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Our Philosophy

Shuto Karate-Sellersville helps each student, young and old, progress toward their highest capability, mentally and ethically as well as physically. Karate is a protective fighting art developed in Okinawa and Japan in the 19th and 20th centuries. Dedicated practice over an extended period of time can lead to improved physical health and sense of well-being, longevity, and greater mental acuity. Our training, including solo practice, multi-person combat drills, and scenario practice and role-playing, is also designed to increase our student’s self-confidence in their ability to protect themselves and others from harm.

Gichin Funakoshi

“What you have been taught by listening to others’ words you will forget very quickly; what you have learned with your whole body you will remember for the rest of your life.”

Gichin Funakoshi
Our Results in Numbers

A 1985 study found that children in martial arts have an increased sense of responsibility and a higher sense of self-esteem.

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Our Instructors

Michael Lapreziosa

Michael Lapreziosa

Head Instructor and Club Owner, Sellersville Dojo

Michael Lapreziosa holds a teacher’s certificate and a 3rd degree black belt in American Self Defense Karate, and has been training with Shuto Karate Club under Master Robert Trotta since 2009. In July 2017, Master Trotta’s club moved from Hatfield to its present location in Sellersville, and in April 2018 Mr. Lapreziosa assumed ownership of the Sellersville club. (Mr. Trotta…

Lou Delgiudice

Lou Delgiudice

Instructor, Sellersville Dojo

Mr. Delguidice began his training in Shotokan karate at the age of 8 in Brooklyn, NY. He obtained the rank of Shodan (1st degree black belt) as a teenager. Unfortunately, as too often happens, college, graduate school, and life became hectic, causing a twenty-year gap in his training. Lou then found Shuto Karate Club and returned to karate training in…

Tim Donnelly

Tim Donnelly

Instructor, Sellersville Dojo

Mr. Donnelly began training in January 2008 with Robert Trotta Sensei in Souderton, PA. He placed in Kata in a tournament in Bethlehem, PA in March of that year. After taking some time off to pursue other athletic endeavors, such as floor hockey, touch football, and weightlifting, he returned to karate with Trotta Sensei in November 2012 in Hatfield, PA. He…