Luk Dojo

James Luk started traditional Shotokan Karate training at the young age of 6 at the world famous Shoto Juku Dojo under Shihan Kai Leung. Over the last 20 years of continuous karate training, Sensei Luk has achieved the rank of Yon-Dan (4th Degree Black Belt) and has become one of Shihan Leung's highest ranked disciples. Sensei Luk is an excellent technician who specializes in Kata (forms) and has been teaching for Shihan Leung since 2000.

In addition to Karate, James Luk has been dedicated to the traditional arts of Peking Opera, Chinese Acrobatics, and Chinese Folk Dance. James joined the New York Chinese Cultural Center in 1996 to learn Peking Opera from Bai Ge (currently with Cirque de Soleil, Ka) and Chinese Acrobatics from Xu Tong Shan (Shanghai Dance Academy). Shortly after joining NYCCC, James was recruited as a guest performer and frequently performs with the dance company, Dance China New York (formerly known as New York Chinese Folk Dance Company) performing in all genres of Chinese Folk Dance and Peking Opera.

In the Press
Cello, karate meet in Dave Eggar's performance (PDF)
Quad-City Times, September 22, 2011

Belting out some tunes (PDF)
The Muscatine Journal, September 20, 2011

Astoria dojo, cellist prepare unusual combo (PDF)
Astoria Times, June 1, 2010

Balance in Two Worlds Works in Progress, Part II (PDF)
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, April 8, 2010

Dave Eggar performs at Lincoln Center, New York (PDF)
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, April 3, 2010

See awards list.