Instructor Profiles

K.A. Rosendahl - Senior Instructor

Mr. Rosendahl has attained the rank of 5th Dan. He has been a student of traditional karate for over 40 years and trained exclusively under C.M. Smaby, 8th Dan. He has also received Dan rankings from the late Hidetaka Nishiyama, 10th Dan, a world renowned instructor. Mr. Rosendahl received his coaching cerificate from the ITKF and coaches his son Seth, who is a national and international competitor.

In addition to his regular classes, Mr. Rosendahl teaches self-defense seminars for youth and adults. Mr. Rosendahls 40+ years in the martial arts combined with his interest in the personal development of his students brings to each training session a sense of commitment, discipline, and sincerety.

S.A. Rosendahl - Instructor

Seth Rosendahl has attained the rank of 5th Dan. He has been a student and instructor of traditional karate for 30 years, under the instruction of His father K.A. Rosendahl. Seth has competed on the national and international level for over 10 years. His tournament accomplishments include:

  • Silver Medal Pan American Championships 2001 - Team Kumite
  • Bronze Medal World Championships 2006 Individual Kumite
  • Silver Medal Pan American Championships 2009 Individual Kumite
  • World Cup 6th place 2009
  • Four time US National Kata Champion
  • Three time US National Kumite Champion


Contact Info:

Traditional Karate Academy
4105 East 38th Street
Des Moines, IA 50317
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phone: (515) 343-7746

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