BLACK BELT ACADEMY


85 S.  BROADWAY
HICKSVILLE, NY 11801
TEL: 516-353-4311
 
ESTABLISHED 1964


TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE

ABOUT US


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SENSEI ANTONY MAVROUDIS

Sensei  Antony Mavroudis is a San Dan  in Traditional Japanese Shotokan  Karate and is the Chief Instructor of Black Belt Academy.  Sensei Antony has trained with Shihan Mike Hatgis (Go Dan – 5th Degree Black Belt) for over fifteen years. Shihan Mike Hatgis trained  directly with  Master Toyotaro Miyazaki who was a student of Tomosaburo Okano.  Master Okano trained directly under Gichin Funakoshi who was the founder of Shotokan Karate. Sensei Antony has also trained directly with Master Miyazaki at Special Seminars.

Focus is placed upon physical conditioning, Kihon – Basics, Kata – Forms, Kumite – Sparring and traditional Japanese and Okinawan weapons.

                    SENSEI GARY D'AMATO


Sensei Gary D'Amato is a  Yon-Dan in Traditional Shotokan Karate and is a Senior Instructor for Black Belt Academy. Sensei Gary  has been training in Shotokan Karate for over 40 years and specializes in Kumite-Sparring  techniques and the application of Bunkai to Traditional Shotokan Karate Kata Forms. Sensei Gary has directly trained with both Shihan Mike Hatgis and Master Miyazaki.