Black Belts

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Paul Rimmer

Sensei Paul Rimmer has been studying Isshinryu for over 30 years. He is currently a nana-dan (7th degree black belt) with a Kyoshi certificate and is well versed in techniques from many other styles. Many classes are spent learning various techniques from other styles, such as jujitsu and akkido.

Sensei Taylor
Stephen Taylor

Sensei Steve Taylor has been involved with Isshinryu for almost 9 years. He is currently a san-dan (3rd degree black belt). Sensei Taylor assists Sensei Rimmer as well as leads the class when Sensei Rimmer is not available. Currently he works at the NYSDOT in Albany, New York.

Jeanell (Trotter) VanDusen
Is currently an office Manager at GlobeFlex Capital in San Diego, California.
Hunter Lonsberry
Hunter Lonsberry has been studying Isshinryu for 12 years. He is currently a sho-dan (1st degree black belt). Mr. Lonsberry also holds black belts in Kendo and Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu (Iaido). He now practices Isshinyu at the Northern Virginia Isshinryu Karate Club.

SENSEI GLEN JOHNSON

Associate Professor at Lehman College, CUNY in Bronx, New York.

JOHN BUNGERT

John Bungert has been studying Isshinryu for a little over 6 years. He is currently a sho-dan (1st degree black belt) and has experience in many other styles, including Judo, Jujitsu, Ninjitsu, and International Self-Defense.

IWAN AXT

Telecommunications Operations and Information Systems Expert at McGraw Communications.

IDRIS AZIZ

Mr. Aziz currently lives in Malaysia.

BARRY BECKER

Technical Lead at PROS, Inc. (Computer Software) in the San Francisco Bay area.

LARRY CHOMICKI

Director of Risk Management & Analysis at ICMA-RC.

RICHARD MOHRMAN

Director at Merrill Lynch (Financial Services).

CHRISTOPHER AMENDOLA

Database Specialist (Information Technology and Services) at IMS Health in Houston, Texas area.

JOSHUA NOVAL

Account Executive (Marketing and Advertising) at NBCU in New York, New York.

R. GREG MALONE

R.A., PMP, LEED GA (Architecture and Planning) in Baltimore, Maryland.

MIKE WOTZAK

Mr. Wotzak currently lives in Schuylerville, NY.

AARON SHIPIRO

No profile available

CHAD STEWART

Architectural Designer at Sacco + McKinney Architects in Albany, New York.

MATTHEW MURRAY

Mr. Murray currently lives in Albany, NY.