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.