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About

Our Dojo is located at 226 South Broadway in Denver. We have trained in the same location for over forty five years.

The building dates back to 1919 when it was a series of shops, and at one time was a meat market. The meat market sign was visible until a few years ago.

The building became a martial arts studio in 1966, and has been ever since. Sensei Yaguchi became the Chief Instructor in 1972 and remained so until 2016 when he decided to retire.

At the start of 2017 Dale and Ryu took over the business in the same location. Although it's not new, it's a location we have come love and revere. It is an authentic old style Dojo. The history and tradition inspires us to excel in our practice. Come in and see for yourself.

Instructors
Gordon McDaniel

Instructor

 

He is a 8th Degree Black Belt, ISKF Certified Instructor, Examiner and Judge. He is a 3 time National Senior Kata Champion. He joined the dojo in 1977. Mr. McDaniel has traveled all over the world competing, judging, and teaching. He has visited over 250 Dojo's.

Miyuki Kuroha

Instructor

 

She is a 5th Degree Black Belt, ISKF Certified Instructor, Examiner and Judge. In the ISKF titles, she is a 2 times World Shoto Cup Senior Kata champion (2012, 2016), Kumite runner-up in 2016 and 2014 Pan American Senior Kata Champion. Also she is a US National Senior Kata Champion from 2010 to the present, 2011 Senior Kumite Champion. In the world wide open tournament, she has 5 Kata champion titles. She started Karate at nearly 40 years old but still challenges and never gives up. Where there is a will, there is a way. Come and join us!!!

Dale Weyant

Instructor

 

He has trained in Shotokan Karate for more than 36 years and is a seventh degree black belt. Karate training has changed his life for the better in many ways. He is honored to have the chance to share these benefits with others.

Tatsuun Ryu

Instructor

 

He is somewhat reserved and  quiet in nature but relaxed and laid back. After Sensei Yaguchi's retirement, he became in charge of the technical discipline to carry on his legacy at ISKF Colorado (Denver Dojo). He is currently ISKF USA Team Coach, and also Mountain States Regional Team Coach.

Andrew Morrell

Instructor

 

He has been studying Shotokan Karate for 18 years and has achieved the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt). He has graduated from the instructor training program and is ranked as a C level judge.

Instructor Trainees
John Serini

Instructor Trainee

 

He began his karate training in 1975. After retiring from a career as a Denver-based attorney, he resumed his training in 2006 with Shihan Yaguchi. He holds the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt) and is currently enrolled in the ISKF Instructor Training Program. He has won awards in several tournaments.

Herman "Hy" Dreksler

Instructor Trainee

 

He started Karate in New York in 1972 and earned his Shodan under Sensei Mori. He has received his Godan in Shotokan Karate under Sensei Yaguchi.   He is also Shodan in Okinawan Karate Systems, and has trained in Jeet Kune Do.  He is the oldest Karataka in Mountain States region.

Seth Merrill

Instructor Trainee

 

He started training Shotokan Karate in 1989. Seth considers himself fortunate to have trained under some of the best Karate instructors in the United States, if not the world. Seth has competed in many tournaments and been honored to be a Captain of the ISKF Regional Team for the past several years as well as a member of the ISKF National Team. A 4th degree black belt, Seth looks forward to helping other students learn and compete.