2 W 47th St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.756738 -73.979344
Mon, Wed, Fri 11:30 am - 10 pm
Tue, Thu 3:30 pm - 10 pm
Sat 9 am - 2:30 pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown Center, Midtown
I got vouchers through living social for both of my young sons. I emailed the school and immediately the President Igor emailed me back and set up for them to go to class the very next day. When we arrived we were greeted by Sensei Jose and immediately he commanded respect from my boys and they gave it, and my husband and I knew that this is what would help them with focus, discipline, and respect for both each other, themselves, and others. We had planned on enrolling them anyway, but the vouchers gave us a chance to check out the school without making such a financial commitment. It didn't matter because we knew right away that this was the school that we were going to stick with. The boys enjoyed the class and learned so much in just one hour, and it goes to show that kids truly crave discipline and structure. Sensei makes the kids do squats when they don't follow the rules and while that seems intimidating to a parent after a few times that the kids had to do it they quickly respected him and figured out that if they followed his instructions there would be no consequence and as a parent when I try to discipline them I get whining and stomping and Sensei got none of that, in fact he got more respect than when they first met him. When class was over I thought I would hear "I don't want to come back" and instead I heard "Can we come back tomorrow?" Coming to D-Dojo so far has been the best move so far!!! Igor and Jose have been wonderful!
D-Dojo is an amazing dojo and I highly recommend it. It is clean, convenient and has many many attributes going for it:
1) Classes almost every day - it can fit anyone s schedule!
2) Incredible instructors - both Jose and Igor are awesome, very knowledgeable and dedicated - definitely the main reason why I keep coming back!
3) Great mix of traditional karate technique, fitness drills, and stretching - you can also undertake sparring (kumite) training as well
4) Friendly and nice classmates - everyone is also keen to help you out and more experienced students give you guidance if you need it
5) Challenging programs - you can literally start out as a white belt and go straight to black belt if you dedicate yourself - there are also competitions and regular exams
6) Great value - unlimited classes - money extremely well spent
7) and the list goes on.....
It has always been a dream of mine to learn Karate. I was lucky to stumble upon a deal on living social where I was able to participate in boot camp self-defense courses at D-Dojo, The School of Modern Japanese Karate. I was truly impressed with the friendly staff (Igor Dyachenkno, Olga & Jose), cleanliness and aura of the facility. After gradually making it through each sweat dripping workout session, I felt a sense of accomplishment, increase self-esteem, strength and endurance. I was able to lose weight and tone up my body while learning how to protect myself with simple self-defense moves with Jose. Igor Dyachenkno is the founder & Sensei of D-Dojo. Igor is friendly, down to earth and humble about his numerous national & international merits. Igor is ambitious, diligent & passionate about what he does and is devoted his school and students. Jose is very patient, attentive & encouraging teacher who takes his time to meet you at your level & learn at your own pace. Olga is friendly, sweet and very supportive. I am honored to be affiliated with such a prestigious school and be an active member of team D-Dojo. I would highly recommend joining for any age group. D-Dojo is convenient, immediate results and the benefits are endless!!!
Great school for everybody who is interested in karate training, from very beginners to experienced competitors. I started as a beginner, and I loved every minute of it! Quality of training is superior! Instructors are highly professional, great people and true leaders! Atmosphere at D-Dojo is very friendly, positive and inspiring. Everybody is treated with respect. No matter where you stand physically you will benefit from D-Dojo karate training! You will definitely love this place!!
d dojo is one of the most technical,inspirational dojos that I have been at. Sensei makes sure that each student is performing at the highest of levels and reaching their true potential. I encourage anyone to come visit and see first hand what the dojo is about and how having karate as a way of life can be fun
If you are serious about learning Karate, D-Dojo is an excellent place to train. The classes provide great workouts (you will be pushed throughout, and soaked by the end), a supportive environment with lots of individual attention, and an uncompromising focus on proper technique.
In the four or so years that I've trained here, I've taken group, semi-private, and private lessons and the quality of instruction in all of these environments is superb. Igor Dyachenko, the school's founder and head instructor, is a gifted karateka and an exceptional teacher. Before joining D-Dojo, my experience with karate was limited to one year of Shotokan at a university karate club in Tokyo. Many students start with no experience at all, while others have practiced for many years. Currently, the school offers several types of classes--fundaments, three levels of intermediate, advanced, sparring, and children's classes. To progress steadily, you'll want to attend at least two classes per week. Each one-hour class will usually focus on one element of karate training--kihon (fundamentals), kata (forms), or kumite (sparring)--and will end with some conditioning exercises. Beyond the cost of classes, you'll also need to purchase a uniform and pay a fee when you test for a higher belt--my observation is that this is a pretty common arrangement with karate schools. The Dojo's midtown facility is the second that Igor has upgraded to in the last four years and it is well equipped and impeccably maintained.
On a more personal note, I joined D-Dojo because I wanted get in better shape and at the same time learn a useful skill, such as karate. Since starting training, Igor sensei has always been genuinely concerned with my progress and I have really come to appreciate this. In class, he will not let me give up or lose focus. If I fall behind and miss classes for a couple weeks, I can expect a message encouraging me to make more time for karate. I have quite a collection of these...
Some of you may be wondering about D-Dojo's group buying deals occasionally offered through the likes of Living Social or Groupon. I've done one set of these classes in the past and found it very worthwhile--well-structured, fun, and practical. You'll be asked to schedule your classes ahead of time (I think classes are capped at 15 people per session), arrive in athletic attire, jewelry removed, and nails clipped. If you have any interest in karate or self defense, I would recommend checking it out!
D-Dojo is a great place to train karate for adults and children. D-Dojo gives you the highest quality techniques and an extremely unique work out. The class is very serious with a focus on technique as well as conditioning. I was looking for the best karate school for my teenage son who has been training competitive karate in Europe for many years. He already became champion in all of his age groups so it was important to us to join karate school with top instructors. He wanted to continue to train karate on the highest level as he loves competitions and we are extremely happy to be part of D-Dojo school. I did an extensive research about karate schools in Manhattan and we truly believe that D-Dojo is karate school with the best instructors. I would highly recommend D-Dojo to everyone who would like to join an amazing karate school. The class size is relatively small which allows for plenty of 1:1 time with the head instructor. The atmosphere is great for both experienced trainees and brand new members. The location is superb.
As a long time martial artist, I can say that training at D-Dojo is truly unique. It provides a strong emphasis on tradition, respect and cleanliness while also providing a place for elite level athletes to hone their skills. Joining the D-Dojo will immediately give you a sense of mental focus and you will certainly leave there with an improved state of awareness. Right away you sit down with the sensei and evaluate your goals. Personally what I think is great about the school is the fact you train under a world champion whose experience is a definitive edge as a martial arts competitor. Definitely a great school for both, who are new to martial arts and also those with a considerable amount of martial arts experience.
Absolutely Fantastic – I've been attending D-Dojo for a year now and the experience has been fantastic. For years I went to the gym as many New Yorkers do but I found those workouts to be boring and found it difficult to stay motivated. I decided to give karate a try and I'm glad I did!
Karate is captivating, stimulating and challenging. Sensei Igor is a great teacher of this great discipline. He is attentive to each of his student's capabilities, potential and difficulties. He has great motivation skills, one of his best attributes, and spends time with each student to make sure they learning and practicing properly.
D-Dojo is a non-violent approach to karate, you will not walk out with bruises or bumps - unlike some other dojos. Sensei Igor focuses heavily on technique, and perfecting the different elements that form karate (kihon, kata and kumite) in each student.
Personally, I have found karate at D-Dojo to be very energizing and it helps me manage stress. My level of fitness and stamina and sense of well-being has improved massively in my time with Sensei Igor. Practicing karate requires concentration and attention to detail and allows me to forget about clients, bosses and other daily hassles.
I practice twice a week with Sensei Igor and every day that I do, I can't wait to get out of the office to train at D-Dojo. My only regret is that I only discovered D-Dojo a year ago and not earlier!
The Best Karate School in NYC! – Going to karate class at D-Dojo every week is something I really look forward to, and I hate when my schedule gets me so busy it keeps me from going (I'm an actor, so my schedule can get pretty crazy), but even with a sometimes busy schedule, the way classes are set up makes it easy to work around even the busiest. And believe me, it's definitely worth it, taking an hour or two a couple days a week to stress relieve is really nice. But it's more than just that. Working with Sensei Igor Dyachenko, even for just the few months I've been there, has been really great and I've learned so much. He's dedicated to each and every student, and makes sure you know and understand not only WHAT you're doing, but WHY it needs to be done a certain way (whether to keep yourself from getting hurt, or to make sure you're hitting where you need to, etc). He also recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of his students and adapts to their needs. For example, in addition to acting, I'm also an experienced dancer, so I'm already pretty flexible. He likes to use this fact to push me harder, make me stretch farther, kick higher, whatever the case may be, and as much I may complain that he's harder on me in that regard, I'm glad for the fact that I have someone who is willing to not let me just go on cruise control. Like I said, he has that personal interest in every student's growth that I feel really sets him apart in a good way. There's also a great sense of community within the Dojo. You quickly get to know the other students, and we help to hold each other accountable and willing to help each other out.
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