HDKI USA Summer Camp

Guest Instructors Steve Ubl 9th Dan and Scott Langley 7th Dan

HDKI USA Summer Camp 2024 - July 19th to July 21st - San Diego

Steve Ubl 9th Dan

Sensei Steve Ubl began training in the 1967 in the art of Tang Soo Do.
In 1969 he began training in the JKA style of karate. He moved to Japan in 1972 and was recognized by Nakayama sensei of the JKA for his character and talent. Taken under Nakayama sensei’s wing, Steve sensei experienced many hours of private tuition from the JKA Chief Instructors and made copious notes from these periods of intense learning. He received his 1st dan directly from Nakayama sensei while residing at the Hoitsugan. He also received instruction from Nakayama sensei in 1974 and returned to Japan several more times between 1976 and 1977. Returning to the USA, Steve sensei entered the Japan Karate Association Instructor Training programme under Nishiyama sensei at the JKA-US Headquarters in 1973, where, as a full-time trainee, he became an instructor with the AAKF-ITKF. By the late ‘70’s Steve sensei’s ideas began to transcend regular training in any dojo and his development continued more from his own intelligent application of ideas, influenced from the time he spent in Japan. Throughout the ‘80’s and ‘90’s Steve sensei, an intensely private individual, trained mostly alone and free from restriction. In 2004 he was persuaded by a dedicated group of North American karate-ka to share his deep knowledge. For well over a decade he travelled the world teaching at international seminars. Although he no longer travels, the HDKI are happy to have Steve Sensei as the guest instructor at this year’s summer camp.

Scott Langley 7th Dan

Scott Langley is the founder and chief technical director for the HDKI. He lived in Japan for 5 years and is now
resident in Dublin, Ireland. A graduate of the famous instructors’ course in Japan, Scott has been a successful
competitor with National, European and World championship titles to his name. He is the author of the
best-selling “Karate Stupid” and “Karate Clever” and is in great demand as an instructor throughout the world.

San Diego is named “America's Finest City”. The city is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California.

  • Whale Watching
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Gourmet Food Tours
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Belmont Park
  • La Jolla Sea Lions



Malashock Dance,
2650 Truxton Rd #200,
San Diego,
CA 92106
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Friday 19th July
5.00pm - 6.30pm

Saturday 20th July
12.00pm – 1.30pm
4.30 – 6.00pm

Sunday 21st July
10.30am – 12.00pm
3.00pm – 4.30pm

Participants will be split into groups, dependent on rank. Times may vary.


HDKI Members:  1 day US$ 50;  2 days US$60;   3 days US$75
Non-HDKI:  1 day US$75;  2 days US$100;   3 days US$125

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HDKI Members:  1 day US$ 50;  2 days US$60;   3 days US$75
Non-HDKI:  1 day US$75;  2 days US$100;   3 days US$125