Dear Students and Families,
I am pleased to announce that Miss Kimberlie Forsberg has accepted a full-time position here at Authentic Karate Training Center as the school’s new Program Director effective June 1st. Many of you know Miss Kimberlie as an instructor in our Children’s Program in addition to her involvement in our monthly children’s belt testing. Kimberlie began her study of karate with me at the age of 12 and currently holds the rank of 3rd degree black belt. She is also the first student at Authentic Karate Training Center to apprentice as an instructor and receive her Instructor Certification Certificate (Shidoin) from the Okinawan Karate-Do Association in Okinawa, Japan. For the past five years, Kimberlie studied at Northeastern University where she earned her B.S. in Industrial Engineering and fortunately for all of us, has decided to follow her passion by bringing her many talents to our dojo, which will undoubtedly be a great benefit for us all.
My vision has always been and will continue to be, providing the most authentic and enriching martial arts experience possible for my students. I have recently expanded the dojo in order to provide a more comfortable and inviting atmosphere in which to train, while still maintaining an intimate and personal level of interaction with all who study under me. And it is because of my unbridled enthusiasm and passion for what we have built together, that I am grateful to have Kimberlie aboard as a full-time member of our family. Kimberlie’s role will be multi-faceted and her presence will free me up to focus more on my single most important responsibility, which is of course, teaching, inspiring and mentoring those who wish to learn and improve.
I would like to thank you all, for it is because of you that we have a living, breathing and vibrant safe-haven to call our own. Your membership in our dojo validates all I have ever believed to be true, which is if you cherish the art above all else, the business side will take care of itself. Kimberlie’s contributions will allow me to continue to stay true to my vision as we continue to grow both in numbers and in spirit.
Sensei Chip Quimby