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Tony Mendonca

Chief Instructor for Mendonca Academy of Martial Arts

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 Junior and Senior Champion in Kata, Kobudo, and Kumite



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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act,

but a habit.   Aristotle

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