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SEAN PAUL MILLS

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

JAPANESE KARATE RANKINGS

Dan grades (black belt ranks) awarded by the Japan Karate Association (American Amateur Karate Federation-International Traditional Karate Federation), Japan Karatedo Ryobukai, American Shotokan Karate Alliance & Shotokan Karatedo of Japan Federation

 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance & Pedagogy: Violoncello & Orchestral Conducting (University of Iowa) 

Master of Music in Violoncello Performance (University of Oregon)

Bachelor of Music in Violoncello Performance (University of Oregon)

 

INSTRUCTORS

Robert Graves (Eugene Karate Club - Shotokan) 

Susan Doyle (University of Oregon Karate Club - Shotokan) 

Tracy Klein (University of Iowa JKA - Shotokan)

Christopher M. Smaby (JKA Iowa - Shotokan)

Hidetaka Nishiyama (JKA-AAKF - Shotokan) SEMINARS

Bill Damon, Sr. (Eastside Karate - Shindo Jinen Ryu)

Isao Gary Tsutsui (JKR Colorado - Shindo Jinen Ryu) SEMINARS

Kiyoshi Yamazaki (JKR Anaheim - Shindo Jinen Ryu)

Scott Martin (JKR Wickenburg - Shindo Jinen Ryu / Shotokan)

Chuck Kerrigan (ASKA/Traditional Karatedo Association / Shotokan)

 

EMPLOYMENT

Artistic Director & Conductor, Joliet Symphony Orchestra

Director of Orchestral Activities, University of St. Francis

Academic Life/Success Coach

PREVIOUS POSITIONS HELD

Assistant Teaching Professor, College of Fine Arts, Department of Theatre & Dance and School of Music, Ball State University

Founding Artistic Director & Conductor, Willamette Valley Symphony 

Founding Artistic Director & Conductor, Salem Philharmonia Orchestra

Founding Cellist, Arioso Chamber Players

Chief Instructor, Central Valley Shotokan Karate

Chief Instructor, Northern Arizona Karate Association

 

 

 

SUSANA V. RIVERA-MILLS

CO-CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

 

JAPANESE KARATE RANKINGS

Dan grades (black belt ranks) awarded by the Japan Karate Association (American Amateur Karate Federation-International Traditional Karate Federation), Japan Karatedo Ryobukai & American Shotokan Karate Alliance

INSTRUCTORS

Christopher Beere (Eureka Karate Club - Shotokan) 

Masatoshi Nakayama (JKA - Shotokan) SEMINARS 

Tracy Klein (University of Iowa JKA - Shotokan) 

Christopher M. Smaby (JKA Iowa - Shotokan)  

Hidetaka Nishiyama (JKA-AAKF - Shotokan) SEMINARS 

Bill Damon, Sr. (Eastside Karate - Shindo Jinen Ryu) 

Isao Gary Tsutsui (JKR Colorado - Shindo Jinen Ryu) SEMINARS 

Kiyoshi Yamazaki (JKR Anaheim - Shindo Jinen Ryu) 

Scott Martin (JKR Wickenburg - Shindo Jinen Ryu / Shotokan)

Chuck Kerrigan (ASKA/Traditional Karatedo Association / Shotokan)

 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Romance Language Linguistics (University of New Mexico) 

Masters Degree in Spanish (University of Iowa) 

Bachelors Degree in Spanish (University of Iowa) 

EMPLOYMENT

President, Aurora University

PREVIOUS POSITIONS HELD

Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ball State University

Vice Provost of Academic Programs & Learning Innovation, Oregon State University

Full Professor of Spanish, Romance Language Linguistics and Diversity Advancement, Oregon State University

Co-Chief Instructor, Central Valley Shotokan Karate

Co-Chief Instructor, Northern Arizona Karate Association

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NAKA Honbu Dojo 2007
Senseis Mills & Kerrigan
Yamazaki Sensei Seminar in Tucson
Susana teaching Kata
Seminar with Sensei Kerrigan (ASKA)
Seminar with Sensei Kerrigan
Susana gedan-barai
Susana demonstrating
Sean Paul Mills
with Senseis Klein, Smaby & Nishiyam
Susana Rivera-Mills
Stance training with Daniel
Susana at Yamazaki Sensei's Seminar
Mills instructing
Mills giving instruction
Post exam discussion
Senseis Mills & Martin
JKR Instructors Class 2003

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