2019 Conference Highlights

Your 2019 Instructors:

Standing: Sifu Gin Yang, Sigung Michelle McVadon, Sigung Sonya Richardson, Sifu Debbie Leung, Professor Sheryl Hager, Shihan Dara Masi, Professor Jane Carr, Master Terri Giamartino, Professor Denise Gonzales, Hanshi Zosia Gorbaty, Grandmaster Sunny Graff, Grandmaster Odette Russell, Sensei Katie Murphy Stevens

Kneeling: Sifu Marcella Raimondo, Sifu Prema Polit, Sensei Delina Fuchs, Shihan Nahid Farzinzad, Sifu Michele Miller, Sensei Nerissa Freeman, Jennie Trower, Jarrett Arthur

2019 instructors

I want to thank the Board and Teachers for all the hard work for a successful and memorable Conference. The Humbleness of all the high Rankers has me in awe. I left feeling loved, healed and super excited to try out the things I learned on my students. The hugs, all those hugs. I don’t have the words to explain how incredible all those hugs made me feel. They were so Real and Deep. My whole being is overflowing with Love for my Martial Arts Sisters. Thank you again for making this possible. - Marieta Delacruz

2019 Rank Recognition Recipients:

Hanshi Zosia Gorbaty: Zujitsu-Ryu Martial Arts, 9th degree and Inheritor

Professor Janice Okamoto: Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, Kudan

Zosia Gorbaty and Janice Okamoto

2019 Hall of Fame Recipients:

From left: Professor Janice Okamoto, Grandmaster Odette Russell, Professor Denise Gonzales, Sensei Janet Nelson,
Sifu Debbie Leung, Hanshi Zosia Gorbaty, Professor Sheryl Hager, Sigung Sonya Richardson

2019 HOF

I really felt honored and humbled to be around so many women dedicated to their study and teaching of martial arts. The event was very well organized and I learned a lot. Thank you!

Read the text of Professor Jane Carr's opening remarks: Click to download a pdf.

2019 Instructors/Teams

Professor Jane Carr / Sensei Katie Murphy - Stevens - Dan Zan Ryu Jujitsu
Professor Jane Carr / Sensei Delina Fuchs - Dan Zan Ryu Jujitsu
Shihan Nahid Farzinzad – Kyokushin Karate
Master Terri Giamartino - Cuong Nhu
Sensei Denise Gonzales - Dan Zan Ryu Jujitsu
Hanshi Zosia Gorbaty – Zujitsu Ryu
Grandmaster Sunny Graff -Taekwondo, Multiple Styles, Self Defense
Professor Sheryl Hager / Sensei Nerissa Freeman - Dan Zan Ryu Jujitsu
Sifu Debbie Leung - Taiji, Qigong
Shihan Dara Masi - Hakko Densho Ryu Jujutsu
Sigung Michelle McVadon - Kajukenbo, Aikido
Sifu Michele Miller - Northern Shaolin Gong Fu, Taiji, Kajukenbo
Sifu Prema Polit / Sifu Marcella Raimondo - Kajukenbo
Sigung Sonya Richardson - Kajukenbo
Grandmaster Odette Russell - S.W.A.M. Modern Martial Arts
Jennie Trower / Jarrett Arthur - Krav Maga, Self Defense
Sifu Gin Yang - Kajukenbo


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