Dahlia Soto Espinosa
Chief Instructor, Director JKA Lincoln Park Inc.
A student of Japan Karate Assocation, Asia Philippines (under Masanori Takahashi) since the age of ten(25 years in training ), Sensei Dahlia started training with Shihan Erlando Metante with her siblings Jasmin Espinosa-Rosaroso and Noel Espinosa. They are all former members of the Philippine National Team Training Pool. She was also a varsity Karate member at the University of Cebu.
She is 5th Generation student of Funakoshi , as well as 4th dan degree tested under Shihan Masahiko Tanaka, with over 27 years of experience.
Sensei Dahlia recently participated in the National JKA competition in New Orleans and placed 2nd in womens kata.
Sensei Dahlia’s goal as chief instructor of JKA Lincoln Park is to promote a safe and empowering experience while sharing the tradition of Shotokan Karate with all types of students.