Welcome to Long's Shotokan. Long's Shotokan Karate Academy is owned and operated by Sensei Mark Long, a two time world champion in the World Karate Federation and a Team USA Gold Medalist. Sensei Long holds black belt ranks in several styles of martial arts including Shotokan Karate, Shin Shin Jujitsu, Judo, and Tae Kwon Do. He has served our community through his karate academy since 1980 and through after school programs in Independence and surrounding school districts.
Shotokan Karate is a linear fighting style with the core of our martial arts curriculum focusing on punches, strikes and kicks with application on self-defense situations. Our ranking system integrates techniques from Jujitsu, Aikido and other disciplines for an all around well balanced self-defense program.
If you are looking to just begin martial arts for self-defense and add confidence or as a commitment to train to go to the next level and compete, we are happy to help you meet those goals. Our staff and black belts are here to answer your questions and make you feel comfortable and part of the family. We would like the opportunity to share our experience with you in a fun, safe, family environment. Please take the time to browse through our site and see what we have to offer and give us a call or stop in. We look forward to seeing you soon.