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    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Tai Chi & TKD

    Sioux Falls Shotokan Karate

    The instruction is very traditional. The lineage is top shelf. Both instructors are ceritified under Yutaka Yaguchi, who is certified by Masatoshi Nakayama (2nd - 8th degree black belts) and Gichin Funakoshi (Shodan). Nakayama is one of Funakoshi's most notable students and is well-known for writing the "Best Karate" series.

    Jeff Trammell - Sixth Degree Black Belt (Rokudan). All levels of black belt attained by Mr. Trammell were received from Master Yutaka Yaguchi.

    Lee Doohen - Fifth Degree Black Belt (Godan). Mr. Doohen began his karate training while stationed in Iwakuni, Japan when he was in the Marine Corps and attained his Shodan from Master Hitoshi Akiyama. During his training in Japan, Mr. Doohen competed and placed in tournaments. Lee returned to the United States in 1972 and continued his karate training attaining his Nidan, Sandan, Yondan and Godan from Master Yutaka Yaguchi. Mr. Doohen is also the Regional Director for North Central Region.

    Both Mr. Trammell and Mr. Doohen are Certified ISKF Judges as well as participants in the ISKF Instructor Training Program.

    Trammell usually teaches the Tuesday evening classes and emphasizes on power and cardio. Be sure to have Gatorade on hand Tuesday nights. Doohen takes a more methodical approach to the Thursday classes and focuses on developing technique.


    Tuesday: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Younger students are dismissed at 8:00 p.m. rather than 8:30 p.m.

    Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

    Thursday: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Younger students are dismissed at 8:00 p.m. rather than 8:30 p.m.

    Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    Last edited by DanDavis; 9/20/2008 11:45am at .


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