Shotokan Karate is an "empty hand" traditional Japanese style of martial arts created by Master Gichin Funokoshi in Okinawa in the early 1900s. We continue to adhere to the principles set forth by Master Funokoshi. "The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in vistory or defeat, but in the perfection of character of the participant."
Training is divided into three parts: kihon (basics), kata (forms) and kumite (sparring). Each plays a crucial role in the development of karate skills as well as physical and mental development.
LCSKC (Lancaster County Shotokan Karate Club) was formed by Sensei Todd Kentzel (6th Dan) several years ago as an extention to CCSKC, formed in 1981.
* apllicable for kyu (yellow belt - brown belt) exams only.
Sensei Kentzel began training in 1983 and has been an active member of the ISKF (International Shotokan Karate Federation) for over 30 years. He is a graduate of the ISKF instructor training program and a current member of the ISKF East Coast Technical Comittee. In his 30+ years, Sensei Kentzel has trained in several places throughout the US and the world including, Norway, Belize, and Japan Honbu dojo.