Senseis Simone & Giacomo Mattei
Together, our instructors have over 25 years of experience. They earned their Shotokan black belts under Shihan Wayne Mello. Shihan Mello invited them to open a Dojo while they continue to train under his guidance. Our instructors also have been inducted into the Black Belt Hall Of Fame.
"There is no first strike in karate."
- Master Gichin Funakoshi 1868-1957
Founder of Shotokan Karate
Shotokan Karate is one of the oldest and most popular styles of Karate. It was developed at the beginning of the last century by Master Gichin Funakoshi from the island of Okinawa. Shotokan Karate is a peaceful way of life. This traditional Japanese martial arts began in 1938 as a way only to protect and enhance human life.
Affiliated to A.I.K.A
Almeida's International Karate Association has almost a dozen dojos, creating a widespread community of dedicated people learning and growing together!