Master Shigeru Takashina is the Chief Instructor of the Shotokan Karate Center and the South Atlantic Karate Association. Sensei Takashina completed the Instructor School of the Japan Karate Association (JKA) in Tokyo in 1968, and graduated from Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan.

Sensei Takashina was the Captain of the Japan team in the 1st World Karate Championship in 1970, with a perfect win, held in Toyko, Japan. Since moving to the United States in 1972, Sensei Takashina has devoted his life to promoting and teaching the fine art of Karate.