13th –  Mother’s Class

24th – Apple Day – come to class and get a fruit!

27th   – Closed Memorial Day Weekend

29th  – Closed Memorial Day weekend

May 30th – Tuesday, begin Summer T-shirt Uniforms!

Upcoming Events in June!

June 4th  – Sunday -  Dojo Picnic – tentative date

June 13th  - Day Time Classes for Kids and Teens

June 17th – Father’s Day Class with kids

June 19-23 - Kid’s Summer Camp


In honor of Mother’s Day in May, we will be having our annual Mother and Child class on Saturday, May 13th at 12:00 to earn your PINK BELT!  Many of our Moms have participated in this class every year.  Of course, you Moms will earn your extra stripe on your Pink Belt if you still have it.  If not, never fear…we will have a new one for you.  You can wear regular clothes or we will also provide any of our Moms with a new uniform as part of our gift. Just let Josh know in advance so we make sure we have your size in stock.   In addition, any Mom can come to our adult classes for free the whole month.  You’ve been thinking about it…so get started now. 


For the whole month of May, the Weapons class will be working on Bo skills.  In this month’s class we will cover the proper use of the Bo Staff and Bo defenses with other weapons.  Children who are Black Belt Club members can attend the children’s Weapons class on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

SUMMER UNIFORM  - starting soon!

During the summer months at Karate International, you have the option of wearing your regular uniform or switching to our “t-shirt” uniform.  This uniform consists of a Karate International T-shirt, your gi pants and your belt.  You can wear this uniform from Tuesday, May 30th  until Labor Day.  The only T-shirt you may wear with your gi pants is a Karate International T-shirt.  Warrior Challenge shirts are allowed as part of this uniform.  All T-shirts should be tucked in.  We look forward to our Summer Uniform months every year.  Also, instead of Apple Days in the months of June, July and August, we have Popsicle Days!


Have you signed up for Camp yet?  Did you know that your child can get about a month’s worth of Karate in one week of Camp?  We usually make really great progress with them by giving them lots of repetition close together.  Our camps also include Water Fun activities outside, as well as indoor games.  We have three camps this summer and we only take 20 children per camp.  So, if you want to enroll them in camp, pick up a flyer at the front desk, or visit our website at


Starting on Tuesday, June 13th, in addition to our regular class schedule, we will offer summer daytime classes for teens and children on Tuesdays and Thursdays.   The Little Samurai and children’s class will be at 12:30 p.m, and teen class is at 11:30 a.m.  The classes, although divided by age, will be for all belt levels.  We currently offer daytime classes for adults at 11:30am and  for all ages Green Belt and above at 3:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, year round. 

DOJO PICNIC is Coming June 4th - 4pm to 7pm (tentative date – in the process of reserving)

The Raleigh Karate International is having a Family Fun Day Picnic at Durant Nature Park!  We will have organized games and activities for the day.  When we get closer to the date you will be asked to bring side dishes and desserts to share.  Please also plan to bring your own drinks.  We will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, and paper products.  Please plan to bring any sporting equipment that you might want to use in the park. There is a Basketball and a Volleyball court as well as a field for other sports.  There is a great children’s playground and a lake for Fishing!   Bikes are okay too!  Durant Nature Park is accessible from Durant Road and is not far from the dojo!  Bring the whole family and any friends are welcome too!