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Cumberland, RI

 


132 Mendon Rd.

2nd Floor
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 595-8362

Sensei Greg Chopoorian

 

Rank: 4th degree black belt

Owner

 

Sensei Greg Chopoorian has trained in Martial Arts for a total of 17 years. He first trained as a teenager in Karate under Instructors from the Newport School of Martial Arts headed by Master Ozzie Grennier. He achieved his First Degree Black Belt under Sensei (now Master) Anne Kuzminsky. Sensei Greg resumed his training after a long hiatus, starting over under Sensei Steve Lee, who was teaching Nick Cerio's Kenpo. The closure of Sensei Lee's dojo and the desire to continue training in Kenpo led to USA Karate and Sullivan's American Kenpo under the expertise of Shihan Jonathan Pinault. Achieving his First and Second Degree Black Belt Ranks and successfully completing his Instructor Training during his many years with Shihan Pinault, Sensei Chopoorian has continued his training directly under USA Karate Grandmaster, Hanshi Larry Sullivan, achieving his 4th Degree Black Belt in November of 2014. Sensei Greg holds a Masters Degree in Communications and has worked in film and television as an actor, voice over artist, consultant, and storyboard artist. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA. He and his family operate the Mansion Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Sensei Greg and his wife Lydia and their sons reside in Cumberland, RI

Sensei Kevin Notch

 

Rank: 4th degree black belt

Owner

 

Sensei Kevin is owner and business partners with Sensei Greg and Shihan Jon at the Smithfield location. Currently training under Hanshi Larry Sullivan, Sensei Kevin has trained and instructed in Sullivan's American Kenpo for 15 years. In addition to Kenpo, he is a certified Muay Thai Instructor. Sensei Kevin's children; Curran and Claire, have both obtained advanced ranks in Sullivan's American Kenpo. With a background in general management, operations, sales and marketing, Kevin has enjoyed a successful 25 year career in the Paper and Packaging Industry. At present, he is in a role as Vice President for a startup Point of Purchase Display Company. When he isn't working, Kevin is enjoying the outdoors and adventure travel.