The Harto Ryu Dojo was founded in 1982 by Arnold Allen, a 9th-degree black belt in jiu-jitsu and 5th-degree black belt in Karate. As Bermuda's premier karate dojo, we have earned a reputation for excellence both locally and within the global martial arts community. Our approach to karate is grounded in a commitment to embracing the technical evolution of traditional and competitive karate.
At the Harto Ryu Dojo, we are dedicated to teaching Shotokan Karate to the highest standard. We take great pride in our affiliation with both the Bermuda Martial Arts Federation and the newly formed Bermuda Karate Federation. Our dojo welcomes practitioners of all ages, with classes for both children and adults starting at age six and up. We believe that karate is an inclusive discipline that can benefit anyone, regardless of age or ability.
Our focus at the Harto Ryu Dojo is on teaching beginners the correct techniques that are relevant to their abilities. We are passionate about helping our students develop improved health, strength, stamina, flexibility, concentration, and self-confidence. We believe that the benefits of karate extend beyond the dojo and into everyday life, helping our students become more resilient, focused, and disciplined individuals.
Whether you are a seasoned martial artist or a complete beginner, we invite you to come and experience the Harto Ryu Dojo and all that it has to offer. Our experienced instructors and welcoming community are here to support and guide you on your karate journey.
Arnold Allen is a highly accomplished martial artist with over 50 years of experience in the art of Shotokan Karate. He has achieved the rank of 5th degree black belt and is widely recognized for his outstanding skills and knowledge of the discipline. Kyoshi Allen has had the privilege of training under some of the most respected karate instructors in the world, including Sensei Kazumi Tabata and Paget Wharton, among others.
For Kyoshi Allen, martial arts training has been one of the most rewarding pursuits of his life, second only to being a dedicated father and husband. He has competed in numerous international and domestic martial arts competitions, with some of his most notable achievements being at the 2002 and 2004 World Karate Championships, where he was the oldest fighter on the roster.
Kyoshi Allen's dedication to the martial arts extends beyond his own personal practice. He is also the co-director of the martial arts promotional company ShotoCup, which is committed to promoting and developing the art of karate in Bermuda and beyond.
Throughout his martial arts journey, Kyoshi Allen has embodied the core values of discipline, perseverance, and respect. He is a true inspiration to his students and fellow practitioners, and his contributions to the karate community have been invaluable. We are honored to have Kyoshi Allen as a member of the Bermuda Karate Federation and look forward to his continued contributions to the art of Shotokan Karate.