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Meet the

Dream Team!

Learn a little bit about our amazing staff members! Each and every one of them has an incredible passion for martial arts. Sensei Sawyer has a motto for our instructors "A dojo is only as good as the last class taught". Our staff holds this to heart and gives 100% into each and every class that they teach.

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    Sensei Curt Sawyer

    Owner & Master Instructor

    Rank: 8th Degree Black Belt

    Years Training: 40+

    Favorite Kata: Chatanyara No Sai

    Favorite Hobby: Golf

    Favorite Food: Buffalo Chicken Salad

    What's the best part about teaching martial arts? Seeing students grow metally, physically, & spiritually.

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    Sensei Meaghan Naughton

    Office Manager & Head Instructor

    Rank: 6th Degree Black Belt

    Years Training: 30+

    Favorite Kata: Sunsu

    Favorite Hobby: Being with friends

    Favorite Food: Chicken Wings

    What's the best part about teaching martial arts? Seeing the growth & development in students.

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    Sensei Lou Sawyer

    Floor Manager & Head instructor

    Rank: 5th Degree Black Belt

    Years Training: 22+

    Favorite Kata: Kusanku

    Favorite Hobby: Hockey

    Favorite Food: Steak

    What's the best part about teaching martial arts? Seeing the students smile.

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    Sensei Laura Sawyer

    Head instructor

    Rank: 6th Degree Black Belt

    Years Training: 25+

    Favorite Kata: Wansu

    Favorite Hobby: Reading

    Favorite Food: Chicken French

    What's the best part about teaching martial arts? Seeing lightbulb moments in students.

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    Sensei Rick Drexel

    Head instructor

    Rank: 6th Degree Black Belt

    Years Training: 30+

    Favorite Kata: Chinto

    Favorite Hobby: Listening to music

    Favorite Food: Bacon Cheeseburger

    What's the best part about teaching martial arts? Building students self-confidence.

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    Sensei Tim Gilliard

    Head instructor

    Rank: 3rd Degree Black Belt

    Years Training: 11+

    Favorite Kata: Wansu

    Favorite Hobby: Basketball

    Favorite Food: Chicken Parm

    What's the best part about teaching martial arts? Seeing the students smile when they reach a goal.

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    Sensei Caitlin Gould

    Head instructor

    Rank: 4th Degree Black Belt

    Years Training: 12+

    Favorite Kata: Kasanku

    Favorite Hobby: Watching Netflix

    Favorite Food: Brownies

    What's the best part about teaching martial arts? Helping students get better.

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    Sensei Ian Richardson

    Assistant instructor

    Rank: 2nd Degree Black Belt

    Years Training: 5+

    Favorite Kata: Seiunchin

    Favorite Hobby: Riding horses

    Favorite Food: Burgers

    What's the best part about teaching martial arts? Improving myself while helping other improve.

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    Sensei Shirley Sawyer

    Digital Marketing Director & Head Fitness instructor

    Rank: 6th Degree Black Belt

    Years Training: 30+

    Favorite Kata: Sunsu

    Favorite Hobby: Arts & Crafts

    Favorite Food: Chips & Queso

    What's the best part about teaching martial arts? Having fun while working out.

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    Sensei Jamar McLeod

    Jiu-Jitsu Head instructor

    Rank: Brown Belt

    Years Training: 5+

    Favorite Techique: Coconut

    Favorite Hobby: Fishing

    Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers

    What's the best part about teaching martial arts? Seeing students start to understand the material.

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    Sifu John Landers

    Kung Fu Head Instructor

    Rank: Black Sash

    Years Training: 25+

    Favorite Technique: Eagle Claw

    Favorite Hobby: Hanging with my kids

    Favorite Food: Pizza

    What's the best part about teaching martial arts? Seeing students develop confidence & knowledge.

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    Sensei Brian Varley

    Kendo Head Instructor

    Rank: Black Chevron

    Years Training: 9+

    Favorite Technique: Do Strikes

    Favorite Hobby: Flying Drones

    Favorite Food: Bacon Cheeseburgers

    What's the best part about teaching martial arts? Watching the growth of students. 

Hours of operation 

Monday: 2pm - 9pm

Tuesday: 11am - 9pm

Wednesday: 2pm - 9pm

Thursday: 11am - 9pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 9am - 2pm

Sunday: Closed

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contact us

1512 Spencerport Road

Rochester, NY 14606

 

Email: samurai@frontiernet.net

Phone: 585-429-6340

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