7th degree black belt, Master Instructor Seth Koehler has been with Kinney Karate for over 25 years. Master Seth trained primarily with the school founder, Soke Michael Kinney, along with Grand Master Susan Serota. He’s also trained with accomplished instructors from all over the world like Reme Preces, Bill Wallace, John Ward, and Sean Martin and many others and holds black belt ranks in Shotokan, Judo, Modern Arnis, and Krav Maga.
Seth has been teaching for over 20 years and has promoted dozens of students to Black Belt ranks including training some of Kinney Karate’s most talented Master Instructors. He’s been the center lead at most locations and opened Kinney Karate New York. He taught seminars on Jujitsu, sparring, and teaching skills all over the U.S. After the death of the school’s founder, Soke Michael Kinney, Seth took over the operational responsibilities for Kinney Karate and works with Grand Master Susan Serota to keep Kinney Karate the most well rounded and dynamic martial arts system in the world.
Master Seth has won many competitions over the years including a state sparring championship and wins at the U.S. Martial Arts Open in Showmanship, Sparring, Forms, and Self Defense. He’s competed all over Florida and currently serves as a center judge for NASKA.
Awards: EUSAIMAA Black Belt Hall of Fame inductee, Master Instructor of the Year, Choreographer of the Year, Pinnacle of Success Award, Martial Arts Image Award, Inspirational Martial Arts Leadership and many more.