Welcome to American Goju Shorei Karate Academy

About Us

Master Frank Sasso 8th Dan

Master Frank Sasso is a Karate and Tai Chi instructor who has been actively involved in martial arts for nearly 50 years.  Sensei Sasso was promoted this year to Eighth Dan Master in Goju Shorei Karate, a martial arts system that incorporates both hard and soft styles.  

Awards and Recognition

Master Sasso has been awarded the titles of Renshi (expert teacher) and Shihan (master teacher who heads his own style).  He has been inducted into three Martial Arts Halls of Fame with a Golden Life Achievement Award and as a Distinquished Master.

Well Known in the Phoenix Area for creating Western Tai Chi

Sensei teaches his style of Ta Chi at Mountain View and Buef, Phoenix Community Centers and the Ironwood Cancer Research Center.