Martial Arts & Wellness
East West Connection
Hanshi Dan Schroeder
Our Chief Instructor, Hanshi Dan Schroeder, is a 9th degree black belt in the art of Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate and a 8th degree black belt in Okinawan Zen Kobudo (weapons instruction).
Hanshi Schroeder has over 50 years of martial arts experience. He started his training in the early 60’s in the Goshin-do style of karate. In 1969 Hanshi Schroeder opened his first dojo (karate school) in Waukesha and started teaching Goshin-do karate. In the early 70’s Hanshi Schroeder started training in Shorin Ryu Karate under his present instructor, Hanshi Tadashi Yamashita.
In 1983, Hanshi Schroeder opened a branch studio in Hales Corners called the East West Connection. He operated both dojo’s until 1985 when he decided to devote all his attention to the East West Connection.
Hanshi Schroeder’s background in karate enables him to teach practical self defense movements that will work within a short period of training. His years in the study of karate can keep a serious student learning for years to come.
Hanshi Schroeder believes in the traditional vales of the martial arts. He believes that to matter what size, age or sex, martial arts can help you improve your health, self confidence and well being. It can make you a better person. “It is very important to train ones mind and body, but it is much more important to train ones heart”.