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Sensi Carissa Morris

Sensi Carissa Morris began her Martial Arts training in International Kenpo Karate Jujitsu and Kamishin Ryu in 2008, and holds the rank of 3rd Dan in each art. Sensei Morris started her professional martial arts teaching career as an instructor at Robert Austin’s International Black Belt Academy in Fort Collins in 2011. In her capacity as an instructor, Sensei Morris was instrumental to the Black Belt preparatory classes. She also concentrated on building active Women's classes while still managing her duties teaching both youth and adult classes. Prior to teaching Martial Arts professionally, Sensei Morris studied early childhood development and worked for Little Lambs preschool in Fort Collins. Sensi Morris is Chief Instructor at Ohana Martial Arts Academy.

Ohana Lineage:

Professor Robert Austin is the founder of International Kenpo Karate Jujitsu. He is also the current President of the United Martial Arts Alliance. Professor Austin holds Advanced Black Belt and Instructor Ranking in a variety of martial arts including Kenpo, Jujitsu, Kuntao Silat, Escrima, Go Shin Jitsu, and TaeKwonDo.

Renshi Denning holds the rank of 7th Degree in International Kenpo Karate Jujitsu and 5th Dan in Kamishin Ryu. Renshi is Chief Instructor at Mountain States International Black Belt Academy in Greeley Colorado.

Soke Phillip started training in Kamishin Jiu Jitsu in 1969 under Al Church Jr. and is currently the 17th inheritor of the system. Soke Phillip continues to train and teach throughout the United States and Internationally.

Soke Dai has over thirty years of training in Kamishin Ryu and continues to teach Nippon Kobudo Kamishin Ryu Jujitsu, which is a consolidation of several forms of Japanese Jujitsu into a beautiful and powerful Aiki-Jutsu art. It’s characterized by the use of Kuzushi-waza and, off balancing, combined with joint and pressure point manipulation.

Hanshi was introduced to Martial Arts in 1954 when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was introduced to hand to hand combat as an MP. After his service in 1958, he was introduced to Kempo and Gung Fu. In 1986, Hanshi merged Kuo-Jen Lu Kung Fu with Mitosi’s Kosho Shori Ryu Kempo, and Gow-Ren-Lu was born. Hanshi Carlson continues to teach and learn throughout Colorado and the United States.

Professor James Muro has been training since the age of five. Holding senior ranks in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, Kenpo Karate, Shorinji Ryu, and Judo. Professor Muro tranined under the late great Professor John Chow-Hoon. He also studied Decuerdas Eskrima under Grand Master Gilbert Tenio and studied Serrada Eskrima from Professor Juan Eliab. Professor Muro is known for his technical knowlege of the martial arts, he has combined all the various martial arts he has trained in to form a dramatic "island blend" or syle of Ku'i Lima.


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