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Armando Martinez


Armando Martinez is the Chief Instructor of OGKI.


Mr. Martinez is graded 7th Dan in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-Do.
and 2nd Dan in Judo


He is a Psychologist and is employed with the Miami-Dade County
Public School System. He is married and is the father of two and
grandfather of one.

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Chuck Merriman


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Ron Gaeta


Ron Gaeta is a Senior Advisor to OGKI.


He is graded 8th Dan in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-Do.


Mr Gaeta is a retired Police and Swat Officer from Northen New Jersey.
He was also Senior Instructor of Physical Fitness and Defensive Tactics
for the Passaic County Police Academy.


He resides in Northen Arizona, where he enjoys Karate training and
riding his horses.

Paul Stebbins


Paul Stebbins is Special Advisor to OGKI.


He is graded 4rd Dan in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-Do (OGKI).


Mr. Stebbins is Chairman Emeritus of World Fuel Services (NSE:NYSE:INT) and serves on a number of public and not-for-profit boards.


He is active with Fix the Debt (FIXTHEDEBT.ORG) as well as arts and education with the Silk Road Project (SILKROADPROJECT.ORG). 


He is married and is the father of three and grandfather of one. 

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Tom VanTassel


Tom VanTassel is an Advisor to OGKI.

He is graded 8th Dan in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do.


Mr. VanTassel is a retired Captain in the NJ State Police.


He resides in North Western NJ, where he serves as a security officer in a Regional School District. He enjoys Karate and firearms training.


Justo Luis Pozo


Justo Luis Pozo is President of OGKI.


He is graded 4th Dan in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-Do (OGKI). 

Mr. Pozo is a former healthcare entrepreneur and is currently Chief Executive Officer of JustWell Health, a primary healthcare network.
He is a former Board of Trustees for Florida International University.


He is married and is father of four, and grandfather of three.

Thomas Dinan


Thomas Dinan is Secretary of OGKI.


He is graded 5th Dan in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-Do (OGKI) and 1st Dan in Judo by Sensei Heriberto Garcia.


Mr. Dinan is a retired Clinical Social Worker, employed by Broward County Public School System. His hobbies include: biking, physical fitness, and travel.



Alberto L. Blanco


Albrto Blanco is the Communications Director of OGKI.


He graded 4th Dan in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-Do (OGKI) and 1st Dan in Judo by Sensei Heriberto Garcia.


Mr. Blanco is a Senior Graphic Designer at a prominent advertising agency.

Leanne M. Martinez-Lopez


Dr. Leanne Martinez-Lopez is graded 3rd Dan in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-Do (OGKI).


She is a Clinical Pharmacy Consultant for a national health care maintenance organization - HMO.


Dr. Martinez-Lopez is married and her hobbies include: travel, ballet and Flamenco dance. She is the mother of one.

Javier "Kenji" Martinez


Kenji is graded 2nd Dan in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-Do (OGKI) and 1st Dan in Judo by Sensei Heriberto Garcia.


He currently attends St. George University Medical School in Grenada. 

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