Sensei Karen Panker

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Sensei Panker at the 1999 Jujitsu America convention.

Sensei Karen Panker is the Chief Instructor at the Virginia Kodenkan. She began her training in Danzan Ryu Jujutsu in 1995 at the Virginia Kodendan in Falls Church, Virginia under the tutelage of Sensei George Arrington.  She currently holds the rank of Nidan.  She also studies Icho Yama Ryu Aiki Jujutsu under Sensei David Lamond at the Quantico Dojo in Woodbridge, Virginia and holds the black belt rank of Shodan.  In addition to these arts, she recently received a Sankyu rank in Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu Kodokai.

Karen is a Life Member of Jujitsu America and the International Hoplology Society, and received the Jujutsu America Ohana Award for the Virginia Kodenkan in 1996. 

As a member of Sensei Arrington's dojo, Karen produced a joint seminar featuring four local martial arts instructors in 1995, produced a "Martial Arts Lecture Series" of four prominent martial artists in 1996, began a "Sensei Exchange" between two sister dojos, and co-directed the 1998 Jujitsu America Convention in Arlington, Virginia.

Sensei Panker became the Dojo Cho, or Chief Instructor of the Virginia Kodenkan on September 10, 2000.

Other Images of Sensei Panker

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Sensei Panker applies Ude Shigarami Shime to Sensei Clive Guth.

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Sensei Panker performs Hiki Tate Tori Shime with Sensei Clive Guth as uke.

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Sensei Panker executes a high shoulder throw on Sensei Guth.

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Karen Panker and Bernice Jay at the 1999 Jujitsu America convention in San Mateo, CA.

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