Orlando Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Instructors (partial listing)

The Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate School is a unique haven in Conway, Florida where students recieve unmatched individualized training. The owner/lead instructor - Kyoshi Gaudoin - has been teaching at this same location for over 30 years and the school is blessed with a very talented and devoted staff of Kyoshi's Black Belts. Below is a partial list of the instructors:

Kyoshi Gaudoin is the owner and lead instructor of the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do school. He began training in the Martial Arts in 1974 in Chinese Kenpo and Judo. He started practicing Matsubayashi-ryu in 1977 and has earned the rank of 7th Degree Blackbelt. Kyoshi also does Civil Engineering in transportation design. More information about Kyoshi can be found here.
Sensei Patricia Gaudoin is the co-owner of the karate school. She started training in the Martial Arts in 1983 in Tae Kwon DO and received her 1st Degree Blackbelt. She started practicing Matsubayashi-ryu in 1987 and has earned the rank of 5th Degree Blackbelt. Sensei Gaudoin is also a high school math teacher.
Sensei Chris Hagy began training in the martial arts in 1987 at Kyoshi’s school. Sensei achieved 1st degree Blackbelt on June 30, 1991, and as of August 14, 2015 holds the rank of Godan (5th degree). Sensei Hagy works in operations leadership for a company providing business process outsourcing servers to the medical insurance industry. Sensei Hagy is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, too!
Sensei John Darin began training in the Martial Arts in 1965 in Tang Soo Do. Sensei Darin has been practicing Matsubayashi-ryu for over 18 years and has earned the rank of 4th Degree Blackbelt. Sensei Darin is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Michigan.
Sensei Mike Barnes started training in martial arts - judo and jujitsu - in 1977. Sensei began karate training at the Orlando Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do dojo in 2002 and is a 4th degree black belt. Sensei has been an ACE certified personal trainer since 1990. He is currently working as a production scheduler for a food and labeling company.
Sensei Mike Kleiman began training Matsubayashi-ryu in 2008 and has earned the rank of 2nd Degree Blackbelt. Sensei Kleiman has previous experience with boxing and grappling and is a Software Manager.
Sensei Mark Baird began training in Karate in the early 80's where he focused primarily on sparring techniques. In 2009, Sensei Baird started training in Matsubayashi-ryu to focus on the traditional martial arts. Sensei Baird has earned the rank of 2nd Degree Black belt. Sensei Baird is also a professional artist and an Automobile Auction Manager.
Sensei Krista Peirce began studying Matsubayashi-ryu in 2001. She currently holds a 2nd degree Blackbelt. Sensei Peirce earned a master's degree in Educational Leadership - Student Personnel and serves on staff at Valencia College.
Sensei Ronnie Peirce began studying Matsubayashi-ryu in 2008. She achieved 1st degree Blackbelt in 2015 and currently holds the rank of 2nd degree. Sensei Peirce works at campus ministry. She also tutors English and literature at Rogue Scholar, helps set up new campus ministries with Cru, and trains presenters for Florida Abolionists to help stop human trafficking.
Sensei Cynthia Nguyen Dang began training in Matsubayashi-ryu in 1996 and is currently 2nd degree Blackbelt in Matsubayashi-ryu. Sensei Dang also studied Tae Kwon Do. Sensei Dang is a senior process improvement professional at an integrated health system headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Sensei Dang is a certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, Change Management Practitioner, and Job Instruction Trainer.
Sensei Wende Gustafson began training Matsubayashi-ryu in 2009 and has previous experience with Shotokan Karate. Sensei Gustafson has earned the rank of 2nd Degree Blackbelt and is a Professional Event Manager.