Ligo Dojo of Budo Karate

Nathan Ligo founded “The Society for the Betterment of the Human Condition through the Training, Instruction and Propagation of Budo Karate” in 1999. Ligo Dojo of Budo Karate (a d.b.a. name for the same 501.c.3 nonprofit) opened its first dojo (karate school) in Durham in 2006 and a second one in Chapel Hill in 2011. Our dojos are open to the general public and membership fees are on a sliding scale. We utilize grant funds to support our general mission and youth outreach. A cornerstone of our programming is The Young Warriors Program which accepts referrals of disadvantaged youth from over a dozen agencies (including, but not limited to, the Department of Juvenile Justice (court-involved youth), El Centro Hispano, Center for Child and Family Health, Carolina Outreach, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Carolina’s, Easter Seals UCP, and Exchange Club Family Center). This program seeks to instill self-discipline, self-esteem, and physical and mental health in these children and their families from among one of North Carolina’s most challenged populations.The organization’s mission is:1. To strengthen the minds, bodies and hearts of young people through karate training, because hard physical training leads to increased spiritual strength and patience, which in turn leads to the ability to make better life decisions. 2. To deepen relationships between people of diverse backgrounds through hard training, an inherent ‘equalizer’ between people. 3. To strengthen American communities (starting in North Carolina, especially Durham) by thus strengthening individuals who might then serve as role models for other members of the community. 4. To create individuals who are ‘community minded’ and open minded people who VALUE works for the sake of community rather than merely for personal economic and social advancement. 5. To preserve, develop and propagate Mas Oyama’s Budo Karate throughout North America as an art form founded on principles of community and individual improvement.

http://www.ligodojo.com/
919-923-6915
2518 Millwood Ct
Chapel Hill, NC
27514
Chapel Hill, NC

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Ligo Dojo of Budo Karate