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Learn Authentic Traditional Karate-Do

At JKO you will learn from Master Hanshi Minobu Miki, 8th Dan (Eighth degree) Certified by Nippon Karate-Do Kai Shito-Ryu. The Japan Karate-Do Organization Hokushin Shito-Ryu International is the Official Karate School of the USA, USA National Karate-Do Federation, NGB (National Governing Body), and sole member in the U.S. Olympic Committee.  We are affiliated with WKF World Karate Federation (International Olympic Committee Member)

JKO Carlsbad dojo Instructors

Hanshi Minobu Miki​

Hanshi, or Grand Master Miki, is an 8th degree black belt and highly decorated and internationally recognize Karate instructor. Hanshi is the first person outside of Japan to be awarded the 8th degree black belt and has received the prestigious honor of receiving the Hanshi-Go (Grand Mastership) by Soke Kenzo Mabuni : the heir of the founder of Shito Ryu Karate-Do: Kenwa Mabuni.​

Sensei Corey Fukushima

Sensei Corey Fukushima is a Fourth Degree Black belt, 40 years a  veteran instructor. He started training Karate-Do under his father, a Traditional Karate-Do instructor. He captured the Sparring Champion title in the International Karate Championships in 1991. He was a JKO Elite team member, who won many international and USAKL National Championships. 

Sensei Mark Boeh

Sensei Mark Boah, is a Third Degree Black belt. He is a native of San Diego, and started Karate-Do training at JKO San Diego Dojo in the mid 80’s.Sensei Boeh graduated from Cal State Fullerton and works in Real Estate.​

Sensei Corey Cather

Sensei Corey Cather is a Second Degree Black belt in JKO Shito-Ryu Karate-Do. He began training in Isshin Ryu and Shorinji Ryu Karate during service in Vietnam and in JKA Shotokan and others. He has been actively training in JKO under Hanshi Miki since 2011, Mr. Cather holds a B.S. in Cinema and Photography and an M.S. in Education(’82) from Southern Illinois University. 

Sensei David Hickey

Sensei David Hickey started JKO Karate-Do in ’80s. Graduated from SDSU, worked for SDPD.