Jacinta, JC to most of us, describes herself as a student of the martial arts. This student has been an active member of Silent River Kung Fu for almost twenty years. What makes this instructor such a great student is her attitude about teaching. JC has always recognized that the more she teaches, the more she learns. She sees her responsibility to her students as a privilege that serves her as well as it serves her students.
JC has supplemented her knowledge by studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. She is one of Silent River Kung Fu's resident grappling and striking experts and she leads the popular Shaolin Fitness Class. One of the hardest working martial artists out there, Sifu Masterson is an inspiring example of what it means to be a black belt. JC said it best herself when commenting on why she started kung fu: "I was looking for a better way of staying in shape... instead, I found a better way of living."