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Scheduled Classes

Classes at the Rochester Chito-Ryu Dojo are taught on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Sundays from 2pm to 4pm. Sundays are open classes, which are intended for beginners, intermediate and advanced students to work on individual and specific techniques either individually or in-groups. During each class, we take seriously the need for our students to receive individualized instructions for a portion of every class, so all students can receive a quality instruction. Hence, we are dedicated to developing you to your fullest potential.

Currently, the address to the school is

Rochester Chito-Ryu Karate Dojo
1115 East Main Street,
Rochester, New York, 14609
(Door 1, Second Floor)
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Mailing address:

Shihan Dr. Jesse E. Brown, Jr.
7 Loyalist Avenue
Rochester, New York 14624


The dojo is open to all students and for parents who wish to sit and wait until class has ended.

We welcome visitors to come and observe our training during any of our regularly scheduled classes. While observing our classes, we will provide you with answers to questions you may have about our style of karate. You will be under no obligation to join, nor do we require our students to sign a contractual agreement stipulating a mandatory length of training with prepayment. Upon admission to the Chito-Ryu Dojo, all students are registered and certified through the United States Chito-Ryu Karate Federation, which means that your certification will be valid throughout all U.S. Chito-Ryu Schools.

The enrollment fee to the Rochester Chito-Ryu Dojo is currently $55.00 per month and an once a year registration fee of $35.00 to the United States Chito-Ryu Karate Federation. Therefore, if you would like to become a member of the Rochester Chito-Ryu or if you have studied another karate style and became dissatisfied and think that you might like to become a student of Chito- Ryu and a member of the Rochester Chito-Ryu Dojo, we welcome you.

When considering a study in the Martial Arts, we urge anyone to be sure the school matches a program to your objectives.

When shopping for a school, we suggest the following consideration: 

  • Have an objective or a goal in mind!  
  • Realize that not every school within the Martial Arts may meet your objective, so find one that will.
  • Observe a class!  Observe the style of the sensei (teacher).  Watch for the attitude of the class - is it relaxed(unstructured) or very disciplined and structured?
  • Is the school a member of a federation and is the instructor licensed?  Federations or national governing bodies can inform prospective students about the school and sensei.  
  • How long has the school been in existence?
  • Is the fee affordable?

In conclusion, karate is not a trick! You must work hard! But we promise hard workouts, excellent instruction and strict discipline. We, at the Rochester Chito-Ryu Dojo, seek those few dedicated and serious persons that seek the ultimate in karate training. If you are that person who wants to return to the spirit of Bushido (the warriors way), it is imperative that you be mentally ready, spiritually committed and totally self-motivated to pursue the spirit of Bushido with peace, perseverance and hard work.

We hope that you enjoyed browsing our web pages and find it interesting. Once again, thank you for visiting us and we welcome you to come back again.

Comments: Shihan Brown
Last Revised: January 10, 2011