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Rising Sun Karate schools have a new owner

January 15, 2017
Reinbeck Courier

As of January 1, 2017 Rising Sun Karate Studio LLC has been sold to Sensei Teresa Gnade (6th Degree Black Belt) and Sempai Terry Gnade (1st Degree Black Belt). Rising Sun Karate Studio was started in 1993 with Shihan Karla Fuller as a co-founder with Nancy Satre. Shihan Fuller decided to sell the school and retire sometime within the year. She will be helping with the transition of the school and continue to teach classes as her time allows.

The name of the school will change a little, from Rising Sun Karate Studio LLC to Rising Sun Karate Dojo LLC. The American Karate & Kung-Fu Federation will remain the National organization. Shihan Karla Fuller will continue to be the state representative.

Not only did Sensei Teresa and Sempai Terry buy the Parkersburg school but they also bought the Ackley, Iowa Falls and Hampton schools. This means that students can continue to attend any of the schools that they would like for any of the classes offered. Sometime in the near future Sensei Teresa and Sempai Terry will hold an open house at each dojo to meet and get to know current and new students.

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Sensei Teresa and Sempai Terry plan on expanding classes for Martial Arts (weapons training) along with tournament sparring for those who wish to compete on a larger scale. Other areas of expansion can be expected.



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