Kyoshi Kai

The Kyoshi Kai page is a list of the Kensankai Association senior instructors along with a brief bio. The Kyoshi are responsible for leading and guiding the Karateka in the association and maintaining the core values of the association. With years of training and dedication to the highest principles of Okinawa Karate, they stand as the guide post in the association for others to follow.





R. Christian Estes, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.
Kyoshi, Hachidan
Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karatedo Kobudo Kensankai
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Kyoshi Jerry Taylor

Training History
1970 – 1978: Received lower kyu ranks in Chinese Kenpo, Taekwondo, Shotokan and Pai Lum Kung Fu. 1978 – 1988: Received 3rd in Shobayashi Shorin-Ryu From Hanshi Eizo Shimabukuro.
2010 – Current: Received 8th Dan From Hanshi Doug Perry




Kyoshi Kevin Roberts
Kevin Roberts was first introduced to Karate in 1969.  Since that time, it has been a lifelong pursuit.  While in the US Navy from 1975 to 1981 he trained in a number of martial disciplines including Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Taekwondo, Boxing and Kickboxing.
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Kyoshi Jason Perry
Perry sensei has no recollection of starting karate training.  He began learning the basics at the age of 3 from his father Doug Perry.  The dojo was the driveway or the backyard or the garage depending on where the Perry family lived.
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Kyoshi Oscar Luis Alarcón Belmar
Born on February 13, 1970, Sensei Oscar Alarcón began training in his first style, Goju Ryu, in 1976 at a very early age.  He displayed an innate aptitude and dedication. Read More




Kyoshi Paul Kline

Paul Kline started his karate journey at the local Jackson, Michigan YMCA in February 1970 under Walter Knox, when he was 17.  Read More





Kyoshi Thomas M. Harris
Sensei Harris was born in 1954 in Irumagawa, Japan. The son of an Air Force fighter pilot, Tom was the third of six children. Read More



Kyoshi Patsy Callahan
Sensei Callahan has been training karate for over 40 years.  She was born and raised in Miami, FL in a tough neighborhood where there were many opportunities to develop her fighting spirit.  Karate has given her the focus and control to use that spirit to stay physically strong and to build depth of character. Read More





Kyoshi Gene Corbo
Sensei Corbo started his Karate training in 1973 Under Sensei Van Lenten and Sensei Jerry Thompson. He later trained under Sensei Roger Wehrhahn and received his Shodan in Goju Ryu. Read More