Master Jones was promoted to Ku-Dan, 9th degree Black Belt in 2001 by Grand Master Allen Wheeler (10th-Dan) and the Okinawan Karate Do Union (OKU). Master Jones studied under both Grand Master Allen Wheeler and Master Joe Smith. Master Jones was one of the founding fathers of the OKU. He was a police officer for 13 years and an instructor and training manager for the Illinois Police Training Institute. In 1999, Master Jones was inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame and in 2003 was named "International Martial Arts Master of the Year" and inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame. In 2004 he was presented the Okinawan Karate Do Union's highest award, the "Master Shimbuku Award".
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Master Bill Wright, 9th Degree Black Belt - Director of Membership / Seminar
Master Dick Trevillian, 8th Degree Black Belt - Secretary / Treasurer
Master Bice was promoted to 8th Degree Black Belt by Master Wheeler and the OKU Board. He has studied martial arts since 1972 and has experience in Tae-Kwon-Do and Shorinryu. In 1979, he began focusing on Isshinryu.
Master Bice studied under Master Roger Pratt, Sensei Dewayne Loveless, Master Allen Wheeler, and Master Harold Long. Master Bice competed nationally, earning over 400 trophies and has taught for over 34 years.
Master Joe Arvidson, 7th Degree Black Belt - Director of Business Marketing
About the Association
Founded by Master Allen Wheeler (10th-Dan), the OKU is a martial arts organization open to all Okinawan Karate styles and styles of Okinawan descent. Since its inception in 1989, the OKU has become known for the quality of its members. The OKU provides a wide variety of opportunities for continuous improvement in the martial arts. The OKU now boasts members from around the world.
OKINAWAN KARATE DO UNION
1128 BRENTWOOD POINT
KINGSTON TN 37763