Sunday Morning Keiko is proud to host the fourth annual Florida Winter Keiko! We welcome practitioners from all styles to join us in a celebration of our keiko and a weekend filled with fellowship and goodwill. This year’s training will be located within a new space at 903 Ponder Avenue, while the 12th Street Dojo undergoes renovations. The sendoff morning training and barbecue will again be located on the sands of South Lido Beach as in prior years.

Returning for 2019 are internationally recognized instructors (Scott Langley and Rick Hotton) to provoke us toward deeper questioning and understanding of traditional karate-do. It is our continued wish that this event will inspire a sense of community regardless of association and set a joyful and positive tone for your practice in 2019! Welcome to the Florida Winter Keiko!

Scott Langley, 6th Dan, is the Chief Technical Director for the HDKI. He lived in Japan for 5 years and is now resident in Dublin, Ireland. A graduate of the famous instructors’ course in Japan, Scott has been a successful competitor with National, European and World championship titles to his name. He is a best- selling author with titles including “Karate Stupid” and “Karate Clever,” as well as being in great demand as an instructor throughout the world.

Rick Hotton sensei (5th Dan), is a 47 year veteran of karate do and has been the Chief Instructor of West Wind Karate Dojo for the past 40 years. An innovative instructor, Hotton sensei combines a mixture of classical training infused with Aiki principle to form a unique approach to Karate practice.

Hotton sensei’s teaching and approach can be view on his popular youtube channel; "Shotokan Karate", which has gained a worldwide following. He is the Founder of Sunday Morning Keiko.

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The Cost to attend all seminar sessions is $150 for Sunday Morning Keiko members, $200 for non members. For more on Sunday Morning Keiko Membership and to join, please go here.

Sunday barbecue is included with cost of seminar registration. Florida Winter Keiko T-shirts are available for sale at the event as supplies last, reservation of specific sizes and quantities are available during registration. The one day cost for the Sunday Morning training session and barbecue only is $60 if not registered for the entire seminar.


Sarasota Bradenton Airport (SRQ) and Tampa International (TPA) are both options, though Tampa is about an hour’s drive from Sarasota. However, flights into Tampa tend to be less expensive. Ground transportation is likely best acquired through rental car, carpooling, or Lyft. Taxi services are not cost effective and the public transportation system is not ideal for reaching the dojo or beach.


Expect anywhere from 55 to 85 during the day (Average Hi 75 Lo 55)

Area Hotels

La Quinta (941) 366-5128 5931 Commercial Way (1.3 Mi from Ponder Ave. Location)

Mainstay Suites (941) 500-4700 75 Packinghouse Rd  (1.2 Mi from Ponder Ave. Location)

Hotel Indigo (941) 487-3800 1223 Boulevard of the Arts (4 Mi from South Lido Beach Location)

Quality Inn (941) 921-7750 5778 Clark Road, I-75 Exit 205 (5.4 Mi from Ponder Ave. Location)

Theme Parks

Disney World Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and others (117 Mi from 12th St. Dojo)

Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure (128 Mi from 12th St. Dojo)

SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery Cove (125 Mi from 12th St. Dojo)


Siesta Key Beach (948 Beach Road) (8.2 Mi from 12th St. Dojo)

Lido Beach (400 or 2150 Benjamin Franklin Drive) (4.9 Mi from 12th St. Dojo)


Ringling Museum of Art (8 Mi from 12th St. Dojo)

Classic Car Museum (4 Mi from 12th St Dojo)

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium (5.6 Mi from 12th St Dojo)

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Join Us in February! Use the options below to register for the event and add on any extras.

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2019 Florida Winter Keiko Official T-Shirt (Pickup at Event)
from 25.00

Printed on premium Bella Canvas T-shirts, these are soft short sleeve unisex T-shirts with the Florida Winter Keiko artwork and quote, “What you have been taught by listening to others’ words you will forget very quickly; what you have learned with your whole body you will remember for the rest of your life.” - Funakoshi, Gichin

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SMK Black T-Shirt (2018 Edition) (Pickup at Event)
from 25.00

Printed on premium Bella Canvas Cotton, these are short sleeve unisex t-shirts with the following quote, “To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill.” - Funakoshi, Gichin

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