About the Instructors

David and Ellen Stackpole have trained in the International Shotokan Karate Federation for 30 years, and have been teaching Shotokan Karate in Charlottesville since 1997.

  • Trained and examined by Master Teruyuki Okazaki
  • Received training though many masters, including JKA headquarters, Tokyo Japan
  • Collegiate and East Coast tournament judges
  • East Coast and Northwest team finalists

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