Glenn Cunningham - Chief Instructor
Glenn Cunningham, married 25 years with triplets, is a retired NYPD Second Grade Detective with 20 years experience working in Homicide Investigation, Computer Crimes, Kidnapping, Hostage Negotiations, City Wide Gangs, Street Robberies, Narcotics and International Terrorism and has received the prestigious NYPD Medal of Valor.
After retiring from the NYPD Sensei Cunningham became the Vice President of Security for the Tribeca Film Center & the Greenwich Hotel both owned by Robert DeNiro.
He has studied the martial arts for over 35 years and is the owner of the Kouketsu Dojo, a branch of the Masaji Taira Sensei's Okinawa Gojuryu Karate-Do Kenkyukai. Cunningham Sensei was graded by Miyazato Sensei in Sept.1999 to Roku-Dan (6th Dan) and in 2008 he was promoted to Kyoshi Nana-Dan (7th Dan) by the Jundokan grading board members. In 2012 Taira Sensei replaced the Kouketsu Dojo Shibucho with his own from the Kenkyukai along with Kyoshi Nana-Dan ranking.
On 09/14/2014 Kyoshi Glenn Cunningham was promoted to Hachidan, 8th Dan by Taira Sensei
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