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Karate for More Than Kicks

March 05, 2010 12:15 PM
Nick Marinello mr4@tulane.edu

For more than 20 years, Tulane chemical engineering professor Kyriakos Papadopoulos has served as the lead instructor of the Tulane Karate Club. In this video, Papadopoulos talks about being a teacher—and a student—of karate.

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Chemical engineering professor Kyriakos Papadopoulos talks about his work with the Tulane Karate Club in
this video produced by Nick Marinello.

His role in the karate dojo is not unlike his role in the classroom, says Papadopoulos. In both arenas, the teacher must find ways or "tricks" to facilitate a student's comprehension.

The Tulane Karate Club, which was founded in the mid-1960s by Takayuki Mikami, comprises both beginning and advanced courses. All classes are held on campus in the Reily Student Recreation Center. No previous martial arts experience is required to join.