Dawn Mendoza – Shodan
I’d always had an interest  in martial arts but had never been able to study it when I was younger and thought I was too old to learn.  How wrong I was!  I became inspired by watching other adults learning Karate and finally took up the journey in middle age.  I received my black belt in 2019 and there is still so much more to learn!  Karate continues to expand my horizons and I enjoy the opportunity to share this art with my fellow karateka.



Petaluma Karate Club teaches traditional Shotokan Karate and is a proud member of the International Karate Daigaku.