About Us

We have been part of the Camas community since 1990.  Master Robert Shipley III started Camas Karate in November 1990 on the corner of 5th & Cedar in beautiful, historic downtown Camas. Prior to that he operated a Soo Bahk Do studio in Hawaii for 18 years. Master Shipley III is a co-founder and Charter Member of the United States Soo Bahk Do Federation.

In 2000, Master Shipley moved to Italy and turned ownership of the studio over to Master Anna Oulashin. – his former Hawaii student since 1982. Master Oulashin is assisted by Master Charles Smith (5th Dan), Assistant Instructor,Helen Bagnall (3rd Dan), and Assistant Instructor Sean Oulashin (3rd Dan). Between them there is over 50 years of Soo Bahk Do experience!

Our school is certified by the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc.®. Our instructors are all certified and must meet strict requirements of theoretical knowledge, teaching ability and written thesis in addition to physical ability.

In September 2008, our program became part of Camas Community Education. Classes are held each Monday & Wednesday at 841 N.E. 22nd Avenue, Camas, WA 98607.

Benefits of Training

  • Better health
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Stress reduction
  • Self defense skills
  • Family activity
  • Improved attention span
  • Balance of mind and body