Sensei Tony Almeida, is an 3rd Dan, (3rd degree black belt) Shotokan Karate-Do instructor. With over 30 years of training in Japanese martial arts, Sensei Tony brings to the Budokan Dojo the traditions of karate discipline and honor. He has won many national and international titles which gave him a lot of experience that have been added to his curriculum. He also got his bachelor’s degree in physical education what gave him the knowledge to start working as a group trainer and the desire to get his license as a Les Mills instructor.

Tony was born and raised in a very small town in Brazil where he worked as a Karate instructor and a group trainer for many years. One year he had the opportunity to come to the US for an event called “IHSA” (International Health, Racquet & Sports Club Association) in San Francisco when he fall in love with the country and decided to move here. He worked in few well known gyms in the city and when he finally had the chance, he opened his own business called OC Fitness where he also runs the Budokan Dojo. His love and his passion for Karate and fitness has been the heart of his business.