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Sensei Joe C
Sensei Joe began as a White Belt in 2019, and this spring he earned his 1st Degree Brown Belt. He began teaching in our Tigers, Dragons, and Junior Adult classes in 2021. “I love the sense of play that comes with teaching kung fu to kids. It’s fun for them and for me! When the kids get excited about kung fu and I watch them put in so much effort toward learning, it’s very satisfying.”
So what motivates Sensei Joe to keep training? “The Shaolin Studios community is so welcoming and friendly that training becomes a joy. No matter how difficult a day may be, when I go to the dojo to teach or to take class for myself, all of those daily challenges melt away. Training has improved my memory as well as my physical strength and stamina.”
Outside of Kung Fu, Sensei Joe is an artist and graphic designer. You’ve seen some of his work with our new Five Animals poster and the AWESOME paper tiger hanging in the dojo from our Year of the Tiger celebration. He’s also a certified permaculture designer and a certified Reiki master, and he spends time gardening, hiking, and foraging. He’s the father of four daughters, two cats, and three chickens.
We are grateful to Sensei Joe for being part of our incredible instructor team!