Cocoa Beach Karate School teaches safe, traditional and authentic Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-Do to students of all ages.
Founded in 2002 by WMKA 6th degree black belt, Sensei Des Chaskelson, Renshi, the school is a full member of the World Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-Do Association (WMKA) in Naha, Okinawa, with branches throughout the world.

Some of the many benefits of karate training: self-defense, assault prevention, physical fitness, focus, discipline, diligence, commitment, courtesy, respect, self-esteem, fun and more.

We welcome beginners, kids, teens and adults, and families — we were all beginners once!

We have a special kids program (age 7+ or younger if accompanied by an adult family member) and classes for older kids, teens and adults. We welcome families and offer special family discounts.

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Sensei Chaskelson began his karate training in 1987 in New York City with the Ansei Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate USA group and trained there until moving to Cocoa Beach, Fl in 2002, when he founded Cocoa Beach Karate School. He was awarded his WMKA 5th degree black belt by Soke Takayoshi Nagamine in Naha, Okinawa, in 2010 at the 75th Anniversary of Matsubayashi-Ryu, the style founded by Soke’s father, O’Sensei Shoshin Nagamine, widely considered to be one of the fathers of modern day karate. In 2016, Chaskelson Sensei was awarded hi 6th degree black belt and title of Renshi by the WMKA Board  WMKA President Yoshitaka Taira, Hanshi, 10th Dan; Toshimitsu Arakaki, Hanshi, 10th Dan; Iwao Tome, Hanshi, 9th Dan & Shihandai Nobuhide Higa, Hanshi 9th Dan; Hanshi.

In addition, CBK has two other active adult second degree black belts: Stu Warren and Jason Christian. Stu Warren received his 1st degree from Soke Takayoshi Nagamine in 2011 and his 2nd degree from the WMKA Board of judges in Okinawa in 2014. Jason Christian received his 1st degree in Okinawa in 2014 and his 2nd degree in Okinawa in 2016.

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