Shihan McCammon began his study of traditional Okinawan Shorin-ryu karate and weaponry more than 30 years ago, now Hanshi, (Grandmaster), Frank Hargrove. In 2013, McCammon was promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt and Renshi (High Teacher) by the late Seiei Nakaza, Hanshi, 10th Degree Black Belt founder of the Okinawa Shorin Ryu Kiyobukan. In 2019, he received his Shihan (Master Teacher License) from Hanshi 9th Degree Black Belt, Brian Hobson, Headquarters Director and heir to the Kiyobukan. McCammon Serves as the Vice-Director of the Kiyobukan is a Level III coach with the USA National Karate Federation, and US Regional Referee.
Sensei Lew McFarland is a 2nd degree black belt, fuku shidoin (assistant instructor) began his study of Okinawan Karate and weaponry more than 5 years ago, as a close and direct pupil of Shihan McCammon. Sensei Lew is a security professional and former police officer. He is USA Nationally certified coach and regional referee.
Sensei Chris Grau is a 2nd Degree Black Belt, fuku shidoin (assitant instructor). He began is training at NRK Karate in 2014 after being inspired by the progress of his daughter. Sensei Chris joined the dojo with prior training in Kempo karate. He teaches and trains at the dojo daily and is a USA Karate certified coach and regional referee.
Sensei Knight is the chief instructor of NRK Karate Los Angeles, and is an avid practitioner and experienced competitor. A coach and competitor in both Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Karate and the USA National Karate Federation (USANKF), he brings a wealth of experience to his students and the NRK Karate family.
Sensei Steve Patterson began his training with Shihan McCammon in 2011 and holds the certification of Fukushidoin (Assisting Instructor) at NRK Karate. He has been Shihan McCammon's private student from the start of his training until now. He resides in Eugene, OR, but visits NRK Karate regularly.
Senpai Brandon McCammon was NRK Karate's first student in 2008. An honor student and nationally ranked multi-division athlete, recognized by Team USA for success in kata, kumite, and weapons, Brandon teaches and trains daily, and often travels to get instruction from other high ranking teachers.
Senpai Louie McFarland began his training at NRK Karate in 2011 with his twin sister Alexis. A natural leader, Louie is a role model for hardwork and disciple. As member of the competition team, and a consistent academic honor student, Senpai Louie gives the younger students a clear model to aspire to.
Senpai Jake Patterson began his training in 2010 and has been a loyal and dedicated student ever since. Senpai Jake's passion of Karate comes through in his training and teaching. He currently resides in Oregon with his family.
Sport plays a significant role in the lives of children, and as the national steward for sport in the United States, the United States Olympic Committee has an important responsibility to create positive, safe and secure environments for American athletes. To further advance the safety and well-being of all U.S. athletes – regardless of age, gender or sport – the USOC has invested in programs to shape the foundation of the safe sport movement nationally.
In 2010, the USOC convened the Working Group for Safe Training Environments and charged it with the task of developing a set of recommendations concerning misconduct in sport.
ALL NRK KARATE INSTRUCTORS ARE SAFE SPORT CERTIFIED
Following the Working Group’s recommendations, in early 2012, the USOC launched its SafeSport initiative, delivering a first-of-its-kind abuse prevention program that was shared through an engaged network comprised of 47 NGBs and 34 Multi-Sport Organizations with a combined reach of 73 million members. Participating organizations were encouraged to develop and tailor the SafeSport program to meet their unique needs.
In June 2014, the USOC reaffirmed its commitment to advance the safety and well-being of American athletes by approving the creation of the U.S. Center for SafeSport – an independent entity designed to oversee education programs, and investigate and adjudicate sexual misconduct claims in sports that are managed by USOC-sanctioned NGBs. Participation in the entity – which launched in March 2017 – is a condition of continued membership in the USOC.