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Alex Ndem

Sixth Degree Black Belt Sensei Alex Ndem is a former member of the USA Shotokan National Karate Team and two time Karate world champion. Ndem has been practicing martial arts for more than 25 years with over 10 years of instructional experience. He currently trains Jamal Bey, who is a member of the USA National Karate Team, State Champion and Houston Karate League Champion.

Alex Ndem

Sensei Alex is a certified personal trainer and confirmed instructional master of Karate. He has a degree in physical education from the University of Paris in France and also holds certifications from a number of US institutions. He has a strong background in various sports such as track and field, soccer, and rugby (he played for a championship team in France).

World Federation Titles

2 time French Team Karate Champion
1 time French Cup Champion
2 time European Team Champion
2 time Bondy International Cup Champion
1 time US Open Medalist
1 time Paris Open Medalist
1 time All African Games Medalist
2 time USA Team Champion
2 time International Division US Champion

Shotokan Karate Federation Titles

2 time Karate World Champion
Karate Contact Federation Title
2 time French Karate Contact Champion

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What Alex Ndem's students say

"Alex’s teaching style is very mature. By that I mean his style does not involve shaming or unreasonable expectations but rather calm and persistent coaching in the pursuit of improving Kihon and Kata."


US Team Gold
2005 National Shotokan World Champions

What is Shotokan?

In Japanese ‘karate’ means ‘empty hand’ in reference to the empty-handed nature of karate, but also that the student’s heart empty is of negative emotions. ‘Shotokan’ means ‘house of Shoto’ in Japanese. ‘Shoto’ was the pen-name of the founder of modern karate, Gichin Funikoshi, who introduced the art to Japan in the 1930’s.