Instructors

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

  • Owner and Sr. 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:

    • American Isshinryu (AI)

    • Isshinryu Karate Association (IKA)

    • Tatsuo-Kan Society (TKS)

  • Profession: Sr. Systems Manager

  • Education:

    • M.S. Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering from NC State University

    • B.S. Computer Information Systems from NC Wesleyan 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

  • Profession: Technical Director AT&T

  • Education:

    • B.S Computer Science from East Carolina University

  • Email: mj@karatenc.com

Sensei Lauren Kuchenbrod - San Dan - 3nd Degree Black Belt

  • 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: San-Dan July 2020

  • 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 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

  • Profession: Computer Programmer

  • Education: B.S

  • Email: scott@karatenc.com

Sempai Robert L'Heureux - Ik 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: Ik-Kyu December 2019

  • Profession: Information Technology

  • Education:

    • B.S Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University