Shotokan Tiger Martial Arts Dojo
A traditional Shotokan Karate Dojo
Thank you for visiting Shotokan Tiger Martial Arts Dojo. We are a
traditional Karate school offering training in the Japanese style Shotokan Karate.
Our primary goal is to provide the best, most affordable karate instruction to our
Our classes are small, and that makes for excellent communication and attention
to our students from our highly qualified instructors.
Please stop by and visit or call us. We are confident that you will see that the
instruction we provide is second to none.
Meet Our Instructors:
Rudy Smith Shihan - Shihan Smith holds the rank of 7th Dan, and is Head
Instructor. He has trained and taught in the martial arts and Personal Self
Defense for over 40 years.
Peter Spence Sensei - Sensei Spence is Senior Instructor and holds
the rank of 5th Dan. He has trained and taught in the martial arts for over
Little Tigers and Family (Previously Little Tigers): Our Little Tigers program is geared
specifically for kids - from 5 year olds to early teens
- Tuesday and Thursday - 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM.
One new aspect of this program is that we have extended reduced membership to parents
who wish only to train during this time period with their child. Parents and Little Tigers train at
the same time, on the same mat, but in a separate area. This allows parents to train while not
having to stay or return for the Adult Class. We have received very positive responses from
both parents and the kids.
Adults: Adults and late teens
- Tuesday and Thursday - 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
- Special training for adults is also held on Friday (Kumite class) and Saturday
We follow a traditional Shotokan Syllabus - Including: Kihon (basics), Kata (forms) Kumite
(sparring) and Weapons (Kobudo) training (when approved by our Instructors).
Good health and fitness are natural results of regular and correct exercise. Karate training
provides that through regular, systematic, conscientious training which is also the key to
success in Karate. A person’s size, sex and muscular strength are not important. Everyone
can benefit from Karate training.
Generally, age is also of no concern in Karate training. Whether you are 4 or 74, we believe
that anyone can learn Karate and be successful at it....one step at a time. Of course as with
any physical activity there are things to consider and if you have any concerns it is always
prudent to let your doctor know of your intent to begin martial arts
training, regardless of age.
Telephone: (407) - 463-1720
Address: Shindai Aikikai Dojo, 1940 Brengle Avenue,
Orlando, Fl. 32808
Brengle Avenue is just West of John Young Parkway,
off W. Princeton Street.
Shihan Rok and Sensei Geminiani
leading a kids class
Grading results - January, 2012
Congratulations to the following students who successfully passed
their grading exams:
Dan promotions - Adults
Congratulations to Shidoin Stefano Geminiani to - Nidan
Kyu promotions - Adults
- James Ethridge - 6th Kyu
- Ronald Salley - 6th Kyu
- Nagai (Kimi) Belfluer - 6th Kyu
- Frances Fleurimond - 6th Kyu
- Jessica Fleurimond - 6th Kyu
- Abe DeGuzman - 8th Kyu
Kyu Promotions Kids:
- Darryl Williams, Jr. - 7th Kyu
Sensei, with his Great Nephew, 4 year
old Joshua Masone - a 'future Black Belt
Left to right - Sensei Edwin Perez, Hara Kenkojuku Florida. Far right - (left to right) Edwin Perez
Sensei, Harakenkojuku Fl., Sensei Bill Bohan, Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and Spence Sensei
First Jujitsu training Class at the Dojo - May, 17, 2010
Jujitsu: Danzan Ryu Jujitsu under William Bohan Sensei - Adults and Teens only
- Monday evening - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Please visit Danzan Ryu at: http://www.fldzr.com
MLK, Jr. Memorial Demo, 01/29/2011
'Family' photo....at least, part of the family
Frances Fleurimond presenting at the event
Annual Dojo picnic : Sunday, August 26, 2012. Kelly Park,
Apopka (Rock Springs), Fl. - 10:00 AM - Park Closing. Bring
your bathing suits and swim / rubber raft in the Springs.
Meet Our shidoin:
Stefano Geminiani - Nidan
Mr. Geminiani joined us from Milan, Italy. He trained there under Guiseppe
Mascani, 7th Dan at "Centro Karate Shotokan Rutigliano G." He was
awarded Shodan in 1998.
William Bohan - Shodan
Mr. Bohan is also Head Instructor of Florida Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. He began
his training through the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation in 1996 and
was awarded Shodan in 2006. He is now also training in Shotokan Karate.
Giovanni Vianello - Shodan
Mr. Vianello began his study of Shotokan Karate at Azato Karate Club,
Lido, Venice, Italy in 1982. His instructor was Daniele Bofelli Sensei, 8th
Kids program Summer BBQ at Sensei's home - July, 2011
Spring Shiai - May, 2011