Sensei William Anderson is a 6th degree Black Belt who began training in 1997, and he’s been the Head Instructor of RDK Chino Hills since 2003.
Sensei William has a true passion for the martial arts and enjoys seeing his students succeed. He has helped thousands of kids reach their goals of becoming more confident, more disciplined and becoming Bully Proof.
He also enjoys teaching and training the adults so they can get a better sense of self awareness and fitness that they have never thought possible.
Sensei William also has a degree in engineering and is a writer in his spare time. He is in charge of team building events for Red Dragon and has worked to create a qualified board of tournament referee’s and judges for the American Karate Kung Fu Federation (AKKF) and for the Red Dragon Tournament series.
How We Got Here (our history)
RED DRAGON KARATE IN CHINO HILLS
Red Dragon Karate was founded by Shi-Han Sensei Louis D. Casamassa. He was born on May 3, 1941 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Shi-Han Sensei began studying martial arts in Japan in 1958 and continued his training through 1963. Shi-Han Sensei trained at the Kodokan in Japan. His instructors name was Tochiko Yogami. Resi Kano, the son of the founder of Judo, promoted Shi-Han Sensei to his first level of Black Belt. He was one of the first five Americans to be promoted to Black Belt at the Kodokan in Japan.
Shi-Han Sensei opened his first martial art studio in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1965. Prior to becoming Lou Casamassa’s Red Dragon Karate, we were originally named the Imperial Red Dragon Fighting Society, then the Red Dragon Judo club. The first full time training hall was under the local bowling alley. From those meager beginnings Shi-Han Sensei stayed focused on his goal of creating the best martial arts studio in the country and eventually opened two successful East coast Red Dragon schools. In 1971 he decided to travel towards the West coast and brought two of his eager and motivated east coast students along for the ride, one of those students was Mike Jablonski, who at the time was only an orange belt but is now a 9th degree black belt and one of the chief instructors for the Red Dragon Karate studios.
The first official Red Dragon Karate Studio opened in California in 1972.
Red Dragon Karate is classified as American Karate. American Karate is a combination of the seven major countries of martial arts styles, which include:
• Japanese (Judo, Aikido, Shotokan)
• Chinese (Kung Fu, Wing Chung, Kun Tao)
• Korean (Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido)
• Okinawan (Shorin Ryu)
• Indonesian (Thai Boxing, Penjack Silat)
• Philipino (Kali Escrima,)
• Tibet (The Monks)
Red Dragon Karate’s base martial art styles are Judo & Shotokan.
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