Hannah Mills likes to assist the younger kids karate classes. She believes karate has made her stronger, more powerful and more confident. Her favorite part of karate is learning self-defense, katas and the karate uniforms. She is an active member of Champions Karate School demo team and enjoys breaking boards. She inspires to be a black belt and a Sifu instructor.
Versona Pine is an active member of the Champions Karate School demo team. She enjoys competing with the demo team at tournaments. One of her favorite activities at Champions is the Summer Kids Karate workshop. As an assistant instructor, she helps out with our younger white belt students. Versona's ultimate goal is to train hard to earn her black belt.
Ana Green started karate in 2014. She is currently an active member of Champions Karate School demo team. She excels in tournament competitions, especially sparring. She loves assisting the 4-6 age group classes and the kids love her.
Katrin Kerger loves to assist at children and women self-defense programs, as well as assisting the children and adult karate classes. She started her training in 2013 and her ultimate goal is black belt. She enjoys the mental aspect of karate, learning the required material and mastering the techniques.
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.
Matthew Smith has been training in karate for 4 year and is currently a brown belt at Champions. His main goal at karate is to achieve his black belt. He is a member of the demo team. He 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 does cub scouts and his favorite color is green.
Karate Instructor Staff
Kelly Shekosky is currently a brown belt. Kelly enjoys learning new requirement material, especially the 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. Kelly's favorite colors are black, green and blue.
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 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 a 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 as a co-captain. Kimberly is not only a dedicated karate instructor, she is also a high honor student, who enjoys swimming competitively.