LINEAGE

10th Dan

HANSHI Choshin Chibana

Founder of Shorin Ryu (1933)

(1885 – 1968) 


HANSHI Shugoro Nakazato

Founder of Shorinkan (1955)

Aug. 14, 1920 – Aug. 24, 2016


HANSHI Minoru Nakazato

Grandmaster 2012- Present

8th Dan Karate-Do

Kyoshi Eberhard G. Welch, Sr.

7th Dan Karate-Do & Kobudo

Kyoshi Ronald Williams, Sr.

6th Dan

Renshi John Kearns    Renshi J. Scott Hayes

5th Dan

Renshi Warren A. Green        (***Christopher White)

4th Dan

Brian W. Bulow   Tamika McCauley   Malik Williams

(*Eberhard G. Welch, Jr. – Posthumous 2011) 

(**Willie A. Bowman, Sr.)

3rd Dan

Robert F. Brown, Jr.     Jessica Blanco

2nd Dan

Kenan D. Brown    Joi A. Brown    Willie A. Bowman, Jr.   William D. Alston, Jr.    Ellen Williams     Cris Arellano     Williams Bates   Mike Smith    Mark Gorham     

Wayne Hamilton Jr.   Nelson Orellana      Larry E. Harris    Britanni Ford   Antonio Hawkins 

1st Dan

Greg White    Andrew Hill   Jeffrey “JJ” Crews, Jr.    

Kelvin Caceres   Ismail Rodriguez   Jobe Jennings    

Omari Smith     Duffie Young, Sr.   Damian Mayo    

T-Jai Farmer   Duffie Young, Jr.    Elvia P. Arellano   Dawn Medley   Greg Wright, Jr.   Jasmine Wright   

Antonio Williams   Kemani Harding   James Carter   

YOU!!!

(*Deceased ‘91)  (**Deceased ‘11) (***Deceased ‘11)

(Names in BOLD Print have rank in Kobudo)