Sensei Linn Wright

I am Sensei Wright. I hold a 3rd Degree Black Belt and have been in Martial Arts for over 30 years.  I own and operate Elite Yoshukai Karate dojo in Santaquin Utah. I am a MMA conditioning coach and personal trainer; hold several State and National Championship titles and a 2012 World Champion title. I was inducted into the South Eastern Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2011 and was nominated for the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2019.  I have trained and coached several students here in Utah to numerous State, National and World Championship titles; including my 2 sons Tyler and Austin. 

I was nominated and accepted as the Western United States Head Coach for the US National Martial Arts Team in 2010-2020 and was voted in as Chairman of the Board in 2014-2020.  I retired in 2020. 

I have been married for 30 years to my wife Audra. We have 2 boys, Tyler and Austin, 3 girls, Autumn, Kayla and Karly and 3 grandkids.  Audra, Tyler and Austin are also Black Belts.  I am a 11 year Army Veteran.

Mr. Jared

Ms. Jennifer

Mr. Logan Denzel Cárdenas

Logan Denzel Cárdenas is 20 years old. My Martial Arts journey began when I first started with Sensei Wright in 2010 when I was only 5 years old. I quickly fell in love with the art and implemented its teachings throughout the years in my lifestyle in many ways. From overcoming my many experiences with bullies, to self discipline in school, my professional work life, and most importantly treating myself and all of my peers with respect, honesty and optimism. I, along with my Dad, Ivan worked our way to our first degree Black Belts when I was 11 years old inspired by my heroes, Sensei Wright and my Dad, who with me, took every step in that journey, making me the youngest Black Belt in our dojo under the guidance of Sensei Wright. I continued representing my family, friends, Sensei Wright and our dojo in many state tournaments earning several Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. And in March of 2019, I became a member of the United States Martial Arts Team. This gave me the ability to compete alongside my teammates in the 2019 World Martial Arts Games in London, England. It was an honor and a privilege to be awarded World Champion in 2 of my 3 events I competed in at the games. One of which I share with my Dad, and little brother, Joaquin being the only group in the world to compete in a synchronized Nunchaku kata. My dedication to this sport, lifestyle, everyday choices and passion to become a better person and help people become better versions of themselves continues in and out of the dojo. My heroes, whom are my Dad, and Sensei Wright in their teachings in Martial Arts are the ones who I thank for the many opportunities and experiences I’ve had in my personal, educational, and professional life. OSU!!!