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Howard S.Yanoff, Master Instructor


Sensei Howard Yanoff is a Rokudan, a Sixth Degree Black Belt in Shotokan. He has trained primarily in the Japanese Art, but has also studied the Arts of Aikido, Savate, Tae Kwon Do and most recently Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A graduate of Suffolk University in Mathematics and Education, Sensei Yanoff spent many years in the educational field as well as in adult advisory positions for numerous youth groups. He uses this background and training to produce classroom environments that are productive, positive, and always age-appropriate. He is currently teaching mathematics at Lynn Classical High School.

As a competitor, Sensei Yanoff won championships in sparring both on the USA-AAU and Open Tournament circuits. He is most proud though of his coaching of numerous National Champions, two specifically being his own daughters, 19 time National Champion and Maccabi Gold Medallist, Jennifer Yanoff, and National Sparring Champion, Danni Yanoff.



Audrey J. Yanoff, Program Director


Audrey Yanoff is a graduate of Brandeis University, majoring in Sociology and Education, and Suffolk University, with a Master’s Degree in Education. She currently teaches Reading at Chelsea High School. Ms. Yanoff oversees the day to day operation of the Dojo.
Sensei Matt


Sensei Matt is a 4th Degree Black Belt or Yondan. He has been training here for 20 years, having started while in middle school. He is a Head Instructor.
Sensei Andrew


Sensei Andrew is a Nidan, an adult second degree Black Belt. He is also a member of our SWAT Team. He has been training at the dojo for 9 years.
Sensei Kate


Sensei Kate is a Shodan, an adult Black Belt. She is also a member of our SWAT Team. She has been training at the dojo for 7 years.
Sensei Glen


Sensei Glen is a Shodan, an adult Black Belt. He is also a member of our SWAT Team. He has been training at the dojo for 7 years.
Sensei Kevin


Sensei Kevin is a Shodan, an adult Black Belt. He is also a member of our SWAT Team, He has been training at the dojo 8 years.

 

All of our Head Instructors have achieved Black Belt in the Shotokan style of martial arts at our school. During the last two years of instruction prior to Black Belt, they have assisted at a class each week. They may then apply to our Instructor Certification Program and if accepted, begin a grueling 3 month program with Sensei. They have already proven their capability as Martial Artists and so the emphasis during this special training is on how to be good teachers. They are taught to teach in the same style as Sensei. They are taught to teach in a kind and encouraging manner.

 

 





 

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