Sensei Ben Kunkel


Sensei Kunkel currently holds a 3rd degree Black Belt. He is one of the head instructors of MAI Carlsbad. Sensei Kunkel has extensive weapons training, including traditional Okinawan weaponry and knife training. He has competed in many NASKA rated tournaments, placing 1st in Kata, Sparring, Weapons, and Showmanship. While teaching at several of MAI’s afterschool programs, as well as the dojo, Sensei Ben has seen an amazing difference martial arts has made in the lives and behaviors in the students he instructs. The focus, respect and self-discipline our school teaches changes kids’ lives. He enjoys teaching his students and watching them become the self-confident, self-reliant, “Leaders of Tomorrow”.

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