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Mary Brandl and Anita Bendickson

Mary Brandl and Anita have worked together since 1981 to develop their self-defense courses.  Mary teaches at the University of Minnesota and Carlton College, along with short courses for many community groups and corporations in the Twin Cites area.  The DVD and streaming video “Scenarios in Self Defense” is available from

Bob Young (Tyler Blackthorne)

Bob is a current 2nd degree black belt at the St Paul dojo.  He writes together with two other authors under the name “Tyler Blackthorne”  He is currently working on a new novel that will be published by himself under his own name.

John Sandford  (John Camp)

John Camp writes under the name “John Sandford”.  John was a student at the St Paul dojo throughout the 1980’s, where he received his 1st degree black belt.  His wife, Susan received her 2nd degree black belt as well.  John won a pulitzer prize with his work with the St Paul Pioneer press.

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Sensei Joel Ertl and Sensei Anita Bendickson bring top level instruction in the art of traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate right into your living room. Learn what karate students from all over the world have discovered and start improving your karate today!

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