Instructors

Gasan Ryu Instructors

Professor Nicholas Chamberlain
Soke, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Teaches at Love Field Dojo, Lakewood Dojo and Head Instructor at Wesley Prep
10th Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
5th Degree Black Belt, Nick Cerio's Kenpo
5th Degree Black Belt, Karazenpo Goshinjutsu
3rd Degree Black Belt, Heike Ryu Jiu-Jitsu
1st Degree Black Belt, Kodokan Judo
Shihan Rollend Nery
Teaches at Love Field Dojo, Lakewood Dojo and Head Instructor at The Learning Tree School & Greenhill School
6th Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
2nd Degree Black Belt, Nick Cerio's Kenpo
1st Degree Black Belt, Karazenpo Goshinjutsu
Shihan Mike Bush
Teaches at Lakewood Dojo & Women's Self Defense instructor
5th Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
4th Degree Black Belt, Karazenpo Goshinjutsu
2nd Degree Black Belt, Shaolin Kempo Karate
Shihan Shane Whitehead
Head instructor, West Side Dojo
4th Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sensei Michelle Boyd
4th Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sensei Tom Ballinger
4th Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sensei Shawn Griffith
Love Field Dojo instructor
4th Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
1st Degree Black Belt, Karazenpo Goshinjutsu
Sensei Kory Helfman
Head Instructor, Mockingbird Elementary
4th Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
1st Degree Black Belt, Karazenpo Goshinjutsu
Sensei Kellyn Laurinski
CSSD Program Director
Lakewood Dojo Instructor, Head Instructor at Merriman Park Elementary & Good Shepherd Episcopal
4th Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
2nd Degree Black Belt, Karazenpo Goshinjutsu
1st Degree Black Belt, Shaolin Kempo
Sensei Jimmy Mathis
Love Field Dojo Instructor
Chalkline Fitness Instructor
4rd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sensei Dru Ubben
Lakewood Dojo Instructor
4th Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sensei Brian Birmingham
West Side Dojo Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sensei Les Gallenstein
Love Field Dojo Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sensei Gina Robinson
Love Field Dojo Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt
1st Degree Black Belt, Karazenpo Goshinjutsu
Sensei Glenn Robinson
Love Field Dojo Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
1st Degree Black Belt, Kodokan Judo
1st Degree Black Belt, Karazenpo Goshinjutsu
Sensei Wes Davis
Lakewood Dojo Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
1st Degree Black Belt, Tae Kwan Do
Sensei Trish Finley
Lakewood Dojo Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sensei Jesse Hill
Love Field Dojo Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sensei Rohan Hoare
Love Field Dojo Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sensei Tom Holden
Lakewood Instructor & Chalk Line Fitness Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
1st Degree Black Belt, Karazenpo Goshinjutsu
Sensei Morgan Martinez
St. John's Episcopal Head Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sensei Kramer Morgan
Lakewood Dojo Instructor & Head Instructor at temple Emanu-el
2nd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sensei Genevieve Petersen
Lakewood Dojo Instructor, Head Instructor at Solar Prep for Girls
2nd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
1st Degree Black Belt Karazenpo Goshinjutsu
Sensei Steven Rountree
2nd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
2nd Degree Black Belt, Karazenpo Goshinjutsu
Sensei Darrell Turner
Love Field Dojo Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Jim Adcox
Love Field Dojo Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Leighanne Gormley
1st Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Adam Plake
Mockingbird Elementary Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Sarah Switzer
Lakewood Dojo Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Terrance Tippett
Lakewood Dojo Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Jonathan Venechanos
Lakewood Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
1st Degree Black Belt Karazenpo Goshinjutsu
Brett Prange
Head Instructor at Mockingbird Elementary
Ikkyu, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Marcus Ferrell
Lakewood Dojo Instructor
Ikkyu, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Chris Matlock
Preston Hollow Instructor
Nikkyu, Gasan Ryu Kenpo
Emily Fenlaw
Solar Prep for Girls Instructor
Blue Belt, Gasan Ryu Kenpo

Jiyushikai Aikido and Aikibudo Instructors

Bill Parker
Head Instructor

Bill Parker has been practicing Kodokan judo for many years and began aikibudo in 1992. His teachers include Vince Tamura, Russell Waddell, and C. Clark. He holds Jiyushinkai 4th dan and Kodokan Judo 5th dan. He is a high school teacher and is married to Linda. He is an instructor at the Jita Kyoei Dojo in Dallas, Texas.
David Bedard
Head Instructor

Born in 1967, David Bedard began aikido training in Lewisville Texas in 1991. His teachers include C. Clark, Steve Duncan, Denis Dorris, Aaron Clark, David Martin, and Yoko Sato. He holds Jiyushinkai 4th dan and also practices Shinto Muso Ryu Jo and other Japanese koryu with Phil Relnick. He is an assistant instructor at the Jita Kyoei Dojo in Dallas, Texas.

Heike Ryu Jiu-Jitsu and Kodokan Judo

Vince Tamura (Deceased)
9th Degree Black Belt, Kodokan Judo
9th Degree Black Belt, Heike Ryu Jiu-Jitsu
Cofounder of Heike Ryu Jiu-Jitsu with his brother Masato Tamura
Jim Webb
7th Degree Black Belt, kodokan Judo
Past President, USJA, International Referee
United States Judo Association
6th Degree Black Belt, Heike Ryu Jiu-Jitsu
2nd Degree Black Belt, JKA Shotokan
Kamil Kuroda
3rd Degree Black Belt, Kodokan Judo
1st Degree Black Belt, Heike Ryu Jiu-Jitsu
American Airlines Pilot, AA Flight Instructor
Bill Parker
6th Degree Black Belt, Kodokan Judo
4th Degree Black Belt, Jiyushinkai Aikido
3rd Degree Black Belt, Heike Ryu Jiu-Jitsu
Paul Uyemura
5th Degree Black Belt, Kodokan Judo
Robin Tidwell
5th Degree Black Belt, Kodokan Judo

Juko Kai Aiki Ju-Jutsu

Dan Nolan
6th Degree Black in Aiki Ju-Jutsu