The instructors at Long's Shotokan are all experienced martial artists that enjoy taking the time to give back to the community by passing on the skills they have learned throughout their martial arts careers. Stop by the dojo and get to know them.
We are located in Independence, MO near the intersection of 291 Hwy and 23rd St. on RD Mize. Our facility is equipped to allow our students to practice throwing and falling as well as kata and sparring.
We are a black belt school. We will provide you with the tools you need to obtain your black belt. With hard work, focus, discipline, honor, and integrity you can #dothedeal.
Long's Shotokan is more than just a karate studio. We set ourselve apart by offering classes in multiple systems including Shotokan Karate, Aikido, Judo, Tai Chi, and Kick Boxing. We also teach traditional weapons.
Welcome to Long's Shotokan Karate Academy. Long's Shotokan is owned and operated by Sensei Mark Long, a two time world champion in the World Karate Federation and a Team USA Gold Medalist. Sensei Long holds black belt ranks in several styles of martial arts including Shotokan Karate, Shin Shin Jujitsu, Judo, and Tae Kwon Do. He has served our community through his karate academy since 1980 and through after school programs in Independence and surrounding school districts. Long's Shotokan off
Aikido is known as "the way of the harmonious spirit". It was established so that practitioners could protect themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.Our Aikido program is led by Sensei Miguel Caraballo. Sensei Miguel began his martial arts studies in 1968 while living in New York City.
Judo ("gentle way") is a grappling art in which the objective is to throw or take down one's opponent and subdue them with a pin, joint lock, or a choke. Our Judo program is taught by Sensei David Stringer.
Our kids classes are second to none. In addition to our LIttle Dragons program, Sensei Long teaches karate in local schools and offers a summer camp program that excites and educates those that attend.
Little Dragons is for kids from 3-6 years old. In our Little Dragons classes we emphasize focus, discipline, and respect while we teach your children karate and self defense.
Please contact us at (816) 257-6933 regarding our summer camp program.
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