SKKA Chief Instructor

Eihachi Ota, Hanshi

Los Angeles, California

SKKAF Head Instructor

Juan Queris, Rokudan

Winter Haven, Florida

SKKAF Instructor

Francisco Santander, Godan

Doral, Florida

Personal haiku:

“Ageless, shapeless, alert

I, my opponent unaware,

conquer in equanimity”




The S.K.K.A. Florida is an organization that promotes traditional Okinawan karate-do and kobudo, as handed down from the teachings of the Founder of the Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu style, O’Sensei Shoshin Nagamine, to his student, Master Sensei Eihachi Ota and, thereby, to us in the Florida chapter of Ota Sensei’s organization: the Shorin-ryu Karate-do & Kobudo Associacion.

We seek to share the harmony and peace that martial arts can bring to its students, along with the many benefits to the mind, body and soul of its practitioners.

SKKA Florida offers karate-do, kobudo and self-defense training by appointment only for individuals and groups. You may book his services by clicking on the Thumbtack link below to conveniently request the services required.

We provide Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu instruction based on Ota Hanshi’s training and guidance. Self-defense techniques are thus and elsewhere derived. In coordination with SKKA associated dojos in Miami and the state of Florida, seminars and other events take place year round.

Santander sensei began his martial arts training in Gosoku-ryu traditional Japanese karate with IKA in Venezuela, during the 1980’s. Due to relocation in the early 90’s, sensei Santander had opportunity to train in Aikido,  during his years in the Netherlands Antilles, under sensei Frank Wong and later under sensei WeeWow Dumlao at the Miami Aikikai. Sensei Francisco pursues Shorin-ryu with passion, enthusiasm and curiosity. His training in Okinawan karate-do started in the 90’s until his Shodan in the Shobayashi branch, developing his techniques and skills further in the Matsubayashi branch of this Okinawan art.

Santander sensei holds the rank of Godan (5º) in Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu karate-do and Okinawan kobudo. He is an avid traveler; visits to the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South America and USA adorn his current passport.

Book him today, we conveniently coordinate his travels, priority  based upon submitted written requests (T&E).



Shorin-ryu Karate-do and Kobudo Association of Florida