Shihan Abe Belardo
Born and raised in Delano, California, Shihan Belardo earned his first black belt in 1971 in Japanese Gojo after taking his first class in 1966. In 1972, he began teaching Shotokan karate at a church hall with a handful of students that lead to his first dojo in Bakersfield in the summer of 1975. Since that time, he’s promoted countless tournaments and kickboxing shows and have trained world class kick boxers.
- Shodan (1st degree) Japanese Goju-Ryo
- Yondan (4th degree) Urquidoquan
- Godan (5th degree )Shotokan Karate International Federation
- Rokodan (6th degree)United States Karate Association
Karate legend. H. Kanazawa
Shotokan Karate-Do S.K.I.F