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oscar fpicOscar Silvera, Sensei
Silvera Sensei is the Dojo's Hombu Cho (Headquarter's Director), Chief Instructor and USA Technical Director of the International Seitokan Karate-do Association and an USA-NKF Kumite Judge. 

He started training in variety of Martial Arts; such as Iaido, Aikido, Taekwondo, Judo, Krav Maga, Tai chi, Kickboxing, Kung fu and others. His martial arts training started in Lima, Peru, back in 1984. Currently holds 5th Dan in Shotokan Karate, Black Belt Dan in Iaido, and in Tae Kwon Do. Sensei Silvera offers insights into the relationships between various martial arts and the effective training methods found in those arts. For more information about him; Please visit his page here.


Rosa Silvera, Sempai

Silvera Sempai has trained in Karate Shotokan for over twenty years. Currently holds a Black Belt 1st Dan. She has competed heavely in her young years of training and got many medals and awards. 

Rosa has started training since she was nine years old. Her karate training was strong and showed its result after winning sparring tournaments in Lima, Peru. Her teaching is efficient with children and understands the patience it needs to nurture them into good martial artists.


Sam Hargis, Sempai
At an early age, I had a fascination with the martial arts and science.  At my college, Northeastern University, I got the opportunity to study and trained in Kung Fu.   Later on in life, I trained in Okinawan style martial arts which included Shorin Ryu, Goju Ryu, and Isshin Ryu. This was under the tutorage of Dr. Aiello, Hanshi of the Shito Kan organization.  At present, I am a Shodan in Shotokan Karate under the guidance of Sensei Oscar Silvera.  Also to note, I am a judge and member of the USA Karate Association.   “Karate is not just about the physical, it is about forging the mind, spirit and body.”  It is design to make you into a better person, a better student, a better and stronger individual.  “Zensho - Live life without regret”


Richard Holland, Sempai
Richard’s interest in martial arts in the late began 1970’s having won an Athletic Achievement Award in wrestling.  He kept active over the years with Tai Chi and took up karate in 1996.  He has studied Chito Ryu, Renshikan Shito Ryu and began studying Shotokan under Sensei Silvera in 2009.  He has been fortunate enough to have attended seminars held by Sensei Mitchell German, past coach of the national Canadian Karate Team, Sensei Gary Sabean, Chito Ryu Soke Cup winner as well as seminars by Sensei Shane Higashi and the late O Sensei David Aktugawa. 

As well as practicing karate Richard holds a USA-NKF Judge’s License for kata and both participates and judges in as many tournaments as possible.  He has also studied Aikido and Judo.

 

 

Bryan Adam Mellinger, Sempai
He has a Bachelor's Degree in Security Management. Bryan also served as a USN Master at Arms at the South Pacific for four years. During his military deployment he studied various martial arts including kyokushin, judo, and kickboxing. He has also studied American Kenpo and BJJ. After his military service he returned to Michigan for a brief time and started his own private investigating company. As a promise to his wife he traveled to Japan to live and study Budo, while in Japan he studied Daido Juku Kudo under Murakami Sensei in Hiroshima, and competed in tournaments fighting. Now he is the club leader of Western Wayne Kudo at the Japanese Martial Arts Academy in Plymouth, MI. He is dedicated to helping others live a healthy lifestyle through the practice of Budo
Our Instructors have the passion for coaching, teaching and mentoring kids to become succesful not only in Karate but  more important in life.

ABOUT THE CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

Sensei Silvera is the Dojo's Hombu Cho (Headquarter's Director), Chief Instructor and USA Technical Director of the International Seitokan Karate-do Association. 

He started training in variety of Martial Arts; such as Iaido, Aikido, Taekwondo, Judo, Krav Maga, Tai chi, Kickboxing, Kung fu and others. His martial arts training started in Lima-Peru, back in 1984. Currently holds 5th Dan in Shotokan Karate, Black Belt Dan in Iaido, and in Tae Kwon Do. Sensei Silvera offers insights into the relationships between various martial arts and the effective training methods found in those arts. He is also a member in good-standing of the USA Karate-do Federation, the Shinshin Ryu Iajutsu and the International Budo Ryokukai. 

He has been fortunate enough to train many years in Karate with Sensei Victor Torres (Lima-Peru), Sensei Hector E. Lizano Palomino (6th DAN - WKF) Peruvian-Junior Kata Coach, Mirian Lizano (International Seitokan), Sensei Kiei Gibo (World Champion Master - WUKO 2007), Sensei Yasu Tanaka and Sensei Katsumi Niikura (8th DAN - Founder of the International Budo Ryokukai)

​Sensei Silvera has attended seminars held by world renown Martial Arts Instructors like: Sensei Masao Kagawa (8th Dan, World Chief Instructor Japan Karate Shotorenmei), Sensei Azuma Takashi (Daido Juku, Founder), Sensei Akio Tamashiro, Sensei Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Sensei Falah Kanani (6th Dan JKA San Diego), Vince Morris 8th Dan Kissaki-Kai, Sensei Scott Langley 6th Dan, Sensei Takeshi Kitagawa Sensei 6th Dan JKS, Sensei Ali Hamie - 8th Degree Black Belt WKF/JKAand other good instructors.  

One of his latest awards: Japan Karate Shoto Federation Pan American 2010 Kata Champion (Gold Medal) and Kumite Champion (Silver Medal). 

TESTIMONIALS

Sensei Oscar Silvera is a great instructor. He has the gift for teaching and unique approach to all his students. If you are looking for a Karate school, look no more, this is the place to be..

     

I have trained in Shotokan Karate for several years and a few other martial arts. I have had some very good Senseis and some not so good. In all my years I have never been taught to such a degree of understanding as I am now receiving from Sensei Oscar Silvera..

My daughter and I train together here at Silverado Nippon Karate and really appreciate the personal attention given to each student. Sensei Oscar takes everyones development very seriously and personally...     Sensei Oscar and his staff are very thorough and provide a wide range of both technical and practical training. I am very impressed with the individual attention Sensei provides to all of his students...

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