The Team

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Cindy Naiditch
4th Degree Black Belt
Chief Instructor

Cindy has been studying Shaolin martial arts under Grandmaster DeMasco for over 25 years, and is a SDSS Instructor’s Academy graduate. In addition to teaching the Shaolin self-defense system, she holds a Black Sash in, and is certified to teach, the traditional kung fu animal forms, and several kung fu weapons. Cindy has traveled to China four times to train directly at the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan Province, China.  She also trains regularly at the Concord studio under Master Mark’s instruction. Instructing full-time at the studio, she has had a varied professional career that includes hospital administration, practicing attorney, director of a $20-million non-profit organization, adjunct college professor, and human resources professional.

Jennifer has been studying Shaolin martial arts for approximately 15 years, and is a 2011 graduate of the SDSS Instructor’s Academy.  She has traveled to the Shaolin Temple in China on three different occasions to train with the Warrior Monks.  Jennifer holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an MBA.  She currently works as a contract/grants administrator for a New Hampshire state agency, and in that capacity, manages the vendor RFP process from the initial stages all the way to the contract award.   In the Portsmouth studio, Jennifer regularly teaches all ages, in both group class settings, as well as private lessons.  She actively trains at the Concord studio and is focusing on both her 4th Degree Black Belt material, as well as formal sash recognition in the traditional kung fu animal forms.

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Jennifer Lind
3rd Degree Black Belt
Sr. Certified Instructor

Student Assistant Instructors

Under the supervision of Instructors Naiditch and Lind, several of our higher ranked students often assist with instructing other students in their material.  These teaching opportunities help foster leadership skills in our younger students, and create a stronger sense of community amongst our teen and adult students.