THE BAKER BROTHERS...
GRANDMASTER PRESTON BAKER began his
study of Karate in September of 1965 under
the instruction of GRAND MASTER JAMES A.
JONES, John Keehan A.K.A. Count Dante,
who was the student of Robert Trias, the
founder of the Shorei Goju-Ryu style of Martial
After studying and training hard for three years,
he was promoted to Shodan, First Degree Black
Belt. Shortly after receiving his Black Belt, he
began teaching at Sears Y.M.C.A. on the west
side of Chicago. He taught there for seven years
and produced some of the top students in the
midwest, such as his brothers, OTIS BAKER,
EDDIE BAKER, JOEL B. WORK, BRAD
HUGHES, HERMAN ROBERTS, MO SHINNER,
KENNETH PATTON and many others.
EARLY 1974, Master Preston and his
brothers, Otis and Eddie, opened up their
own Commercial Karate School, called,
BAKER'S DOJO OF KARATE & BODY
BUILDING, which is now the oldest Black
Commercial Karate School in Chicago. The
Name of the Dojo was formerly changed to
BAKER'S DOJO OF KARATE, EDUCATION &
SCIENCE in 2007. Master Preston Baker was
the winner of over 500 awards in competition
during his years of amateur and professional
fighting. He and his brothers have taught over
20,000 students and have promoted over 200
students to Black Belt, ranging from 9th to 1st
Dan. Grand Master Preston Baker has been
training and teaching for forty-eight years and is
still very active in his School and on the World
Martial Arts Circuit.
THE BAKER'S DOJO FAMILY TREE LINEAGE
is quite extensive and consists of some of the
biggest names in Martial Arts. Go to the Black
Belts page where all of our students who have
been promoted to Black Belt - Degrees 8th thru
1st are listed there.Training At Baker's Dojo...
The Floor Instructors at Baker's Dojo are adept
teachers of the Martial Art, Shorei Goju-Ryu.
Students are required to work diligently and earn
rank according their development.
We challenge our students to accomplish goals
that they once thought were impossible. Effective
Matial Arts training builds positive self-image,
self-esteem and self-confidence that will
permeate every area of their lives. We are not a
very large school, which gives our students an
advantage of premium, quality attention to their
areas of difficulty during class. We look forward
to meeting you and helping you achieve your
self-defense/fitness goals. Baker's Dojo of
Karate, Education & Science offers Adult
classes, Children's Classes, Senior's Classes,
Self-Defense Classes, Restraint classes for
Special Needs Social Services employees,
Crowd Control / Security training. Please go to
our CLASSES page for more details.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you
achieve your self-defense, fitness goals.
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