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With 4 decades of martial arts experience, Sensei Oscar Silvera is a seasoned martial artist whose dedication to the art of karate shines through in his role as chief instructor. His mastery of traditional martial arts is evident, holding an esteemed rank of 5th Dan in Shotokan Karate.

Sensei Silvera's martial arts journey commenced in 1984, leading him to explore a wide array of disciplines, including Iaido, Aikido, Taekwondo, Judo, Kudo, Kobudo, Krav Maga, Tai Chi, Kickboxing, Kung Fu, and others. This diverse training background has molded him into a well-rounded martial artist, offering a unique and holistic perspective on martial arts.

In 1996, Sensei Silvera founded the Japanese Martial Arts Academy, LLC in Michigan, establishing an inclusive and supportive environment for students of all ages and skill levels. His dojo is dedicated to instilling invaluable life skills, fostering discipline, and nurturing respect among its students.

Sensei Silvera's strength lies in his ability to connect various martial arts disciplines, identifying effective training methods that transcend individual styles. His deep understanding of each discipline makes him a valuable resource for martial artists seeking to enhance their skills and broaden their martial arts knowledge.

Through unwavering dedication and extensive experience, Sensei Silvera continually inspires and empowers students to achieve their goals, both in martial arts and life. His influence extends far beyond the dojo, instilling the values of respect, perseverance, and continuous self-improvement in each of his students.

Additionally, Oscar Silvera, Sensei, serves as the Dojo's Hombu Cho (Headquarters Director) and Chief Instructor in Karate of the International Budo Ryokukai in Michigan. He is a direct student of Katzumi Niikura, Sensei, an 8th Dan in Karate, who is the founder of the International Budo Ryokukai.

Sensei Silvera's diverse training background and extensive experience have allowed him to offer valuable insights into the relationships between various martial arts and the effective training methods found in those arts. He holds notable ranks, including 5th Dan in Shotokan Karate, Black Belt Dans in Aikido, Iaido and Tae Kwon Do, showcasing his commitment to continuous growth and excellence in various martial arts disciplines.

One of his notable achievements was becoming the Japan Karate Shoto Federation Pan American 2010 Kata Champion (Gold Medal) and Kumite Champion (Silver Medal).

Oscar Silvera, Sensei, is not just a martial artist; he is a dedicated mentor and guide committed to the growth and success of his students on their martial arts journey and beyond. 





Encouraging karate phrases

  • "Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle."
  • "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Keep moving forward."
  • "Train hard, fight easy. Your dedication and effort will bring success."
  • "A black belt is a white belt who never quit. Stay persistent and determined."
  • "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
  • "Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up. Keep pushing your limits."
  • "In karate, the spirit and the mind are just as important as the body. Cultivate all three."
  • "Pain is temporary, but the pride of achieving your goals lasts forever."
  • "The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle. Give it your all."
  • "Karate is not about being better than someone else; it's about being better than you were yesterday."
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