.

Classes for everyone

Under the expert guidance of Hanshi (Master) Rande Lawrence, students of all ages and abilities come together to learn self-defense, improve fitness, and increase mental and physical strength. Discipline, courtesy and respect form the cornerstone of the dojo and Hanshi Lawrence’s teaching style.

Train In-Person and Virtually!

We offer classes six days a week for Karatekas of all ages.

Our students range in age from 4 to 80. Whether they attend a group or private lesson, everyone leaves a Karate class having learned something new. All classes are in-person. Each class can be attended via Zoom if you prefer not to attend in-person. Private lessons are available – please contact us for more details. Masks are required. Hand gel is provided for all students and visitors. We operate according to the guidance of the CDC and NY State Department of Health. Training regulations and requirements, and our schedule is subject to change.

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A Typical Karate Class

At LWC Karate School:


Every class starts with various stretching and breathing techniques designed to loosen muscles and tendons


Next are a series of exercises that grow fitness and endurance


Then the class often completes a key kata that has health and self-defense benefits


Following this, the class focuses on learning new katas and techniques, doing drills, and learning and practicing kobido or traditional weapons


The teacher then concludes with a final message