Traditional Karate-do
Federation International

Saito-ha Shito-ryu Karate-do


Biography of Shihan Tony Mendonca

Tony Mendonca was raised in Oregon and has been practicing martial arts for over three decades. His training began at the ripe age of 6 and continues to this day. He is a direct student of Soke Del Saito and currently holds the rank of 6th Dan in Saito-Ha Shito-Ryu.

Shihan Mendonca is the owner and chief instructor for the Mendonca Academy of Martial Arts located in McMinnville Oregon. In the arena of sport Karate, Tony has been a state, national, and international sport Karate champion. His unique and balanced experience allows Shihan Mendonca to expertly instruct students of all levels and abilities.

Tony also has a B.S. in Engineering and consults in commercial and defense related industries.


  • 2001, 2003, 2005 Shito-Ryu Tai Kai Kumite Champion
  • 2000 WKO World Championships • Italy • 2 Gold, 2 Silver medals
  • 1999 WKC World Championships • Bochum, Germany-Bronze medal
  • 1998 WKO World Championships • Orlando, Florida • 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze medals
  • 1996 WKO World Championships • Hamilton, Canada • 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze medals
  • 1993 AAU Joel Ferrell Award Recipient
  • AAU Karate National Junior and Senior Champion in Kata, Kobudo, and Kumite

Shihan Tony Mendonca

Director of the Traditional Karate-do Federation International
Mendonca Academy of Martial Arts