chief instructor

Sensei Andrew Faupel
4th Degree Black Belt

Sensei Andrew Faupel is the founder and chief instructor of Kenkojuku Karate of South Jersey, LLC. He has been a student and instructor of traditional Shotokan karate for 35 years.  The majority of his training was received within the USA Kenkojuku Karate Association from Master Masakazu Takahashi, 8th Dan.  He trained under his mentor for 20 years, and was last promoted to the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt) in 2015.  Over the last decade he has spent considerable time encouraging greater connection among Kenkojuku leaders in the United States and Japan.  In 2019 he was appointed as a Senior Advisor to the American Shotokan Karate-do Kenkojuku Alliance and continues to serve in that capacity.