University of Connecticut JKA Karate Club
Membership Roster

Below are past and present members of the UConn Karate Club who reached the rank of 6 b kyu (green belt) or higher. Members currently training at UConn are denoted by bold font.

(Last Update: 9/7/17)

RankName Date of
Last Rank
Title
9th dan Chief Instructor
Shotokan Karate-Do International
7th dan
Shu Takahashi
Chief Instructor
JKA of Brooklyn
6th dan
Michio Nonaka
Chief Instructor
Reitaku University
7/05Chief Instructor
UConn Karate Club
Margaret Thomas
7/09Chief Instructor
Karate Spirit
5th dan
Mark Blake
7/98Instructor
Craig Elkin
7/07Chief Instructor
Yale Karate Club
John Seifert
7/12Instructor
7/04Chief Instructor
JKA of Montville
4th dan
James Cognetta
7/86 Instructor
John Henderson
12/95Instructor
Thomas Hine
7/99Instructor
Holly Danowski
7/01Instructor
Bruce Press
5/06
Frank Sessa d
5/07
8/08Asst. Chief Instructor
UConn Karate Club
Josh Wilber
1/12Instructor
Mary-Beth Macaluso
6/15
Joe Vincente
7/15Instructor
Rob Terlikowski
2/16Chief Instructor
Unity Karate
7/17Instructor
3rd dan
Chris Pouchet
7/83Founder
UConn Karate Club
Fred Iannucci d
4/90Instructor
Dave Harrison d
12/91Instructor
Scott Jacobs
12/92
Dana Manner
4/94
Kristina Powell
7/98
Julie Westmoreland
7/99
John Listorti
6/00
Sandeep Kaushal
9/02
7/06 Chief Instructor
JKA Wallingford
Lia Burnham
7/06Instructor
Mike Burnham
7/06Instructor
12/06Instructor
12/06Instructor
Li Chen
12/09
Steve Rinaldi
7/11
7/12Instructor
Barbara Ambros
10/16
Carolyn Rinaldi
12/16
2nd dan
Martin Hyman
3/81
Tom Sbabo
9/83
Tim Becker
9/84
Matt Guarino
1/86
Mike Bray d
7/88
Steve Kissel
7/88
Mark Collins
7/89
Steve Palmer
7/89
Godfrey Baker
1/91
Andrea Fields
7/91
Rob Post
7/91
George Tzepos
12/91
Gene Broderick
12/92
Paul Fitzpatrick
1/93
Mohan Kalyanaraman
7/95
Gary Sandler
7/96
Dave Pellei
Chris Njue
7/98
Koichi Shiroma
Mark Kuratana
7/01
Demissew Ejara
7/02
Jeff Towill
9/02
Tom Fabian
1/03
Ken Forrest
12/04
Matt Delude
12/05
Chinh Bui
12/06
Aviva Bashan
12/06
Rim Baltaduonis
4/08
Brian Dragoo
8/08
Rudy Costello
12/08
Jason Dina
12/08
Muhammad Arif
10/10
Phil Blaze
12/10
Susie Huang
12/10
Brian Boyce
7/11
Kim Bui
7/11
Val Gorbatyuk
7/11
Craig Dickinson
7/13
Juvy Lou Abarientos
7/14
Nick McIntosh
10/14
Eva Forrest
12/14
Chris Cleaver
7/15
Alex Jacobs
7/16
Aidan Boyce
7/16
1st dan
Ed Miller
1/77
Rick Slayton
1/78
Anne Stonick
6/78
Bob Rodin
6/78
Devon Conover
6/78
Peggy Wills
6/79
Richard Kaplan
12/79
Norman Bolle
3/81
Susan Collins
7/81
Kathy Lucas
7/81
Seth Lapuk
9/83
Daria Moraveck
9/83
Jim Klucznik
9/83
Karen Anthony
12/83
Fred Brown
12/84
Gail Goodman
12/84
Dennis Donovan
6/85
Peter Fabbri
7/85
Julie Hartley
7/86
Leo Budin
9/86
Kathy Abbott
12/87
Toshi Aoki
12/87
Steve Pellei
7/88
Melissa Quigley
12/88
Phuc Tran
12/88
Mike Burton
12/88
Mike Reno d
1/90
Bernadette Petrillo
7/90
Rob Siegman
7/90
Justin Birtwell
7/91
Kelly Andrade
7/91
John Sucec
3/92
Lynn Graff
7/92
John Baker
7/92
Frank Weber
7/92
Jim Hannigan
2/93
John Cummings
2/93
Frank Briganti
6/93
Jim Colandrea
6/93
Jeff Michaud
6/93
Brian McClure
6/94
Dave Barton
6/94
Julie Sorenson
1/95
Kaarlo Moran
7/95
Kathy Kline
7/96
Tricia Marcy
12/98
Beth Jankowski
3/99
Mike Hagan
5/99
Matt Cross
7/99
Peggy Gilbart
4/00
Ed Marotta
1/01
Mike Nisbet
1/01
Mike Nannini
7/01
Chris Renza
Paul Hearn
4/02
Mike Barone
7/02
Glenn Gladischer
7/02
Kevin Hawes
7/02
Jim Saloio
7/02
Bob Bagshaw
10/02
Daniel Napier
2/04
Phil Capella
7/04
Rob Taylor
7/04
Joel Garcia
9/04
Carlos Dias
12/04
Garrett Cogswell
7/05
Timothy Bui
12/05
Ham Le
7/06
Henry Huang
12/06
Jeff Paine
12/06
Daniel Rivera
12/06
Becky Leuck
12/06
Aurelien Carlier
12/06
Tom Stapleton
7/07
Renald Guillemette
7/07
Jiu Yu Low
12/07
Bach Bang
6/08
Suzanne Cristina
12/09
Joe Dowden
12/09
Hugh Cassidy
12/10
Brianna Boyce
7/11
Jeremy Bui
7/11
Zachary Bui
7/11
Tom Costello
Tim Rourke
7/11
Liam Boyce
7/12
Tony Carpanzano
9/12
Heather Bell
1/14
Darwin Jurado
7/14
Angie Cheung
9/14
Katelynn King
9/14
Sarah Boyce
8/16
Phil Minichino
7/17
Zhangtongxin (Kitty) Yang
7/17
1 kyu
Greg Vanagel
12/81
Bill Telesco
12/82
Pete Valenti
12/85
Chris Ward
12/90
Thuan Tran
12/90
Josh Doty
9/91
Rick Juknavorian
9/94
Natalie Flach
9/95
Mike Grube
9/97
Matthew Stroop
4/98
Shannon Ambrose
12/98
Don Wesson
4/00
Shaun Rathbun
Alison Flannery
9/05
Joe Amat
4/12
Keila Garrido
12/12
Karol Kuczaj
12/12
Paul Borochin
7/13
Nicole Depowski
12/13
Caitlin Boyce
12/16
Serge Nakhmanson
9/17
1 b kyu
Mike Greenwood
10/81
Howard Canistaro
3/84
Karl Blanchard
4/86
Tony Mallon
4/86
Patty LeGore
7/89
Jian Huang
4/94
Alex Vassiliev
12/03
Katy McGrath
4/04
Earl Smith
12/13
Giovanni Miranda
12/13
2 kyu
Audrey Balas
12/79
Daniel Novak
4/91
Gigi White
4/93
John Mailly
9/93
Gian Franco Sacco
12/00
Lauren Martin
4/07
Tarah Eisenhauer
4/12
2 b kyu
Odie Pansius
3/83
Chuck Ausburger
3/84
Dennis Campbell
3/84
Chris Sarli
4/89
Tom Kwiatkowski
4/92
Masami Sakai
9/99
Ethan Phelps
5/00
Laura Landry
12/05
Brittany Perrone
12/06
Charles Workman
4/07
Rudy Cepeda
4/12
Sokheang Chay
12/13
Julia Ohela
4/14
Yining (Jenny) Chen
4/17
3 kyu
Jane Butler
1/79
Diane Martin
12/79
Elizabeth Suleski
4/80
Mary Lou DeLucia
1/89
Dave Koenig
1/89
Chris Pabilonia
4/89
Paul Toth
7/93
Conner Buckland
7/95
Steve Guiness
3/96
Lam Wong
4/04
Ana Cantu
4/10
Leah Schwebel
12/10
William Chan
4/11
3 b kyu
Rich Hastings
4/78
Gerald Zambury
4/79
Art Roberts
4/79
Scott Killelea
7/81
Beth McCrave
9/83
Jack Jurick
9/83
Valerie Obremski
3/84
Rob MacDonald
3/84
Tom Raslavsky d
7/85
Frank Cassetta
12/85
Mark Peterson
9/88
Carlos Alvarez
12/88
Laura Watts
12/89
Mazen Kanaan
4/92
Mike Slason
4/93
Dave Pociu
9/93
Shane Robertson
12/98
Jay Chou
12/98
Steve Cote
11/02
Karla Kanode
12/02
Elaine Morra
5/03
Kwan Lam
12/03
Dan Burfoot
2/04
Nicole Dinicola
12/04
Lindsay Rich
4/06
C.J. Worzella
4/06
Sagarika Bose
7/06
Rachel Antonucci
4/11
Marius Nicolae
4/11
Ramin Amiri
12/11
Robert Terlikowski
12/12
Lynn Nguyen
7/13
Aravind Suresh
9/13
Athena Tao
5/15
4 kyu
Paul David
4/81
Nancy Fontanella
4/82
Tom Hebert
4/83
Shawn Marsh
4/90
Rod Saunders
4/90
Ryan Shuell
12/92
Mike Coplen
9/95
Hatim Sharif
9/01
Marsha Gaylord
5/03
Tufa Dinku
4/04
Kate Slomkowski
12/05
Bill Gauthier
12/13
Tom Hoagland
9/17
4 b kyu
Leonard Joseph
12/79
Lloyd Bowden
4/81
Laura Brose
12/81
George Emmerthal
4/83
Phyllis Coco
9/83
Marc D'Amato
12/88
Todd Salamon
4/89
John LeCornec
12/90
Jennifer Hacket
4/92
Ken Snyder
4/92
Debbie Parzuchowski
12/93
Chris Belliveau
4/94
Lisa Palasek
12/95
Hans Hofmann
4/98
Maura Orrell
12/98
Scott Dufour
4/99
Rob Montague
4/99
Christine Phalstaf
12/04
Phuc Kim Thieu
4/05
Justin Billard
12/05
Tobi Krutt
12/06
Heather Murdock
4/09
Ashley Norris
9/11
Rachel Fairchild
4/12
Emily Gauthier
9/13
Pete Dunnack
4/12
Kim-An Do
5/15
Drew Cietek
12/15
Jeremiah Smith
9/16
5 kyu
Lowell Wills
4/76
Rich Bartlett
4/76
Larry Rice d
12/78
Anne Marie Mador
4/83
Zeus Demetriades
12/86
Bob Kelly
12/86
Bruce Mullen
12/86
Peter Grasis
12/89
Matt Garcia
4/92
Lanh Phan
7/92
Simon Hirschfeld
12/93
Melissa Gernat
12/03
Elena Shekleton
12/03
Pawel Wysocki
12/08
Roberto Sanchez
4/10
Jeremy Rosa
4/10
Rohan Saxena
4/12
Vi Ha
7/13
5 b kyu
Olcott Snow
4/80
Abdo Showah
12/81
Tom Walker
12/83
John Rosato
12/84
Ron Ghen
4/85
Monique Giroux
6/85
Darrell Hickman
4/87
Kim Cygniak
9/90
Tracy Hornung
4/91
Mark Lauer
12/91
Uldis Krievars
4/92
Sarah Dadyar
12/92
Jep Peacock
12/93
Jason Morrill
4/94
Wojciech "Tek" Wojenski
4/94
Jenny Pardus
9/94
Chris Alesch
12/95
Melissa Morgan
12/95
Jill Rowin
4/98
Amy West
4/98
Hiro Hasegawa
7/02
Mike Hubbard
4/06
Susana Ulloa
4/09
Gabrielle Howe
7/09
Krissy Palacios-Baughman
12/10
Mikey Palacios-Baughman
12/10
Kate Morozova
5/13
Sam Wong
12/13
Crystal Xue
4/14
Shannon Hearn
7/14
Britny Fowler
12/14
Guodong (Jason) Hu
12/14
Song Li
12/14
Maddie Lesko
12/14
Agnes Klucha
12/14
Tori Forrest
12/14
Volodymyr Serhiyenko
5/15
Barth Bracy
7/15
Jeff Kamenetz
9/15
Charles Haylock
7/16
Linkai Zhu
7/16
Marissa Boyce
12/16
Henry Kennell
4/17
6 kyu
Eric Rabenold
4/75
Peter Anderson
12/75
Wayne Rawlins
12/75
Brad Milove
4/78
Rick LaBash
12/78
Joan Terlaga
4/80
Martin Moebus
4/80
Bob Welsh
12/82
Martin Wallace
12/83
Rich Rey
9/84
Jim Degnan
12/84
Larry Rubin
4/86
Claudia Corvalan
4/87
Jim Parsons
4/89
Mark Jacobs
4/89
Mary DeRosa
4/89
Susan Powell
4/89
Dean Sposito
12/91
Sabine Spiessl
4/94
Andre Bracy
7/16
Renjie Chen
4/17
6 b kyu
Gary Burdick
12/74
Phil Cody
12/74
Bill O'Neill
4/75
Howard Eisenburg
4/75
Peter Folsom d
4/75
Roman Slevinsky
4/75
Dale Fish
4/77
Lori Sikorski
12/78
Glenn Cooley
4/79
Bill Kolodziej
12/79
Dave Oshinsky
4/80
Edmer Avlev
4/80
Mary Jean Hartell
4/80
Ralph DeAyala
4/80
Wayne Semon
4/80
Dan Mercuri
6/80
Martin Wallace
4/81
Nancy Anderson
4/81
Nick Delgado
4/81
Terri Smith
4/81
Tim Marugg
10/81
Scott Weldon
4/82
Mary Rigdon
4/83
Gil Wimmer
12/83
Amy Rommel
5/84
Holly Sebrell
5/84
Jim Degnan
5/84
Mark Robinson
5/84
Terri Weeks
5/84
Paul Chartier
9/84
Tara Horgan
4/85
Cindy Allen
6/85
Mary-Rose Earl
6/85
Larry Stallman
7/85
Kathy Blake
12/85
Diana Zarra
12/86
Chris Johnson
4/87
Dan Picard
12/87
Bill Holbrook
12/88
John Leonard
12/89
John Wan
12/89
Preston Rohner
12/89
Maureen Donovan
4/90
Max Nuki
4/90
Andrea Belliveau
7/90
Chris Fanelli
12/91
Tim Kennedy
12/92
Jen Deniega
4/93
Mersini Fausel
8/93
Mike Carpini
4/94
Brian Riley
4/94
Mark Zagarenski
7/94
Jason Brigham
4/95
Jengiz Paluch
9/96
Samantha Hawes
9/97
Andrey Kurylov
4/98
Liam Webb
4/98
Khaya Yefraimova
4/98
Nicole Fende
9/98
Raafat Elfouly
4/99
Andrew Jin
9/99
Jason Coleman
12/99
Jon Jaekle
5/00
Alex Martinez
7/01
Jackie Claxton
5/02
Jenna Formeister
5/03
Mark Zipadelli
7/03
Jon Alonso
4/04
Jaime Pavlich
12/04
Christine Flannery
12/04
Onur Burak Celik
4/05
Ai-chi Lu
4/05
Russell Port
4/05
Margaret Sabia
4/05
Alex Adami
4/07
Fedja Hodzic
4/07
Brian Scrabeck
8/07
Mike Silvia
4/08
Kelly Shea
4/09
XingXing Peng
7/10
John Fitch
12/10
Chu Zhang
12/10
Jack Ren
4/12
Xinyi Yi
4/12
Tiffany Hoang
7/12
Kevin Matthews-Tharakan
5/13
Ashley Zane
5/13
Peter Zaffetti
7/13
Katie Shelnitz
7/13
Samantha Sommer
7/13
Zihao (Damon) Xu
7/13
Maria Cintron
5/15
Bryam Silva
5/15
Tiyanyi (Lynn) Li
5/15
Xin Shen
12/15
Xiaomeng Liu
4/16
Xinyun Liu
4/16
Yang Liu
4/16
Kenny Medina
4/16
Nate Bracy
6/16
Stephanie Dee
12/16
Zhiyuan (Jamie) Jiang
12/16
Chen Mo
12/16
Nick Vertefeuille
12/16
Xiao Fen Yang
12/16
Jessica Co
4/17
Ben Palazzo
4/17
Jordan Williams
4/17
Tianfang (Jack) Yang
4/17
Jui Chaugule
7/17

d = deceased