A small group of the Baker's Dojo Family Tree
Grand Masters Otis & Preston Baker
Copyright 2007 - 2011 Baker's Dojo of Karate, Education & Science
The Baker Brothers...
GRANDMASTER PRESTON BAKER began his study of Karate
in September of 1965 under the instruction of MASTER JAMES
A. JONES who was the student of John Keehan A.K.A.
"Count Dante," who was the student of Robert Trias, the
founder of the Shorei Goju-Ryu style of Martial Arts.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 SHIN-NER, KENNETH PATTON and
EARLY 1974, Master Preston and his brothers, Otis and Eddie,
opened up their own Commercial Karate School, called,
BAKER'S DOJO OF KARATE & BODYBUILDING, 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, EDUCA TION & 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 8th to 1st Dan.
Grand Master Preston Baker has been training and teaching for
forty-one and a half 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
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
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.