Meet Our Instructors

Cat Gurinsky

"Instructor Cat"

Owner & Founder of Immortal Tiger Kenpo Karate

Instructor Cat has been training in martial arts since 2000 and holds black belts in kenpo, karate and tae kwon do. Having her own dojo was a childhood dream as she loves teaching and working with all ages. When she is not at the dojo she works full time at Apple as a Senior Network Engineer. She lives near the dojo with her husband, au pair and two wonderful children. 

See instructor Cat's full martial arts history here.

Learn more about the Kenpo programs offered here.


Arthur Gladd

"Coach Arthur"

Coach Arthur began training with Instructor Cat in 2021. Coach Arthur is currently a purple belt in Kenpo. They have been a huge help assistant teaching the Tiny Tigers and Kids Kenpo classes! Coach Arthur also assists their spouse Coach Jeff in the lightsaber classes and both love running the Sunday dojo birthday parties together.

Learn more about having a birthday party at the dojo here.


Jeff Gladd

Kenpo: "Coach Jeff"
Saber Academy: "Master Gladd"

Coach Jeff, as he's called when he assistant teaches in Kenpo, began training with Instructor Cat in 2021. Coach Jeff is currently an orange belt in Kenpo. He is also known as Master Gladd in his new Saber Academy program where he has been very excited to help kids and adults learn how to use the glowing sabers as seen in sci-fi and fantasy movies!

Learn more about the Immortal Tiger Saber Academy here.

Carla Ek

Ki Gong: "Carla"

Carla began training in Kenpo with Instructor Cat in 2021. She holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and is a level 4 certified instructor in the World Ki Gong association. Carla is currently a yellow belt in Kenpo. Carla teaches her Ki Gong program out of our dojo on Monday and Thursday mornings. Outside of the dojo, Carla owns and teaches pottery at Ek Creations Studio in the Milwood neighborhood. 

Learn more about the Ki Gong program here.