Sensei Rafael Oliver
Owner of Riverview & 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 is also a U.S.A. National Karate-Do Federation Judge and an AAU Coach.
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.
Mr. Justin Sell
Instructor, has been a member of the Keiko Shin family for over five years. His passion for Karate led him to compete throughout the State of Florida, performing at the top in multiple Karate tournaments. Justin holds Bachelors degree in Communication and in Masters degree in Education from University of South Florida.
As instructor of Keiko Shin Karate Academy – Dojo Riverview, he firmly believes in the importance of the 5 principles of martial arts teaching:
- Careful planning
- Motivating students
- Performance Assessment