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Theresa M. Spear
Childrens Instructor -  Reihokan Shorin-Ryu - Dai Sempai of Kobudo

Theresa started training in 2003. She was one of the original student at the Okinawan Karate Institute. She was 3 years old when she stepped on the mat to practice the art of Shorin-Ryu karate. She was inspired after watching her sisters train for years, both earning black belts. Since then, she has been actively training for 15 years. Theresa currently has grading in three different associations. Theresa has traveled extensively training with several world renowned master instructors. She also has numerous traditional Okinawan tournament championships in Fighting as well as Forms and in Weapons. 

Theresa is currently in her senior year of high school at Westerly High School. She is part of the WHS Marching Band and the WHS track team, both indoors and outdoors. Theresa sets the positive examples for the younger students at the dojo by maintaining a 3.7 GPA and competing at the highest levels in the state as a student athlete. Theresa is responsible for the Tigers, Lions and Storm classes as a lead instructor. Theresa is one of current captains of the girls track team. 

Theresa has earned 2nd degree black belt in both karate and kobudo while in Okinawa, making her the only other student, beside Spear Sensei, to test in both disciplines at the Reihokan Honbu Dojo of Ahagon Hanshi. She has travelled and trained in Okinawa Japan a total of 3 times. 

American Red Cross CPR, FIRST AID, & AED Certified.
Nidan ( 2nd Dan ) Shorin-Ryu Reihokan Karate-do
Nidan ( 2nd Dan ) Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Karate-do
Jundan ( Jr. Black Belt ) Shidokan Karate-do
Nidan ( 2nd Dan ) Shorin-Ryu Reihokan Kobudo

829 Stonington Rd. Stonington, CT 06378
(860) 865 0485
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