Instructors

Shihan Jeremy Haas – Chief Instructor

– Over 28 years of training and teaching experience
– Holds the rank of Rokudan (6th degree black belt) in Shorin Ryu Karate
– Holds the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt) in Aiki-te
– Holds the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Tri-O-Ryu Jujitsu
– Holds the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in Kodokan Judo
– Holds the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in Ji Kai Iaido
– Awarded the title of Shihan which means polished instructor by Soke Dave
Shelton, Director of the International Matsumura Seito Society (IMSS)
– Awarded Instructor’s License by Soke Dave Shelton, Director of the International Matsumura Seito Society (IMSS)
– Awarded the Grasshopper Award by Soke Dave Shelton, Director of the
International Matsumura Seito Society (IMSS).
– Inducted into the United States Martial Artists Association Hall of Fame by Soke William Rankin
– Shihan Haas has spent the last several years learning from instructors (and the students of instructors) that studied Shorin Ryu Karate in Okinawa under Master Hohan Soken and other Okinawan masters.
– Founder of “Shorin Ryu Matsukan Kobujutsu” which is an “old school” style of Shorin Ryu Karate focused on getting back to the roots of karate and away from some of the modern ideas that cloud the true essence of what karate is or is not.

 


 

Sensei Randy Long – Assistant Instructor

– Over 12 years of training and teaching time under his belt
– Holds the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Shorin Ryu Karate
– Holds the rank of Shodan (1st degree black belt) in Tae Kwon Do
– Co-founder of the Shorin Ryu Matsukan Kobujutsu style of karate

 


 

Sensei Andrew Winham – Assistant Instructor

– Holds rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt)
– Over 10 years of study time of Okinawan Karate
– Over 4 years teaching experience

 


 

Sensei Karla Haas – Assistant Instructor

– 12+ years of training and teaching time as well
– Holds the rank of Nidan (2 nd degree black belt) in Shorin Ryu Karate
– Holds the rank of Shodan (1st degree black belt) in Shotokan Karate
– Awarded the Grasshopper Award by Soke Dave Shelton, Director of the
International Matsumura Seito Society (IMSS).
– Inducted into the United States Martial Artists Association Hall of Fame by Soke William Rankin

Sensei Karla (Shihan Jeremy’s wife) is an invaluable asset as she brings a woman’s point of view to the instruction process. She has also been a tremendous support to Shihan Jeremy over the past several years as he has endeavored to make their karate “older” in an effort to get back to the basics of Okinawan Karate and away from much of the sporting only aspect that is found in so many dojos today.