Language : English
Certified from : Matsugi Saotome
Rick Hotton Sensei began his karate training in 1970 at the Sarasota YMCA Karate Club. In 1976 Hotton sensei inherited his teacher's dojo and forming the West Wind Karate Do remaining the club's chief instructor to this day. In addition to karate, Hotton sensei is a long-time student of Matsugi Saotome sensei, who is one of the last living "uchi deshi" (live in student) of Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba. In 2016 Hotton sensei formed the Sunday Morning Keiko an all inclusive martial art community based on fellowship and goodwill with members and clubs worldwide - www.sundaymorningkeiko.org Today Hotton sensei spends most of his time traveling domestically and abroad sharing his unique brand of Aiki influenced Karate. He can also be found via his popular Youtube channel "Shotokan Karate". Hotton Sensei is also the creator Holy Mole a syndicated comic strip that explores mindfullness, Zen and the struggles/joys of life.