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Dojo Events

Bennetts Karate Dojo Event Dates 2023

Under Black Belt Testing Dates
Testing is on Fridays, from 6 - 7 pm.  Testing fees are $50 per person, per test.  Students should arrive from 530 - 6 pm to warm up and practice.  We are usually finished by 7:30 pm.

January 13th
February 3rd
March 3rd
April 7th
May 12th
June 9th
July - December dates TBD

Black Belt Testing Dates
Black belt testing cycle #1: March 1 - May 20th
Black belt testing Sunday May 21

Black testing cycle #2: September 5 - November 11th
Black belt testing Sunday November 12

Black Belt Quarterly Training Dates
Black belt instructors must attend 2 of these per year.  Black belt students must attend 2 of these the year of advanced black belt testing date.

Saturday February 11th 1 - 3:00 pm
Saturday May 13th 1 - 3:00 pm
Saturday August 26th 1 - 3:00 pm
Friday November 10th 6 - 8:00 pm

Dojo Video Party
The dojo runs 2 video party events throughout the year.  Usually one right before or right after Spring Break, and the other around Halloween or Christmas.

Dojo Video/Pizza Party #1
Friday May 26th
6 - 8:00 pm

Dojo Video/Pizza Party #2

Friday December 15th
Christmas Video Party 6 - 8:00 pm

2023 Dojo Hosted Events
Bennetts Karate Okinawa Trip March 17 - 27th
Dojo Closed March 17th - 26th

Itokazu sensei Karate and Kobudo Seminar
Bennetts Karate Dojo on May 5, 6, 7, 2023

Bennetts Karate Dojo Kids Karate Tournament 2023
Sunday December 3rd, 2023

Bennetts Karate Okinawa Karate Day Trip 2023

Richard Bennett will be coordinating a group training camp for the dojo in Okinawa, Japan from October 20 - Nov 1, 2023.

  • Senaga Yoshitsune, Kenseikai dojo (Uechi Ryu)

  • Itokazu Seisho, Seibukan dojo (Matayoshi Kobudo)

  • Okinawa Budokan and Karate Kaikan training

Training in Okinawa will take place at various traditional dojo locations throughout the trip.  The group will also tour many iconic Okinawan Karate locations on the island.  There is plenty to do and much training to be had!


Bennetts Karate Board Breaking Seminar

Bennetts Karate will be hosting a board breaking event Saturday June 11th at the Lehigh Park in Erie, CO.  During the seminar we will cover how to break boards, and various options for board breaking.  Uechi Ryu breaking or tameshiwari in Japanese, is used in demonstrations to show the applications and power of karate techniques.  

Location - Lehigh Park Athletic Field in Erie.

Saturday June 11, 2022

  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm

  • Available for all ages 4 yrs +

  • Free and available for all dojo members


You can bring chairs to watch and hang out in, but we will also bring a cooler of drinks and have some tables and chairs set up.  Bring sunscreen!

It might be hot out, so you can wear your karate t-shirt instead of your uniform top.

Students can also bring their own boards to break - boards should be cut 10 - 12'' x 12''

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Bennetts Karate August Summer Camp 2023

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The summer camp is a great way for students to try out karate with us or students that are already training at the dojo.  It is a also a great way for students that were gone over the summer to get back into it!

Location - Our new 5000 sf location 1010 Carbon Court Unit F in Erie, Colorado


  • August 7 - 11 (Mon Thru Friday) Still have spots available

Times - 10am - 1 pm for the 5 days of the camp.  Pro-rating is available if you cannot make the entire 5 days.

Registration cost

  • Membership price $200.00, second enrolled is $180.00

  • Non-membership price (new students to the dojo) $220.00, second enrolled is $200.00


Please contact the dojo for more information 303 947-3908 or email us at

Camp will consist of karate training with sparring, board breaking, water balloon fights, outdoor training as well as arts and crafts throughout the week!

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