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your instructors

“I am very fortunate for this opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives,” Master Steve explains. “I am so proud of all our students and instructors and I am thankful for their loyalty to me, Master Lisa and our Organization.” -Master Steve Nakamura, Chief Instructor PA State Director

STEVE NAKAMURA, Master 5th Degree, Chief Instructor PA State Director

A love of martial arts changed Master Steve’s life when he retired the business suits and neckties of corporate America to open the first SDSS in Pennsylvania. Master Steve is also the PA State Director, overseeing new and existing dojos for SDSS. Master Steve trains directly with Grandmaster DeMasco and accompanies the grandmaster to China on a yearly basis to train and perform at the Shaolin Temple.

Lisa Nakamura, Sr. Master 6th Degree, Senior Instructor PA State Director

Master Lisa is our Senior Black Belt Instructor and leads our Women’s Self Defense and Teen Mentoring programs. She is a 6th degree Black Belt in Shaolin Chuan Fa and the first female black belt trained under Grandmaster DeMasco. Master Lisa is a partner in SDSS Regent Square and she has trained and performed at the Shaolin Temple on numerous occasions.

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MARTIAL ARTS Instructor group

“I am very fortunate for this opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives,” Master Steve explains. “I am so proud of all our students and instructors and I am thankful for their loyalty to me, Master Lisa and our Organization.” -Master Steve Nakamura, Chief Instructor PA State Director

Instructors Academy

For individuals interested in owning / operating a dojo in the future, SDSS offers a formal Instructors Academy. Members receive advanced martial arts training, as well as training in childhood education, behavior modification, conflict resolution, anger management, sales, business development, dojo financial management and inventory management. If interested in joining the SDSS Instructors Academy, please see Master Steve for details.

Like Master Steve and Master Lisa, all our instructors believe that we are continually learning. Together, we take classes, teach one another and broaden our horizons about martial arts and about life. We are very fortunate and thankful to have a group of talented and thoughtful instructors.