Jacki Kopen

Jacki Kopen and the ASAH Shark


Chestnut Hill College

  • Current Student – Major: Digital Forensics

Martial Arts Training

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • Instructing for 6 years
  • Demonstration Team Co-Captain

Why did you begin teaching?

Initially, I was motivated by the fact that I had a huge passion for karate as a student. Then when I realized that I was making a difference in people’s lives, that motivated me on a much deeper, more personal level.

What lesson(s) do you most want to impart to your students?

The most important lesson that I hope to impart on our students is to have self-discipline.

In order to achieve something, you need to figure a way to make it happen for you. It’s not up to anyone else but you. You have the power to change anything in your life. You have the power to achieve any goal you set! You are your own super hero!