New Mexico Shotokan
​     Albuquerque Martial Arts

Our dojo kun

To seek perfection of character.

To be sincere and honest.

To show strong spirit.

To respect others.

To refrain from violent behavior.

To choose to be better.

At New Mexico Shotokan Karate all classes are lead by qualified black-belt instructors who enjoy sharing their knowledge and abilities of the ancient art of martial arts with students.

Sensei Diane Peterson, 6th degree black belt Shotokan Karate.

Sensei John Hale, 5th degree black belt Shito Ryu Karate and Kobudo Weapons.

Sensei Alex Rubinchek, 5th degree black belt Shotokan Karate.

Sensei Paul DeHerrera, 4th degree black belt Shotokan Karate, 2nd degree black belt Goju Ryu.

Special seminars and belt rank exams are held regularly by Master Instructors visiting from Japan and throughout the U.S.

our instructors 

Chief Instructor

Sensei Randy Sanders, holds a 7th degree black belt in Shotokan and a 3rd degree balckbelt in Meibukan Goju Ryu. 

Sensei Randy established New Mexico Shotokan Karate in Albuquerque over 20 years ago, and has been practicing the marital arts since 1982. Sensei Randy has a  background in recreational therapy, physical education, and mental health counseling, and developed a program that is beneficial to studetns of all levels and abilities.

Sensei Randy provides seminars and exams in karate, kobudo and ia jutsu throughout the U.S., South America and the Caribbean.  He has held numerous State, Regional and National Martial Arts Championship titles, and his accomplishments include: 
-FSKA World Championship Team Kata Coach, Team USA 2007 and 2012 -FSKA Coach of the Year, 2006 -FSKA World Championship Men’s Team Kumite Coach, Team USA, 2005 - 2012 -Member of Karate Team USA, 1993, 2003
-Team USA Coach, 2002-present
New Mexico Shotokan Karate is a family oriented dojo.  We understand that all students have varied abilities and learn in different ways and we work hard to help each student maximize their potential in the martial arts, ranging from recreational to international competition.

Students learn self-defense, develop awareness of one’s surrounding, increase coordination, flexibility, build self-confidence, self-esteem, develop discipline and self-control.

Students learn about Japanese Martial Arts &culture and language as part of their martial arts training.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in state, national and international competitions.

Japanese Martial Arts