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Sensei Viall

Sensei Viall

Nashville Dojo was established in 1966 By Master Denny Shaffer. Nashville dojo is the oldest and longest running karate school in Nashville. It is an extreme pleasure and honor to have the opportunity to be Chief Instructor at the Nashville Dojo.

Nashville Dojo has a long and distinctive history of some of the greatest instructors and karate-ka. I am excited to carry the honor, traditions, and expectations of The Nashville Dojo’s past, present, and future.

I have been in Martial Arts for over 30+ years, and when the opportunity came for me to take over operation of the dojo so that I can share my knowledge with everyone, I jumped at it.

I believe that I have a responsibility to teach the traditions and the art, while also ensuring that students walk out with real practical self-defense knowledge, and not some false sense of security.

“To get 110%, you must give 110%.” – Sensei Darren Reed