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Encyclopedia Dubuque


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DUBUQUE KARATE CLUB. In 1970 David SCHMITT opened the Dubuque Karate Club at 527 W. 8th. It was the first karate school in Dubuque and one of the first in Iowa. In 2011 one of the club's members, Linda Ginter, became the first woman in Dubuque to earn the rank of master in the martial art of Tang Soo Do.

The 1977 Dubuque City Directory listed 2197 University.

The 1983 Dubuque City Directory listed 3430 Dodge.

The 1989 through 2014 Dubuque City Directory listed 805 Century Drive.