35th Anniversary Celebration for Atlanta's Traditional Okinawan Karate-Dojo Dojo

April 02, 2022 10:00am-4:30pm

10:00-12:00  Legacy of the Masters — Part I
by Jay Sandweiss Shihan, 6th dan  

1:30-4:30  Legacy of the Masters — Part 2
by Jay Sandweiss Shihan, 6th dan

Shihan will be sharing special techniques and martial principles from Karate-do, Aikido, and Hung Gar Kung Fu that he learned directly from masters in our lineage.  He has trained directly with Grandmaster Eizo Shimabukuro, Grandmaster Isao Ichikawa (awarded his 10th dan from Grandmaster Kanken Toyama and founder of Doshikan Karate-do), Shihan Walter Todd, Kyoshi Herbert Wong, Shihan Karl Scott, Y.C. Wong (Hung Gar Kung Fu) and Master Li's Tiger Dragon style in Taiwan.

Seminar Details

Morning: Hammond Park Pavilion above basketball courts for morning session
Afternoon: Hammond Park Gymnasium (705 Hammond Drive, Atlanta, GA  30328)
Attire: Wear gis if possible (shoes for outdoor morning session)
Seminar Cost: $150 for Part 1 and Part 2.  ($75 for single session)
Special Advance Price: $120 for Part 1 and Part 2 in advance (received by March 29th)
Send Payment to: Mark Moeller, 360 Forest Hills Drive, Atlanta, GA  30342-2332 or give to Taylor Sensei or  Watkins Sensei.  Cash or check only.
Questions: Sensei at 404.751.7453 or mmoeller@taylorenglish.com
Party: 7:00 at Taco Mac in the Prado (5600 Roswell Rd, Ste. F210, Sandy Springs, GA 30342)


About Shihan Sandweiss:

Jay Sandweiss Shihan began his karate training in 1974 in Ann Arbor at the Asian Martial Arts Studio (which was started by students of Wong Kyoshi).  In 1977, he visited Eizo Shimabukuro Hanshi and was awarded his black belt in Shorin Ryu Karate-do.  After working and studying Chinese martial arts in Taiwan for several months, Sandweiss Sensei returned to Okinawa where he lived and trained with Shimabukuro Hanshi for nine months.  He returned to Ann Arbor as a 2nd dan in 1978 and became the Head Instructor of the University of Michigan Shorin Ryu Karate-do Club.  At that time, he began studying Hung Gar Kung Fu and Aikido at the Asian Martial Arts Studio, and he resumed his training in Shudokan Karate-do.  He currently holds the rank of 6th dan in Shudokan Karate-do, 6th dan in Shorin Ryu Karate-do, and 4th dan in Aikido.   

After 35 years of karate-do at our Dojo, it's important to note the lineage of instructors and vast knowledge passed down to us.  Here are the lineages for the two systems of karate that we teach at the Dojo.


Grandmaster Eizo Shimabukuro (10th dan) to Herbert Z. Wong (8th dan) to Karl W. Scott III (7th dan) to Y. Jay Sandweiss (6th dan) to Mark R. Moeller (6th dan)


The late Grandmaster Kanken Toyama (10th dan) to Walter E. Todd (8th dan) to Herbert Z. Wong (8th dan) to Karl W. Scott III (7th dan) to Y. Jay Sandweiss (6th dan) to Mark R. Moeller (6th dan)