Sensei Jim Buchen
Sensei Jim Buchen has been training in karate since 1981 and has been a full time karate instructor since 1993. He is a Yon Dan (4th Degree Black Belt) in Shotokan Karate and a San Dan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Ju-Jitsu. Sensei Jim has had great success as a kumite competitor. He is a ten time National Champion winning national titles in four federations (USANKF, AAU, USAKF, ASKA). He has been a member of the United States Karate team since 1994, competing in 8 World Championships. In 1997 Mr. Buchen was a Pan American Gold Medal winner and a Gold Medal winner at the 2005 World Championships. Mr. Buchen has also trained and coached many National Champions that have competed internationally, successfully bringing home medals for the United States both on the junior and senior teams. Mr. Buchen has been married to his wife, Angela since 1999, and has 2 children, Abigail & Lukas.