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About SenseiJ Enterprises

Inspired by the love of both martial arts and table-top gaming, SenseiJ Enterprises has endeavored to appeal to the masses and focus on the discipline of Karate and self-defense as well as the love of card games such at Magic the Gathering, Pokémon, and Yugioh!!  We have open card play most Saturday evenings!

We offer numerous martial arts and self-defense classes for all levels as well as specialty classes such as weapons training and fitness. 

We teach both Shotokan Karate and Hung Gar Kung Fu

 

Shotokan, was originally created in Okinawa, Japan by Gichin Funakoshi. For Sensei Funakoshi, the word ‘karate’ eventually took on a deeper meaning than just martial arts training, transforming into what is has become known as karate-do, the ‘way of the empty hand.’ He was to modify the Okinawan art by taking inspiration from traditional Japanese budo (kendo, judo, etc) and integrated their philosophical aspects into his and his student’s training. This became a total discipline, which represented a synthesis of Okinawan and Japanese schools and in 1936 he established the ‘SHOTOKAN’ style of Japanese karate. Funakoshi developed principles of Shotokan, that are still adhered to by all Shotokan dojos around the world which you can review here!!

Hung Gar is a Chinese style of martial arts. Hung Gar's earliest beginnings have been traced to the 17th century in Southern China. More specifically, legend has it that a Shaolin monk by the name of Gee Seen Sim See was at the heart of Hung Gar's emergence. See was alive during a time of fighting in the Qing Dynasty. He practiced the arts during an era when the Shaolin Temple had become a refuge for those that opposed the ruling class (the Manchus), allowing him to practice in semi-secrecy. When the northern temple was burned down, many fled to the southern Shaolin temple in the Fukien Province of Southern China along with him. There, it is believed See trained several people, including non-Buddhist monks, also called Shaolin Layman Disciples, in the art of Shaolin Gung Fu.  Generally, like other kung fu styles, it encompasses the five animals, five elements, and 12 bridges.

Meet The Team

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Jared Faust

Jared is the head instructor of SenseiJ Martial Arts.  Jared has been training in martial arts since 1994 and has been teaching since 2001. He is happily married with 4 kids and loves all things nerdy...especially Magic the Gathering and video games! 

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Jennifer Faust

Jennifer has been training in martial arts since 2015.  She has taught children and adults of all ages. Jennifer is the CEO of Senseij Enterprises and has numerous years of business and financial experience. She is happily married with 4 kids and enjoys reading, traveling, video games and Magic: The Gathering

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