Memberships from Around the World
WOSKKA often receives membership requests from people who are not practicing a Shorin based style or an Okinawan system of Kobudo, which is a WOSKKA membership requirement. We do, however welcome those who meet the WOSKKA membership criteria from all over the world. Listed below are some of the people from abroad that have requested and received WOSKKA membership.
Hanshi Santiago Sacaba-9th Dan
President of the Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate Federation (OSRKF) of Verese, Italy. Joined WOSKKA in March of 2013.
Kyoshi Darren Lea-7th Dan
Kyoshi Darren Lea is a student of Hanshi Dennis Kibler Sr. and is from Australia. He became a WOSKKA member in October of 2014.
Kyoshi Phil Bradley-8th Dan
Kyoshi Phil Bradley is from England. He practices Shotokan karate, Bushi-Te Hakutsuru, and Okinawan Kobudo. He joined WOSKKA in August of 2015.
Hanshi Katsumi Okubo
Hanshi Katsumi Okubo-10th Dan, of Sapporo, Japan, and founder of Seishin-Ryu, is the WOSKKA representative of Japan. Hanshi Okubo is also a World Registry of Black Belts Organizations and Federations board member along with Hanshi Sid Rayford.
Renshi Mark Morrison-6th Dan
Renshi Mark Morrison is the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate Federation (OSRKF) representative for Canada. He joined WOSKKA in April of 2013.
Sensei Graydon Pearce-1st Dan
Sensei Graydon Pearce of Austraila, student of Kyoshi Darren Lea.
Kyoshi George Bishop-8th Dan
Kyoshi George Bishop is also from England and pracitices Shotokan karate and learns Bushi-Te Hakutsuru and weapons from Kyoshi Phil Bradley.