Sensei Eddie began studying Shotakan Karate at the YMCA in Phoenix, Arizona in 1964. He participated in his first karate tournament in 1965. Since then he has competed in and judged hundreds of tournaments. He is respected for being a fair and impartial judge and when he competed he received the award of most consistent fighter.
In 1969, he moved to San Luis Obispo and opened a dojo in the basement of the famous Anderson Hotel. While attending Cal Poly University he taught karate for PE credit, which was a first for any State University.
Living in San Luis Obispo gave Sensei Eddie the opportunity to compete in Western State Tournaments, where his fighting skills earned him a spot on the Ways of Japan School Team, the Western States Japanese Karate Team, and a Chuck Norris Black Belt Team. His skills on these teams matched him up against some competitors from Black Belt Magazine's List of National Top Ten.
In 2013 and 2016, Sensei Eddie was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and he received his 7th Degree Black Belt.
He is a traditionalist when it comes to Shotokan, and he is proud to share those traditions and his passion with his students.
Tuesday and Thursday
Beginner class 430-530
Intermediate class 530-630