About the instructors

Laura Cerritelli, Sho-dan (2nd-degree black belt)
Yelena Tsitkin, Sho-dan (2nd-degree black belt)

Sensei Lokie and Sensei Yelena began studying Isshinryu at the Isshinryu Karate-do at MIT under Matthew Borthwick sensei, Lisa Mcgill sensei, and Greg Banks sensei in the 2003. They were promoted to Sho-dan in 2011 and Ni-dan in 2013.

Matthew Panzer, Sho-dan (1st-degree black belt)

Sensei Matt began studying Isshinryu at the Isshinryu Karate-do at MIT in 2007. He was promoted to Sho-dan in May 2013.


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