Dough Joe's Gym, or Dough Joe's Hurricane Gym, is the gym where Karrin Murphy regularly works out in Aikido. First mentioned in Blood Rites

Description[edit | edit source]

Dough Joe's Hurricane Gym is on the first floor of an old office building not far from the Headquarters of the Chicago Police Department. It had once been a country-and-western bar. It had a couple of restrooms large enough to be used as locker rooms.

There was a real boxing ring, a large safety rug, well-used training equipment, weights and dumbbells. There were also boxing targets: heavy bags, speed bags, and flicker bags. On the other side of the room there was a large are covered with a thick impact mat where people practiced martial arts.[1]

In the series[edit | edit source]

Blood Rites[edit | edit source]

In Blood Rites, Harry Dresden witnessed Karrin Murphy taking down O'Toole, a large and brawny rookie, during practice with several members of the SI team. O'Toole and John Stallings were double-teaming against her.[1]

Changes[edit | edit source]

In Changes, Murphy tells Dresden about how Agent Barry Tilly sometimes teaches classes at the gym.[2]

Ghost Story[edit | edit source]

In Ghost Story, Dough Joe's is mentioned when Harry Dresden fights the Grey Ghost using moves he learned in practice with Karrin Murphy.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blood Rites, ch. 6
  2. Changes, ch. 23
  3. Ghost Story, ch. 5

See also[edit | edit source]

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