Meet the Sensei at Shotokan Karate Academy Lehi
Sensei Jordan Diaz
Sensei Jordan Diaz started his journey in the martial arts in 2001 at the age of seven. Since that very young age he knew he wanted to earn his black belt and continue this journey for the rest of his life. In 2007 Jordan earned his first black belt from Pande’s Black Dragon Karate in California under Master Louie Pande. After many years he continued his training with Shihan Arnel Crescini at Ronin Dragon Karate in California and earned his 5th degree black belt (Godan). He also holds a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo from Master Paul Barker at Champion Karate West in Utah.
He began his journey in Shotokan Karate in 2014. Sensei Diaz currently holds a 2nd degree black belt (Nidan) in the International San Ten Karate Association under Hanshi Ricardo Llewelyn. Jordan met Hanshi Llewelyn in 2018 and continues his journey with him and the organization ISKA. Jordan plans on traveling to California quite often to continue his training with both Hanshi Llewelyn and ISKA.
In 2011 with the permission from his past instructors, Sensei Diaz opened up a dojo in Utah. In 2019 with the permission from Hanshi Ricardo Llewelyn, Sensei Diaz changed the name of his dojo to Shotokan Karate Academy Lehi, joining the Shotokan Karate Academy family of California. Sensei Diaz is a very dedicated instructor who will continue his journey in studying martial arts for many years to come.
Senpai Kassie Fuller
Miss Kassie is the backbone of our studio! She can help you with any question about programs, events, scheduling, equipment and even how to advance in rank! She welcomes every student and parent with a warm smile and makes everyone feel apart of the family.
She is also a certified black belt in Seito Shito-Ryu Karate under Sensei Hank Prohm in Salem, Oregon. In other words, Miss Kassie is qualified both as a Program Director and Instructor! We are so blessed to have her be apart of our dojo family!
Senpai Andrew Dalton
Andrew is a highly dedicated student and instructor in our dojo. He started his training with Sensei Jordan over 10 years ago and since then has become highly skilled and qualified. Not only is he an active member of our Competition Team, but is also the team captain. Andrew brings a spirit of determination and excellence in his classes. He teaches Little Dragons, Beginners, and Intermediates. Every class with Senpai Andrew is filled with high energy and focus. Andrew is a highly qualified instructor and loves working with his students!
Miss Becca Sanderson
-Becca is the most inviting and cheerful instructor we have! She is incredibly dedicated to her training, the dojo, and especially her students. Her classes provide a safe and friendly environment for the kids. Every student loves Miss Becca! She teaches Tiny Tigers, Little Dragons, and Beginners. She is highly qualified as an instructor and leader of our dojo. We are so lucky to have Miss Becca be apart of our dojo family and staff!