Tahoe Shotokan Dojo Leader and head instructor, Gregg Henrikson (Godan, or 5th degree highest Shotokan Ohshima black belt), has been practicing karate since 1973 and has been teaching karate since 1990.
One of Gregg’s original students, Phillip Schacht, achieved the rank of Yodan (4th degree black belt) and also teaches classes.
The direct heritage linking Tahoe Shotokan Dojo to the origins of Shotokan Karate assures the highest level of instruction. Our black belt instructors have studied directly under Tsutomu Ohshima Sensei (the originator of traditional karate in the U.S., widely regarded as a top karate master in the world) and have received their black belt ranking through gradings held by Shotokan Karate of America. The traditional ranking system of SKA assures that when you are ready for grading, the rank you are given is indicative of your actual ability.