Coaches Listing

National Team Coaches

First Name   Last Name    Position
Tommy Hood Head Coach
Jeff Kohn Para Karate Team Coach  
Akira Fukuda Team Coach  
Brian Mertel Team Coach  
John Limcaco Team Coach
Christina Muccini-Finegan Team Coach
Dustin Baldis Team Coach
Jim Buchen Team Coach
Cheryl Murphy Team Coach

SafeSport Accredited Coaches 

SafeSport accreditation requires that two step be completed, a NCSI background check, and the online SafeSport training course. Both of these need to be re-completed every two years.

To complete the background check go to and complete the necessary information with registration number 26244495.

To complete the SafeSport training visit Once complete email a copy of your certificate to

The following coaches have completed all SafeSport requirements and are welcome to coach during all signature USANKF events. 

Note: An application is still required per signature event through the event webpage under the "Events" tab above.

**Check back for current list of SafeSport accredited coaches**