Keiko Shin Karate - Dojo Lutz

19247 North Dale Mabry Lutz, FL 33548

Our Karate Family

Keiko Shin Karate Academy follows highly concentrated, comprehensive program that includes:

  • Self Defense
  • Bully Prevention
  • ADHD Management
  • Self-discipline
  • Confidence Building
  • Respect
  • Stranger Danger Techniques
  • Competitive Karate
  • Traditional Kata
  • Traditional Kumite

The high level of self esteem and self discipline achieved through our program aids your child in making good decisions at home, school and in the community therefore ensuring successful future and provides them with skills necessary for resisting peer pressure or being bullied.

We have the most successful AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM  in Pasco & North Hillsborough County

We promote FAMILY VALUES That’s why many of our students have joined the Keiko Shin Karate family together with their parents.

We care about our students FROM THE HEART and not from the business standpoint.

We insist on THE BEST PERFORMANCE from our students and work with them, and their families to ensure success in all areas.

Sensei Rafael Oliver

owner of Lutz Keiko Shin Karate-do was born in Panama City in 1970. Sensei holds a degree in Naval Engineer, Education, and a Masters degree in Theology. Sensei is also an Ordained Minister.  With 30 years of training in 2 traditional Karate-do styles, Sensei Oliver first trained in Shito-Ryu in Panama City. At the age of 18 he began his journey in Shotokan Karate-do, obtaining his Black Belt certification in 1992 under the American Federation of Martial Arts (AFMA).
Sensei Rafael continues his training under Sensei Ernesto Fuentes in Shotokan Karate-do at Keiko Shin Karate Academy Hombu Dojo in Wesley Chapel FL. He is also certified as P90X Instructor.

Mrs. Barbara Oliver

co-owner, originally from P. R. moved to the New Tampa area in 1998. She holds a degree in molecular biology and has worked at Moffitt Cancer Center doing cancer research and at Meridien Research as a Director of the Brooksville & Bradenton research offices. She is certified as P90X, Cize, & Insanity Instructor.

Senpai  Ian Stewart, Assistant Instructor

He is native of Tampa, since he was 5. He holds a BS degree in Film Production and a minor in Communications, finishing up his education in Los Angeles, California at the LA Institute of Film. He has been involved in Martial Arts since he was a teenager starting with Taekwondo before switching to Shotokan Karate. 


Senpai Ian continues his training in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Rafael Oliver at the Lutz Dojo and Sensei Ernesto Fuentes at Hombu Dojo in Wesley Chapel. Ian is also certified as a P90X Instructor.




Sensei Ernesto Fuentes - Hombu Dojo

is teaching Karate since 1983. Sensei Ernesto is an international Instructor, certified in Japan in Shotokan Karate. In 1993 Sensei obtained his degree in Civil Law and was a very successful Trial Attorney in Venezuela.
Sensei Ernesto holds Masters Degree in Child Psychology, and a minor in the Neuro Linguistics and is ACE Certified Personal & Athletic Sport Trainer, ExpertRating Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified Sport Nutrition Coach

Karate-Do Transportation

After School Karate-do Transportation Program is not a Day Care or an extension of the school day. It combines karate & Self-defense. We promote positive relationships among our students and create engaging environment for children to interact with each other and provide decision making opportunities teaching them responsibility and leadership.
Our Karate Transportation Program nurtures the body, mind and spirit of every child who participates.


Claywell Elementary
Carrollwood Elementary
Schwarzkopf Elementary School

Sunlake Academy of Math & Science

Land O Lakes Christian School
Lutz Preparatory Academy
Lutz Elementary School
McKitrick Elementary School
Tampa Christian Community School
Sanders Elementary School





In order to provide our athletes with the best quality in KARATE, we are proudly affiliated with the most distinguished Organizations and Federations Nationally and Worldwide.



19247 North Dale Mabry
Lutz, FL 33548
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tel: 813-948-1067