Sensei Yu is a 6th degree black belt in shotokan karate and a 1st degree black belt in shito-ryu. She has tested for shotokan ranks before JKA Sensei Kenichi Haramoto and Hidetaka Nishiyama, and before legendary Hirokazu Kanazawa, Kenzo Mabuni, and Osamu Ozawa.
Sensei Yu currently teaches youth classes and women’s self-defense seminars in North Carolina. She has served as the AAU Karate State Director since 2005, and helped other state directors grow their programs. In 2022, she was appointed as a National Head Coach for AAU USA Karate and has traveled with 3 athlete delegations to Japan (2019), Romania (2021), and Hungary (2022). Though a 5-time AAU women’s national champion (1993-1997) in Individual Kata, she really like kumite and kobudo training as well. Yu-Robinson has degrees from Stanford University and UC San Diego, and was a swimmer and cheerleader in high school.