Our People


SS Nancy Lanoue
Nancy Lanoue
Co-Director of Karate Programs
Kyoshi Sarah
Sarah Ludden
Co-Director of Karate Programs
Ryan Libel
Ryan Libel
Executive Director
Amy Jones
Violence Prevention and
Self-Defense Program Manager
Kathrine Nichols
Katherine Nichols
Youth Program Coordinator
Communications Coordinator

Erin Epperson
Staff Instructor
Community Outreach Coordinator

Sam Boyer
Teen Program Coordinator
Administrative Support
Jordan Garcia
Jordan Garcia
Little Kicks and Juniors Program Coordinator
Children’s Special Programs Coordinator
Vada Woods
Vada Woods
Member Billing and
Retail Manager
John Pappas
John Pappas
Information Technology Manager

Alan Miller
Staff Instructor
Saul Friedman
Saul Friedman
Front Desk Staff

Board of Directors

Board Chair, Julie Palles

Julie Palles

Board Members

Deirdra Baumstark
Edward Flam
Shelley Fried
Arturo Jauregui
Jane Kollmer
Nancy Lanoue
Mike Mazzeo
Pamela Robert
Hope Robinson
Todd Scales
Debra Swan
Mary Wei

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Do you have previous martial arts training? YesNo

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Select a day & time from our kid's class schedule, then complete the form below.
If you hope to schedule a trial class for today, please call 773-472-7663.

• Little Kicks may take clases on either M/W/Sat or T/Th/Sat
• Teens 12-14 may also train in the Youth program
• Teens 15-17 may train in the Adult program (but pay child rates)


Does your child have any previous martial arts training? YesNo

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We will contact you to finalize the trial class appointment (your child's appointment is not final until we have talked to you).

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