Master John Penn began his martial arts journey in 1986, when he began studying Chung Do Kwan, one of the five primary styles of Traditional Tae Kwon Do. Master Penn started his martial arts practice through the University of Toledo.
After receiving his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1992 in Traditional Tae Kwon Do, he began a martial arts program at the YMCA, which he developed into a full-time program. In 2002, after additional training in complementary martial arts styles, Master Penn opened Satori Martial Arts in its current location in Maumee OH. He is still the primary instructor and is on the mat teaching 7 days a week, including classes in Garamot Arnis, Japanese Jujitsu, Karate, Yoga, and Danzan Ryu healing arts.
Master Penn loves teaching and inspiring people. He is an excellent instructor who has the mission to make each student feel engaged, important, and accomplished. Besides his full-time martial arts and healing arts instruction, he also serves as the State Director for Garamot Arnis.
Master Penn currently holds a 5th degree black belt in Okinawan Karate, a 5th degree black belt in Japanese Jujitsu, and is Shodan in Danzan Ryu healing arts. He is father to 5, all but one of whom have earned at least their 1st Degree Black Belts. His 15 year old daughter is an assistant instructor at Satori Martial Arts, and two of his sons still train.
Master Penn would like to acknowledge all of his instructors:
Professor Tom Ryan
Hanshi Steven Roensch
Shihan Pete Pukish – founder of Satori in Roswell, GA
Please help us to welcome Master Penn by personally introducing yourself and thanking him for his presence.
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On Saturday November 11, 2017, Asheville Sun Soo held its Autumn Women’s Self Defense Seminar. “We make an effort to have few Women’s Self Defense Seminars each year, as part of our community outreach mission, to make safety awareness and self-defense concepts available to women in our community,” commented Master Tony Morris, Senior Master Instructor.
We want to thank and recognize the nearly 50 participants, who invested an afternoon in themselves and those they care about! We also want to give special thanks for Instructor, Ms. Amy Dexter for doing an excellent job as the lead facilitator, Mrs. Tina Clark, for her excellence as Assistant Facilitator and to the several gentlemen practitioners at Asheville Sun Soo, who volunteered their time to be available in a support role – including playing the role of simulating attackers.
Stay tuned for the announcement of our next Women’s Self Defense Seminar, to be scheduled in the first quarter of 2018.
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