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The Dojo of Exceptinal Wellness, Inc. (DEW) offers karate-do, kobudo and self-defense training for individuals and groups.


We provide Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu instruction based on Eihachi Ota Hanshi’s training and guidance. Self-defense techniques are thus and elsewhere derived. In coordination with associated dojos in Miami and throughout the state of Florida, seminars and other events take place year round.


Santander sensei began his martial arts training in Gosoku-ryu traditional Shotokan Japanese karate with IKA in Venezuela, during the 1980’s. Due to relocation in the early 90’s, sensei Santander had opportunity to train in Aikido,  during his years in the Netherlands Antilles, under sensei Frank Wong and later under sensei WeeWow Dumlao at the Miami Aikikai. Sensei Francisco pursues Shorin-ryu with passion, enthusiasm and curiosity. His training in Okinawan karate-do started in the 90’s until his Shodan in the Shobayashi branch, developing his techniques and skills further in the Matsubayashi branch of this Okinawan art.


Santander sensei holds the rank of Godan (5º black belt) in Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu karate-do and Okinawan kobudo. He is an avid traveler; with visits to the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South America and USA adorning his passports.


sensei Francisco Santander,

Dojo of Exceptional Wellness

TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS in today’s MODERN AGE


The DEW is a nonprofit organization that promotes traditional Okinawan karate-do and kobudo, as handed down from the teachings of the Founder of the Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu style, O’Sensei Shoshin Nagamine, to his student, Master Sensei Eihachi Ota and, thereby, to us in the Florida chapter of Ota Sensei’s organization: the Dojo of Exceptional Wellness, Inc.


We seek to share the harmony and peace that martial arts can bring to its students, along with the many benefits to the mind, body and soul of its practitioners.

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