Linda A. McLaughlin
Sensei Linda McLaughlin at the 2000 AJJF
Linda A. McLaughlin, assistant instructor of the Hawai'i KoDenKai, is the former Senior
Black Belt Instructor and the Manager of Paik's TaeKwonDo Schools in
the Mid-West. A Kata Champion, and Women's Self Defense Instructor,
she combines her JuJitsu with a career as a Clinical Therapist,
Addictions and Anger Management Counselor at the leading Hawaii
hospital of it's kind. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Social
Welfare at the University of Hawaii (Manoa). After years of studying all
martial arts possible and finding JuJitsu the single most useful martial art
in her field, she is considering writing her thesis on the usefulness of
DanZan Ryu JuJitsu Philosophy in Social Welfare.
Sempai Linda (as she is known) has been recognized for her outstanding
work with emotional and behaviourally challenged teenagers through her
Job Corps career, and in several Nevada and Hawaii Group Home
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