Red Sun Shotokan Karate

Japanese Shotokan Karate Red Sun started in Porterville California in 1989 by Mike and Debbie Turner and is still going strong today. Mike has been involved in karate for over 40 years.

We opened Red Sun in Coos Bay Oregon and it is becoming a successful business. We recently moved to 1155 Newmark Ave in Coos Bay. This building is much bigger and better so we can accommodate all the students we have. We teach Japanese Shotokan Karate. We teach more than just the physical aspect of Shotokan, we teach the total aspect of karate. The physical, mental and spiritual as well as the his

Operating as usual

[03/25/20]   There are times that I miss having the Dojo a lot. I miss my Students dearly. I'm not sure that the Doctors were right about me retiring? One of my Black Belt Students talks of opening Red Sun later... That would be nice..

[02/10/20]   I still stay in contact with several of my Red Sun students.. Many want to train but I'm medically retired, at least for now. But who knows? Maybe one day?

[11/20/18]   We are zeroing in on a place for a dojo...hoping to start the new year with a new dojo and then we can work off the holiday season and get the year started in a healthy way.

[10/11/18]   Still currently browsing for a new location for a dojo. Please be patient as the process continues.

[08/28/18]   Working on getting a new dojo uplease and running...plans keep changing and with the way or another we will be training by mid fall....looking forward to seeing everyone again soon.

Sensei Thomas

[12/28/17]   I am working with someone on having a more solid area to have class, a larger area and then we will be able to have class more frequently as well as other classes


We hope to start our self defense class soon. It will be a combination of ground fighting as well as stand up and to throw a twist in it...some cardiovascular work also. We will show you that technique becomes speed and then power.

[10/15/17]   Class today for kids at 3pm to 345pm
. adults 430pm to 6pm

[07/02/17]   Class Sunday for kids at 3pm and adults is at 430pm.

Let's get a great day of Kata and workouts going.

[07/01/17]   Class tomorrow for kids at 3pm and adults is at 430pm

[05/19/17]   My sincere apologies but there is no class this weekend due to Sensei Tom and Sensei Nate out of town.

Please continue to practice your kata and self defenses

[04/27/17]   No class this weekend due to injuries, memorials and classes. We will have class at following weekend


Martial Arts Tribe

This is just an example of how kata interpretation can be applied to other styles

Speaking of effectiveness of traditional karate...Maybe, it's still effective if you used properly...:)

[04/18/17]   Class this weekend with Sensei Nathan Damewood

Saturday and Sunday:

3pm for the kids
430 for adults

[04/11/17]   We will have class on Saturday starting at 3pm...No class on Sunday due to Easter Sunday.

No class on April ,2017 and April 23,2017 due to Army drill weekend

[04/07/17]   Class this Saturday and Sunday at the same times
3pm for kids
430 pm for adults

[04/02/17]   Class today @3p for kids and adults at 430p

[03/26/17]   My apologies to everyone but no class until next Sunday.. Out of town for training.

We will have class next Sunday at same time.
3pm for kids
430 for adults

[03/19/17]   Class today at 3pm for kids and 430 for the adults.

[03/13/17]   Have to cancel class today due to training issues. My apologies

Sensei Thomas King

[03/11/17]   Class tomorrow at 3pm for kids and 430 for the adults

[03/04/17]   No class this weekend due to Army National Guard Drill. Have a great and safe weekend. Please practice your kata.

[02/26/17]   ASAP. Class is cancelled due to weather. We don't Want anyone having to risk driving to class. Please have a great weekend and we will see you soon. Army National Guard training March 3-5,2017

[02/24/17]   No class on Saturday. Rika has a birthday party that day. There will be class Sunday

[02/18/17]   Class today at 3pm for kids and 430 for the adults

[02/03/17]   Class on Saturday :

3pm for kids and 430 to 530 for adults

No class Sunday due to superbowl

[01/28/17]   Class tomorrow at 3pm for kids and 430 for adults

[01/22/17]   Unfortunately class is cancelled tomorrow due to scheduling conflicts. We will get back on track with classes scheduled more and less of cancellations. See everyone on the 28th and 29th

[01/21/17]   Class Saturday and Sunday at 3pm to 345pm for kids, 430 pm to 6pm for adults

[01/11/17]   We will be starting a womens class soon and it will be a weekly class focusing on proper techniques as well as a great workout.

Please lets spread the word and let everyone know that this is going to be up and running.

[01/11/17]   We will have karate this Sunday :)

Kids class at 3pm to 345pm
Adult class 430p to 6p

Lets get a good workout and start the new year off with a great class

[01/04/17]   We should be able to have our first class of the new year starting next sunday and then we can continue from there. Looking forward to see everyone

[12/23/16]   No class this weekend. Merry Christmas to all and your families. Ease have a safe holiday weekend. We will start class back up the first weekend of the new year, with new energy and trainingšŸ‘

[12/17/16]   No class this weekend day due to holiday work schedule...

[12/05/16]   There will not be class this Saturday. Sensei Tom has National guard drill on that day but we will make sure to have class on sunday

Thank you.

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1155 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR

General information

At Red Sun, we teach Japanese Shotokan Karate. We not only teach the physical aspect of the sport, we teach the spiritual aspect as well as the history of Shotokan. Sensei Mike Turner is retiring after over 40 years of teaching and competing in Shotokan. Sensei Tom King will now be our main instructor .Sensei Tom has many years of experience and is a champion competitor. At Red Sun, we participate in local and long distance tournaments and we encourage competitors. Children's classes are Tues. and Thurs. from 5:15-6:00 p.m. Adult classes are from 6:30 p.m.-8:00p.m. on Tues. and Thurs. Sensei Tom will be adding more classes as they are needed. We are now accepting new students from ages 5-??. Call Sensei Tom at 541-260-5740 for information or questions you may have. Come in and try us for a free class and see what you think.

Opening Hours

Saturday 15:00 - 18:00
Sunday 15:00 - 18:00
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