212 Clydesdale Trail, Suite 1020,
Medina, MN 55340
Master Salas received his 6th degree Black Belt in October 2017. He began his martial arts training in 1988 and received his Black Belt at the age of 9. Since the age of 12 Salas has competed locally and nationally in the Black Belt Division. He has won over 12 Grand Championships in open / creative forms and weapons forms. He is the instructor at Dojo Karate’s Medina and Rogers locations and strives to create leaders and athletes that continue grow and succeed.
Mr. Franco began his martial arts training at age 15 with kung fu and wushu. He was also training in boxing, which he started at age 13. Mr. Franco received his Black Belt in 2001 and took 3rd place in sparring at Diamond Nationals that same year. Prior to that, he earned 1st place in sparring at the 1998 Diamond Nationals (Brown Belt) and 1999 Diamond Nationals (Advanced Brown Belt). He has a 6-0 record as an amateur boxer and a 3-1 record as an amateur kickboxer. In 2006, Mr. Franco began mixed martial arts training and refreshing his boxing skills at Gorilla Combat MMA Gym. He left to continue his Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai training in 2013, winning 2nd place in both Gi and No-Gi Jiu Jitsu tournaments. Mr. Franco returned to Gorilla Combat in 2014 to become a personal trainer, boxing instructor, and sparring partner for professional MMA fighters. In April 2018, he joined Dojo Karate Medina as an instructor.
We will be running virtual and in person training. See details below for more information and the updated class schedule.