Rising Sun Karate, Inc.
Through our unique martial art system, you will enjoy every minute of your training as you reach new levels of physical fitness, experience increased self-confidence, and learn the mental and physical skills necessary to defend yourself in any situation.
Shihan Tim VanDenover, 7th Degree Black Belt
Shihan VanDenover, 7th Degree Black Belt, began his training in the art of Okinawan Shorin-Ryu in 1971 under Sensei James H. Hawkes in Albuquerque, NM. He also worked with some of the worlds greatest martial artists. Shihan VanDenover moved to Scottsdale in 1994 and opened Rising Sun Karate on February 11, 1995. Shihan VanDenover received his 7th Degree Black Belt on September 19th, 1998. To ever increase his own marital arts and teaching skills Shihan VanDenover has studied the art of combat Kenjitsu which is taught in the form of Chanbara. Upon returning from the 25th World Championships in Yokohama, Japan, Shihan VanDenover started the United States Chanbara Association.
Home of Champions:
Rising Sun karate is proud of it's student body and is even more proud of the State, National and World Champions that currently train in the dojo.
Cara Richman and Dawson Bienz attended the USKA World Championships in New Orleans, La. Cara placed 4th in 6-7 intermediate kata and Dawson placed 1st in Kobudo and 1st in kata in 6 - 7 advanced divisions.
Shihan VanDenover wishes to thank his hard working students for making such a great showing at all the tournaments they attend.
Mr. R. Dale Gross, 5th Degree Black Belt
Shihan VanDenover was honored with the Silver Lifetime Award Hall of Fame with the Masters Hall of Fame in Long Beach, Ca on August 8, 2009. Several hundred were in attendance and several were honored with various awards. The Hall of Fame was in conjunction with the Long Beach Internationals started by American Kenpo founder Ed Parker. Ed Parker Jr was there along with Eric Lee, Benny "the Jet" Uriquidez, Don "The Dragon" Wilson and many more.