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“The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.” – Gichin Funakoshi


Sensei Jacquie Dunevant
Her deep interest of martial artist began when she introduced her son to karate. While watching him, she began to wonder if she too could learn to defend herself in that way. Soon after, she took herself up on her own challenge and started training under the Yamashita Shorin-Ryu style. She was immediately hooked. Over the last 15 years Sensei Jacquie has built her own career in the martial arts field by representing Head Master Tadashi Yamashita in building a Yamashita Shorin-Ryu Karate Dojo in Vista, California.


Sensei Jon Haar
His love for martial arts began in his young teenage years. Sensei Jon began training in the Goju-Ryu Karate discipline. After many years of extreme, intense training, he earned his 1st degree black belt. Moving on after his achievement he decided to widen his knowledge of martial arts by earning his black belt in Tae Kwon Do as well. Following Tae Kwon Do was when Sensei began his journey within the Yamashita Shorin-Ryu world. He now holds a 5th degree rank  within this style as well. Continuing his passion for martial arts, Sensei Jon helped build the dojo with Sensei Jacquie from the ground up and they have created the dojo that it is today. 



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