Shihan Eric Mercado has been practicing kyokushin karate since 1986 which began at the Kanamura dojo in downtown brooklyn. In 1991 I left to train at the World Oyama Karate headquarters in manhattan. That is where he began training to become a fighter. Over the next decade his travels took him to Europe, South America, Central America,the Caribbean, Japan and all over the United States and Canada. Now he is the director of three locations in the state of Pennsylvania with over 100 students under my guidence.