Karate with Kevin Funakoshi

There is something very special happening at the Gilruth on Tuesdays, Thursdays  and Saturdays! Sensei Kevin Funakoshi, of the famed Funakoshi family, is right here at the Gilruth teaching traditional Shotokan. Truly world-class instruction with classes spanning young children up to a senior citizen approaching 80 years old, from the newest beginners to multi-striped black belts with decades of experience. If you have ever considered trying Shotokan, or perhaps reconnecting with this awesome martial art, the Gilruth has an amazing opportunity!



Please direct questions to cynthia.j.kibby@nasa.gov / 832-983-6454 (teleworking)



Sensei Funakoshi recently featured in Karate Bushido magazine.


 Mebership Options:


One Day Per Week Membership - Register Here 

  • $60/month
  • Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30PM


Three Days Per Week Membership - Register Here 

  • $85/month
  • Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30PM
  • Thursdays, 6:30-7:30PM
  • Saturdays, 12:00-1:00 PM.  


Class Details:

  • Monthly Subscription Classes
  • Automatic Electronic Payment Required
  • Subscription may be cancelled at any time,
  • No refunds
  • No prorated fees
  • Uniform is Required (may be ordered at Gilruth, size chart below - Uniform Order Form)
  • Gilruth Center, Mars Rom / Zen Den
  • Free trial on the first Tuesday of each month.
  • Family discounts available,


Cusotmer Review:   “... this Shotokan class is truly special, I don’t think people realize just how lucky we are to have such an amazing instructor right here at the Gilruth!”


About the Instructor:  Sensei Kevin Funakoshi is a certified Hachi Dan (8th Dan) under Black Belt Hall of Fame inductee and founder of Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association (FSKA) Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi (cousin to the founder of Shotokan Karate, Gichin Funakoshi also known as the “Father of Modern Karate”).

Sensei Kevin Funakoshi started training in 1966 under Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi at the original Hawaii JKA dojo in Honolulu, Hawaii. Following the Funakoshi legacy as a Kumite and Kata Champion at the highest level of competition Sensei Kevin Funakoshi is now dedicated to bring out the maximum potential from the current generation of Karate students.

Uniform sizing chart