Sensei Lynn has been involved in Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate since 1979. She started as a beginner student under Shihan Michael Ritter and advanced through the ranks to Black Belt. She is also the mother of a child involved in Karate (currently a brown belt) and has first-hand knowledge of the factors involved in motivating and focusing a child’s attention on the tasks at hand.

In her previous life Sensei Lynn was in the medical/dental field where she honed her customer service skills and learned to provide in a compassionate manner for the needs of her clients. Since dedicating her life to the advancement of Karate – Do she has developed considerable organizational skills in the day to day running of the business, as well as class instruction. She has been involved in the organization of tournaments and events designed to promote the sport both to practitioners and the general public.

Although proficient in advanced forms of Karate, Sensei Lynn is the primary instructor for kinder and youth classes. Her high energy and upbeat attitude provide a nurturing and positive environment for new and kinder students, especially.

(This profile was written by her older brother – “go figure, that she would do so well !”).

INSTRUCTORS: Shihan Michael Ritter
(Studied in Okinawa under Grand Master Shoshin Nagamine and Soke Takayoshi Nagamine)

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7th Degree Black Belt
Started Teaching 1981
P.K.F. Level “C” Kumite Referee
USA-NKF Level “A” Kumite Referee 7/16/09
USA-NKF Level “C” Kata Judge 5/02/09
USA-NKF Level “B” Kumite Referee 7/20/08
USAKF Level “A” Kumite Referee 9/15/02
Developed program to teach officials charting and scoring methods 1983 to present
Level 1 ACEP 8/9/89
Current CPR certified
USMKF Board of Directors 1987 to present
Ohio AAU Karate Secretary 1988 – 1997
Ohio AAU State Treasurer 1987 – 1992
Ohio AAU State Registration 1988 – 1992
Member USA Karate Federation National Referee Council
USA National Karate Federation (USA-NKF)
World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Association (WMKA)
United States Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Federation (USMKF)
National Association of Professional Martial Artists (NAPMA)
USA Karate Federation (USAKF)
Amatuer Athletics Union (AAU)