WHAT WE TEACH
Student will learn and train traditional Shotokan Karate. Shotokan is one of the four traditional styles of karate. It is a strong style with powerful punches and kicks. Shotokan training is divided into three parts: kihon (basics), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring). Techniques in kihon and kata are characterized by deep and long stances that provide stability, enable powerful movements, and strengthen the legs and the entire body.
Practice starts with a warmup of the joints and light stretching and then followed by basic kihon exercise.
Karate training addresses the practical side of the techniques and how they would apply in real life situations.
Kumite (sparring) is divided into several categories depending on the level of the students.
Students start with attacks and blocks, and over time evolve into defending against multiple attacks.
At Bushido Karate-do, we not only teach technique we build character trough inner-strength, courage, vision, respect and discipline.The spiritual side of martial arts is not ignored.
Sensei Gustavo Maciel
My name is Gustavo Maciel and I have been doing Martial Arts for more than 20 years now.
I started off in Buenos Aaires, Argentina with kick boxing and became a black belt which lead me to win the national championship at the age of 20. Soon after I open up a Kickboxing School and ran it for 5 years.
In 2001 I moved to Miami and met Sensei Luis Garcia 6th Dan with Karate-Pan-American Shotokan Ryu.
After 8 years of training under Sensei Luis Garcia I become black belt. Living in Miami I opened a Karate school under the Shotokan Ryu organization. Soon after I was introduced to Sensei Vicente Gonzalez, Sr. 6th Dan SKIF Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate-DO. I decided to move forward with this organization. I become second degree under SKIF organization. In 2011 I became a national champion and then in 2012 and 2013.
In 2018 I open a Dojo in Little Elm, Texas with the same concept the Bushido code a way of life and traditional Karate Shotokan SKIF.
I am a Certificate personal trainer under ACE ( American council of Exercise ). ACE is a leading health and fitness Certificate organization stand behind accreditation by the NCCA. With my knowledge in nutrition and philosophy and having these skills well known into martials arts. This has made me a great teacher in developing not only technique but also characteristic development within your inner self.
I have attended all of Anthony Robins seminars and in a student of psychology. Reading is my passion and I have read over 80 books in psychology and leadership.
My passion is teaching Karate and helping people grow.