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Chief Instructor - Shihan Raul Shelton
Instructor - Sensei Mark Panzer
Instructor - Sensei Zeny Shelton
Shihan Shelton holds a 7th Degree, Black Belt. He has been involved in Martial Arts for over 50 years and teaching Karate for over 40. He has competed in many State, National and International tournaments obtaining several Gold medals over a 20 years period until he retired from competition in 1992.
He is a Certified USANKF National Referee "A"
He is a Panamerican Kumite Referee "A" and Kata Judge "A"
He is a World Karate Federation Kumite Referee "A" and Kata Judge "A" (Highest License in the World)
He has been a member of the USANKF Technical and Dan Certification Committee since 2012 (Seven members in the entire USA)
He is also a Mechanical Engineer and holds a Professional Engineering license in the State of Texas.
Sensei Panzer holds a 4th Degree, Black Belt in Shorin-Ryu. He received his degree in Tokyo, Japan during the 30th International Joshinmon Championship from So-Shihan Hoshu Ikeda. He was a excellent competitor wining Gold and Silver medals at Nationals Championships with the USAKF. Sensei Mark is a seasoned and Certified Referee with League level license as well.
He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Sensei Zeny holds a 3rd Degree, Black Belt in Joshinmon Shorin-Ryu. She received her degree in Houston, Texas from So-Shihan Hoshu Ikeda. She has been practicing Karate for 27 years. She has been a Gold Medalist at State, National and International levels several times. She placed 4th in Mandatory Katas at the USA-NKF National Championship in Houston, 2008 right with Elisa Ao-Fonseca and Emy Kurita.
She is a former member of the USA Team Pool for the Senior National Karate Team and competed in International tournaments in Japan. She also have a Bachelor in Science in Interior Design from Lamar University.
Instructor - Sensei Lisy Shelton
Sensei Lisy holds a 3rd Degree, Black Belt in Joshinmon Shorin-Ryu. She received his degree in Houston, Texas from So-Shihan Hoshu Ikeda. She has been practicing Karate for 27 years. She has been a Gold Medalist at State, National and International levels several times in Kumite (Sparring)
She is a former member of the Junior National Karate Team and represented the United States in The Junior Panamerican Karate Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 2005 and International tournaments in Japan. She also has a degree in Education from Sam Houston State University.
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