Chris, Dan, and Josh Biography
My name is Chris Larsen and I have lived my whole life in the San Francisco Bay Area. About 10 years ago I, along with my brother started practicing martial arts with Grand master Frank Croaro and it has forever changed my life.
Not only did it teach me to become a martial artist but I learned how to become a better person. Through the teachings of Shin Yong Do I have learned hundreds of techniques, but more importantly, I have learned compassion and how to help others through martial arts. I am currently a 4th Dan Black Belt and always strive to improve all my techniques, especially my jumping spin kicks!
My name is Dan Larsen and I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have been studying martial arts with Grand master Frank Croaro for about 10 years. I am currently a 4th Dan Black Belt and my favorite techniques are the advanced eight stepping techniques. Shin Yong Do is a way of life for me and has made me a better person. Through my martial arts training I have improved my health and my athletic abilities.
Assistant Instructor 3rd Dan Black Belt Joshua Paul began training with Grand Master Frank Croaro in 2008, and was immediately drawn to Grand Master Croaro’s calm and patient demeanor, along with his keen eye for the finer details of the art. Joshua also particularly enjoys Shin Yong Do’s unique combination of hard and soft martial arts styles, and also appreciates it’s focus on the integration of mind, body and spirit.
Joshua’s inventions are employed worldwide, and have made valuable contributions to the fields of atmospheric and analytical chemistry. He is presently working on his second start-up company, and enjoys hiking with his beautiful wife, good food and wine, and with four cats keeps the lint roller industry well supported.