TOKAR Instructors

Meet our Shihan and our Senseis

Shihan Janette Charboneau - Rokudan
Shihan Janette Charboneau - Rokudan

Shihan Charboneau began training in 1992 under the instruction of Master Sharon English. She achieved the rank of Shodan (1st Dan) in June, 1995 and was promoted to the following ranks: Nidan JAN 1997; Sandan FEB 1998; Yondan MAY 2000; Godan FEB 2007; and Rukodan AUG 2011. Shihan Charboneau began teaching Okinawan Karate in 1999 and continues today.

Sensei Ray Sloan - Yondan
Sensei Ray Sloan - Yondan

Sensei Sloan began training with OTAR Karate in April 1993. He achieved the rank of Shodan in April 1995. Promoted to Nidan August 1996, Sandan January 1998, Yondan September 2011. Sensei Sloan received many awards with OTAR/AKR Karate including "Instructor of the Year Award" in 1997.

Sensei Jill Underwood - Nidan
Sensei Jill Underwood - Nidan

More info coming soon...

Shihan Janette Charboneau - Rokudan
Shihan Janette Charboneau - Rokudan

Shihan Charboneau began training in 1992 under the instruction of Master Sharon English. She achieved the rank of Shodan (1st Dan) in June, 1995 and was promoted to the following ranks: Nidan JAN 1997; Sandan FEB 1998; Yondan MAY 2000; Godan FEB 2007; and Rukodan AUG 2011. Shihan Charboneau began teaching Okinawan Karate in 1999 and continues today.

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TOKAR instructors are blacks belts trained in Traditional Okinawan Martial Arts

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Also, see our "Lineage" section to find out more about TOKAR's connection to the Okinawan Masters.