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Our Staff
 
Shihan Alan J. Gomes

5th Degree Black Belt, Program Director

 
Shihan Alan has more than 20 years of Martial training. He brings a diverse background that includes Army Ranger training, leadership at the Eckerd Foundation Youth Camps, and years as a youth group leader. Tashi Alan specializes in building skills, refining martial material, and developing strong character. He is a master at disguising the basics and making learning new skills fun! He is a dynamic martial artist and a gifted teacher capable of bringing out the best in each and every student.
 
 
Sensei Kelley M. Young
3rd Degree Black Belt, Lead Instructor / Office Manager
 
Sensei Kelley has been a Tokyo Joe's student for many years; earning her 1st degree black belt in April of 2006 and her 3rd degree black belt in November of 2010. Her experience in special education helps her to individualize programs, to encourage students to grow at their own pace, and to be proud of each and every achievement. Sensei Kelley recognizes the benefit of 'play' for all ages and puts fun and discipline into the learning experience while maintaining her focus on individual progress.
 
 
Sensei Nate Judd
3rd Degree Black Belt
 
Sensei Nate earned his 3rd degree black belt in November of 2013. He leads our weapons classes and is known for his attention to detail and his desire to help students succeed. 
 
 
Sensei Freeman D. Young
3rd Degree Black Belt
 
Sensei Freeman earned his 3rd degree black belt in November of 2010. His patience, sense of humor, and laid-back attitude make him a favorite instructor of many of our students.