Don Sharp is the most decorated JKA Kumite Champion in the Americas having successfully competed in all levels of competition. He is the first North American to have won the JKA World Championships in 1996 in kumite.
Thomas Chin is a dedicated healthcare professional & multi time national kata champion. Having taken his talents to Japan, he has qualified for the JKA All Japan Championships in both Kata & Kumite representing Tokyo Prefecture.
Ray Tio is the most decorated JKA Kata Champion in the Americas. His team was the first to reach the podium representing Canada at the 8th Shoto World Cup held at the Nippon Budokan. He is currently the Owner and Head Instructor at World Class Karate in Canada.
Roisin Akimoto is the only woman outside of Japan to have completed instructors training at the JKA Headquarters. She is a highly decorated karateka and the only non-Japanese to reach the podium in Kata at the JKA All Japan Championships.