© 2019 by Mumon Shotokan LLC.

ABOUT

Mumon translated from Japanese means "no gate".   We took this name to signify that we are open to continuous learning and growth in Karate as we pursue Budo, "the way".

 

Mumon was established to offer greater opportunity to those practicing Shotokan-style Karate by:

  • Bringing together high level instructors worldwide

  • Organizing subject matter expertise

  • Establishing a structured curriculum

  • Enabling collaboration through the use of technology

Shihan - Master Instructors
Honda, Sadaharu
(本多,定晴)

Saiko Shihan - Chief Instructor

 

Mr. Honda is a 5th degree Black belt. Sadaharu is responsible for the direction and content of the Mumon organization.

Bob Bakos

Shihan - Instructor

 

Mr. Bakos is a 5th Degree Black belt and has been practicing since 1971. Bob is responsible for the organization, instructor certification, and student progression.

Paul Kovacs Ph.D.

Shihan - Instructor

 

Dr. Kovacs is a 5th Degree Black belt and has practiced Karate since 1972. He is reponsible for Mumon Shotokan's Curriculum and Instructor Syllabus.

Instructors
Dr. Mark Weingarden

Dr. Mark Weingarden - Instructor

 

Dr. Mark Weingarden is a 4th degree Black belt. Mark is responsible for the direction and content of the Mumon organization.

Denise Speer

Instructor - Director of Dojo Development

 

Mrs. Denise Speer is a 2nd Degree Black belt and has been practicing since 1971. Denise is responsible for develpment of dojo's and instruction at the Greater Pittsburgh Wellness, Thelma Lovette YMCA, and the Ellis School.

Ken Maxwell

Instructor

 

Mr. Maxwell is a 3rd Degree Black belt and has been practicing since 2008. He is reponsible for the Elkins, WV dojo. .