We welcome and host national and international visitors.
Shared Full Bathroom
If we don't have a roommate you can have your own room.
When we do have a roommate we can still accommodate you.
If there are many of you well we'll pack you in somehow.
We can also arrange accommodations near by from low budget to high end boutique hotels.
Manhattan Beach is L.A.'s best kept secret!
Once you come here like many others before you, you'll be hooked.
We ask that you give us as much advanced notice as possible.
As time goes on we are getting more and more requests.
Come do Karate and or Yoga or just hang out.
Just 8 Minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport
Typical Manhattan Beach Sunset
International Surf Festival
Six Man Volleyball Tournament
Typical Manhattan Beach Beach cottage
Take a walk or bike ride along the Strand
Great Boutique Hotels
Rain or shine it's a great place to be
The best way to get around is on a "beach cruiser"
Take the Ocean Express to Manhattan Beach from LAX Airport hotels
As you can see Manhattan Beach is not typical. It has a special energy. When Nishiyama sensei first came to the U.S. he live a few miles from here. Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris lived a few miles from here. The South Bay has a special energy.
Now many of the world's top Jiu Jitsu instructors are here. The Gracie's and the Machado's can be found here.
Manhattan Beach is now a global destination for Authentic Traditional Shotokan Karate and Iyengar Yoga
Brazil February 2011
the Italians February 2011
Houston, Texas - Chelsea Welch
New Hampshire - Barbara Milton
Virginia / DC - Anahita Tehrani
Justo Gomez - ITKF & JKA - 6th Dan Argentina - www.justogomez.com.ar/
What an honor it was to see Justo test for 6th at the ITKF Summer Camp
2009 -Chris Mance - ITKF & JKA - 7th Dan South Africa - http://www.satkf.co.za
Nelson Carrion - ITKF - 6th Dan Spain - http://www.karate-institute.net
Falah Kanani ITKF & JKA - 6th Dan - JKA of San Diego
What an honor it was to be present at the last Dan Exam at Central Dojo- December 2007.
Falah had brought one his student to test for Sho dan.
I'll never forget sensei asking Falah and I if we had brought our gis.
I'll never forget Sensei asking Falah to test for 6th Dan at the last scheduled Dan Exam at Central Dojo. What a great moment!
What an honor it was to be seated at the board. Another memorable moment in Traditional Karate history.
ITKF - http://www.itkf.org/
AAKF - http://www.aakf.org/
Mr. & Mrs. Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski - 7 Dan - Head of ITKF Poland
February 7th, 2010
Temporary Housing Available
We are just 8 minutes south of the Los Angeles International Airport - LAX.