Charrie Mascio Sensei, after taking a Karate Aerobics class for a couple of months, finally decided to join OKCD in May 2001. Growing up in a Philippine community with a large number of Chinese she became fascinated with the martial arts. During her anesthesiology residency, she was recruited to move to the U.S. as a physical therapist, and eventually met her husband, John, who exposed her to Judo and Okinawan Karate. She currently holds the rank of Yondan (4th degree) in both Shorin Ryu and Shudokan Karatedo and has a background in Judo.
Charrie teaches the Saturday morning 9am class. She has taught at the National Women in Martial Arts (NWMAF) Special Training and the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructor’s (AWMAI) conference. Her other interests include exercising, especially Pilates and yoga, languages, old TV series, and reading. She attributes much of her power to the core strength that Pilates develops. Charrie is a physical therapist and works in various facilities around the D/FW metroplex, and is also a registered massage therapist. Charrie is married to John, who is also a black belt at OKCD.