Skip Navigation



Soller Kancho

Dan S. Soller is the founder of the Phoenix Karate-Do Association and the Mount St. Mary’s Karate Club. He remains active and serves as the organization’s Kancho (Chairman & Chief Instructor). Kancho Soller, now with 40 years of karate experience, continues to teach regularly at the Mount’s small dojo and enjoys a worldwide reputation.  Perhaps unique among world class high ranking instructors, Kancho is also a successful higher education executive and serves as Executive Vice President of Mount St. Mary’s University. He has students around the globe and a number of graduates from the Mount program serve in senior leadership positions within the Phoenix organization.

Kancho has authored three publications that define the Association:

The Phoenix Way (2000; Second Printing 2006)
Sun & Moon, My Path of the Phoenix Way of Kyokushin Karate (2012)
Phoenix Budo (2013)

Learn more about Soller Kancho at
Shihan Dan S. Soller Wikibin Page
Executive Vice President Dan Soller at Mount St. Mary's University

For more information email Phoenix Karate

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Map & Directions | | 301-447-6122
Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
Map & Directions | | 301-682-8315