The Teachers at Granite Forest Dojo


I believe the strongest feature on a professional resume should be the state of one's children. Their achievements, and certainly their capacity for confronting challenges, are the strongest indications of their parents' capability, and of their parents' worthiness to be role models in the company of other peoples' children. Sensei Costa

Sensei Bruce Costa

 

Sensei Bruce Costa is a passionate teacher, successful entrepreneur, professional speaker, published author, and student of mindfulness meditation. He has studied Shotokan Karate and other disciplines with many high-ranking instructors from six continents over nearly four decades.

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Sensei Barbara Conroy

 

Sensei Barbara Conroy is ranked Sandan (third degree black belt) in the International Shotokan Karate Federation. She is known by her colleagues and students for her precise, refined techniques and fun, welcoming children’s classes.

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Sensei Joe Quinn

 

Sensei Joe Quinn is a visual artist: he’s a painter, designer and user experience director. He is a dedicated martial artist and tournament competitor. Mr. Quinn travels to other dojos weekly to gain insights, practice his martial art, and discover new teaching concepts.

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Sensei Jim Viscusi

 

Sensei Jim Viscusi has enjoyed a 30-year career as an IT professional. Mr. Viscusi is a team leader specializing in project management and personal development. He is known in the dojo for offering elements of psychology in his self-defense teaching, and for causing the mantra “Jim Viscusi is not scary!” among his sparring partners.

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Sensei Wade Greim

 

Sensei Wade Greim has been an electronic and audio technician and professional musician for over three decades. Mr. Greim was lead foreman throughout the construction of our beautiful dojo. He is a devoted husband, father to three extraordinary boys, and a loyal friend.

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Sensei Deanna Kocher

 

Sensei Deanna Kocher is an enthusiastic children’s instructor who began her own karate training at age 4. She is most considered one of the most focused practitioners at Granite Forest Dojo while remaining an avid soccer player. Sensei Deanna is a full-time graduate student pursuing her Ph.D. in Engineering from Lehigh University. She has built a water system in Nicaragua with Engineers without Borders.

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Sensei Terry Farrell

 

Sensei Terry Farrell is a career U.S. Naval officer and a manager for a multinational Sustainable Habitat firm. He is a devoted husband, father, and jokester.

 

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Sensei Chad Wenhold

 

Sensei Chad Wenhold has worked for Kwik Goal, Ltd since 1999 as Shipping/Receiving & Warehouse manager. (Kwik Goal manufactures goal posts, primarily for Soccer, and provides all equipment associated with the sport of Soccer.) Chad oversees all operations for 2 of the 3 buildings on site and one other warehouse offsite. He is quite the guru when it comes to report building, and has created many reporting templates for various departments throughout the company.

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Sensei George Mcknight

Sensei George Mcknight has worked in software development for over 20 years, is a hobbyist sign maker, screen printer, and devoted father to Megan.

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