The chief instructor at the Okinawa Karate Dojo in Deming, New Mexico is Terry Sanders. Here is some
information about Mr. Sanders:
It has been my good fortune
to have had excellent martial arts teachers. My mother taught me to shoot, box,
and fence during the first five years of my life. In 1961 Robert A. Trias began
teaching me Shorei-ryu Karate and Kodokan Judo. Mr. Duk Sung Son taught me the
Tae Han school of Tae Kwon Do during 1965 - 1966. Intensive study of
Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo and Jojitsu along with Shinkage Ryu Iaido in Japan occurred during the early 1980's. Mr.
Jeff Cooper instructed me in the use of handguns in combat at his American
Pistol Institute in Paulden, Arizona in 1986.
Shortly before his death in
1989, O-Sensei Robert A. Trias appointed me Style Head for Shorei-ryu Karate.
His daughter and heir, Dr. Roberta Jane Trias-Kelley confirmed this appointment
and assigned me to the position of Regional Director of the United States
Karate Association, a position held until the Association's dissolution on
January 1,1999. My dojo in New Mexico has been in operation since 1987, but
karate practice and instruction have been a part of my life since 1961.
Two degrees and numerous
post-graduate courses from the University of Arizona (B.A. 1969, M.Ed. 1972) have provided
me with the credentials to counsel, administer and teach in public schools. To
date, my career has included teaching social studies, special education, and
English conversation, administering a junior high school and counseling at
secondary and elementary schools in the American Southwest and Japan.
Terry B. Sanders
Style Head (Kaicho)
D.O.B. August 16, 1947
or comments can be directed to Mr. Sanders via email at: Terry Sanders (email@example.com)