Sensei Dan Holloway
This was the gentleman that introduced me to the art of Isshin Ryu Karate in 1992.
He taught class in the basement of a small church located in Keego Harbor, MI.
I never became a regular student but he always invited me in for work outs.
Sensei Randy Brown
One of the most amazing kickers I have ever seen!
A bit of a renegade with a tremendous heart. He would give you the shirt
off of his back. Randy accepted me as a student when I was 15.
Nothing traditional, no rank granted, just a lot of punching and kicking drills. I will never forget my time spent with Randy Brown. Randy passed away January 16, 2001.
Sensei Ronald Nick
Here is a man that shocked me with his strength and energy level.
I met Ron when I was just a teenager working for a shop in Lake Orion, MI.
Ron was a boxer and studied multiple martial art systems.
Hands down, the best physical shape I had ever been in was while training with Ron.
Sensei Jeffrey Bryant
I started formal training with Jeff in 2000 and
in two and a half years was promoted to the rank of Sho Dan.
Jeff is the president of the United Okinawan Budo Association
and a founding member and director of the MSKC.
He is well known for putting out great fighters in all capacities of competition
and is a good trainer.
I currently and always will train with Jeff but remain open to ideas and training
philosophies of others.
Sensei Michael Gibbs
I started training with Mike in 2001, shortly after joining Bryants Karate.
Mikes expertise is in sport karate. He would drill us to death with numerous
sport karate techniques. He is a Tang soo Do practitioner and very proficient at
his art. A champion in both kata and point sparring divisions and a history buff when it
comes to old school sport karate.
Sensei Donn Schucker
I met Donn in 2005 in St. Louis, MO.
I had moved to Missouri and was in need of a place to train.
He was very kind, soft spoken and invited me in.
We share a lot of the same views regarding the martial arts.
He has been a great source of information and I hope nothing but the best for him and his association.