Who is Gonzo Flores?

My name is Gonzalo Flores, most of my friends call me Gonzo. I am a licensed Shihan 師範 (master teacher) and hold the rank of 8th degree black belt, also known as  8th dan 八段 in Okinawa Kenpo Karate and Kobudo.  I began my training in karate (Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo) in Agena, Okinawa in 1976 at the age of 7 years old. My parents, Nick and Elodia Flores were the only uchi-deshi (live in students) instructed by the late Seikichi Odo (1926-2002). We lived above the Agena dojo till 1981.  My other sensei in Okinawa included the late Seijiro Maehara (1928-2005) and Hideo Henzan (1927-).  I am very lucky to have been a direct student of the late Seikichi Odo.  Taketo Nakamura, (1932-) is the Saiko-Shihan, (GrandMaster) of Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo.   He  is my sensei who helps me guide my art, my life and the development of both karate and kobudo. My dojo is in Portland, Oregon.  I teach the Source Academy, (www.thesourceacademy.com) I am the medical director of GroundSpring Healing Center in Portland, Oregon (www.groundspring.net) where I maintain a Classical East Asian Medicine practice of acupuncture, asian bodywork therapy, Traditional Japanese Kampo practice, Traditional Chinese Herbology, Medical Qigong and Ba Zi consultations. I am also a member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas.

3 responses to “Who is Gonzo Flores?

  1. Hi Gonzo this is Randy Butler I used to train with you years ago. I hope that all is well. If you still have a organized class it would be good to train with you again.


    • Hi Randy! How are you? I just posted several more entries on this blog. hope all is well. have a good day. what is your email i can send you my karate schedule and dojo location.

  2. Hi Gonzo san …

    Congratulations on the new site … like all you do, it’s great.

    Best of luck my friend,


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