Category: executive board

Georges Aschkar Jr.- President

  My name is Georges Aschkar Jr. I am native to the West Indies. More specifically Cap Haitian, Haiti. In 1964 at the age of 11, I immigrated to the United States of America, and attained citizenship by the age of 18. I have been happily married for 40 years with two wonderful children, Badyr and Yumi.¬†With a desire for learning and despite many adversities, I successfully completed my undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn New York, with a degree in Computer Sciences. My Read more […]

Cedric Barksdale 1st Vice President

  Shihan Cedric Barksdale has been studying and teaching karate for over 30 years. He received the rank of Rokudan (6th degree black belt) from Grandmaster Thomas LaPuppet and from Hanshi George Anderson of the United States Karate Federation (USAKF). He also holds the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt) from the World Karate-Do Federation (WKF), French Karate Federation and the USA National Karate-Do Federation (NKF). The USA-NKF is sanctioned as the National Governing Body for the Read more […]

Kai Leung – 2nd Vice president

Shihan Kai Leung, Master Instructor of the Shotojuku, is a founding member of the International Shotokai Karate-do Federation. His dojo is the Federation Headquarters. Shihan started training in the martial arts in 1964, obtained his black belt in 1967, and began formally teaching in the early 70’s. Shihan’s countless accolades over the past four decades include top ten ranking by Karate Illustrated Magazine in 1982 and the all American Open Championships in 1984, which he won at Madison Read more […]

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