Sensei Tony Mendonca was raised in Oregon and has been practicing martial arts for over three decades. His training began at the ripe age of 6 and continues to this day. He is a direct student of Soke Del Saito and currently holds the rank of 6th Dan in Saito-Ha Shito-Ryu. In the arena of sport Karate, Tony has been a state, national, and international sport Karate champion. His unique and balanced experience allows Sensei Mendonca to expertly instruct students of all levels and abilities.
Tony also has a B.S. in engineering and consults in commercial and defense related industries.
2001, 2003, 2005 Shito-Ryu Tai Kai Kumite Champion
2000 WKO World Championships – Italy – 2 Gold, 2 Silver medals
1999 WKC World Championships – Bochum, Germany-Bronze medal
1998 WKO World Championships– Orlando, Florida – 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze medals
1996 WKO World Championships– Hamilton, Canada – 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze medals
1993 AAU Joel Ferrell Award Recipient
AAU Karate National competitor from 1986 – 2006. Junior and Senior national champion titles in Kata, Kobudo, and Kumite