Pennsylvania Shotokan Karate Club

Sensei Dustin J. Baldis

Sensei Dustin J. Baldis, the Chief Instructor, founded the Pennsylvania Shotokan Karate Club (P.S.K.C.) in 1992 at the downtown YMCA in Pittsburgh. In late 1993, P.S.K.C. moved to its current home in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Sensei Baldis has been involved with traditional Japanese karate-do for over 30 years and is a Fifth degree Black Belt in the art of Shotokan Karate.
As a current USA National Karate Team Coach and former USA National Karate Team member, Sensei Baldis has worked tirelessly to establish the Pennsylvania Shotokan Karate Club as a premier karate school within the Pittsburgh area and the United States. P.S.K.C. is known nationally and internationally for producing top elite martial art students that are disciplined, well mannered individuals who are respectful of themselves and others.
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Sensei Dustin J. Baldis
Sensei Dustin J. Baldis, Godan - 5th Degree Black Belt
2001 USA Karate Hall of Fame Inductee, International Competitor
2005 Officially named to the USA National Coaching Staff
2007 Appointed to the USA National Coaching Committee
2010-2011 USA Coach of Year award
2011 Pan American Games- Guadalajara, Mexico, USA Team Coach
2011 United States Olympic Committee - Developmental Coach of the Year

2015 Team PSKC National Team

2015 Team PSKC National Team
USA National Championships/Team Trials
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Total of 19 Medals Won
Riley Smith, Gold medal
Noah Fry, Gold medal
Sarah Krahnke, Gold medal
Michael Farabaugh, Gold medal
Savannah Fornicoia, Gold medal x2

Geoff Magin Silver medal
Jared Smith Silver medal
Sarah Krahnke - Silver medal
Kobudo - Silver

Jason Clark - Bronze medal
Ziah Baldis - Bronze medal
Eliza Atwood - Bronze medal
Lequay Willis - Bronze medal
Savannah Fornicoia - Bronze medal
Michael Farabaugh - Bronze medal x2

12-13 Team Kumite (Ziah, Zach, Riley, Adam) - Bronze medal
14-15 Team Kumite (Geoff Magin, David Lipton) - Silver medal
5 Fifth place finishes

Our Mission

The Pennsylvania Shotokan Karate Club is a dynamic school of traditional karate-do dedicated to providing its members with elite martial arts instruction while developing them as focused, self-disciplined and confident persons who are respectful of others.

Shotokan Style

PSKC is dedicated to the art of Shotokan Karate. The father of modern day karate, Gichin Funakoshi, writes: "...Karate-do is a noble martial art, and [one] can rest assured that those who take pride in breaking boards or smashing tiles, or who boast of being able to perform outlandish feats... really know nothing about karate. They are playing around in the leaves and branches of a great tree, without the slightest concept of the trunk"

Free Karate Class

To register for FREE Karate Class, please email or call 412-741-7448. Please provide the following information: Name, Address, Age, Email address and Telephone number.


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