Chuck Coburn in Mesa - Shotokan Karate of Arizona

Chuck Coburn

Chuck Coburn


  • Chief Instructor and Director
  • Western Region Director of the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF)

Current Rank:
Shichidan (7th Degree)

Year started Karate:

Years of actively training in Karate:
48 years

Karate license:
Certified Instructor, Examiner, and Judge

University or college attended:
Phoenix College and Arizona State University

Years Teaching Karate:
46 years

Won numerous US events and has been on numerous US teams in international competition over a 25 year competition career. This has included many times over as a USA team member in international competition. First World Tournament as USA team member was in 1975.


  • 1990 ISKF Meritorious Award
  • Tournaments Best Competitor and Grand Champion several times
  • Inducted into the Arizona Budo Preservation Societies as being one of the pioneers who has been instrumental in the development of traditional karate


Attending high school & college basketball events, golf, photography and travel

Community Service Activities:
Worked with disadvantaged youth in various programs

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