American Tiger Karate Academy


Our Instructors

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Karate and Kobudo.  Through testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff have extensive experience and have attained a level of mastery in the traditional Japanese martial arts.  We enjoy sharing these skills and passing on the arts to our students. Here are a few of American Tiger Karate Academy's instructors and assistants.



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Sensei Pat Pusateri
Sensei Pat Pusateri; 4th Dan Black Belt-Shotokan Karate, ATKA Dojo -Cho since '95. Began Karate in Chicago '78, teaching since '88. Lic.RN since '83, Certifications: CPR, AED, ACLS, First Aid, & Martial Art Instruction, Mental Health & Wellness Counselor

SenseiPatPusateri@verizon.net

Senpai Kenji Horibe
Senpai Kenji Horibe - Ni Dan (second degree black belt) Shotokan Karate, SKIF certified, CPR Certified, Associate Degree Science, AAU National Karate Champion and more.

patpusateri@juno.com

Senpai Amy Blackwell
Senpai Amy Blackwell; 2nd Dan Black Belt - Shotokan Karate, 3rd Kyu Kobudo, 1st Kyu Iado (sword). Nat'l Champion Team Coach '08,'09, '10. Certifications: SKIF, Early Childhood Ed, Occup. Therapy Aid, Martial Arts Instruction, ASEP, CPR, AED, First Aid

SenpaiAmyKaminski@verizon.net

Senpai Chris Szewczyk
Senpai Chris Szewczyk; 2nd Dan Black Belt - SKIF Certified Shotokan Karate Asst. Karate & Kobudo instructor. Graduate of Roosevelt University - CPR, AED & First Aid Certified.

SenpaiChrisSzewczyk@verizon.net

Senpai Michael Meier
Senpai Michael Meier 2nd Dan Shotokan Karate SKIF Certified. He began karate training 2000, became a Jr Leader then was promoted to Asst. Karate Instructor . Certified in CPR, AED & First Aid.

SenpaiMichaelMeier@verizon.net