Greg Chesley Sensei began his training with OKCD in January of 1999. His first introduction into the martial arts began in the late 1980’s studying Goshin Jitsu in Erie, PA. Greg received his Shodan (1st dan) in 2003 and in 2004 received his Nidan (2nd dan) in Shorin Ryu and Toei Jujutsu directly from O’Sensei Shimabukuro in Okinawa. Currently, he holds the rank of Godan (5th dan) in Shorin Ryu Karate and Shudokan Karate and a Sandan (third dan) in Toei Jujutsu. He attributes much of his success to his valued Sensei at OKCD.
Greg holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Southern California. His undergraduate degree is from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. In addition to his MHA, Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Finance and Marketing and a minor in Business Administration. Greg and his wife Dana recently welcomed the birth of their first child, Ethan. Greg also is the Owner/Operator of Tonbo Martial Arts Supply. He supplies much of the dojo with equipment and weapons.