Shidoshi Jeff Patchin

JeffboJeff Patchin has more than 25 years of martial arts experience. He studied Shotokan Karate for ten years under Sensei Sukiyama. In 1999, he began training with James Morganelli and received his Shidoshi, teaching license, in 2005. He now teaches at the beautiful Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois.

Jeff owns and operates a second generation flooring installation company and has been recognized by Lowe's Home Improvement as "Contractor of the Year" twice, 2005 and 2013. Lowe's has also awarded his company their prestigious Gold Level Partner certificate every year. Jeff studied custom rug manufacturing and sculpting at National Carpet Equipment and received his certificate in 1995. He was also a personal student of Master Rug Sculptor Andre Blaine of Advanced Rug Techniques and received a Master Sculptor certificate from Andre in 1997.

Jeff loves music and studied classical voice for many years and loves spending time fly fishing, hiking, and camping. He has been married for 25 years and has two children.

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