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Pan American Budo Karate Camp

9-11 February, 2024, Los Angeles, USA

Sensei Nishiyama’s Karate is based on principles that apply to all styles of Karate. This camp is sure to equip you with tools that you will be able to apply to enhance your own practice and to use in your teaching.

Understanding principles allows one to develop their own karate, according to their physical and mental make up and inclinations, rather than a cookie cutter approach to training.
This means more effectiveness, less injuries and karate as an art rather than imitation.

If you are interested in participating in the Pan American Seminar, taking place in Los Angeles Feb. 9-11th, 2024, please click theh red button below to fill out a short form. Any Shotokan practitioner/instructor 1st Dan and above, regardless of affiliation, who is interested in learning Sensei Nishiyama’s Karate system and in expanding their Karate knowledge and horizon is welcome to participate.

The seminar will be taught by Sensei Avi Rokah, 8th dan. 

Camp details


Friday Feb. 9th:

9:00-11:00 session 1

11:00-3:00 visit Nishiyama Sensei’s grave and lunch outing (Zencu restaurant, 319 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles)

3:00-6:00 session 2


Saturday Feb. 10th:

10:00-12:30 session 1

12:30-2:00 lunch

2:00-5:00 session 2

7:00 sayonara dinner (The Auld Fella, 9375 Culver Blvd, Culver City)


Sunday Feb. 11th:

9:30-12:00 session 1

12:00-1:30 lunch

1:30-4:30 session 2

4:45             dan exams


Seminar Fee:

$150 (includes tax and T-shirt)
Paypal to
or in cash before first class on Friday

Camp Venue

1835 S. La Cienega Blvd, Unit 240, Los Angeles This venue is located in a shopping center less than five min. drive from the Rokah Karate Dojo. There is ample free parking in the parking lot and in the parking structure. We suggest entering the parking lot from 18th St. When entering the building from the parking structure you will see a big Gym, LA Fitness. Our camp will take place directly across the hallway from LA Fitness. We will have our mobile phones turned on should anyone need our help finding it. Please make sure you have our contact info available.

Official Hotel

Gateway Hotel Address: 1920 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA. 90404 Phone #: +1-310-829-9100 Email: and

Please book your hotel room directly with the hotel ASAP.  

The hotel is 1.4 miles, or 5 min drive from the seminar venue. 

This hotel offers a room with one king size bed, or two queen beds at the cost of $198+tax. If you need our help finding a partner to share your room with, to cut the cost in half, we can try to help with that if you indicate so in the questionnaire below.

Other hotels nearby with a similar price in case the official hotel fills up:

Days Inn Wyndham  
Address: 3007 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica
Phone #: 310-829-6333

Distance to gym: 2 miles, or 7 min drive

Best Western
Address: 3102 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica

Distance to gym: 3 miles, or 7 min drive

Santa Monica and Transportation

The official hotel and seminar venue are both close to the world famous Santa Monica Beach and a world class shopping experience at the 3rd Street Promenade. Santa Monica is a very bike friendly city. It is easy to rent a bike to go between the seminar venue and the hotel and to venture out on other experiences. Santa Monica also has a Metro Station where you can easily take the Metro to downtown LA.

Extended Training at Rokah Karate

If you arrive a few days prior to the seminar, or would like to stay a few days after the seminar to train at Rokah Karate you are welcome to do so free of charge. (Please contact Sensei Avi Rokah for best class times.)

Rokah Karate is located on Pico Blvd which runs from downtown to Santa Monica. The Big Blue Schedule for Bus #7 (the route on Pico) can be found here

Home Dojo

Rokah Karate
9218 W.Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90035
Phone #: 310-463-2385

Warm welcome wishes,

WBKA leadership (Sensei Avi Rokah, Sensei Radek Janus and Sensei Giedrius Dranevicious and seminar hostesses (Sensei Michelle Porjes and Sensei Ruth Rokah).


Contact info:

For general questions regarding accommodations, trip planning, finances, etc. please contact:


Ruth Rokah (Seminar hostess): 


Mobile#: +1-310-691-4897


Michelle Porjes (Seminar hostess):


Mobile#: +1- 310-713-1235


Daniel Tobias (spanish speaking):


Mobile #: +598 99 634 719


For information regarding WBKA, Dan Examination, rank recognition, future events, etc. please refer to our website or contact:


Avi Rokah


Mobile #: +1-310-463-2385


Radek Janus


Mobile #: +420 776 77 45 43


Giedrius Dranevicious:


Mobile #: +370 (685) 20 690