Yuko Uchikawa began training in Goju-Ryu Karate at Brooklyn Women’s Martial Arts in 1992, then trained in Jeet Kune Do and Ba Gua for seven years before returning to Goju Karate. She the co-founder and self-defense instructor for Ruckus Safety Awareness, an organization that provides Empowerment Self-Defense trainings in New York City and Japan. She is also a mediator and has a private practice in mediation as well as works part time as a Restorative Justice Coordinator at a Brooklyn high school.

Joy Romanski has been training at CAE since 2005. She teaches both karate and self-defense at CAE. Joy works as a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan.

Kathleen Offenholley has been training in Goju karate for nearly 30 years. She has also studied Tai Chi, boxing, and Qigong. Her day job is teaching math at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, where she specializes in math games to combat math anxiety.

Corrin Eckert-Chu has been studying martial arts for 25 years, since her very first self-defense class, and has been training in GoJu Karate at CAE since 2000. She is currently a co-teacher in the adult self-defense program for CAE. Her other martial arts are Northern Wu style Tai Chi Sword and Saber, Chen style open hands, and the Xing Yi Quan linking form, all through the lineage of the Wu Tang Physical Culture Association.

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