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Championship Experience

(70 kilograms: 144-154 lbs)
7 x USA National Karate Champion

  • 2000 Retired from international Competition
  • 1999 Pan American Games, Winnipeg, Canada, 5th Place
  • 1999 Pan American Games qualifier, Havana, Cuba
  • 1998 France International Goodwill match, Bronze Medal Team.
    • Knee injury, did not compete for the remainder of the year
  • 1997 Pan American Championships, Lima, Peru, Gold Medal Team, Bronze Medal individual
  • 1997 France International Goodwill match, Bronze Medal Team
  • 1996 World Championships, Sun City, South Africa, 5th place
  • 1995 US team trial for Pan American Games, Gold Medal - 72 kilos
  • 1995 Pan American Games, Mar Del Plata, Argentina, Bronze Medal -72 kilos
    •  First ever karate team in the multi-sport Pan American Games
  • 1994 World Championships, Malaysia, Team member
  • 1994 Pan American Championships, Miami, Florida, Team member
  • 1993 World Cup, Algiers, Algeria, Team Member
  • 1993 North American Cup, Arizona, Bronze Medal individual
  • 1993 Kuwait Liberation Cup, Team member (guest of Kuwait Government)
  • 1993 Goodwill Championship, Dominican Republic, Gold Medal Team
  • 1992 World Championships, Granada, Spain, Team Member
  • 1992 North American Cup, Vancouver, Canada, Gold Medal Team, Silver Medal individual
  • 1991 Pan American Championships, Curacao, 4th place
  • 1990 Pan American Championships, Rio dejanero, Brazil, 4th place
  • 1989 Junior Pan American Championships, Orlando, Florida, Gold Team, Silver Medal individual

Sensei Dustin Baldis

Chief Instructor

Godan - 5th Degree Black Belt

As the Chief Instructor of the Pennsylvania Shotokan Karate Club, I have personally trained numerous P.S.K.C, as well as non-P.S.K.C. athletes to win National and International Championships. P.S.K.C. continues to be a primary training facility for present and future USA Team Members in their quest for knowledge and training.

Sensei Baldis is responsible for the technical training of numerous current elite sport karate athletes. Kickboxing/self defense, strength and conditioning clientele have included members of the NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes, College athletes, Hollywood celebrities, and Fortune 500 Company Executives.


Honors / Committees

  • 2005 - Present USA National Coaching Staff
  • 2011 United States Olympic Committee - Developmental Coach of the Year
  • 2010 - 2011 USA Karate Coach of the Year
  • 2001 USA Karate Hall of Fame Inductee

USA National Karate Team Coach

  • 2018 Overall Champion - Pan American Championships, Santiago, Chile, USA Team Coach
  • 2017 Junior World Championships, Tenerife, Spain, USA Team Coach
  • 2017 2nd Overall -Junior Pan American Championships, Buenos Aires, Argentina, USA Team Coach
  • 2017 Pan American Championships, Curacao, USA Team Coach
  • 2016 Pan American Championships, Rio Dejaneiro , Brazil USA Team Coach
  • 2015 Pan American Championships, Toronto, Canada USA Team Coach
  • 2015 Junior World Championships, Indonesia USA Team Coach
  • 2014 Junior Pan American Championships, Peru, USA Team Coach
  • 2013 Junior Pan American Championships, Colombia, USA Team Coach
  • 2013 Junior National Team Camp at US Olympic Training Center-Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 2012 WKF World Championships, Paris, France, USA Team Coach
  • 2012 Overall Champion - Pan American Championships, Nicaragua, USA Team Coach
  • 2012 North American Cup - Las Vegas, USA Team Coach
  • 2012 Junior Pan American Championships, Cancun, Mexico, USA Team Coach
  • 2011 Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico, USA Team Coach

*First in USA Karate History to medal as an Athlete and Coach!

  • 2011 Overall Champion- North American Cup, Montreal, Canada, USA Team Coach
  • 2011 2nd Overall - Pan American Championships, Guadalajara, Mexico, USA Team Coach
  • 2011 2nd Overall - Junior Pan American Championships, Fortaleza, Brazil, USA Team Coach
  • 2010 WKF World Championships, Belgrade, Serbia, USA Team Coach
  • 2010 North American Cup, Ixtapa, Mexico, USA Team Coach
  • 2010 3rd Place -Junior Pan American Championships, Montreal,Canada, USA Team Coach
  • 2009 US Open, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Team Coach
  • 2009 Overall Champion- Pan American Championships, Curacao, USA Team Coach
  • 2009 North American Cup, Las Vegas, USA Team Coach
  • 2009 2nd Place - Junior Pan American Championships, El Salvador, USA Team Coach
  • 2008 WKF World Championships, Tokyo, Japan, USA Team Coach
  • 2008 US Open, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Team Coach
  • 2008 North American Cup, Toronto, Canada, USA Team Coach
  • 2007 Pan American Championships, Mexico City, Mexico, USA Team Coach
  • 2007 Overall Champion- Junior Pan American Championships, Ecuador, USA Team Coach
  • 2007 North American Cup, Monterrey, Mexico, USA Team Coach
  • 2007 Junior World Championships, Istanbul, Turkey, USA Team Coach
  • 2006 WKF World Championships, Tampere, Finland. USA Team Coach
  • 2006 US Open, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Team Coach
  • 2006 Overall Champion- Junior Pan American Championships, Curacao, USA Team Coach
  • 2005 Named to USA National Coaching Staff
  • 2005 3rd Place - Junior Pan American Championships, Uruguay, USA Team Coach
  • 1999 US Olympic Training Center, developmental USA Junior Team
  • 1997 Junior World Cup, Hungary, Team Coach
  • 1996 Junior World Cup, Hungary, Team Coach