Jennifer began her teaching career as an apprentice to her Instructor, Cindy Ingram, in 1989 and through consistent dedication to her training and sharing of her knowledge she has developed not just a love of Isshinryu, but the love of being able to impact the lives of her students in a positive way.
Jennifer Davenport, 7th-degree black belt and head instructor at Ingram's Trinity location, began training in Isshinryu with Ingram's program in 1983 at the age of 6. From her teenage years, Jennifer began competing in local and state competitions on the open karate circuit and from that experience was able to win the Okinawan World Championships held in Atlanta, GA in 2001. She then went on to win the 2009 AAU Nationals and secure a national title in kata. Jennifer has also dedicated herself to be a head referee in Florida's AAU traditional karate circuit since the early 2000s.
Jennifer plans to attend and compete in the WUKF international karate competition in London during the summer of 2019.
When thinking about why she loves her teaching position so much, Jennifer points out, "The most rewarding thing a person can do is be able to share their passion and knowledge with the next generation. I hope to be able to continue helping my students gain confidence, fitness, and the love of Isshinryu karate for many years to come."