Sensei Sean Huchzermeier is a 3rd degree (Sandan) black belt. He received his Shodan (1st degree) ranking from sensei James Morrone in 2003. He received his Nidan (2nd degree) ranking from sensei Avi Rokah in 2011. In 2017, Sensei Toru Shimoji raised his rank to Sandan (3rd degree).
Born and raised in Farmington Hills Michigan, Sean began his training at the age of 5 under sensei Carole Morrone. Upon obtaining brown belt he was moved to the central dojo in Dearborn Heights. After 7 years of training he received his black belt from sensei James Morrone. In 2004 he moved to St. Louis and has been training with the Power brothers ever since. Sean has 18 years of Shotokan karate experience ranging from teaching, training and competing. He has repeatedly achieved Gold, Silver and Bronze results in local and regional tournaments in both kata and kumite and is currently Gold medalist in kumite for 2017 Shuhari Institute national cup. Sean is the 2015, 2013, 2011 USA National Gold medalist in Team Kumite and 2012 USA National Silver Medalist in Team Kumite. He is the 2015 USA National Bronze Medalist in kumite. In 2013 he notably finished 4th in USA National Kumite while his instructors senseis Barry, Darrell and Brian Power respectively finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
"Karate has always been my passion in life. Growing up, it was the thing that most separated me from all the other kids. Most people play sports in school, sometimes even through college but then they eventually drop out of it. Karate can stay with you forever, and the learning never has to stop. You can discover new things about old principles and even kata that you had not seen before. The coolest and probably the most frustrating thing about karate is that the more you think you know, the more you realize what you do not know. It is an ancient art continually improved by modern science."