About The Okinawan Karate-do Institute

This site was created to teach Karate and to learn Karate.

My name is Theodore Kruczek and this is my website about all things Karate-do. I created this site to teach people the way I do Karate, but more importantly to exchange ideas on a global level. I have learned plenty about Karate since this site has started due to continual exchange of information among the sites readers, and I like to think that I have taught plenty as well.

If you have any questions or comments on this website or my style of Karate-do, please email me anytime.

About the Author

  • August 1998 – Started Yamashita Shorin-ryu style Karate Classes
  • March 2004 – Promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt
  • January 2005 – Switched to Shorin-ryu Shorinkan style of Karate.
  • April 2007 – Promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • October 2008 – Became unaffiliated with any International Karate Organization
  • May 2009 – Promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • June 2009 – Became a 4th Class Cadet at the United States Air Force Academy
  • October 2010 – Became Chief Instructor of United States Air Force Academy Karate Club
  • July 2012 – Promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Present – Teaches Karate and Kobudo two days a week.

This is the condensed version of my background. To read the extended version click here.

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Guest Posts

As some of you may have noticed, this site has a growing section of articles from writers other than myself. Noah Legel was once a casually reader like yourself and now contributes a decent percent of articles to this site’s collection. Terry Saucey and Billy Parker are other Karateka who have added to the collection. If you would like to talk about an aspect of Karate, please let me know.

It is an excellent way to get a feel for discussing your own methods/thoughts of Karate on a global level (More than 40,000 visitors from 162 countries to-date) without the investment of running a website or full time blog. If you are currently running a blog/site, it is a great way to generate some presence in the online community.