Master Alvin Brown began his Martial Arts Career in
1974 at Baker's Dojo of Karate & Fitness, located at
1305 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Illinois. There he was
guided under the direct tutelage of brothers Preston,
Otis and Eddie Baker.
Upon starting into what would soon become one of his
greatest and most challenging adventures of his life, he
quickly discovered that he was being instructed by
some of the most talented black belts in the Midwest
area. Many, with backgrounds in various styles of
Martial Arts, were always available and willing to share
their vast knowledge with eager students. This type of
dojo environment became the template for the future in
Master Brown's Mind.
After receiving the rank of Shodan in 1982 through the
Baker Brothers and the United Martial Arts Association,
Master Brown continued under the Baker Brothers, fine
tuning his art as an instructor. He joined the Bakers as
an instructor at Chicago's Southside Y.M.C.A. karate
program for several years.
During his Martial Arts Career, Master Brown was
appointed to the Chicago Police Department in 1978.
While serving in that capacity on the cities north, west
and south sides, he realized the need to get involved
with inner city youth. Many with no structured paths to
follow seem to eventually find themselves swallowed
up by the Criminal Justice System. Master Brown was
successful in opening a small Karate Program at the
Chicago Park District's Foster Park Field House. The
program was available free of charge to all of the
In January of 2004, Master Brown completed his 25th
Year with the City of Chicago and retired from the
Detective Division's Cold Case Homicide Unit. He
relocated south to the small town of Stone Mountain,
GA. which is right outside of Atlanta. There he started
his commercial school of Brown's Dojo of Karate and
Fitness, Inc. Since opening his doors in October of
2004, he has registered and taught over 150 students.
Master Brown continues to teach and promote the Art
of Shore! Goju Ryu Karate, and the true spirit of
My sincere thanks to the Baker Brother, Clarence
Williams, and Betty "BJ" Marcus-Vaughn for
getting me off on the right path.
Browns Dojo of Karate
Alvin Brown Master Rokudan 6th Degree Black Belt
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