Taught by Paul Plevakas, Karate Sensei
Third degree Back Belt Shotokan Karate
Member, United States Ju-Jitsu and Shotokan Karate Associations.
Training in Shotokan, Shorinji-Ryu, Goju-Ryu karate, Tang Soo Do, and Ju-Jitsu.
Black Belt Hall of Fame
International Martial Arts Association Man of the Year 2004 and Instructor of the Year 2009

(215) 778-2634
e-mail Paul@PaulPlevakas.com

Street clothes
and enthusiasm

Course Work:
Part 1
– Warm-up and conditioning exercises, how to make a fist, how to kick, basic punching, basic blocks: high, middle, and low. Hand to hand combat
Part 2– Unarmed attacker self-defense techniques
Part 3– Armed attacker self-defense techniques.
Part 4– Self-defense with weapons and self-defense against multiple attackers  

Your gentle teacher, Paul Plevakas


Do not insult the mother alligator until after you have crossed the river
- Haitian proverb

Directions to the Dojo (martial arts training hall)
2100 Chestnut Street - entrance on 21st between Chestnut and Sansom.

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Health & Fitness in Plain English. THIRD new edition.
Previously sold out and unavailable, New THIRD edition, revised. Thirty-one chapters on health, nutrition, exercise, and pain prevention.


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