Master Dean Scott - Roku Dan - 6th Degree Black Belt

  • Head Instructor at CIKA
  • Date/Location/Instructor where Isshinryu training began: My training began in 1985 where I attained the rank of 4th degree brown belt in Chun Chi. I transitioned to Isshinryu in Toms River, NJ with Shihan Don Nash/ Master Byron Marriner/ Master Ray Raccuglia
  • Date received Sho-Dan in Isshinryu karate: December 1992
  • Date received present rank: Roku-Dan December 2013
  • Organizational support:
    • United Southern Isshinryu Karate (USIK)
    • American Isshinryu (AI)
    • Isshinryu Karate Association (IKA)
    • Tatsuo-Kan Society (TKS)
  • Profession: Engineering Project Manager
  • Education:
    • M.S. Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering from NC State University
    • B.S. Computer Information Systems from NC Wesleyan College
    • A.A.S. Electrical Engineering from Ocean County College
  • Email: sensei@karateNC.com

Sensei Jason Huntley - Yon Dan - 4th Degree Black Belt

  • Sr. Instructor at CIKA
  • Date/Location/Instructor where Isshinryu training began: 1995 in Monroe, North Carolina with Master Tim Grismer
  • Date received Sho-Dan in Isshinryu karate: July 1998
  • Date received present rank: Yo-Dan February 2007. Purple belt in Jujitsu December 2015
  • Organizational support: United Southern Isshinryu Karate (USIK)
  • Awards (Martial Arts):
    • AOKA Outstanding Black Belt of the year - 2002
    • AOKA Spirit of Isshinryu - 2003
  • Profession: Computer Programmer
  • Education:
    • B.S. Computer Science with concentration in Electrical Engineering from UNC-Charlotte

Sensei MJ Kuchenbrod - San Dan - 3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Instructor at CIKA
  • Date/Location/Instructor where Isshinryu training began: 1990 in Vernon, New Jersey with Sensei Larry Hill
  • Date received Sho-Dan in Isshinryu karate: March 2015
  • Date received present rank: San-Dan August 2018
  • Organizational support: United Southern Isshinryu Karate (USIK)
  • Profession: Technical Director AT&T
  • Education:
    • B.S Computer Science from East Carolina University
  • Email: mj@karatenc.com

Sempai Scott Pumer - Ni Dan - 2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Assistant Instructor at CIKA
  • Date/Location/Instructor where Isshinryu training began:
  • Date received Sho-Dan in Isshinryu karate: March 2014
  • Date received present rank: Ni-Dan March 2015
  • Organizational support: United Southern Isshinryu Karate (USIK)
  • Profession: Computer Programmer
  • Education: B.S
  • Email: scott@karatenc.com

Sempai Lauren Kuchenbrod - Ni Dan - 2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Assistant Instructor at CIKA
  • Date/Location/Instructor where Isshinryu training began: 2012 in Apex, North Carolina with Master Dean Scott and Sensei Jason Huntley
  • Date received Sho-Dan in Isshinryu karate: February 2017
  • Date received present rank: Ni-Dan February 2018
  • Organizational support: United Southern Isshinryu Karate (USIK)
  • Profession: Research Technician, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Education:
    • M.S. Animal Science & Physiology from North Carolina State University
    • B.S. Animal Science from North Carolina State University
  • Email: lauren@karatenc.com

Sempai Robert L'Heureux - Ni Kyu - Brown Belt

  • Assistant Instructor at CIKA
  • Date/Location/Instructor where Isshinryu training began: 2013 in Apex, North Carolina with Master Dean Scott and Sensei Jason Huntley
  • Date received present rank: Ni-Kyu June 2017
  • Organizational support: United Southern Isshinryu Karate (USIK)
  • Profession: Information Technology
  • Education:
    • B.S Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University