Sensei Veronica Sandubrae began her training in Isshinryu Karate in 2008 under the instruction of Grand Master Arnold R. Sandubrae, Hanshi and Sensei Aaron R. Sandubrae, Shihan. Years later after proving herself a capable student, with Hanshi Sandubrae's permission, she transferred to train directly under her husband Shihan Sandubrae. After years of hard work, she has earned the rank of Yo-Dan ( 4th Degree Black Belt) and the title of Renshi.
Sensei Sandubrae is Shihan Sandubrae's Senior Student and a Certified Instructor. She is the leader of the Women's Self-Defense Program at American Okinawan Karate Academy LLC d.b.a. Isshinryu Karate Sandubrae. Sensei Sandubrae has had the privilege to train directly with Hanshi Sandubrae's top students including Master Pat McConnell and Master Jay Doster. She has trained extensively with Shihan Sandubrae for over a decade and is a wonderful teacher and student.
Over the years Sensei Sandubrae has competed in many tournaments and collected many trophies in Kata, Kumite and Weapons. At the Isshinryu Hall of Fame Tournament in 2018 Veronica was a Finalist for Female Karate-Ka of the Year and took 1st place in Black Belt Kumite. Like her Sensei, she understands the benefits of competition, however, she also believes that Martial Arts is not about winning trophies, it is about Self-Defense and Self-Improvement. As a female she is very passionate about teaching women how to defend themselves. She believes all women should have the opportunity to learn the empowering techniques that she has had the privilege to learn and teach .
Sensei Veronica Sandubrae, C.P.A. is the Chief Financial Officer at American Okinawan Karate Academy LLC d.b.a. Isshinryu Karate Sandubrae in Piedmont, Oklahoma . She is also the Financial Services Manager at LSB Industries, Inc. where she has worked for nearly a decade.
Veronica is also a talented screenplay writer. She has written several screenplays independently. Most recently she co-authored the Martial Arts screenplay, "53 Seconds", with her husband, Aaron R. Sandubrae, Shihan (Master Instructor). Copies available upon request!
"In addition to being a successful business woman and excellent student and teacher, Veronica is the Most Excellent Mother and Wife anyone could hope for! "
-Shihan Aaron R. Sandubrae
We offer a Complete Women's Self-Defense Course at our Dojo at least 3 times a year! The course is comprehensive and covers a wide range of techniques, both standing and ground, to address the most common attacks a woman is likely to face in assault situations. This class is taught by Sensei Veronica Sandubrae with Master Aaron Sandubrae overseeing the class. To ensure you feel comfortable in a safe environment only women are allowed to attend the classes.
American Okinawan Karate Academy, LLC
118 Madison Ave. NE Piedmont, OK 73078 US
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