Merritt Island Okinawan Karate School & Dojo | (321) 459-3000

Part Two Karate Life time marathon


100_2342100_2343Photos taken on Cocoa Beach last Saturday morning by Sensei Judy of our visitor Sensei Joe Roberts also pictured here is the karate man that Sensei Joe refers to as his Sensei, Robert Scaglione, Hanshi *USRKUSA and Robert Scaglione’s son, Kyoshi Sal Scaglione. A beach workout of 100 Shorin-Ryu students assembled in front of the Hilton for a review of kata and the work out lasted for nearly three hours. It was an impressive site to see. We were honored to have a visit by Sensei Joe Roberts who started his karate training in 1979. After earning his blackbelt, Sensei Roberts joined the US Marines, a member of the elite U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance training with the Navy SEALs scuba divers and performed numerous HALO jumps.  While in the military, Sensei Roberts was stationed in Okinawa where he trained with Sensei Kishaba (who can be seen with Master Ueshiro in the 50th Anniversary USRKUSAJournal). Sensei Roberts lives and trains with his wife, Yanna in Kansas City, Missouri. Sensei Roberts and his wife Yanna trained karate with us this past weekend. Sensei Joe generously shared his life long experiences of karate with us and his daily practice.

*Ueshriro Shorin-Ryu Karate USA is a sister style to our style, Shorin-Ryu Karate USA under the direction of Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro. For more information about how you can enjoy an “exercise” program that feeds your soul, contact Sensei Judy 321-459-3000. We are located 1755 S. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island.


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