Our club members are long time residents, businessmen and educators in South Florida. Listed here are brief biographies of our yudansha instructors.


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Senior Member Instructors


William Collazo - Kaicho (Club President), GNEUSKF Rep / Senior Member

Occupation: High School Teacher (Japanese Language)

Member since 1997; Current Rank: 4-dan

Has studied Kendo since 1992; early kendo training in Japan; also practices Mushin Goju Ryu Karate

E-mail: mushinbudo@gmail.com


Ahmed Gaballa - Instructor

Occupation: High School Teacher (Japanese Language)

Member since 2012; Current Kendo Rank: 3-dan; Iaido Rank: 1-dan

Has studied Kendo since 2011; also practices various Korean martial arts
E-mail: dragon2ag@gmail.com



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Senior Member Instructors Emeriti


Carlos Rivera - Founding Member & Instructor / Senior Member Emeritus

Occupation: Retired from UPS Corporation

Member since 1986; Current Rank: 4-dan

Has studied Kendo since 1986; has also practiced Goju Ryu Karate


Lew Murphy - Kaicho (Club President), GNEUSKF Rep / Senior Member Emeritus

Occupation: Attorney

Member since 1990; Current Rank: 5-dan

Has studied Kendo since 1990; has also practiced European Fencing

 

Mike Meade - Senior Member & Instructor / Senior Member Emeritus

Occupation: General Contractor & Photographer

Member since 1991; Current Rank: 4-dan

Has studied Kendo since 1988; has also practiced Judo