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Shihan Leland Johnson

5th. Degree Black Belt

I started training in IKF at some prompting by Sensei Nichols. Having sat on the sidelines and watched my son train over the years, I'd always wondered what such training would do for me. One day as I brought my son to class, I was handed a uniform by Sensei and TOLD to "go change." I came up with every excuse imaginable from conflict in work schedule to inadequate uniform sizing to being too old to start. His reply, "go change." 

Well, some 4 years later, I'm glad I adhered to his insistence. IKF has changed my life, or, I should say, GIVEN me NEW LIFE. Physically, I'm a different person, able to do things I'd never dreamed of. Mentally, I'm in tune with a whole other realm of thinking.....PURELY POSITIVE.
And now, to be given the privilege of passing on this great knowledge to others....I'm LIVING THE LIFE!!!

I have been married 15 years, and have a son, Alex ,that is a 2nd Degree Black Belt. Alex started training with IKF at 3 years of age. I also coach Alex
in football and baseball. I am a registered Nurse at Children's Hospital, in Pediatric med/surg. I have been a RN for 15 years. 

John Herbert Phillips Academy
Monday / Wednesday
3:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. (In The Lunchroom)