About the Instructors

SenseiMattMatt Stanley is the head instructor at Empty Cup Karate.  He has been studying martial arts for over thirty years.  Sensei Matt holds black belts in goju-ryu karate, shotokan karate, and aiki-jujutsu.  He has also studied judo, kendo, and kenjutsu in three countries.



Jkarate_teacherpicJanelle Stanley is an instructor at Empty Cup Karate.  Sensei Janelle holds a second degree black belt in goju-ryu karate, and is a licensed social worker specializing in trauma, conflict resolution, and de-escalation.