I started karate at the age of 11 in 1987. I was taught Shudo-Kan karate, an Okinawan art and received my Sho-dan ho (black belt) in January of 1995. As always the black belt was just a start and I continued to study karate as much as possible. After college I switched to Shito-Ryu Karate a Japanese art and received my Sho-dan on December 16th, 2000. I have continued my studies and received San-dan (3rd degree black belt) in 2003. I have learned many things from karate, but one of the key points is that I have learned is that there is soo much more for me to learn. With every step forward on my journey in Karate I get to see 3 more steps appear before me. That is what makes karate so much fun for me, there will always be something new to learn.


Springfield Karate and Fitness

Shito-Ryu Karate

Nearly all my videos can be found on my Youtube.com channel, http://youtube.com/user/senseijohnnelson. Enjoy!
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