For the past 11 years it has been my pleasure to serve as the Program Director for Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense.  In this role I have had the opportunity to watch so many children grow up through our school, and have helped guide adult students toward their goal of Black Belt.  It has truly been the most rewarding time in my life, but the time has come for me to move on to a different opportunity.  Although I am stepping down as Program Director, I will continue to be an active part of Chamberlain Studios – so don’t worry, you will still see me around teaching classes and helping at events!

Now, I would like you all to join me in welcoming Sensei Genevieve Petersen (whom many of you already know and love) into the position of Program Director!  Sensei Genevieve is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Gasan Ryu Kenpo and comes to us with an impressive business background having served as Director of Business Development in the non-profit fundraising industry for over 10 years.  Sensei Genevieve is a personal friend and is a gifted instructor.  I know she will do an amazing job as Program Director.  When you see her, please give her a hearty congratulations!

Thank you to ALL of my Ohana for your support through the years, and most especially to Professor Chamberlain for giving me the opportunity.

I look forward to seeing you on the mats!

Sensei Kellyn Laurinski