Mr. Mann began training over 30 years ago under Shihan Larry Isaac and Grand Master Seikichi Odo in Okinawan Kempo and Kobudo. Mr. Mann was recently promoted to 9th Dan by Nitta Seifuju, Hanshi in July 2011.
Mr. Mann is very well known throughout the USA as a National Champion and Tournament Competitor. He was crowned USA National AAU Champion in Kobudo in 2007 and has also been the AMAA National Grand Champion in Kata, Kobudo and Kumite as well as the North Carolina State Mens Black Belt Champion multiple times.
He serves as the style representative for Okinawan Kempo and Kobudo on the Universal Martial Arts Association’s Board and possesses a wealth of information, history and martial arts experience he is willing to share with all that have a good heart.
Belt Grading & Certifications:
9th Dan – Kyoshi, OKinawan Kempo and Kobudo