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The Zen Masters, Inc. Martial Arts Instruction team oversees the martial arts classes conducted at the studio. Under their instruction, students will learn the tenants of martial arts practice from practitioners that are well versed in the art. The studio's instructors have also studied the styles of Hapkido, Judo, Jujitsu, and Arnis, which they incorporate in their martial arts teaching.

Master Dennis Chambers

CEO / Lead Martial Artist


Master Dennis is an 8th degree black belt with over 30 years of experience in numerous martial arts styles. He has served over 1,000 students utilizing Zen’s principles. He has two Masters degrees and an ED.d from Columbia University’s Teachers College, where he focused on the nature of learning and development. In 2004, he and his wife Sharon Chambers were inspired to start their own Tae Kwon Do studio, Zen Masters, in St. Albans, Queens. 

Edwin Victor

Martial Arts Instructor


Mr. Victor has served as a member of the Zen Masters, Inc. team since its inception in 2004. He has practiced under the lead instruction of Master Dennis for over 20 years. He is very passionate about Martial Arts and is an avid fan of Bruce Lee. In addition to Mr. Victor's Martial Arts pursuits, he is studying Business Management at Queens Borough Community College. Mr. Victor some day hopes to own his own Martial Arts studio. 

Calvin Tatum

Martial Arts Instructor


Mr. Tatum first started taking classes as a student at Zen Masters, Inc. during the school year of 2012. He later began teaching martial arts classes at the organization in 2013. Mr. Tatum attends Queens Borough Community College where he is studying for an Associate degree in Sociology. In his spare time he enjoys practicing martial arts and arnis, as well as learning German and how to play the guitar. Mr. Tatum is a strong believer in helping students develop the discipline necessary to become stronger in their crafts. 


The Zen Masters, Inc. administrative staff oversees the operational functions of the martial arts studio. This staff: 1) maintains class scheduling, 2) implements marketing and sales strategies, 3) organizes studio payments  and collections, 4) provides hiring and training opportunities, and 5) creates parties and community events, among many other organizational activities. To partner with our staff please reach out to us at 

Sharon Chambers

Vice President / Director


Mrs. Chambers oversees the business operations of the school as Zen Masters’ Director. She is seasoned in Business Management having worked with multiple Fortune 500 corporations. She earned her Masters at Teachers College, Columbia University in Social Organizational Psychology, and has a passion for business development. One of her many passions is hiring and staff development for college and high school students city-wide.

Brittany Chambers 

Business Strategist


Ms. Brittany Chambers has served as a member of the Zen Masters, Inc. team since its inception in 2004. She is a recent graduate from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Business Administration and minor in Psychology who is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Organization and Leadership with an Adult Learning and Leadership focus at Teachers College Columbia University. She is an individual who is very passionate about learning and development across the lifespan and aims to bring her knowledge and expertise to Zen Masters, Inc.


Katryn Ganpat 

Assistant Manager


Ms. Ganpat started at Zen Masters, Inc. in 2005, since then she’s grown to be an essential part of the organization. Ms. Ganpat plays a hybrid role, vital to the office operations and the dojang (Tae Kwon Do training space). As Assistant Manager she maintains the office, assists the Director Mrs. Chambers, and helps manage personnel. She prides herself in the personal connection she makes with the children and their families. She truly values everything she’s learned under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Chambers. 

Llance Swanston

Martial Arts Instructor


Mr. Swanston has served as an instructor at Zen Masters, Inc. for the past two year. Prior to joining the Zen Masters, Inc. team he holds experience as a Martial Arts student and volunteer instructor for three years. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in Web Design at New York City College of Technology. In his spare time, Mr. Swanston enjoys practicing martial arts, reading novels, learning about Web design, CSS, and JavaScript. Mr. Swanston aims to create a uniquely educational yet fun environment when working with his students and their families. 

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