The Pacific Karate-Do Institute (PKI) was founded 1974 in Santa Barbara,
California by David Krieger Sensei. We are dedicated to transmitting
the highest ideals of Karate-Do, both in spirit and technique.
David Krieger Sensei
began studying karate in Kobe, Japan in 1963 under Master Chojiro
Tani, a direct student of Master Kenwa Mabuni the founder of Shito-Ryu
Karate. He later co-founded the International Karate Federation in
Hawaii. Also a top world tournament competitor, he has written widely
on karate spirit and philosophy. PKI is under the direction of John
Bartholomay Sensei (Santa Barbara Dojo) and Miguel Villalobos Sensei
(Santa Maria Dojo). Villalobos Sensei has been with PKI since the
beginning, with Bartholomay Sensei joining PKI in 1975. Villalobos Sensei
and Bartholomay Sensei are direct students of Kenzo Mabuni Soke
(family head), the son of Master Kenwa Mabuni. They are Shihan’s
(licensed instructors), of Seito(pure) Shito-Ryu Karate.