Ligo Dojo is a nonprofit with the mission of using Budo karate to educate youths in Durham and Orange County, NC, providing them with the confidence, composure, and strength that they need to develop into independent, responsible adults. Its services are available to all children and adults; in its role as a non-profit, it provides services at reduced cost to at-risk youths and to children referred through social services or the justice system.
The video below gives a good introduction to Ligo Dojo’s nonprofit mission. This 7-minute video (2010) documents Ligo Dojo’s ongoing commitment to helping families and young people in our community. Ligo Dojo’s work has been funded by grants from the Governor’s Crime Commission, the Triangle Community Foundation, the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, and the City of Durham. It is recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3)e; those wishing to support its work can find additional information at http://www.budokaratehouse.com/testh.htm.