Mr. David Zorich, Sensei Judo Lineage
The Shindo Kan School of Judo was established in the late 1950’s by Blaise “Joe” Zorich, Sensei. In essence “Joe” was 4th generation judo.
- Judo began in Japan.
- Many of the first judo martial artists who came to America settled and taught judo on the West Coast.
- Some of those judo men, or their students came to teach in the Midwest.
- Zorich Sensei learned his judo from those men. And I learned from him.
Shindo Kan School of Judo and Karate (1960s – 1980s)
One of the premier Kodokan Judo and Japanese karate dojos through the 60’s – 80’s.
- Qualified for Junior Nationals.
- Achieved Sho Dan [1st degree] at the age of 18, Yo Dan [4th degree] at 30.
- Responsible for in dojo under black belt (kyu / mudansha rank) promotion curriculum.
- Ensured student teachers adhered to proper teaching techniques.
- Operated dojo with owner / Sensei until his retirement.
- Continued actively teaching private and group lessons.
- Conducted judo seminars at schools that primarily teach other martial arts.
- Former Coach / Instructor at Barrington Judo.
- Coached Gold and Bronze Medalists winners of Illinois State Judo Championships, Gold in Indiana Championships.
Tae Kwon Do lineage: My Sensei: Master’s Cris Nelson and Chuck Masny Cris Nelson Sensei: Grand Master John Worley
- Grand Master John Worley began his teaching career at Jhoon Rhee Institute. Instructor of the Year Jhoon Rhee Institute 1973.
- In 1958 Grand Master Jhoon Rhee, introduced Korean Tae Kwon Do to America.
- Began American karate/kickboxing career in 2000; achieved Sho Dan in 2002 and Ni Dan in 2004.
- Assistant Instructor at all brown belt levels.
- 4th place in form age division 18th Annual Bluegrass nationals.
- Judge at semi-annual Chicago National Karate tournaments; center judge since Sho Dan.
- Center or side judge at annual Diamond National Tournaments for under black belt divisions.
- Board member for under black belt tests and semi-annual black belt tests since achieving Sho Dan.
- Initiated and Head Instructor for youth black belt test preparation classes since 2002.
- Initiated katana(sword) class and developed curriculum based on the techniques of the Eishin –Ryu school of Iaido.
- Instructor Appreciation Award 2003, 2004, 2005. Outstanding Instructor 2005, 2006, and 2007.
334 S. Salem Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60193
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Schaumburg Park District- Meineke Center
220 E. Weathersfield Way
Schaumburg, IL. 60193