WASHINGTON SHOTOKAN INSTRUCTORS

ALL OF OUR INSTRUCTORS DONATE AND DEDICATE THEIR TIME AND ENERGY BECAUSE OF THEIR LOVE OF THE ART AND DESIRE TO HELP OTHERS GROW. THEY TEACH THE WSA PRINCIPLES AND LIVE BY THESE PRINCIPLES THEMSELVES:

 

SEEK PERFECTION OF CHARACTER

BE FAITHFUL

ENDEAVOR

RESPECT OTHERS

REFRAIN FROM VIOLENT BEHAVIOR

 

WITH THESE VALUES, OUR STUDENTS LEARN SELF-DEFENSE, CONFIDENCE, HUMILITY, RESPECT, AND HOW TO LIVE GOOD AND HONORABLE LIVES FROM THEIR TRAINING WITH WSA.

WSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS & INSTRUCTORS

SENSEI MARK CRON

Rokudan - 6th Degree Black Belt

President

OCCUPATION: Director Of Operations And Sales For North America, Interra USA, Inc..  A Japanese Trading Company

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 35+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Sochin

TEACHES: Bellevue Adult Class

SENSEI MARIA UNGUREANU

Rokudan - 6th Degree Black Belt

Treasurer

OCCUPATION: Clinic Manager Allegro Pediatrics

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 30+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Unsu

TEACHES: Bellevue Adult Class

SENSEI MOSTAFA AHANCHI

Rokudan - 6th Degree Black Belt

Vice President

OCCUPATION: Architect Principal At MG2

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 35+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Kanku Dai

TEACHES: Bellevue Adult Class

SENSEI JOHN SUZUKI

Yondan - 4th Degree Black Belt

Secretary

OCCUPATION: Vacation Rental Technology Sales & Education

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 20+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Heian Shodan - It All Starts With Heian Shodan

TEACHES: Bellevue Adult Class

SENSEI SEAN DONLIN

Yondan - 4th Degree Black Belt

Youth Program Director

OCCUPATION: Technology Consultant/Account Manager

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 30+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Sochin

TEACHES: Bellevue/Pine Lake Youth Class

WSA INSTRUCTORS

SENSEI NEIL NATHANSON

Rokudan - 6th Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Neurobiologist, Professor At UW School Of Medicine

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 50+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Depends On My Mood - Usually Sochin Or Jiin, Sometimes Gojusiho-Sho

TEACHES: Bellevue Adult Class

SENSEI ADAM BIRNBAUM

Godan - 5th Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Attorney

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 30+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Gankaku

TEACHES: Bellevue Adult Class

SENSEI RICHARD GARCIA

Yondan - 4th Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Scientist (Discovery Research)

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 30+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Empi

TEACHES: Bellevue Adult/Youth Class

SENSEI JACK SHOWALTER

Yondan - 4th Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: CEO – Entirenet LLC

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 30+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Gojushiho Sho

TEACHES: Bellevue Adult Class

SENSEI MITCH POE

Yondan - 4th Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Management

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 25+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Sochin

TEACHES: Bellevue Adult Class

SENSEI KEVIN SUSSMAN

Yondan - 4th Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Financial Services

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 40+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Kanku Sho

TEACHES: Bellevue Adult Class

SEMPAI ROBERT JOHNSON

Sandan - 3rd Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Software Engineer At Microsoft

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 25+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Unsu

TEACHES: Bellevue Adult/Youth Class

SEMPAI MARK GANLEY

Sandan - 3rd Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Insurance Broker

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 15+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Sochin

TEACHES: Bellevue Adult/Youth Class

SEMPAI DEAN LEE

Sandan - 3rd Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Sr Systems Analyst, Radiology - Cardiology, Overlake Hospital

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 19 Years

FAVORITE KATA: Nijushiho

TEACHES: Bellevue Youth Class

SEMPAI KRISTINA TRAN

Sandan - 3rd Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Student

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 15+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Nijushiho

TEACHES: Bellevue Youth Class

SEMPAI JASON EDDS

Sandan - 3rd Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Technical Recruiter At TEKsystems

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 19 Years

FAVORITE KATA: Empi

TEACHES: Bellevue Youth Class

SEMPAI DAVID ANDREWS

Sandan - 3rd Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Human Factor Engineer

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 18+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Gankaku

TEACHES: South Bellevue Adult/Youth Class

 

SEMPAI SCOTT KOZINSKI

Nidan - 2nd Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Director, Recruiting Amazon.Com

LENGTH OF TRAINGING: 13 Years

FAVORITE KATA: Bassai Dai

TEACHES: North Bend Youth Class

SEMPAI NORM PURI

Nidan - 2nd Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Orthopedic Nurse

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 10+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Bassai Dai, Of Course!

TEACHES: Issaquah Youth Class

SEMPAI DAN BERGE

Shodan - 1st Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Financial Advisor

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 10+ Years

FAVORITE KATA: Bassai Dai

TEACHES: Issaquah Youth Class

SEMPAI BRETT COCKERILL

Shodan - 1st Degree Black Belt

OCCUPATION: Software Engineer At Microsoft

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 6 Years

FAVORITE KATA: Empi

TEACHES: Bellevue Youth Class

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