JAPAN KARATE INSTITUTE OF NORTH CAROLINA

  908-B Peters Creek Pkwy Winston-Salem, NC 27103; 336-773-0170  
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Sensei Chris Sheaffer
Owner/Lead Instructor. Sensei Chris studied Tae Kwon Do and kick boxing as a young adult before beginnig karate at the age of 40 years old. Sensei Chris earned a second place in Kata in his class in the 2004 National AAU Tournament and won Grand Master in his class in the 2005 Atlanta Cup international tournament. Sensei Chris is a child psychologist and has particular interest in using martial arts instruction to help with ADHD symptoms. He holds a Nidan rank in Wado Ryu karate, and a 1st Degree Black Belt rank in the American Pressure Point Self-Defense System taught by Master Moran

Sensei Robert Neal Sr
Owner/Instructor. Sensei Robert has been practicing Martial Arts since March of 2002, earning his black belt in April of 2006. Sensei Robert has participated in several competitions over the years winning numerous silver and gold medals in both kata and kumite. He also teaches self defense courses at Forsyth Tech Community College. He earned a Nidan rank in Wado Ryu karate in September 2011.

Sensei Leslie Kerr
Owner/Instructor. Sensei Leslie has been studying the martial arts for over 17 years, earning a black belt rank in Tae Kwon Do in 1998 and, a Shodan rank (black belt) in Wado-Ryu in September 2006. She is very enthusiastic about empowering women to study the martial arts and feel more confident about themselves and be more prepared to take on any goal. She earned a Nidan rank in Wado Ryu karate in September 2011, and Shodan rank in Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan kobudo in Aug 2013. Visit her Blog.

Sensei Mark Fricault
Owner/Instructor. By day Sensei Mark is a mild mannered computer programmer. At night, he's a Dojo Rat eager to learn. Sensei Mark began studying karate in Oct of 2002, at the ripe age of 41. He earned his Nidan rank in Wado-Ryu in September 2011 under the guidance of Sensei Mike Russell and Shihan Dale Coker, earned his 1st Degree Black Belt rank in American Pressure Point Self Defense System taught by Master Moran in April 2013, and earned his Shodan rank in Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Kobudo in Aug 2013 under the guidance of Shihan H.P.Henry and Hanshi Doug Perry. Sensei Mark continues training in and exploring all three of these arts.

Sensei Ben Dorr
Owner/Instructor. Sensei Ben is another great role model for everybody to watch. Not only is his karate strong, but his Black Belt Spirit comes out in his everyday life. Sensei Ben works for the Forsyth County Sheriffs Office, where he fights crime on a daily basis. Sensei Ben holds classes on gun and knife control for law enforcement personel, and as a seminar for JKI karate-ka. Sensei Ben earned his Shodan rank in Wado-Ryu in May 2010, and his Shodan rank in Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Kobudo in Aug 2013.