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.

Awards:
• 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


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