Sensei Avi Rokah


Sensei Rokah is the traditional karate world's most sought after instructor. He studied daily under master Nishiyama for 27 years.

  • 1994 World Champion
  • 5 times US National kumite (fighting) champion ('90, '91, '92, '94 & 2001)
  • Winner of numerous regional, state and other international competitions

Sensei Rokah teaches many seminars annually throughout Europe and North America and is looked by Nishiyama followers as the heir of the master.

—courtesy of Traditional Karate Academy

Studying under Nishiyama Sensei, Avi Rokah (7th Dan) became a highly acclaimed international competitor, thoughtful student of karate and instructor at his own dojo. Beyond competition, his passion is in learning and improving karate and sharing its beauty. Many karate experts consider sensei Rokah the finest and most knowledgeable karateka after his teacher master Nishiyama. Sensei Rokah is a gifted, devoted and patient instructor who spends his waking hours finding better ways to teach his many dedicated students.

"I studied under Sensei Nishiyama daily and full time for the past 27 years, while I study I run my dojo and taught many hours. He passed away on November 7, 2008. I competed successfully for 27 years nationally and internationally, but my passion is in learning and improving karate and sharing its beauty."