Instructors

Sensei, Eric Rossini – Owner/Lead Instructor : Sensei, Lead Instructor

Sensei, Eric Rossini – Owner/Lead Instructor

Sensei, Lead Instructor

Occupation –  Owner Massdojo, LLC

Training since – 1989

Current ranks – 4th Dan Shotokan, 4th Dan Ju-Jitsu, 2nd Dan Aiki-Ju-Jitsu, Blue – Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Competition – USAKF: National Champion –75kg 1997, 1998 and 1999 Bronze medalist

USANKF: Age 35 + National Kumite Champion 2007 & 2009 / International Open 2007 silver medalist / 2x Men's 35+ kumite team champion /

US Open Silver Medalist Men's Age 35 + kumite 2010

AAU: 8x New England Kumite Champion Winner of Universe.

Other interests – Motor sports, snowboarding, comedy, video editing, weight lifting


Sensei, Dustin Baldis :  Guest Instructor

Sensei, Dustin Baldis

Guest Instructor

Occupation – Pennsylvania Shotokan Karate Club, Est 1992; owner

Training since –  1985

Current ranks – Godan (Shotokan Karate)

Competition

  • 1989 - 2000 : Member USA National Team.
  • 2005 - Present : USA National Team Coach/USA-NKF Coaching Committee.
    Detailed accomplishments can be viewed on website (below).

Children – Ziah and Machi

Other interests –Golf, riding my Harley

Website – http://www.pskc.biz/


Sensei, Tommy Hood : Guest Instructor

Sensei, Tommy Hood

Guest Instructor

Occupation – Caroline Karate & Fitness Center; owner and head instructor

Training since – Training since 1984; teaching since 1993.
Formerly an instructor at the Carolina School of Karate-do.

Current ranks – Godan (Okinawan Shuri-Ryu Karate)

Competition

  • Member of the US National Karate Team since 1994
  • Three time USOC Athlete of the year
  • Ten time US National Champion
    Present : coach for the USA NKF

Website – http://www.carolinakarate.net/


Dr. Clay Morton : Guest Instructor

Dr. Clay Morton

Guest Instructor

Occupation – Chiropractor

Training since – Practicing since 1986.
For a full biography, visit Dr. Morton's web site..

Current ranks – Yondan (Karate)

Competition

  • Dr. Morton's accomplishments are numerous. Please see the impressive list of championships on his web site.

Website – http://www.drclaymorton.com

Other – Dr. Morton teaches seminars around the country; offering his extensive know-how to students of all levels. Information about seminars, training video and contact information can be found on his web site: http://www.drclaymorton.com.


Sensei, Ellen O’Connor : Lead Instructor

Sensei, Ellen O’Connor

Lead Instructor

Occupation – Attorney

Training since – Began training in 1988, attaining Sensei rank in 1997. Gold medal in duo-kata 1998 USAKF National Championships. Gold medal in kumite in 1996 USAKF Regional Championships

Current ranks
— Sandan (Kwanmukan Karate Do)
— Sandan (Aiki Jiu Jitsu)
— Nidan (Kobudo)
— Shodan (Judo)

Other –Mountain biking, cross country skiing, running, politics.


Laura Hansen : Senpai Instructor

Laura Hansen

Senpai Instructor

Occupation – Student at University of Delaware

Training since – I started Uchi Rui Karate when I was 7, switched to Shotokan when I was 9. I have also been doing Tae Kwon Do for one year

Current ranks – Black Belt(Nidan)

Competitions
— 2008 bronze in kumite,

— 2011 bronze team kata,

— 2014 bronze advanced kumite


Alexa Lambros : Senpai Instructor

Alexa Lambros

Senpai Instructor

Occupation – Student at North Eastern University

Training since – I have been studying Shotokan karate with Massdojo since September 2005 when I was 10 years old.

Current ranks – Black Belt(Nidan)

Competitions
— 2008 USA-NKF National Karate Championship (silver in novice kata)

— 2009 USA-NKF National Karate Championship (gold in intermediate kumite)

— 2010 USA-NKF National Karate Championship (silver in advanced kumite).

— Additionally, I have participated in numerous Massachusetts state championships, one New York state championship, and one Rhode Island state championship

Other – I am a certified USA-NKF referee. I attend Northeastern University with a major in Criminal Justice and Psychology.


Alex Quattrocchi : Assistant instructor

Alex Quattrocchi

Assistant instructor

Occupation – Student

Current ranks – Black Belt

Training Since – Has been training for 8 years. Started training in Karate at age 6.

Certifications – CPR AED

Other Interests – basketball and football


Akshay Alamuri : Assistant instructors

Akshay Alamuri

Assistant instructors

Occupation – Dire

Training since – Been doing karate for 9 years. Started with Tae Kwon Do for one session, then switched to karate.

Current ranks – Black Belt(Nidan)

Competitions

  • National Champion Kumite in 2009,
  • Silver Kumite in 2010,
  • Bronze Elite Kumite 2011

Other interests– Vegetarian


Senpai, Louis Lung : Webmaster, Kata technical advisor, Shotokan Karate Assistant Lead Instructor

Senpai, Louis Lung

Webmaster, Kata technical advisor, Shotokan Karate Assistant Lead Instructor

Occupation – Engineer

Training since – I started training with Sensei in 2003 and have been teaching since 2006. USANKF Kumite Judge B certified.

Current ranks – Nidan (Shotokan Karate)

Children –Catherine, Lauren, Ryan, Brayden (Shotokan Karate); Kara (Aikido).

Other –Woodworking, Photography, Running, Volleyball, Audio, Music, Robotics.


Sensei, Itshak (Itzik) Gelber : Lead Instructor

Sensei, Itshak (Itzik) Gelber

Lead Instructor

Occupation – Director of Engineering

Training since – Practicing since 1971: Shotokan. National Team (Israel) 1979. Black Belt 1980 tested by Master Toyotaro Miyazaki

Current ranks – Nidan (Shotokan Karate)

Competition

  • Israel National Championship 1st place 1981 (kumite).
  • 3rd Place New-England open tournament (2005 NH)

Children – Alon (Kenpo, Shotokan Karate), Tamar (Kenpo, Shotokan Karate), Ellah (Shotokan Karate)

Other – I was introduced to Karate 35 years ago by my first Sensei David Borenshtain of Nazareth Israel. Trained in a couple of Dojos until reaching 1st degree black belt Shotokan Karate, my career had changed, I joined the Navy and was sailing for a few years which disconnected me from the Dojo and I stopped practicing. In 2004 I Joined Massdojo and enjoyed reestablishing my knowledge


Senpai, Mike Rosenzweig : Assistant Lead Instructor

Senpai, Mike Rosenzweig

Assistant Lead Instructor

>Occupation – Director, Marvell Semiconductor Inc.

Training since – Trained with Sensei Gyusi Suto at the Intel Karate Club in Hillsboro, OR, 1995 - 2000. Resumed training in 2005 with Sensei once my son Jacob started with the children's class at the YMCA.

Current ranks – Nidan (Shotokan Karate)

Education – Master of Engineering, Computer Science, Cornell University 1992. Bachelor of Science, Computer Systems Engineering, University of Massachusetts 1991.

Children –Jacob (Shotokan Karate), Derek

Other interests–Photography, Corvettes, and Baseball