SIMBA DOJO - Zen Meditation - Shotokan Karate - Tribal Drums

The Lion and The Tiger

Myth and Wisdom


Master Gichin Funakoshi created Shotokan Karate and chose the tiger as the animal symbol to represent his art. The Tiger, in Japanese culture, signified strength, power, and tenacity. .


Simba is a Swahili word for Lion. We use the Lion as the symbol for our dojo as it not only represents great power, but it is in honor of my home, in Kenya, where Shotokan took root in my life..

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Friendly, patient and family oriented!

Sensei CeCe originally studied Shotokan Karate in Kenya where she was raised. She now practices in the United States. Our staff are friendly, nurturing and interested in your success!

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