More about Thomas Kern and Juko Kai Martial Arts Center
I grew up in Minnesota and have lived in Iowa and Michigan. I now reside in Fort Collins, Colorado with my family. Both of which opened up my ability to move. In 2005 I began to study Gung Fu and earned a black belt in this art. For the last 10 years I have studied with Soke Rod Sacharnowski founder of Juko Kai International. I continue to study with him in Tai Ki, KiJutsu and Toho.

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Soke Rod Sacharnoski is the Founder/Head Of Family of Juko-Kai International which is one of the oldest, traditional martial arts unions in the United States. In the Orient he is considered to be one of the West’s highest graded, non-Asian martial arts masters. This remarkable, traditional martial artist has more than 60 years of training to his credit (1950-present), and has earned his dan rankings under traditional Asian masters and/or their official representatives. Rod Sacharnoski is one of the few non-Asians to have documented Japanese recognition and sponsorship as a Soke Head-Founder. He is the recognized Soke Shodai (1st Generation Head Founder) of the Juko-ryu and Juko-Kai Nihon-ryu style of martial arts. In addition, he developed and founded Combat-Ki™ and Tai-Ki© which are world renown systems. 

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