Shihan Jorge Decena is a 6th Dan (6th degree) Black Belt in the art of Shotokan Karate-Do. He has been a competitor for 40 years and has won over 500 tournaments, including national and international championships.He won a gold medal at the Pan-American Games in1994. Shihan Decena’s 40+ years of experience in the martial arts includes 38 years of teaching Karate and training in other disciplines including weaponry.He is the Founder and Chief Instructor of the USKDA in Arlington, Texas. He is an active member of The United States Karate Federation, a Certified National Karate Referee, and Chief Technical Shotokan advisor of The Texas Sport Karate Federation. Shihan Decena has been the driving force within his community for years.He spends most of his time training and teaching as well as promoting the true philosophy of Karate .
Renshi David Asare joined USKDA in 2012 and has been practicing Karate for 18 years. He has been practicing Shotokan Karate for the past 15 years and has three years’ experience in the ShitoRyu style. He is a 4th degree black belt.
Renshi has the passion and dedication towards karate-do, his knowledge and experience is an asset for USKDA .Renshi focuses on inner power and strength in karate techniques.He gets the respect from his students who are willing to go to the next level.
Sensei Rosio is a third degree black belt. She has been blessed to learn from some of the best teachers in the USA. She started learning Shotokan Karate in New Jersey under Sensei Nixon Feliz.She later moved to New York and learned the highest Kata's with Sensei Miyazaki. She earned her first degree Black belt in the year 1998. She later moved to Texas and has been part of the USKDA since the beginning. Sensei Rosio is the heart and soul of USKDA. She brings the family atmosphere at USKDA. She connects easily with students and serves as a role model. She is an active member of The United States Karate Federation, a Certified and Licensed National Karate Referee and Judge. She is also a member of The Texas Sport Karate Federation. Sensei Rosio believes in promoting the true philosophy of Shotokan Karate which is the perfection of character.
Sensei Angelo holds a third degree black belt in Shotokan Karate. He has been part of USKDA since childhood. He is a five time Kumite champion in Texas and USA Open.
His training is focused on proper breathing and effective techniques for developing speed and agility.
He trains the current Kumite competition team. Several of his students have been Champions in Texas and USA NKF tournaments.
In the words of Sensei Angelo
Karate has always been a part of my family and lifestyle. I started practicing as a young boy, never imagining the wonderful impact it would have on my life. After 1 year of training karate I was bullied by a bigger kid, he pushed me into a corner and left me with no option but to defend myself. My mind went blank but my body reacted, before I knew it the bully was on the ground. Ever since that day my karate training took a different meaning; mental and physical discipline. Karate formed the foundation of my beliefs, hard work and discipline can accomplish anything, which lead me to graduate with honors from UTA with an engineer degree. Now my goal is to pass down my knowledge to future karatekas.