Ekapol Rojpiboonphun Sensei

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Karate Training and Certifications

  • 1997: Graduated with MBA, City University, WA.
  • 1998: Graduated with MSCIS, Golden Gate University, CA.
  • 1987: Started training in Judo in 1987 ~ 1990.
  • 1990: Started JKA Shotokan karate training under Fujikiyo Omura Sensei.
  • 1991: Studied Chinese kung fu.
  • 1992: Started Jeet Kune Do training under Archarn (sensei) Sitta Wang.
  • 1996: Passed level 3 exam in Jeet Kune Do under Archan Sitta Wang.
  • 1997: Studied Tae Kwon Do for 2 years under Grand Master Bill Dewart and achieved green belt rank while earning Master of Science degree in Computer Information System.
  • 2002: Was certified as the first nunchaku instructor under Archan Sitta Wang.
  • 2003: Joined JKA of Silicon Valley under Jon Keeling Sensei (http://www.jkasv.com ).
  • 2006: Achieved shodan rank (1st degree black belt ) under Mori sensei, JKA.
  • 2011: Started training and teaching at Fremont Shotokan Karate.
  • 2012: Achieved nidan under Richard Amos sensei, WTKO.
  • 2014-2015: Karate instructor at Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL).
  • 2016: Awarded the title of Sensei at Fremont Shotokan Karate dojo.
  • Cross-trained in weapons, Kobudo, Iaido, Muay Thai, self-defense, and improvised weapons.

 

 

Championships

  • 1998:  AAU Tae Kwon Do Championship, 1st place in individual sparring, 3rd place in 2 other sparring divisions.
  • 2004~2012: Placed mostly 1st and 2nd in all local karate tournaments competitions participated.
  • 2012: Fremont Shotokan Karate Black Belt Tournament, 1st place in team kata, 2nd place in kumite ni-dan and above, 3rd place in kata, 3rd place in weapons division.
  • 2014: Fremont Shotokan Karate Black Belt Tournament, 3rd place in kata.
  • 2014: WTKO, North American Karate Championship, 3rd place in kata.
  • 2015: Fremont Shotokan Karate Black Belt Tournament, 3rd place in kata.
  • 2016: Fremont Shotokan Karate Black Belt Tournament, 2nd place in kumite, 3rd place in kata, 3rd place in weapons division.