Shihan James Goddard

James L. Goddard

  • 7th Degree Black Belt in Matsubayashi Karate-Do
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt (Nidan) in Kobudo (Weaponry)
  • Former Instructor of the Year
  • Previous Martial arts experience before joining the Academy – 2 years Kempo
  • Began training at the Academy Of Traditional Karate in 1992
  • Graduated Northern Essex Community College, High Honors, Graduated UNH, bachelor degree in Forest Management
  • First aid Certified, CPR Certified
  • Other interests: Gardening, travel (has been to 11 countries), sports memorabilia
  • Other accomplishments: climbed Mt. Fuji, have two sons who earned their Black Belts and are now engineers
  • Runs his own business