JKA Instructors and Black Belts

Instructors Bio

Sensei Mervin Dixon, JKA 5th Dan

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Sensei Dixon is the instructor of the JKA San Francisco Dojo at UCSF. Sensei Dixon started training karate in 1980 in Portland, Oregon. In 1984, he moved to San Francisco, California and started training under Sensei Haramoto. He has been an instructor since January 2000. When Sensei Dixon is not teaching karate, he is a full time construction manager with a B.S. in Structural Engineering. Sensei Dixon has the following JKA certifications:

  • Instructor
  • Examiner
  • Judging

Mark Morodomi, JKA 4th Dan

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Morodomi is the instructor of JKA of USF. He started training in JKA karate in 1974. He continued his training in college where he was team captain of the JKA Karate Club at Stanford University under Sensei Kenichi Haramoto. He has been an instructor at the University of California at Davis JKA Karate Club.

When Morodomi's not training or teaching karate, he is a full time attorney. Morodomi has the following JKA certifications:

  • Instructor

JKA of California Black Belts at the USF and UCSF Dojo

Stoyan Kenderov 3nd Dan
Bill Maske 2nd Dan
Ali Tore 2nd Dan
Eli Tuttle 2nd Dan
Arnaud M 2nd Dan
Jad Boutros 2nd Dan
Tom Fernwood 2nd Dan
Andrew Newman 1st Dan
Ayumi Sohn 1st Dan
Masanori Sen 1st Dan
Michael Azar 1st Dan