Sensei 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. In the addition to this, Shihan Belardo trained full contact karate and kickboxing under Ruben and World Champion Benny “The Jet” Urquidez in the early 1980’s and was a ranked contender in his weight division.
- Godan 5th degree Shotokan Karate International
- Yondan 4th degree Ukidokan
- Shodan 1st degree Japanese Goju-ryu
- Shichidan 7th degree U.S Assn of Martial Arts
Karate legend. H. Kanazawa
Shotokan Karate-Do S.K.I.F