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Instructors

M. Hanjani - 5th Dan, JKA
Certified Instructor
Active Experience, 31 Years

 

Mr. Hanjani is the Chief Instructor of JKA Virginia (JKAVA). He started karate training at Japan Karate Association of Virginia in 1988.  Since then he has been training and participating in the different camps and seminars conducted by many world known masters and instructors such as:


Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama
Sensei Sugiura Motokuni
Sensei Masataka Mori
Sensei Keinosuke Enoeda
Sensei Y. Tabata
Sensei Yoshiharu Osaka
Sensei Massaki Ueki 
and many more ...

 

He graduated from Sensei Mori's instructor course A class at the JKA of New York, headquarters for the "Japan Karate Association" in the United States. 

http://www.jkany.org

 

 

Michael Burnham - 3rd Dan, JKA
Certified Instructor
Active Experience, 25 Years

 

Michael Burnham began training in karate at the University of Connecticut JKA Karate Club in 1994.  

 

He is a graduate of Master Masataka Mori’s Shotokan Karate Do International Instructor Course in New York City. 

 

He has competed in JKA regional and international tournaments. 

 

Lia Burnham - 3rd Dan, JKA
Certified Instructor
Active Experience, 24 Years

Lia Burnham began training in karate at the University of Connecticut JKA Karate Club in 1995.  She is a graduate of Master Masataka Mori’s Shotokan Karate Do International Instructor Course in New York City.  

She has competed in JKA regional and international tournaments, placing in Women’s Kumite, Men’s Team Kumite, Women’s Kata and Team Kata.  At the 2014 SKDI Spring Championships, she placed First in Women’s Black Belt Kumite.