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Club Officers

The Student officers of the CSULB Shotokan Karate club officers are more than just karatekas. They are moral and physical examples of what other practitioner should strive for. Much like a black belt, officers are the face and representatives of the club. They must be aware of all upcoming event information.


Yessica Gomez
Academic Major: Biochemistry
Year Began Training: 2012
Belt Ranking: Rokkyu (6th Degree White)
Favorite Kata: Tekki Shodan
Quote: "Clean up after yourself. If you want to be accepted you must accept yourself first." - Haru Yoshida

Vice President

 Rex Tan
Academic Major: Business
Year Began Training: 2013
Belt Ranking: Gokyu (5th Degree White)
Favorite Kata: Heian Godan
Quote: "My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have been thoroughly in earnest." - Charles Dickens


Joe Nguyen

Academic Major: 
Year Began Training: 2013
Belt Ranking: Unranked
Favorite Kata: 
Quote: "If you need to succeed as much as you need to breathe, only then will you become successful."


Abby Kaw
Academic Major: Nursing
Year Began Training: 2013
Belt Ranking: Sankyu (3rd Degree Brown)
Favorite Kata: Heian Godan
Quote: "Fall down seven times, stand up eight."-Japanese proverb

Public Relations

Austin Elias Taylor
Academic Major: International Studies

Year Began Training: 2013
Belt Ranking: Shichikyu (7th Degree White)
Favorite Kata: Heian Shodan

Information Technology

Patrick Dong
Academic Major: Mathematics
Year Began Training: 2012
Belt Ranking: Sankyu (3rd Degree Brown)
Favorite Kata: Jion
Quote: "There are no secrets in life, just hidden truthes that lie beneath the surface."--Dexter Morgan