Sensei Mack began training in Martial Arts as a young teenager in Richland,
One thing that makes Shudokan Karate-do instructors unique is their
By the late 1960’s Sensei Mack was teaching Police Science and PE courses
During the early 1970’s, under Sensei Todd’s leadership, the organization
An avid competitor, Sensei Mack has won over 300 tournaments in the Unites States in both sparring and kata, specializing in weapons. Many of his students share his passion for the fun and fellowship of tournament competition and have won national and international championships, both AAU, Jr. Olympics, and the United States Karate Federation.
In 1992, Sensei Mack was promoted to 7th Degree Black Belt, with the
title of Shihan (professor). He also received the title of Kyoshi (Regional
Leader), from his life-long instructor, Sensei Walter Todd.
In 1999 Sensei Mack received 9th degree certificate from the late Shihan
Walter Todd. Under Sensei Todd’s encouragement, Sensei Mack has
trained with Martial Arts Masters from all over the world. In 2009 he took
At the age of 74, Sensei Mack’s teaching and training schedule remains the same… personal training every day, teaching private instruction early mornings and group classes until 9:00 at night Monday through Friday.
In 1989, Shihan Mack and his wife Kara started a college scholarship program to award $1,000. to their Black Belt graduating Senior who were continuing on to college. Strong encouragement was always placed on earning good grades in school, a B average is required for Black Belt promotion, and any Black Belt wishing to open their own dojo’s are required to have a college degree.
As of 2012, with the addition of this year’s 22 new recipients, $220,000 has been awarded to actively training Black Belt members of the Northwest American Shudokan Association.
Some honors he has received along the way: