Camp Shotokan 2017

Dear Friends in Shotokan,

Join us in 2017, from June 22 to 25 in Doylestown, PA, for 3 nights and 4 days of the best Shotokan Karate training anywhere!

FOR INSTRUCTORS – 4-days of the AJKA-I’s internationally accredited Instructor training Program of theory and drills to take away

FOR STUDENTS OF ALL RANKS – Training and instruction for students of all levels

FOR COMPETITORS – 2 days of youth and senior competition training


NEW!!  FOR DOJO OWNERS – 2 Seminars on Social Media Marketing and Advertising.

NEW!!  FOR KIDS – A 4-day “Karate Kids” mini-camp. Drop your child off in the morning and pick them up after dinner. Chaperones will be watching and playing games with your child in between training. **Kobudo training!! Weapons training!


Family, spouses, and children are all welcome!

Leading this year’s camp will be the following AJKA-I instructors:

  • Leslie Safar, 9th dan – AJKA-I Technical Director and Chief Instructor, Europe
  • Edmond Otis, 8th dan – AJKA-I Chairman and North America Chief Instructor
  • Sal Lopresti, 8th dan – AJKA-I Director of Club Development and Recruitment
  • Avi Azoulay, 7th dan – AJKA-I National Technical Committee
  • Lazlo Csakvari, 7th dan – AJKA-I/EU National Coach
  • Rob DeAngelis, 7th dan – AJKA-I National Technical Committee
  • Kevin Warner, 7th dan – AJKA-I National Technical Committee
  • Tony Desardi, 7th dan – AJKA-I National Technical Committee
  • Jorg Kohl 7th dan – AJKA-I Germany
  • Guest Instructor – Adam Older, International Competitor and Coach


Please read below for camp logistics and information. Feel free to contact me directly at 215-519-9310 or  for further information.

Yours in Shotokan,

Rob DeAngelis

Camp Shotokan 2017 – General Information

Camp Shotokan takes place at Delaware Valley University, in Doylestown, PA

DelVal is located 30 miles north of Philadelphia. The Septa R5 train ( runs from Philadelphia airport; no rental car is needed. The Doylestown Rushbus ( is also available for transportation in and around Doylestown

Register Early! Space is limited!

Credit Cards– YES! We take credit cards – either register on-line or use the camp application form.

Camp dates are June 22 to 25, 2017.  Those of you who have been to Camp Shotokan before know that we train hard and play hard!

As in previous years, campers are welcome to bring non-training family and friends (at a big discount off regular camp prices.) for a great weekend in Historical Bucks County.

What To Bring: Shorts, t-shirts, jeans, tennis shoes, sandals, a light jacket or sweatshirt for the evening will be perfect. Also, bring towels and personal items, cameras and phone chargers, and cards, games, etc. BRING 2 UNIFORMS.

Your camp fees include everything you need: shared double, quad-room or a 6 person room with AC, WIFI and private bathrooms, three all-you-can-eat meals a day, all training fees, and a complimentary camp T-shirt.

Again, Please Register Early! By intention, this isn’t a big camp and we pride our selves on maintaining a very low instructor/student ratio. Space is limited!

More information? Call 215-519-9310 or

NEW!! FOR OUT OF TOWNERS SUNDAY AFTERNOON PHILADELPHIA TOUR: Independence Mall, Old City, Franklin Institute, the Italian Market, and of course — finish the tour off with a South Philly Cheese Steak!!

(Any expenses are not included in camp cost)

Camp Shotokan 2017 – Training Schedule

Each camp follows a specific over-all training theme, which changes from year to year. The theme is decided by senior instructors at camp and introduced during the first training sessions.

Please note that in order to expose participants to as many instructors as possible, most of the two hour sessions will be led jointly by two of our senior instructors (1 hour each).

Our schedule is as follows:


3:00 – 5:00     Arrival and check-in
5:30 – 6:30     Dinner
7:00 – 8:30     Training (all levels)


8:00 – 9:00       Breakfast
10:00 – 11:15   Training (by Level & Interest)
12:00 – 1:00     Lunch
1:30 – 2:45       Training (by Level & Interest)
3:30 – 4:30       Training (by Level & Interest)
4:30 – 6:00       Dan Testing
5:30 – 6:30       Social Media Seminar
6:30 – 8:00       CAMP DINNER


8:00  – 9:00                      Breakfast
10:00 – 11:15                   Training (by level & interest)
12:00 – 1:00                     Lunch
1:30 – 2:45                       Training (by level & interest)
3:30 – 4:30                        Training (by level & interest)
5:00 – 6:00                        Social Media Seminar
6:30 – 7:30                       Dinner


7:00 – 8:00                       Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30                     Final Workout / Awards
11:00 – 12:00                   Farewell
12:00 –                             Tour of Philly

Get Directions


DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY is located at         


  • 53 min from PHL Airport
  • 1 hr and 23 min from EWR Airport

2 hrs and 4 min from JFK Airport


Camp Shotokan 2017 – Fees and Rates:

Fees include – everything you need for camp: shared double or triple-room with AC, WIFI and private bathrooms, three all-you-can-eat meals a day, all training fees, and a complimentary camp T-shirt and group photo.
Full camp: June 22 to 25 (3 nights | 4 days) – 475.00
Guests (non-training. Food and Room.) – 300.00
4 Days (training and food) & KIDS DAY CAMP – 400.00

2 Days (2 nights | 3 days)  – 420.00
Guests (Room and Food.) – 250.00
2 Days (Training and Food) & KIDS DAY CAMP – 350.00

1 Day (1 nights | 2 days) – 310.00
Guests (Room and Food) – 200.00
1 Day (Training and Food) & KIDS DAY CAMP – 255.00

ADULT – 25.00

Classes only:  Per class: 70.00

Note: Sorry, we will need to charge a 40.00 late fee for all 1, 2, 3, 4 day registrations received after May 21, 2017

Please add this line above the form, Please fill out this form to register online, or download mail in form here.

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Non AJKA Members – Add 10%  surcharge on the above fees.