Sifu Kaitlyn Pearce started her karate training at the age of 10. She is a 2nd-degree black belt instructor. As an instructor, she is passionate about teaching students the proper technique, with positive reinforcement. Kaitlyn has competed and judged numerous tournaments. Her commitment, teaching skills, and love for karate are what makes her a valuable instructor at Champions Karate School. Kaitlyn is a graduate of UConn University.
Sifu Kimberly Shekosky is 2nd Black Belt at Champions Karate School. Kimberly started her karate career at the young age of 5. She has competed successfully in tournaments. Her kicking skills are amazing, she is able to kick 216 times in one minute balancing on one leg. As an instructor, she loves to teach the younger karate students. She is an experienced Champions demo team member, who brings leadership to the team. Kimberly is not only a dedicated karate instructor she is also a high honor student, who enjoys swimming competitively.
Sifu Ben Bates is a 3rd-degree black belt at Champions Karate School. Ben's passion is to teach and to share his knowledge of martial arts with his students.
Sifu Milan Patlikh started karate at the age of 4. He is currently a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, has a purple belt in Modern Arnis. He has also trained in weapons. He especially enjoys the nunchakus. Milan is a co-captain of the demo team. He started assisting instructing at the age of 8. He loves to see students finally achieving something they have been working on. Milan has competed in multiple tournaments and has attended many seminars. He also excels in school, loves animals and traveling and does gymnastics.
Sifu Melinda Lauderdale is a 2nd-degree black belt at Champions Karate School. She enjoys teaching the kids classes. Her strength is in her fitness. She is a personal trainer and a gymnastics instructor.
Matthew Smith has been training in karate for 7 years and is currently a black belt at Champions. He is a member of the demo team, enjoys being an assistant instructor, and helping the kids achieve their goals. His top two favorite things at karate are two kata and learning new material. He is also a boy scout.
Katrin Kerger is a black belt. She loves to assist the children and women self-defense programs, as well as assisting the children and adult karate classes. She started her training in 2013 and enjoys the mental aspect of karate, learning the required material and mastering the techniques.
Kelly Shekosky is currently a black belt who enjoys learning new requirement material, especially katas. She likes everyone at Champions, the students, the instructors, and the parents. Her favorite activity at Champions Karate School is the tournaments. Kelly loves performing on the demo team and is great with the fans. Kelly likes swimming, karate and hanging out with her friends.
Jason Tomczak is a brown belt at Champions Karate school. He assists with the after-school karate program. He enjoys teaching and assisting the kid's classes.
Jessica Tomczak assists with our white belt kid's classes. She trains as much as she can. She enjoys learning all the material of her karate classes, katas, sparring, self-defense, and bag work.