Shotokan Karate Club Chief Instructor to Retire

    Juneau, AK (KINY) - Diana Stevens who has been the Chief Instructor for the Juneau Shotokan Karate Club, will be passing the torch to Doug Murray come May 1st.

    “I'm not going to give up martial arts, but I won't be here in Juneau anymore. I’m turning it over to my club and Doug Murray will become the Chief Instructor and then it'll be ran by the ranking Black Belts as sort of a co-op, I believe.”

    Stevens wasn't sure how it would go, but she was ready to give retirement a shot.

    “Lots of travel and I have a son that still lives up here, so I figure probably about a month out of every year I'll be back in Juneau. Going to try this retirement stuff on and see what happens.”

    Stevens has visited Florida, but this will be the first time she's lived there.

    “I’ve lived in Alaska most of my life so it’s going to be a really interesting experience.”

    Shotokan Karate will be celebrating 35 years in September.


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