Jesse Clark, nidan (2nd degree black belt), officially started practicing in Boise in 1999 when he enrolled at Boise State (he unofficially started practicing as a young child with his dad, Glenn Clark, shodan). Mr. Ohshima granted Jesse permission to start a new dojo in Twin Falls, Idaho in 2011. Jesse is also the Women’s Self Defense instructor at the College of Southern Idaho. He is also a current member of SKA’s Team USA.
Mark England, ikkyu (1st degree brown belt), has been a member of Twin Falls Shotokan since the spring of 2015. Prior to that, he trained at the College of Southern Idaho in their Karate program, while attending business classes. After graduating in 2004, he continued training in Wu Wei Gung Fu at CSI until making the move to Shotokan Karate. He finds the change to SKA challenging and enjoys the physical requirements. Mark has already attended several senior visits to the Twin Falls Dojo and looks forward to learning from many more high ranking members in the SKA organization. He feels up to the challenges ahead and plans on attending several special trainings in the future. He has been married to his wife, Lorie, for over 20 years and together they have 3 successful children. His hobbies include motorcycles, bicycling, skiing, hiking, and working in his garden.