Sensei Mary Crawford

Chief Instructor and Founder of Okaigan Dojo



Summary of Qualifications


  • Godan (Fifth Degree Black Belt)  Shotokan Karate with over twenty eight years of training
  • BS Human Performance, San Jose State University, San Jose, California.
  • USA-NKF Sandan (Third degree black belt)
  • USA-NKF National Kata Referee A
  • USA-NKF National Kumite Referee A
  • PAN American Kumite Referee A
  • PAN American Kata Referee A
  • WKF Kata judge A
  • WKF Kumite judge B
  • Member of the USA-National Karate-Do Federation.
  • Member of Cupertino Chamber of Commerce


Teaching Experience

  • Twenty-five years experience teaching karate, self-defense, and safety awareness classes.
  • Fremont High School, Sports Medicine Instructor 2009-Present
  • Owner of "Sports, Fitness & Karate Inc." Mary Crawford hired the majority of all of the physical education specialists, 4-5th grade, for the Cupertino Union School District Elementary Schools (2004-2008) and the Sunnyvale Elementary Schools, 4th to 5th grade (2001-2005).
  • Chief Karate Instructor - Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department, Santa Clara, California; 1996 to present.
  • Chief Karate Instructor - Yes Express; Sunnyvale School District, Sunnyvale, California; 1995 to present.
  • Chief Karate Instructor - Cupertino After School Karate Program, Cupertino, California; 1992 to present.
  • Instructor - Children's Safety Awareness, Cupertino Parks and Recreation, Cupertino, California; 1995 to 1996.
  • Santa Clara Community Center, Santa Clara, California; 1995 to present
  • Instructor - Women's Self-Defense and Children's Safety Awareness classes
  • Chief Karate Instructor - Okaigan Dojo, Cupertino, California; 1994 to present.
  • Instructor - Karate for Kids and Women's Self-Defense classes, DeAnza College Community Services; 1990 to 1994.
  • Karate Instructor - Tandem Computers, Cupertino, California; 1989 to 1993.
  • Karate Instructor - De Anza and Foothill Community Colleges, Cupertino, California; 1987 to 1994.

BS Human Performance

Bachelors of Science Degree, 1994, San Jose State University, San Jose, California.

  • Emphasis - Teaching
  • Minor - Health Science
  • 1st Aid / Cpr Certified
  • Health Care Provider