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Biography

Sam Rideout

Sam is a Yondan in Okinawan Goju Ryu karate. He has over 50 years experience and was a successful point tournament player. His specific passion has been to be an instructor, helping others on their path. Sam trained with Sensei Chuck Merriman and primarily with Sensei Jim Burton. Sam's training envelopes Okinawa training through sensei's Burton and Merriman. 

 

Favorite Quote: “We train our bodies in the spirit of our will" 

Jim Burton

Jim is a Rokudan in Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate. He has over 60 years experience including training with Sensei Chuck Merriman in the USA and Sensei Ko Uehara in Okinawa. Jim has taught Goju Ryu karate coast to coast in the USA, Thailand, and Canada. Jim has also been an international tournament competitor in  Thailand, Philippines, Canada, Mexico, USA, and Okinawa.

Favorite Quote: "True karate is a family gathering, not a sport"

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