Kyoshi-Sei Antonio Fournier

Founder
Brief info

Kyoshi-Sei Antonio Fournier began Karate in 1972 at the age of 13 and achieved his
first black belt in 1978. This was followed by the title of Sensei in 1982, the same year
he founded the United Shotokan Association at the University of Maine, Portland (now
USM). He was a member of the USA Karate team from 1982-1989 and during that time
won the gold medal in kata at the US Team championship, was voted outstanding
fighter in 1984 as a bronze medalist in Budapest, Hungary, and was the Silver medalist
at the USAKF Nationals. In 1987 he opened Fournier’s Leadership Karate Centers. He
is constantly studying and learning new ways to bring leadership development to his
students. Because of this he has become a certified Law of Attraction Trainer, A John
Maxwell Leadership Speaker, a certified public speaker with the State of Maine, and a
verbal judo instructor for martial artists. He has always believed that karate goes far
beyond just punching and kicking; and enjoys teaching both kids and adults alike how to
achieve better confidence, focus, and self-worth through their martial arts training.