Matsumura Shorin-ryu


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Dojo Instructors

Dojo Information

STEPHANIE McKINNON (5th Dan)

Started her karate training in November of 1993 along with her son, Craig Jr. She made her Sho-dan in November of 1997. She teaches rank belt classes along with teaching once a week in the Kobudo classes. She has a 3rd Degree Black Belt rank in kobudo and is certified by the Alliance. She also assist in the women's self-defense classes. Her motto is, " I feel it's every women's responsibility to know some basic self-defense". She is a Reiki Master, and is currently studying Astrology. Her ultimate goal is to have a balance of mind, body and spirit. She made her 5th degree Black Belt in 2011. She is a life member of USA Alliance.


CRAIG McKINNON (5th Dan)

Started his karate training in February of 1995. Made his Sho-dan in July of 1998. He teaches a Rank Belt class once a week and a Kobudo class once a week. He has also studied Toyama Ryu Japanese swordsmanship for three years. He is very interested in Okinawan Kobudo. He holds a 3rd degree Black belt rank in Kobudo and is certified by the Alliance. He was promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt in 2011. He also makes traditional Okinawan Kobudo weapons. He is a life member of USA Alliance.

TIM CHAMPAGNE (4th Dan)

Started his training at this dojo in April of 2001 along with his two sons. He made his Sho-dan at this dojo in July of 2005. He began his martial arts training in 1969. He has studied more then 17 different styles including Judo, Jujitsu, two forms of Kung-fu, three forms of Tae Kwon do, Hapkido, multiple forms of Shorin-ryu, as well as combat self-defense training by the military and the FBI. He teaches the class on Saturday's and during the week. He is a member of the USKK. He was promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt in 2011. He is a life member of USA Alliance.

TARA LINNELL (3rd Dan)

Started her martial arts training in the summer of 2003 with me. She studied Tae kwon-do and Tai Chi. She received her 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon-do in July of 2005. She then began her study in the Okinawan Shorin-ryu karate in November of 2006. She also began her studies in the art of Okinawan weapons and earned her Blue Belt in August of 2007. She has now been promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt in Shorin-ryu in 2013. She also trains Brazilian jujitsu and Aikido. She currently is instructing the Saturday classes. She is a Life member of the USA Alliance.


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