Frank McCarroll

Instructor – Frank McCarroll

Owner / Head Instructor

  • Masters Degree in Education
  • 5th degree Black Belt Isshin-ryu Karate from Arcenio Advincula
  • 2nd degree Black Belt JKA Shotokan Karate from Hidetaka Nishiyama
  • 2nd degree Black Belt Shorinji Kempo under Terou Onogi
  • 1st degree Black Belt Kodokan Judo under Seichi Nakajima
  • Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jistu from Alfredo Barum
  • 20 years experience as a professional educator (17 years in Special Education)

Teaching Experience and Qualifications

Masters degree in Education

  • Instructor of the Year 2013-2014 for The Institute for Effective Education
  • 17 years of professional teaching experience
  • Recipient of the Monbukagakusho Scholarship to study at Josai Kokusai University in Japan
  • 3 years teaching experience at Hatoyama Senior High School in Saitama, Japan.

Martial Arts Degrees

McCarroll’s goal for teaching martial arts:

To empower students with improved self-confidence, self-esteem and focus through enhanced cardiovascular fitness, coordination, flexibility, balance, strength, proficiency in self-defense, perseverance and achievement.

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