TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE

SENSEI EDDIE RIVERA

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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.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Tuesday and Thursday 


Beginner class 430-530

Intermediate class 530-630

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