Started Goshin Jitsu: Summer 2006
Despite being twice the age of most of his students Peter outpaces them both cardiovascularly and technically. In addition to training with Goshin Jitsu, Peter is a faixa preta (black belt) in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a black belt in Jeet Kune Do under Jack McVicker. Peter was awarded his D.M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2001. He is an accomplished musician who performs locally as well.
Mike "Joker" Aref
Tenure: 1999-2012, 2017-2020
Becky Zerlentes (1971-2005)
Colin Kaide taught Goshin Jitsu from 1989 to 1993, preceded by Budo Aikido from 1985 to 1989.
After graduating from the U of I medical school in 1993, he did a residency in Emergency Medicine at Ohio State University. Since then, he has done self-defense seminars for EMS and med students, residents, nurses and other hospital personnel. Colin says, "I worked out in small groups of other independent fighters and I joined Krav Maga for about a year. More recently, I have been practicing much less than I want to, owing to increasing job demands." He is on faculty with the Ohio State University Department of Emergency Medicine. He teaches in the residency program, lecturing residents and med students on emergency medicine practice.
Colin is also a part owner of and chief clinical editor in a medical software business called Discharge 123. They provide automated discharge instructions, and prescription writing for emergency departments.
"Sakura" Bart Haton
Odilon "Flash" Camara
Odilon is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu faixa roxa (purple belt) and Brazilian State Champion. He's also grappled competitively in the United States when he's not busy teaching or taking care of his children. Wrestling with Odilon is like grappling with piano wire, he's slight but very tough. In addition to being an accomplished martial artist Odilon completed a doctorate in Economics.
Jarred "Curly" Meyers
Matt "Love Simian" Sztelle
Joe "Samurai" Zhu