Instructors

Sifu Ray Tokuda

Chief Instructor
A 30-year educator who studied Kung Fu and Tai Chi under Shigong Charles Lin for 44 years. In 2017, Shigong Lin retired and named Sifu Ray his successor.

After spending most of his life striving for mastery, Sifu Ray has come to believe the essence of martial arts is not about violence. Instead, the value of Kung Fu and Tai Chi is character development and the cultivation of inner peace.


Steve Verzi

Head of School’s Tai Chi Class & Special Seminar Instruction
A computer scientist, university educator and student since 1994, Steve teaches our children’s class and his studies and expertise include Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Chi Kung, Ba Gua and Xing Yi.


Niame Adele

Niame

Tai Chi Instructor
A sociologist, university educator and student since 2001, Niame’s studies and expertise include Tai Chi Yang and Chen styles, Ba Gua and Chi Kung.


Donald Fennema

Tai Chi Instructor
A career in management and student since 1990, Donald’s studies and expertise include Chi Kung and Tai Chi Yang and Chen styles.


Shanti Thomas

Tai Chi, Children’s and Adult Kung Fu
A career in architecture and student since 1994, Shanti’s studies and expertise include Kung Fu, Chi Kung and Tai Chi Yang and Chen styles.


Bill Doleman

Children’s Kung Fu Class Instructor
An archaeologist and student since 1982, Bill’s studies and expertise include Kung Fu and Tai Chi. He also serves as narrator for special events and our annual Chinese New Year show.


Nate Tremba

Children’s and Adult Kung Fu Instructor
A middle school teacher, Kung Fu class leader and student since 2002, Nate’s studies and expertise include Kung Fu, Chi Kung and Chen style Tai Chi.


Keith Winterkorn

Chin Na Instructor
A radiologist and student since 1992, Keith’s studies and expertise include Chi Kung, Tai Chi Yang and Chen styles, Kung Fu, Ba Gua and Xing Yi.


Marcy Pincus

Chi Kung Instructor
An engineer and certified Bruce Frantzis Energy Arts instructor teaching the Taoist Water Method, Marcy has also studied Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Chi Kung at our school since 1986.