Our chief instructor is David Ernst, who holds the rank of Shichidan, 7th degree black belt. Sensei Ernst has been training karate for over three decades and has completed the official instructor training programs of both the International Shotokan Karate Federation and the Japan Karate Association. He holds Instructor, Examiner, and Judging Class B qualifications.



Our other instructors are experienced, qualified, dedicated black belts who work under the supervision of Sensei Ernst. We have a rotating schedule of instructors for various classes, so students benefit from a variety of teaching styles.


Adult Program Black Belt Rank Youth Program Black Belt Rank
Haldane Prince 6th degree Raphiel Hampton 3rd degree
Jesse Chester 4th degree Pallavi Mittal 2nd degree
Brendan Fitzsimons 4th degree Vesa Vuniqi 4th degree
Hiroko Kawaguchi 3rd degree    
Pallavi Mittal 2nd degree