August Message From Sensei

We had a great time in Chicago, Illinois. this past month competing in the USA National Karate Championships recognized by the US Olympic Committee. Meeting up with old friends and meeting new ones has been the story since I began this journey over 30 years ago with competition. PSKC/Jinen Kai made a huge impression on the event and will continue to do so in the future to come. I have watched seasoned veterans succeed as well as stumble and fall. However, the lessons learned from the successes and failures within the arena/dojo are lessons to be carried on throughout life and no medal can give you those lessons. Winning or Losing does not make or break you! Your willingness to put forth the effort DOES! I am extremely proud of all who took this journey over the past 7 months and are willing to give it another shot whether small or big. Stay posted for events happening this Fall and know that EVERYONE has the opportunity to compete!
Keep training for the betterment of YOU!

July Message From Sensei

I look forward to seeing all of Team PSKC/Jinen Kai competing at the National Championships being held in Chicago, Illinois July 11-14th. When I look back over the years, I have had outstanding athletes of all ages and skills. Unfortunately, I lost a lot of elite athletes to other sports over the years. Karate-do is a lifetime activity for all ages and can give an athlete the opportunity to compete at the highest level all the way thru their mid 30's. Over 27 years of developing strong athletes who have made Team USA that walked away before reaching their prime can be wearing when you give your heart and soul as an instructor/coach with no expectation of financial gain. I see other organizational sports that charge astronomical prices selling dreams when all of those who have trained with me and given me a 100% reached their dream of making Team USA. I am not a snake oil salesman or hiding behind any curtain, I just produce year after year. Who's ready to achieve greatness on the WORLD stage!

We have 31 athletes which include for the first time 2 Para Athletes. This years team has trained long and hard for this National Championships which is under the auspices of the US Olympic Committee. We have 4 Elite athletes trying to make Team USA. Please wish these and all of the PSKC athletes Luck and stay posted on Facebook for updated results.
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June Message From Sensei

I hope to see all PSKC students make an effort to attend the 2019 USA Elite Training Camp and the American Junior Karate League (AJKL) Event. If you are not able to train, any support with helping set up or break down is greatly appreciated. I am so excited to see the training this year. We have numerous Junior and Senior National Team members participating as well as internationals. This year we once again have many current Team USA members that are Pan American Champions/World medalist participating in hopes of regaining their spot on Team USA. As we have done in our 18 year history, we hope to provide inspiration to new Team USA hopefuls and help them make their dreams come true too! This is NOT the "A" team in your local community, it is the "USA Team" that represents our Nation around the world! However, this is not just about making Team USA. It is about gaining knowledge and experience from some of the most recognizable instructors/coaches in the world. Everyone of ALL ages and skill can gain from this training. Athletes as young as 5 and as old as 65 participate!

Why Not You?

I have provided the best trainers in the world to my PSKC student base. Not one other dojo in the WHOLE country provides this much expertise, knowledge and training to their own students in one weekend.

Karate-Do is life!

May Message from Sensei

I hope that all PSKC students make and effort to attend the 2019 USA Elite Training Camp and American Junior Karate League final event. The reason being is that this is my ONE main event that I host!  It is an event that was started to benefit my own students and has grown into a national event which is recognized throughout the country as the premier grassroots to elite level training camp. Numerous USA Team members participate and have already registered.  Now its your turn!  They say the greatest form of flattery is imitation. Many people try to duplicate what I have accomplished with this camp, but cannot due to my connection with Team USA.  I bring in the best!  If you want to expand your knowledge and training you do not want to miss this opportunity. If you choose to go to an "in house" baseball, soccer etc.. game/practice with volunteer coaches and not train with athletes/coaches that have compiled 6 US Olympic athlete of the year awards, 2 US Olympic Committee Coach of the year awards and too many international titles to list than I wish you the best of luck. Otherwise, take the time to attend and you can say that you trained with Olympic level athletes/coaches instead of practice with ???.

April Message from Sensei

I hope you plan to attend the USA Elite Training Camp and American Junior Karate League Event June 7-9.  This event is the Pennsylvania Shotokan Karate Clubs signature event.  It is an event that was started to benefit my own students and has grown into an national event that is recognized throughout the country as the premier grassroots to elite level training camp.  Because of my connection with Team USA, I bring in the best.  Over 30 US Team members were in attendance last year!  If you want to expand your knowledge and training you do not want to miss this opportunity. Many Elite level athletes fly in from all over the country to participate.  All you have to do is drive a few minutes down the road!  Whether you compete or not, you can gain so much knowledge and skills with the instructors that are here for you!

March Message from Sensei

As a USA National Coach, I have had the honor to train numerous athletes within the PSKC Dojo from the Junior Olympian levels to the actual Team USA levels as recognized by the US Olympic Committee.  Helping numerous athletes within PSKC and athletes from around the country achieve their Team USA dream is something I am proud of as an instructor because it demonstrates the level of training that everyone within PSKC receives. Excellence is a commitment that I made when I first started teaching and a philosophy that I have stood by since 1992.  Take pride PSKC in knowing that I have been and am still part of this Olympic movement because all of you will benefit the most.
Funakoshi principle:
"Spirit First Technique Second"

February Message from Sensei

Team PSKC trainings will not just be for the USA National Championships, but for all events this competition year. However, if you want to compete under the Olympic Rings and take pride knowing that this is a very special opportunity, PSKC/Jinen Kai will lead you the way. Whether you are 5 years old or 75 years young beginner or advanced, you can take part!  I take pride in training hard and taking each student to a different level during our team trainings.  If you want to take that next step, then join one of the most successful teams/organizations in the country.  Karate competitions not only help you determine your skill level versus others that are your rank, but helps you in dealing with challenges that are put forth in front of you.  Karate is an individual sport, but we do bond as a team during the trainings and celebrate the victories together as well as work through the defeats and setbacks. There are many great lessons learned throughout the training and competition that give you strength to take on other challenges in life.  The question is...Why not?       

January Message from Sensei

Happy New Year!  
As the Pennsylvania Shotokan Karate Club welcomes a New Year Year we ask that every time you walk through the PSKC door, you give 100% each and every class.  Not only will you honor yourself, but you will honor all the current and former students that have passed through our doors.  We have had so many great moments with great students who have trained with PSKC since 1992 and look forward to many new ones!  
PSKC is a premier traditional Japanese karate dojo which has developed homegrown champions and Team USA members. My proudest accomplishment in karate is passing on every ounce of my knowledge to the students and watching them succeed in the dojo, competition and most importantly...Life!
Be Proud of yourself, your commitment and your willingness to lead a path of self improvement!

December Message From Sensei

As we come to the end of the year, I always look back and reflect on our successes and setbacks as a Dojo.  I know what drives people to keep training, but I also wonder why students ""take a break"" when all I hear is how beneficial it is or what impact it has had on themselves or their child's life! Karate-do gives one and opportunity to strengthen not only their body, but mind and spirit too!  Having many challenges in life will only get more challenging if you do not give yourself tools to combat those adversities!  The journey of karate will be a fulfilling one that will only be realized by the ones who continue that journey.       
I love to teach and share my knowledge and experiences with students in hopes that it will in someway impact their lives positively and assist with taking on those adversities when they present themselves.   Everyone one of my students has a special place in my heart and always know that I do not hold back any of my teachings and will always do what is right by you!  It is my hope that you will do the same in time and truly know the feeling of a students successes because you might have had a small part in that journey.
The training is tough, the journey is not always smooth and easy, but the ones who stay the course of a true karate-ka will forever understand what they have achieved at that moment in time.  For they are the ones that know that the black belt is not a destination, but a  journey for one that takes a lifetime.    
PSKC will always challenge you to be your best and guarantees that will earn every bit of your rank!
I hope for you to continue your challenges within PSKC and wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season and Happy New Year!