Throughout your training your advised to “Stay the Path.”  Black Belts do just that and more.

Began training April 2009
Sho-Dan April 19, 2015
San Dan May 2022
Retired US Army Desert Storm Veteran
Awarded Spirit of Isshinryu Award in 2010
Denton

– Mr. Steve Sumners

Sho-Dan Ho April 25, 2010
Sho-Dan August 27, 2011
Ni-Dan April 2018
Resides in Colorado Springs, CO.

– Mr. Johannes Kroll

Began training in 2006
Sho-Dan August 27, 2016
Ni-Dan August 2019
Top Competitor
Denton

– Mr. Grant Dennis

Began training in 2002 
2016 Gasshuku Male Karate-ka
Sho-Dan April 23, 2017
Ni-Dan April 2020
Plano

– Mr. Mark Schneider

 

Sho-Dan
Ni-Dan
Grapevine

-Mr. Allan Wallander

Began training February 2010
IHOF participant
Sho-Dan April 2018
Earned Ni-Dan in April 2021
Resides in Rochester, NY
Denton

– Mr. Andrew Freeman

 

Began training May 2010
Sho-Dan April 2018 
Ni-Dan April 2021
Top Competitor
Denton

– Mr. Jared Brown

Sho-Dan April  2019
Grapevine

– Mr. Oleksandr Kovalov

Began training in Pune, India under Sensei Salil Nadkarni
Began training with TIKK in February 2015
Sho-Dan July 21, 2019
Resides in Ontario, Canada
Grapevine

– Mr. Rajeev Jha

Sho-Dan Ho
Sho Dan June 28, 2020
Top Competitor
Attends Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, MI.

Denton

– Mr. Kason Chesky

 

Began training in 2015
Has studied martial arts since 1999
Top Competitor
Sho-Dan June 28, 2020
Grapevine

– Ms. Ashley Egert

Sho-Dan Ho 
Sho-Dan December 2020
Denton

– Mr. Sam White

Began training in November 2013
Senior Karate-ka 2016
Gasshuku Female Karate-ka 2017/2018
Sho-Dan June 28, 2020
Denton

– Mrs. Elizabeth Gustwick

Sho-Dan Ho
Sho-Dan April 18, 2021
Denton

– Ms. Amber Foote

Sho-Dan Ho
Sho-Dan April 18, 2021
Denton

– Ms. Amber Foote

Sho-Dan Ho
Sho-Dan April 18, 2021
Denton

– Ms. Amber Foote

Sho-Dan 
Quinlan

– Mr. Luke Miller

Sho-Dan 
Denton

– Mr. Mason Shaefer

Sho-Dan 
Las Colinas

– Ms. Mary Ann Shah

Sho-Dan 
Plano

– Mr. Amar Rathi

Sho-Dan 
Flower Mound

– Ms. Helena Widerkehr

Sho-Dan 
Denton

– Mr. Aiden Lambrecht

Began training September 2015

Gasshuku Male Karate-ka 2021

Sho-dan December 11, 2021
Denton

 

– Mr. Jeff Feuer

Sho-Dan 
Grapevine

– Mr. Ilya Kovalov

Sho-Dan 
Plano

– Mr. Sriram Raghavan

Sho-Dan 
Grapevine

– Ms. Krista Kisselburg

Sho-Dan 
Grapevine

– Ms. Ellen Kisselburg

Sho-Dan 
Plano

– Mr. John Linskey

Sho-Dan 
Grapevine

– Mr. Amith Vallabhaneni

 

“Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”