Authentic Japanese Karate

Wado-Kai (way of peace) is the most popular form of Karate in Japan. The style is a blend of traditional Karate forms of quick, powerful linear techniques and Jujitsu, a style that emphasizes an efficient circular motion. The style also emphasizes naturalness in body stance and motion, and cultivates a mental attitude to overcome one's perceived physical limitations. Instruction is interactive and personal, and assumes that mastery can be achieved equally by men and women independent of body type and strength.

"Shudokan" literally means "the house where you master the way." There are only twenty schools in the world which carry the Shudokan designation. Established in 1988, Wado-Kai Shudokan Karate has been serving the adults, youth and children of the Longmont area with quality karate and self-defense instruction.

Head Instructor - Sensei Tanabe

Sensei Tanabe

  • 6th degree Black Belt
  • M.S. of Kinesiology
  • USA National Karate Federation Certified
  • Japan Karate Federation Certified
  • Executive Director of North America Karate Masters Association
  • Front Range Community College Faculty -- Japanese Language and Culture
  • Recipient of Overseas Distinguished Karate Service Award from Japan Karate Federation, Wado-Kai.

Read more about Sensei Tanabe ยป

Syndicate content


"Our son, 11, has been at Shudokan Karate with Sensei Tanabe for 4 years. He always enjoys coming to the lessons and the environment is very motivating. Sensei Tanabe has a very natural authority and he is highly appreciated by the children. He takes time with each child
personally. He has an incredible patience and even the most active child will be focused on his/her kata. Our son says: 'Sensei teaches us a lot of things like being respectful with others, being on time at the lessons and responsible. I like him very much.' We highly recommend this school." -Jerome B.