This will be the 40th annual Spring in the South, and it will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, 2019. We are honored to have Norman Welch, godan and Shihan of Canada Shotokan, coming to lead.
Spring in the South not only brings SKA members together to practice with an exceptional senior, but also represents a major fundraising event for the maintenance of the Shotokan Ohshima Dojo.
Practices will be held at the Middle School gymnasium of the Duke School, not far from the Duke University campus: 3716 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705. The gym is the first building on your left as you enter the campus. There is also a downloadable schedule and map.
The 2 hotels listed below are within 0.2 miles of one another. They are about a 10 minute drive from Duke School (where practices are held) and 10 minutes from the Saturday night banquet. Please contact if you need transportation. The Hampton Inn, where many SIS participants have stayed in the past, became the Quality Inn in 2013. Same hotel, better price.
|Quality Inn||1740 Fordham Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
|$64.00 /two queen-sized beds||919.968.3000||Book by phone before March 26 and mention SKA for discount. Includes breakfast.|
|Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel||One Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Europa Dr. and Fordham Blvd.)
|$139/ two double beds or one king||919.968.4900||Book by phone (mention Shotokan Karate of America) or use this link before March 26to get discount. Rate includes full buffet breakfast in Carolina 1663 for up to 2 guests per room. Complimentary WIFI.|
Other options include: the AC Hotel Chapel Hill Downtown (a new hotel a few steps from our banquet venue and Franklin Street’s nightlife), Hampton Inn and Suites Chapel Hill/Carrboro; Days Inn Chapel Hill (1-919-929-3090), Fordham Blvd. (business 15/501 at Eastgate ca. 0.5 mile from the Sheraton); Comfort Inn Medical Park is 3.3 miles from Duke School (1-919-471-6100); Red Roof Inn is 5.4 miles from Duke School (1-919-489-9421). Reserve rooms early due to other events in the area on that weekend.
To register, fill out the registration form and follow payment instructions below. The cost of Spring in the South 2019 is as follows (all amounts in USD):
- $175 per person before April 13
- $200 per person starting April 14
- $60 for practicing children (12 and under)
- $65 for (non-practicing) adult Saturday banquet guests
- $15 for non-practicing banquet guests 12 and under
- $15 for box lunches for non-practicing guests joining us for Saturday lunch
- $100 for Friday night senior dinner with Norman Welch (this event is limited to yodans and godans and their guests)
- Payment can be made via Paypal to , or by check (in USD). Canadians who do not have a USD account please use Paypal. Checks made out to Shotokan Karate of America can be mailed to:
Nora Favorov 100 Village Lane Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1426
Please Note: For early-bird rate, payment must be postmarked by April 13. Registration is not valid until payment is received. Full refunds will be made to those who cancel before April 24 (by contacting ) or who are prevented from attending by circumstances beyond their control.