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Our Instructors

 

Mr. McMurray
Joined in 1994 Serves as 2012 Chief Instructor, Rank Black and Green sash

Mr. Graydon
Joined in 1993 Serves as Senior Instructor, Rank Black and Green sash

Mr. Graydon has studied martial arts since the age of 13. He started out training in Karate at the local community center, later moving on to Tae Kwon Do.

After realizing those styles weren't for him, he went searching for a school that could supply him with self-defense skills that were practical and effective and would lead to a higher knowledge of what the ancient arts are all about. He finally found Chuan Tao Kung-Fu in 1993.

After becoming consumed by the training (4 hours a day 5 days a week), he took over as chief instructor from 1997-99. Since then, Mr. Graydon has kept up his training with other alumni of the school and is now one of Chuan Tao Kung Fu's senior instructors.

Mr. Rabourn
Joined in 1993 Serves as Senior Instructor, Rank Black and Green sash

Greg Rabourn started training in Chuan Tao Kung Fu in 1993. Prior to this, Mr. Rabourn dabbled in karate a few different times, but never committed to any school for more than a few months. He was drawn toward Chuan Tao for its circular techniques rather than the hard linear force-on-force techniques found in many other martial arts. The circular motions felt much more natural and allowed for practitioners to defeat larger, faster and stronger opponents. Although the techniques are very effective, and the training is thoroughly enjoyable, it is the atmosphere of the Chuan Tao family that keeps him coming back.

In addition to teaching kung fu, Greg’s passion for teaching is found in many other aspects of his life. He is a former ski instructor and spends much of his professional life helping people solve landscape problems in an environmentally sustainable way. He can be heard on most Tuesday’s answering callers landscape questions on 94.9 FM KUOW Weekday's Greendays Organic Gardening Panel at 10:00 am.

Mr. Osborne
Joined in 1994 Serves as Head Instructor 2012, Rank Black and Green sash

Mr. Jacob Osborne was born in Orange County California in 1981, raised in the South Puget Sound area, and currently resides in Auburn Washington with his wife and two young daughters. He invests his time in his family, church service, music, Martial Arts, and developing his career as an analyst.

After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, he returned home to the Seattle area where he began his career as a Mathematician for Weyerhaeuser Company in 2004. Since then, he has worked as an analyst at Microsoft for 3 years and as if July 2011, works as a statistical analyst for Lockheed Martin.

Jacob met his wife, Norene, in 2005 while playing guitar for his church in Auburn, Washington and was married in 2007. Together they have two lovely daughters Ella (born in 2008) and Layla (born in 2011).

Jacob began his martial arts training at the age of 9 in the art of Karate. After training for several months, however, he ultimately left to find a more fluid and challenging style. In 1994 he began training in Shaolin Kung Fu at Chuan Tao. The sheer challenge and effort involved greatly appealed to him and he has been training exclusively at Chuan Tao Kung Fu ever since. Currently, Mr. Osborne serves as Head Instructor at Chuan Tao Kung Fu and continues to benefit from the skill and dedication of his fellow instructors.

Mr. Delmundo
Serves as Instructor, Rank Red sash

Mr. Delmundo and his family came to Seattle from the Philippines in 1993. Around 2001. Mr. Delmundo’ s brother introduced him to Chuan Tao Kung Fu. With no martial arts background (other than pretending to be Jackie Chan), he had no expectations about kung fu training. On his first private lesson, Mr. Delmundo learned how Chuan Tao Kung Fu's physical and mental requirements stretched him to grow without overwhelming him. Although he finds his own training rewarding, Mr. Delmundo finds helping students gain confidence while improving their mental and physical ability especially gratifying.

Mr. Delmundo lives in Kirkland, WA and works in Bellevue. He is employed with a communication company and also own a business. My background is writing SQL codes (Teradata & Oracle). Mr. Delmundo continues his education through a disciplined reading program. He feels that in life is that you're either growing or decaying, there's no in between. As the Chinese proverb says "A thousand mile journey begins by taking a single step".

Personal Mission Statement:
"I am an example of integrity, commitment and achievement, while positively impacting people's lives."

Mr. Sorrells
Serves as Instructor, Rank Red sash

Mr. Dybvad
Serves as Instructor, Rank Red sash

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Instructors McMurray Graydon Osborne Sorrells.

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