Mr. Bob Beres - Sam Dan - 3rd Degree Black Belt
 WTSDA Certified Instructor since:
April 2006

***Favorite part of teaching is seeing the "aha" moment in the students eyes.  
Favorite Quote: "Im Jun Moo Twet" - No Retreat in Battle



Mrs. Rachel Shanok - Sam Dan - 3rd Degree Black Belt
Training with JC Karate Since: 2007
Certified Instructor Since:
March 2014
Favorite Quote: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right"
 
 Mrs. Rachel enjoys watching all her students grow and realize they can do something they thought was not possible.

She also enjoys sharing the training floor with her two ten daughters, Alexis & Jordan, both 2nd degree Black belts.
Mr. Offerdahl - E Dan  - 2nd Degree Black Belt

Training with JC Karate since: February 2008

Favorite Quote: “Character, in the long run, as the decisive factor in the life if an individual and of nations alike.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Certified Instructor:

March 2011

 

Mr. Offerdahl began his marital arts training in 2000, following a passion that he had since he was teenager and unable to train. Mr. Offerdahl feels that karate is a passion and a way of life for him. He feels it is a great way to relieve stress, exercise and develop a greater sense of life and compassion for those at home, work and community. He says, “Karate not only builds our bodies, it builds our minds as wells, regardless of what age you begin your training.”

Mr. Brian Schechter- E Dan-2nd Degree
Black Belt
Training with JC Karate Since: December 2005
Certified Instructor Since:
March 2015

 Mr. Schechter enjoys being an Instructor because he gets to help students get past their sticking points, especially Forms, Weapons and One-steps.

He also enjoys sharing the training floor with his family of Black Belts! He has two teen daughters, Paige & Morgan, both 2nd degree Black belts!


Ms. Morenz - E Dan - 2nd Degree Black Belt
Training with JC Karate Since: 2008 

Favorite Weapon: Bo staff/Fan

Favorite Quote: “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”
Training with JC Karate Since: 2008 

Favorite Weapon: Bo staff/Fan

Favorite Quote: “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”
Training with JC Karate Since: 2008
Favorite Weapon: Bo staff/Fan

Favorite Quote: “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”
Favorite Weapon: Bo staff/Fan

Favorite Quote: “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”
Favorite Weapon: Bo staff/Fan
Favorite Quote: “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”

Certified Instructor : 6 Years


Ms. Melanie is our February 2018 Instructor of the Month! Congratulations!!

Ms. Melanie loves working with students as they learn to detail basic techniques.

**As a Black belt she continues to work on hip twisting to create power, speed & perfect timing in her own training!

**As an Instructor she enjoys watching her students showcase their skills,& progress in their training as they earn new ranks.

**Ms. Melanie is our Head Instructor for the Cheshire YMCA Karate Program & teaches 4 days a week!

**She also runs our Sumer Camp Program for 3 weeks during every summer!

Mr. David Rapillo - Sam Dan 3rd Degree Black Belt
WTSDA Certified Instructor 10 years

Mr. Rapillo began his teaching with the tiny tigers & enjoys motivating kids of all ages!
"I love watching students grow physically and mentally as they achieve their goals. It always ends with a smile. Your energy and effort will help you to achieve excellence."

Mrs. Lisa Duperry - Cho Dan 1st Degree Black Belt
WTSDA Certified Black Belt - 2017
Mrs. Lisa received her first Black belt in Tae Kwon Do before coming to join our JC Karate team 5 years ago! Since then she has earned her 1st degree Black belt in the WTSDA & has become a certified Instructor. 
Favorite Part of Teaching:
Helping kids work through challenges & watching their sense of pride from the results of their hard work.
Mrs. Lisa shares her love of the martial arts with both her boys, Cameron  8th gup orange belt & Zackary - Tiger Orange belt!

Mr. Dan Peters - Sam Dan 3rd Degree Black Belt
WTSDA Certified Instructor 12 years
Mr. Peters transferred within out WTSDA family to JC Karate 4 years ago from Vaughn's Dojang in Pennsylvania. He is a great addition to our JC family with his young spirit & energy!
Mr. Peters favorite part of teaching is helping students reach their goals! He shares the mat with his wife Grace (green belt)
Favorite quote: "A master has failed more times than a novice has tried."




Mr. Zack Nemphos - E Dan 2nd degree Black Belt

Ms. Kristen Schechter - Cho Dan - 1st Degree Black Belt
New WTSDA Certified Instructor

Favorite part of teaching is getting to see a students confidence increase, and to know that you contributed in some way! 



Ms. Shreya Dhume - E Dan - 2nd Degree Black Belt
WTSDA Certified Instructor 1 year

Favorite part of teaching is creating fun drills and activities for students to do along with their traditional training.
"Better an oops than a what if."