Sensei Paul Schwartz

Paul began his martial arts training in Wing Chun Kung Fu in 1980. He was a founding member of Aoinagi Karate at UCSD in 1981 under Sensei Neville Billimoria. Paul began teaching at his own dojo at the La Jolla JCC in 2000 and has been teaching the beginning and intermediate classes at UCSD for over 2 decades. Paul began his bushi training under Shihan R.R. Castilonia and was promoted to Sensei in 2001.

Aoinagi Karate has allowed Paul to participate in many events and tournaments worldwide. These include many ITKF and Zen Bei Butokuaki camps, all led by world-class instructors. Paul has participated in five AAKF US National Championships and two ITKF World Championships.

Paul has a passion for volunteer work and hopes to inspire others in Aoinagi to live the philosophy of “service before self”. Paul was awarded the United Way Community Heroes Volunteer Award for San Diego County in 1998 for his work with the local humane society. He has also been a volunteer with Canine Companions for Independence over the years.