Joe Fournier's Martial Arts of Melbourne
When a former student of O'Sensei Kim's founded a dojo in Melbourne, Florida, she laid a foundation for the propagation of the Martial Arts that endures even today. Over the years several people have served as the head of the dojo but with an eye to returning to their Shorinji lineage, the students reached out to Sensei Fournier and in 2005 they became part of Joe Fournier's Martial Arts and continue to be today. Under Sensei's guidance, Sempai Dave Clark leads the students of our southern-most dojo.
Home to many of our karateka, the Melbourne dojo has also been host to many seasonal camps and training seminars attended by Kokusai Butoku Kai members from around the world. It is an ideal location for those who wish to train for the first time, returning to the martial arts after a hiatus, or those who have traveled from away for a new experience!