Instructors

Taking the first step to pursue the study of a martial art is a major decision in anyone's life.

 

At Bushido Dojo Joelton, every one of our staff of instructors have spent a minimum of five years as advanced students before being given the responsibility and honor of being named as an instructor.

 

As members not only of our own Dojo, but as members of the United States Eastern Wado Ryu Karate Federation and its parent federation in Japan, The International Federation of Wado Ryu Renmei, every Bushido Dojo Black Belt instructor has been tested under the most rigorous and demanding conditions to achieve their rank, and have been internationally certified by our Federation's governing body of directors.

 

In other words, the instructors below are the real deal.

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SENSEI MELVIN S. BROWN, JR.

OWNER and MASTER INSTRUCTOR

Shichi Dan - 7th Degree Black Belt

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SENSEI MELVIN S. BROWN III

SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

Roku Dan - 6th Degree Black Belt

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SENSEI TIM PHARRIS

SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

Go Dan - 5th Degree Black Belt

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SENSEI JIMMY EDWARDS.

MASTER KATA INSTRUCTOR

Shichi Dan - 7th Degree Black Belt

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SENSEI ROBERT JOSHUA BROWN

SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

Go Dan - 5th Degree Black Belt

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SENSEI J BUCK FORD.

SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

Roku Dan - 6th Degree Black Belt

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SENSEI WILLIAM LEHNER

SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

Go Dan - 5th Degree Black Belt

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SENSEI MATTHEW BROWN

Yon Dan -4th Degree Black Belt

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SENSEI BRANDI PHARRIS

Yon Dan -4th Degree Black Belt

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SENSEI GARY RICH

Yon Dan - 4th Degree Black Belt

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SENSEI JENNIFER SPILLERS

San Dan -3rd Degree Black Belt

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