WJKA Sierra Shotokan
Ginchin Funakoshi

Karate is a traditional Japanese martial art and a system of self defense. It is physical activity where participants learn to use their hands and feet as weapons. Through Karate training one learns self defense and fighting skills, while at the same time developing confidence, discipline and concentration.

Sierra Shotokan is a member of ASAI (Asai Shotokan Association International) and we teach traditional Shotokan Karate-do. Our goal and mission is to spread traditional Japanese Karate Budo as first developed by Ginchin Funakoshi, espoused by Masatoshi Nakayama, technically perfected by Tetsuhiko Asai and currently advanced by Kousaku Yokota, ASAI techical director.

We adhere to the principles of traditional Karate-do by assisting the student in the development of integrity, sincerity, mutual respect and self confidence.

Chief Instructor Sensei Johnson Nanadan (7th Dan) has over 45 years of Karate experience and is a certified judge and instructor, and president of the ASAI. 

Masatoshi Nakayama
Tetsuhiko Asai
Kousaku Yokota