Instructors

Dojo – Cho Donnelly Sensei

Sensei Donnelly started his training 40+ years ago with the art of Moo Da Kwon. After several years Sensei Donnelly traveled to Rockford Illinois to train with historic instructor Master Jung Moon Lee in the art of Tae Kwon Do. Master Lee trained directly under General Choi, the father of Tae Kwon Do. When Master Lee retired, Sensei Donnelly trained with Master Dukun Yun and Master Won Sun Jong from Rockford Ill. During this time Master Won Sun Jong added his Hapkido into Sensei Donnelly’s training regiment. Then, training began with the Aikido Association of America under Shihan Fumio Toyoda. Recently, Sensei Donnelly has trained with Master Philip Porter who is noted for his proficient in Judo and several other martial arts.

Sensei Donnelly is a State Certified (Ohio) Law Enforcement Instructor (with over 40 years experience) who teaches defensive tactics at several area police academies. Classes taught include, unarmed defense (including knife, club, gun), weapons retention, weapons defense, ASP tactical certified instructor, and all other requirements for Law Enforcement.

Sensei Donnelly is an internationally licensed instructor and is registered with the Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo in Japan). He is also certified with the Aikido Association of America. In addition, Sensei Donnelly served for many years as a local police officer.

As a native Toledoan, Sensei Donnelly has helped to expand the martial arts throughout the Toledo area. His diligent training and service to the community have led him to become an Ohio State Certified Law Enforcement Instructor who teaches defensive tactics at several area police academies. The classes that he teaches include; unarmed defense against knife, club, and gun, weapons retention, weapons defense, PR-24, ASP baton, and all other requirements for Law Enforcement.

Sensei Donnelly was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2005 and carries Dan ranks in the following disciplines:

  • Tae Kwon Do / Karate do (8th Degree)
  • Jujitsu – Sandan (4th Degree)
  • Hopkido – Sandan (3rd Degree)
  • Aikido – Yondan (6th Degree)
  • Judo – Sandan (4th Degree)
  • Kempo – Sandan (3rd Degree)
  • Taiho Jitsu – 8th Dan

Sensei Lynn Gray Sr.

Sensei Gray Sr. has 35+ years of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • Karate do (7th Degree)
  • Aikido (5th Degree)
  • Combat Jujitsu (7th Degree)
  • Judo (5th Degree)

He was trained by:

  • 9th Dan Phil Porter – Jujitsu, Judo
  • 8th Dan Ed Donnelly – Aikido, Jujitsu, Weapons Retention
  • 7th Dan Fumio Toyoda – Aikido
  • 7th Dan Motoo Yamakura – Karate
  • 7th Dan Rich Stamper – Karate
  • 6th Dan Ken Maunz – Karate
  • Mixed Martial Arts Royce Gracie
  • Mixed Martial Arts Dan Servern

Sensei Gray is a member of the Aikido Association of America, Goju Ryu Karate Do Kyokai, United States Judo Association, and the United States Martial Arts Association. In addition, Sensei Gray is a certified Judo Examiner (USSA) and holds a Renshi Certificate in Karate. He is a ground-fighting instructor with the Owens Police Academy.

Sensei Brad Bowman

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Sensei Bowman has over 30 years of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • 7th Dan Tae Kwon Do
  • 6th Dan Tai Ho Jitsu
  • 5th Dan Aikido

He is a member of the Aikido Association of America, American Tae Kwon Do Association, United States Tae Kwon Do Association, International Tae Kwon Do Association, and the United States Martial Arts Association.

Sensei Randy Burlen

Sensei Burlen has 30+ years of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • 7th Dan Karate
  • 5th Dan Japanese Combat Jujitsu
  • 3rd Dan Aikido
  • 3rd Dan Judo

He is a member of the Aikido Association of America, Goju Ryu Karate Do Kyokai, United States Judo Association, and the United States Martial Arts Association.

Sensei Mike Gray

mike-gray-1Sensei Gray has 25+ years of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • 5th Dan Japanese Combat Jujitsu
  • 4th Dan Judo
  • 1st Dan Aikido

Sensei Brandon Gartee

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Sensei Gartee has over 20 years of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • 3rd Dan Japanese Combat Jujitsu
  • 3rd Dan Judo
  • 1st Dan Aikido

Sensei Sabrina Crabtree

Sensei Crabtree has over 10 years of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • 1st Dan Aikido
  • 1st Dan Tai Ho Jitsu

Sensei Phil Markell

Sensei Markell has over 20 years of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • 2nd Dan Japanese Combat Jujitsu
  • 2nd Dan Judo
  • 3rd Dan Aikido

Sensei Rick Day

Sensei Day has over 15 years of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • 2nd Dan Tae Kwon Do/ Karate
  • 1st Dan Tai Ho Jitsu

 

Sensei Dan Finkel

Sensei Finkel has over 20 years of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • 3rd Dan Aikido
  • 1st Dan Tai Ho Jitsu

Sensei Lewton

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Sensei Lewton has over 25 years of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • 1st Dan Aikido
  • 1st Dan Tai Ho Jitsu

Sensei Doomis

kevin-doomisSensei Doomis has over 25 year of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • 3rd Dan Tae Kwon do
  • 3rd Dan Tae Juijitsu
  • 2nd Dan Aikido

 

Sensei Pooley

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  • 1st Dan Aikido

 

Sensei Pflieger

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Sensei Irwin

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  • 1st Dan Tae Kwon do

 

 

 

 

Sensei Ray

  • 1st Dan Aikido

Sensei Carroll

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Sensei Carroll has over 10 years of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • 1st Dan Aikido
  • 1st Dan Tai Ho Jitsu

 

 

 

Sensei Haun
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Sensei Haun has over 10 years of Martial Arts Experience and holds the following Dan ranks:

  • 1st Dan Aikido
  • Ichi Kyu Tai Ho Jitsu

 

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