"A Winning Tradition"
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 Sewickley and later opened is second facility in Levelgreen, Pennsylvania. Sensei Baldis has been involved with traditional Japanese karate-do for over 34 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.
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.
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"