Northwest School of Karate

Meet Your Instructor

sensei Greg Sommers-Herivel

Founder sensei Jackson (left), doing synchronized Paiku with sensei Herivel at the Walk for Rice, 2017. 

Founder sensei Jackson (left), doing synchronized Paiku with sensei Herivel at the Walk for Rice, 2017. 

 
 

Classes at the Northwest school of Karate are taught by sensei Greg Sommers-Herivel.

Sensei Sommers-Herivel began his study at the Washington Karate Association before joining the Northwest School of Karate in 2003.  He has over 15 years of experience in Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu.

Sensei Sommers-Herivel holds a second degree black belt (nidan) in Hayashi Ha Shito-Ryu.  He started as an assistant instructor in the Northwest School of Karate shortly after he joined.  He has been a principal instructor at the NWSK since 2005.

 
Bryan Rodriguez (left) doing a fight demo with sensei Greg Sommers-Herivel. 

Bryan Rodriguez (left) doing a fight demo with sensei Greg Sommers-Herivel.