"It is a pleasure to offer my endorsement to this dojo. As an active adult who continues to study under Sensei Tanabe for the past 11 years, I cannot say enough great things about his style and the camaraderie of fellow students. I was encouraged to join as a way to gain control of my worsening physical condition. As I paid the price for my poor shape, I soon found that I gained a renewed physical ability, dropping weight and gaining strength. In addition, I found that I gained a mental attitude that I took to work, allowing me to respond to workplace demands in a whole new way– much like being able to respond to the unknown aggressive punch or kick. The continuing demonstration of my physical abilities and mental awareness is unparalleled when compared to other workout venues. As a senior adult, I find that I am in better condition than most people my age and I know that I have Sensei Tanabe to thank for this. I look forward to getting my grandson started in the near future knowing how Shudokan Karate will play an important role in his overall development." –Ken S.