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Shihan & Founder Pathway Karate Academy
Sensei Mark has a passion for the community and wants to strengthen the Providence community by offering family centered Karate instruction teaching the “Pathway” to God (Nihon Koden Shindo Ryu) through physical discipline, hard work and strong core values. In 2016 Sensei Mark under the blessing of So-Shihan Messina founded Pathway Karate Academy where he has started to teach students from all walks of life.
He currently holds the rank of 5th degree Black Belt (Go-Dan)
Sensei, 5th Degree Black Belt
Sensei Messina, son of So-Shihan Messina founding father of Nihon Koden Shindo Ryu in North & Latin America has been studying the arts since his youth. Sense Messina represents and is treasurer of the Nihon Koden Shindo Ryu association promoting the arts in Latin America.
Director of Business Development & Youth Programs
Arndres has been managing and running businesses for over 15 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Financial Management and Certificates in Project Management & Business Analysis. She is a business consultant and strategic partner in the community. She is the Site Administrator for our Youth Programs overseeing operations, human resources, marketing, advertising, finance and public relations.
Education Director & Site Coordinator
Genesis manages the educational and youth staff and is in charge of developing educational plans in support of our curriculum, lesson planning, activity coordination, parent and youth engagement, and community development. She holds a Bachelors in Education.