2075-6 Iiyama | Kanagawa Ken | Atsugi, Japan 243
Contact: Eli Curiel Jr.
Children's Classes: Ages 6-14: Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 PM - 6:30PM.
Adult Classes: Ages 16 on up: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 PM - 8:00PM.
Mr. Elijio Curiel, born May 1954, started his karate training in 1973 in Tucson Arizona. Originally studying under Mr. Clyde Kakimoto at the University of Arizona, he later joined the Dow Sensei dojo which at that time was known as Shotokai Karate of Tucson. In the summer of 1975 he traveled to Atsugi to train in the Kawanabe dojo for 2 months and was awarded his Sho Dan at that time. Mr. Curiel continued his karate training in Tucson under both the Kakimoto and Dow dojos as well as making frequent trips to Atsugi Japan. Master Kawanabe also traveled to Tucson many times and introduced the hachiriki and hachiken to Arizona karate students in the mid 1980s. In 1994, Mr. Curiel started his own dojo at a local gymnasium where he taught a small class of faithful students. The Curiel dojo later moved to the El Rio Neighborhood Center in Tucson where he currently teaches both children and adults twice a week. Mr. Curiel travels to Atsugi Japan on a regular basis to continue his budo training under the careful scrutiny of Master Kawanabe. He currently holds a 7th Dan under Kawanabe Karate Do.
Contact: George White
Children's Classes: Ages 6-on up: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 PM - 8:00PM.
Mr. George White, Coronado Security Officer, is the instructor for the Coronado Martial Arts Club. Mr. White is a retired Pima County Sheriff’s Lieutenant who developed and instructed law enforcement defensive tactics programs at the local, state, and national levels for the past 30 years. Mr. White is a recognized expert in law enforcement defensive tactics training and the use of force. Mr. White is a shihan grade 10th degree black belt who has practiced and instructed traditional martial arts for 40 years. Mr. White’s black belt testing and certification was conducted at the Kawanabe-Do Karate world headquarters in Atsugi, Japan.
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Contact: Carlos Varon
Children's Classes: Tuesday from 6:30 PM - 7:30PM.
Adult Classes: Tuesday from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM.