Assistant Instructor Sabri Torkman
Torkman Sensei is Yondan (4th dan) and has over 40 years of martial arts and karate experience. He earned his Shodan (1st dan) at age 19 while training in his home country of Israel. His vast martial arts experience includes training in Israeli Krav Mega, Aikido, and Kempo.
When he came to the United States in 1985, he started lifting weights and became interested in both physical training and strength training. In 1990, he established, owned, and operated a fitness center in San Francisco prior to becoming an officer with the San Francisco Police Department. Torkman Sensei has worked for the Nevada County Probation department for 18 years. He is a California certified Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor and began the Defensive Tactics Training Program for the Probation Department in 2003.
Torkman Sensei's experiences in law enforcement and physical training add many skills and qualities to his teaching approach. He is also very active in community programs supporting youth sports. We are very fortunate to have him as Chief Instructor.