Naomi Applebaum Sempai

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Karate Training and Certifications

  • Graduated from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a BA Degree
  • St. Mary's College Graduate Program: Reading Specialist
  • Mother of five, wife, grateful and blessed
  • 1968: Trained in Judo with Larkin Sensei and Streeter Sensei
  • 1969 - 1986: Trained with Richard Kim Sensei and Larkin Sensei. Received Shorinjiryu Shodan in 1975
  • 1987 - 1989: Trained with Pereira Sensei
  • 1990 - 1993: Trained with Rodrigues Sensei
  • 1994 - 2003: Trained with McKenna Sensei and Flick Sensei. Received Shotokan Shodan in 1999
  • 2004 - present: Currently train and teach with Mercado Sensei, McGaughey Sensei, Imamura Sensei at Fremont Shotokan Karate. Received Shotokan Nidan in 2011