Cappa Kyokushin Karate

Cappa Kyokushin Karate

In The Begining ...

In 1968 Armando Cappa began his Judo training in Argentina.

In 1972 he found Kyokushinkai Karate and trained at the Burbank YMCA dojo under Sensei Anthony Englehard, Claudia Beverly, Steve and Linda Crosen. During that time the dojo was under the leadership and direction of Shihan Steve Senne, Vice Chairman of North America IKO

Stephen Senne received his 4th Dan from Don Buck and Mas Oyama in 1974.

Mas Oyama visited Don Buck at Stephen Senne's Dojo in Los Angeles, California for Black Belt Review. Sensei Cappa received his 2nd Dan during that visit.

Cappa opened his first dojo in Burbank on Victory Blvd in 1980.

Armando Cappa begins his training in jujitsu in 1992

In 1995 Cappa opened the Northridge dojo. Two years later the American Kyokushin Karate Organization was established.

In 1998 Cappa earned his 6th dan. That same year AKKO faounder Don Buck passed away at the age of 72.

In 1999 The AKKO holds its first meeting bringing all of Hanshi Don Buck’s top students together to solidify the organization, and assign the post of director, council, and branch chiefs. Armando Cappa accepts the position of So. Ca. Branch Chief.

Shihan Armando Cappa earns his Shodan in ju-jitsu in 2001.

2007 Sensei Cappa is awarded the rank of 7th Dan, accepts the title of Kyoshi and the position of Vice President of the AKKO.

2012 Kyoshi Cappa is inducted in the Masters Hall of Fame.

Armando Cappa Kyoshi

Founder of Cappa Kyokushin Karate and Karate Hall of Fame inductee.