Instructors

Sensei Marci Faustini

 Sensei Marci Faustini – Recognized for her untiring spirit and Exceptional contributions to U.S.A. Goju Ryu Karate do

Sandan 3rd Degree Black Belt GOJU Ryu USA Under Hanshi Kevin Mcgrath And Soul~Ki Peter Flores sr Soke. Wisconsin Regional Director of USA Goju Karate -do Under Hanshi Kevin Mcgrath 10th Dan Of New York.

 Sensei Marci Faustini born and raised in IL intercity.  As a youngster when most girls were playing with dolls or jumping rope, Little Marci was out back fighting or boxing with the guys. She Grow up with a martial artist named Harvey Wong and learned early how to protect herself and not be afraid to fight back when needed.
 Knowing that it is never to late to start formal training in the martial arts she decided to start in her forties.
Today she tells other Women, that it is never to late, and she is their to help them get started.
Sensei Faustini started her grass roots pioneer in The Living Hope Dojo as to be the First Women and The First Wisconsin Martial Artist given Dojo Number Seven From Soul~ki Peter Flores  Soke  Duro y Suave, Manos Vacias (Hard and Soft Karate) is a unique Martial Art style that was created by Peter Flores Sr. in the mid 1970s. It was sanctioned and recognized as a valid Martial Art by the legendary Karate pioneer and Chief Grand Master of all the American Goju systems in the United States, Peter George Urban. Grand Master Urban is also credited with introducing the Goju Karate style of Karate to the United States of America from Japan.

 

INST pageWISCONSIN REGIONAL DIRECTORS OF URBAN /USA GOJU KARATE-DO UNDER KEVIN MCGRATH HANSHI 10TH DAN LEFT TO RIGHT MARK STEPHENS SHIHAN 6TH DAN HANSHI MARCI FAUSTINI SENSEI 2ND DAN

 

 

 

 

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Hanshi Kevin Mcgrath

Little Dojo Goju Ryu Karate-do He began his training with Maestro Peter Urban at the Chinatown Dojo in Chinatown, NY in 1967. His lifetime involvement and dedication have earned him the respect and admiration of the martial arts community far and wide. He holds Dan ranks in a variety of martial arts systems as well as being an expert in Kobudo (the use of Oriental Weapons).

Being a “Man of Tao”, he has also given back to his community by running several programs and training others in his own school.
On November 1st, 2006, McGrath Hanshi achieved the rank of Kudan

 

 

Shihan Mark Stephens Shihan Mark Stephens 6th Degree Black belt in GOJU USA

WI Regional Director of Urban Goju
Shihan Stephens has his own Dojo in Manitowoc WI at the
YMCA called Great Lakes Goju. Shihan Stephens is also a
4th Dan in TDK and is involved at The Living Hope Dojo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vietnam Veteran Ray Roberts and Jamie Faustini Shodans 1st Degree Black Belts ,Sensei’s at the Living Hope Dojo