Louis Toledo, 10th Dan
Chief Instructor

97 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040

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(914) 213-9676

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Female instuctor Team

Peggy Excell

Kyoshi (Rokudan)


Kim Simoniello

Renschi (Yodan)

Charles Kliment

Sensei (Nidan)

Kevin Evans

Sensei (Nidan)

Chief Instructor, Louis Toledo

10th Degree Black Belt


Louis is  a father of five, four girls and one boy. Louis started his martial arts training in 1975 and holds multiple black belt degree’s in Japanese and Okinawan karate systems. Louis is a two time I.A.M.A Hall of famer where he received the Master Martial Arts Instructor of the year award two years in a row, 2008 and 2009. Louis was just resently awarded the Life Time Pioneer award

In May, 2010 Louis received the who’s who in the martial arts international pioneer award, for decades of martial arts commitment, dedication and production of fine upstanding students. Louis is a former full-contact karate competitor and a United Nations Champion. Louis is the founder of Shura Jutsu fighting arts.

Louis was inducted into the WHO’S WHO IN MARTIAL ARTS INTERMATIONAL HALL OF FAME, on November 20th 2010 he received the respected title of FOUNDER OF THE YEAR . More recently November 15, 2014 Louis was awarded the Life Time Pioneer award from the WHO’S WHO IN MARTIAL ARTS INTERMATIONAL HALL OF FAME making him a four-time hall of famer.

Master Peggy Excell re-entered karate training in 2011 at Maplewood Karate under Hanshi Toledo and was promoted to black belt in May of 2012.

Peggy began her karate training in Atlanta in Cuong Nhu, a Vietnamese style incorporating 7 different styles of martial arts, such as Shotokan and Jiu Jitsu. She studied there for 4 years. She also trained for several years in Moo Duk Kwan, a Korean style with a heavy focus on traditional Japanese karate, attaining the rank of senior red belt. Peggy now holds the rank of shishidan (7th degree black belt under Hanshi Toledo)

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