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Sensei Rick Hotton

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Rick Hotton sensei (5th Dan), is a 45 year veteran of karate do and has been the chief instructor of West Wind Karate Dojo for the past 39 years. An innovative instructor, Sensei Hotton combines a mixture of classical training infused with Aiki principle to form a unique approach to Karate practice.

Sensei Rick Hotton started his training in 1970 at the West Wind Dojo in Sarasota, Florida where he later became its owner and instructor.  In addition to his exposure to a wide variety of karate masters, he is also a long-time student of Matsui Saotome, who is considered to be one of the best Aikido Masters in the world today.

Sensei Hotton is a refined technician and innovative instructor who has a rare mixture of pure form infused with deep-rooted creativity.  He has successfully blended his extensive experience in both Karate and Aikido into a truly unique approach. While his technique is clearly impressive, he couples it with a sincere and humble teaching approach, communicating high-level concepts in clear and thoughtful ways.

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2016 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

• Jan 9 – Shotokan Karate Dojo, Perry Florida.
• Feb 26, 27, 28 – Florida Winter Keiko, Shindai Dojo, Orlando FL.
• March 11,12,13 – Stavanger Karateklubb, Stavanger Norway.
• March 14 – ESKA, Norwich England.
• March 15 – Shin Shogai Dojo, Nottingham England.
• March 16 – WTKO South West, Kingsbridge England.
• March 17 – Basingstoke England.
• March 19, 20 – WTKO Ireland, Dublin Ireland.
• April 1, 2, 3 – Bujinkai Dojo, Gislaved Sweden.
• May 21 – Western PA Shotokan Alliance, Pittsburgh PA.
• June 30, July 1, 2, 3 – NSF Summer Camp, Fredrikstad Norway.
• Sept 3, 4 – Edinburgh, Scotland.
• Sept 10, 11 – Tiger Dojo, Oslo Norway.
• Oct. 21 – ASKA, St. Louis MO.

2016 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

• Jan 9 – Shotokan Karate Dojo, Perry Florida.
• Feb 26, 27, 28 – Florida Winter Keiko, Shindai Dojo, Orlando FL.
• March 11,12,13 – Stavanger Karateklubb, Stavanger Norway.
• March 14 – ESKA, Norwich England.
• March 15 – Shin Shogai Dojo, Nottingham England.
• March 16 – WTKO South West, Kingsbridge England.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Sensei Hotton is available to conduct karate seminars throughout the world.  Event hosts should budget for travel arrangements to (and during) the seminar, hotel lodging, plus a teaching honorarium.

Contact Sensei Hotton directly to arrange a seminar:
Sensei Rick Hotton  |  info@westwindshotokan.com

Travel Arrangements
Sensei Hotton flys out of either Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) or Tampa International Airport (TPA)

General Seminar Subjects
• Conditioning Drills for Explosive Karate:  Learn how top competitors train for the elite level.
• Kumite Techniques:  Learn effective techniques that work in the competition environment.
• Kumite Strategy:  Systematic techniques and approaches for advancing your kumite to the next level.
• Competing in Kata:  Learn physical and mental preparedness for big competitions.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Sensei Hotton is an inspiration. So enjoyed the seminar, especially how he included and helped the lower belts. As he said, if they can do it, you can do it. Inspiration and challenge deftly delivered…”  – Cynthia Haakana