The Brevard Shotokan Karate Club has been training in the Shotokan style of Karatesince it was founded in 1991. Our dojo is located in Merritt Island, at 4890 N. Courtenay Pkwy. We are members of the Japan Karate Association(external link) and the JKA American Federation(external link).


  • Sensei Dr. Javier Simons (6th dan)

    Dr. Javier Simons started training in karate in 1966, while living in Panama. In 1978, he moved to Philadelphia to study Endodontics. He continued his practice of Shotokan karate, guided by the Japan Karate Association. He is the Chief Instructor of the Brevard Shotokan Karate Club, which he founded in 1991.

  • Sensei Ron Lewis (4th dan)

    Sensei Ron began training in Shotokan karate in the Pensacola Jr. College Club in 1981. He then moved to the USF karate club while completing his Electrical Engineering degree. Later he moved to the eastern coast of Florida and became a founding member of Brevard Shotokan Karate.


Karate is a martial art (method of combat), which employs a variety of physical techniques, including punches, kicks, blocks, and strikes. Karate puts an emphasis on the acquisition of spiritual insight and development. In traditional Karate-Do, it is always kept in mind that the true opponent is one’s self and that the ultimate goals are to seek perfection of one’s character and to touch the lives of others in a positive way.