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February 4, 2022

Sensei Daniel Gilbert has been practicing martial arts since 1976. He trained in Aikido in the UK under Sensei Paul Evans and Shihan Brian Burrows while he lived there from 1998 to 2005. In 2005 Sensei Gilbert moved to NC and started up the first Shunpookan club in the US.

Shunpookan NC hosts a semi-annual international seminar where senior instructors from the UK come to teach classes here in Gastonia. In off years Sensei Gilbert travels to the UK to train at the Shunpookan dojos there and to maintain the strong links we have with Shunpookan in the UK.

We are blessed with a strong relationship with St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Our dojo is considered part of the community outreach and a key resource to the local community.

Contact Sensei Gilbert at or 704 478 6030

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