Instructors (師範 & 先生)
Dr. Paul Kovacs, Shihan
Dr. Paul Kovacs, Godan, began his karate practice in 1972 as a student at Pennsylvania Western University in California Pennsylvania training with a Japan Karate Association club in Uniontown Pennsylvania.
In 1974, Paul began graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh and began training directly under Mr. Sadaharu Honda. Paul was chief instructor of the University of Pittsburgh karate club from 1981 until 1995.
Senior Mr. Tsutomu Ohshima awarded Paul his Shodan (1st Degree) Nidan (2nd Degree) and Sandan (3rd degree) ranks. Paul was awarded his Yodan (4th Degree) and Godan (5th Degree) ranks from Sadaharu Honda and Caylor Adkins.
Dr. Kovacs is a professor of Computer and Information Systems at Robert Morris University. He is also responsible for the karate program at the Mount Lebanon Recreation Center in Pittsburgh, PA.