About the Instructors:
Michele Elefante holds the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt). She began her formal study of martial arts in 1990, and teaching Self-defense 1995. She has taught Self-defense workshops throughout the United States, to all ages, youth to elder, male and female. Additionally, she has been a repeat instructor at the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF) Special Training, the Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists (PAWMA) training and the Association of Women Martial Artists (AWMAI) conference.
About the Class
We teach traditional Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate as taught by the late Eizo Shimabukuro O'Sensei and Okinawan Shudokan Karate as taught by the late Shibucho Walter Todd. Okinawan weapons (kobudo) are taught to advanced students.
Classes are informative, fun and functional with an emphasis on technique, skills and self defense rather than sport. We encourage all our students to challenge themselves not only to learn the physical skills, but to explore the associated history of the art.
Classes are taught in a casual style and are open to all people.
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