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Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Friday Morning

6:00 am - 7:15 am

Advanced Classes - 1st & 3rd Friday each month

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Primary Location: 1835 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island FL

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how merritt island karate began

Sensei Kurt Tezel founded the Titusville dojo and opened the merritt island location on 10 / 17 / 2011 to be closer to his home. The merritt island dojo was built with the sweat and hard work of senior students of area dojos.
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The founder of Shorin-Ryu Karate USA, Grandmaster Ansei Ueshiro, an Okinawan by birth, set foot on the mainland of the USA for the first time on September 15, l962. He was one of the first Oriental martial artists to bring karate to this country, and he...

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grandmaster ansei ueshiro

founder of Shorin-Ryu Karate USA

Hanshi Robert Scaglione began his karate training in 1967. He earned his Black Belt in 1972 from Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro, founder of the Shorin-Ryu Karate U.S.A. system. Hanshi Scaglione is the Chief Administrator of...

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Hanshi Robert Scaglione

Chief Administrator of Shorin-Ryu Karate U.S.A.

Sensei Kurt Tezel began training with Shorin-Ryu Karate USA in 1999 under Hanshi Robert Scaglione under whom he continues to train. Sensei Tezel was promoted to the rank of Fifth degree Black Belt in August 2012...

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Sensei Kurt Tezel


Sensei Pat began training in Shorin-Ryu Karate USA with her husband and two children in 1995 under Hanshi Robert Scaglione. Sensei Pat was...

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Sensei Pat Marchetti


Sempai Eddy began training in 2001. She received the rank of Sho-Dan in 2006 and Ni-Dan in 2009. She teaches at...

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Sempai Carla Eddy


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