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About GCL1
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Modern Karate
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I have been training in various fighting arts since 1978 and teaching since 1991.

I earned my 2nd degree black belt in Kenzen Karate in 2004, under Sensei Vernon Owens (5th Dan black belt; formerly of Enshin Karate, taught by Kancho Joko Ninomiya). I have experience as event/door staff at various festivals and nightclubs in and around Seattle, WA. I am also certified as a Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise.

Over the years, I have taught self-defense, violence prevention, and anti-abduction courses for organizations, including: Home Alive, University Family YMCA, Harmony House, African-American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, Anti-Racist Action, A.P.O.C., and Seattle Public Schools/Seattle Parks and Recreation Department after school program.
"The correct understanding of Karate and its proper use is Karate-do. One who truly trains in this do [way] and actually understands Karate-do is never easily drawn into a fight...To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill." -- Gichin Funakoshi.


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