Founder of Cappa Kyokushin Karate and Karate Hall of Fame inductee.
Founder of Cappa Kyokushin Karate
Cappa Kyokushin Karate was established in 1980 by founder Armando Cappa, who holds the rank of 7th Dan (7th degree black belt) and the title of Kyoshi. He began his martial arts training in 1968 and continues teaching because he enjoys watching his students develop their skills and gain confidence. In March 1972 Armando Cappa begins his training in Kyokushinkai Karate at the Burbank dojo under Sensei Anthony Englehard, Steve Senne and Linda Crosen. During that time the dojo was under the leadership and direction of Shihan Steve Senne. Stephen Senne receives his 4th Dan from Don Buck and Mas Oyama in 1974. July, 1966 - The North American IKO was founded and Steve Senne accepts the position of Branch Chief in Los Angeles, California. Doctor degree from the Naturopathy Association. Cappa Kyoshi currently holds a 7th Degree Black Belt in the AKKO and in the fall of 2006, he accepted the position of Vice President for the AKKO.