Key Personnel

Key Personnel

Key Personnel:

FSKA has a wealth of experienced personnel in all aspects of administration, governance, coach education, kumite & kata, technical, refereeing, and tournament organizing. Thank you to all personnels for their time and effort. We would like to acknowledge all who have helped make FSKA successful over the years.

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Sempai Steve Sedler

Personnel and Assistant Instructor Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association


Sempai Steve Sedler graduated from Stanford University in 1968 and served in the US Marine Corps from 1968 – 1971.  After earning his Master’s Degree in Accounting in 1973, he began a professional career as a CPA and Finance Executive, retiring in December 2014.  His training in Shotokan Karate began in December 1993 when he joined FSKA at the Main Dojo on 4th Street in San Jose, Ca.  After many years of dedicated training, he was awarded Godan (5th Degree Black Belt) in November 2010.