Chief Instructor Sensei Angel Mercado II
Sensei Angel Mercado II is the Chief Instructor at Throgs Neck Shotokan Karate-Do.
He began his martial arts career studying Traditional Shotokan Karate with the Japanese Karate Association (J.K.A) under Sensei Butta.
He continued his studies with Traditional Karate International (T.K.I) under Shihan Derrick Williams, eventually finding his way to Sensei Terry Nichiporuk and the Shotokan Karated-Do International Federation (S.K.I.F)
Sensei Angel is also a graduate of the Long Island University Karate Instructor Program. He believes in teaching traditional values and promoting spiritual harmony.
Assistant Instructor Senpai Michele Mercado
Senpai Michele Mercado has been a student of the martial arts since 1985.
She studied Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Vincent Butta receiving the rank of Shodan in 1996.
In 1998 she began studying Tae Kwon Do under the late Master Gregory Pennerman achieving the rank of Black Belt in June of 2006.
She continues her studies in the Martial Arts at Throgs Neck Shotokan Karate-Do. Michele is the wife of Sensei Angel and shares his passion for and commitment to the martial arts.