David M. Lechuga, Godan (5th Degree Black Belt), is the leader and senior instructor of Lake Forest Shotokan Karate. When not practicing martial arts, Dr. Lechuga is known and respected within the fields of Clinical Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, and Neuropsychology. He is director of The Neurobehavioral Clinical and Counseling Center and has devoted his career to the thorough evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with neurological illnesses or injuries.
Lake Forest Shotokan Karate is a training school, or dojo, of Shotokan Karate of America(SKA). Mr. Tsutomu Ohshima, who was one of Master Gichen Funokoshi’s direct students at Waseda University in Japan, founded SKA. Master Funokoshi was the creator of Shotokan Karate.
Mr. Ohshima awarded David Lechuga his black belt in 1983 (1st degree). Mr. Ohshima awarded Mr. David Lechuga his Godan or 5th degree black belt in 2006. This is the highest rank awarded in SKA. Dr. Lechuga has been training in Shotokan since 1978. Prior to starting Lake Forest Shotokan Karate, Mr. Lechuga was an instructor at Garden Grove Shotokan Karate (since 1983). Aside from Mr. Ohshima, Mr. Lechuga’s first instructors were Mr. Don DePree, Godan, and Mr. Greg Scott, Godan.
As a way of introducing you to our dojo, a set of common questions have been posed and answered on our About Practice Page.
You may send a message to Mr. Lechuga by filling out our form on the Contact page.