Schools - Brooklyn Center

Master Instructor: John Lysaght

6th Degree Black Belt

John Lysaght

Master John Lysaght has been instructing for USA Karate since 2002. He is a 6th degree black belt who has long been recognized and awarded for his ability in teaching the martial arts. His specialties are traditional form and self-defense.

Master Lysaght founded and has coached the Nationally recognized Anoka AllStars tournament and demo team since 2007. Under his leadership, the Anoka AllStars tournament team has placed among top teams in the State for years, and members have achieved great individual success.

Master Lysaght regularly visits schools and groups throughout the metro area to present 'Safety Awareness', 'Stranger Danger', and 'Might for Right'- programs designed with collaboration of law enforcement to teach children the lastest safety information and technique.

Mr. Lysaght has expanded his Martial Art's training by learning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Wushu Kung Fu.


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Assistant Instructors

  • Cheri Green

    3rd Degree Black Belt

    Cheri Green began her martial ar...

  • Ted Cincoski

    4th Degree Black Belt

    Mr. Ted Cincoski began his train...

  • Diana Michell

    4th Degree Black Belt

    Diana Michell is an instructo...

Cheri Green

Cheri Green

3rd Degree Black Belt
Cheri Green began her martial arts training at the age of 9, learning traditional Tae Kwon Do under the instruction of Senior Master Daniel Cerminaro and earning her black belt in 1995. She has been a student at USA Karate since 2008. Mz. Green enjoys teaching point sparring and traditional forms.  Her favorite part about teaching karate is that no one sits the bench and everyone can learn at their own pace.
Ted Cincoski

Ted Cincoski

4th Degree Black Belt
Mr. Ted Cincoski began his training at USA Karate in 1995. 
Over the years he has trained under a multitude of instructors, earning his black belt in 1999. 
Mr. Cincoski is highly passionate about the tournament scene and has spent years competing and judging alike, ranking in creative form in the 2011-2012 season. 
While teaching he takes great pride helping his students master difficult techniques.
Diana Michell

Diana Michell

4th Degree Black Belt

Diana Michell is an instructor at USA Karate Brooklyn Center. Ms. Michell has been practicing martial arts for over fifteen years and earned her black belt in 2002. She is currently working towards her fifth degree rank of master. She enjoys teaching students new skills and helping them achieve their goals.