Since the passing of Nakaza, Hanshi the Kiyobukan is led by Kyoshi (Master – 8th degree black belt) Brian Hobson, So Honbu Cho (Heaquarters Director). Kyoshi Hobson is the first American to be named Headquarters Director of a Traditional Okinawa based Karate Association. With 30 years of training in Okinawa Shorin-ryu Karate. Kyoshi (7th degree black belt) Brian K. Hobson is one of the nations best martial artist. A 45 time state champion, 20 time U.S. National Champion, a 21 time All American, and 2 time Pan American Games Champion Brian Hobson is regarded as one of Americas karate competitors. He is one of few to have achieve successive gold medals for long weapons, short weapons open hand forms, and fighting. He is also one of the nations leading karate instructors. His Tekkikan Dojo has over 200 active students and is recognized by the Amateur Athletic Union as one of the top twenty karate schools in the country.



Kiyobukan Hombu Dojo
Itoman-shi, Okinawa, Japan


NRK Karate
1355 Grand Avenue
San Marcos, CA


Harriday’s Karate and Fitness
Columbia, MD

Kennion’s Okinawan Karate Studio
Baltimore, MD


Brian Hobson’s Tekkikan Karate
Kiyobukan North American Honbu Headquarters
Armistead Ave
Hampton, VA

Dojo of Three Rings
817 Main Street
Alta Vista, VA


Sping of Life Dojo
Fort Saskatuchwan, Alberta

Fudoshin Dojo
Vaughn, Ontario

Gyoshi Martial Arts
Toronoto, Ontario

Gyoshi Martial Arts II
Toronto, Ontario
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Gold - Kihon 1 – 3

Orange - Fukyu 1 & 2

10th Kyu Purple - Fukyu 3, Taikiyoku 1 & 2

9th Kyu Blue - Taikiyoku 3 – 5

8th Kyu Blue (1stripe) - Fukyu 4 & Naihanchi 1

7th Kyu Blue (2 stripes) - Naihanchi 2 & 3

6th Kyu Green - Pinan 1 – 3

5th Kyu Green (1stripe) - Pinan 4 & 5

4th Kyu Green (2 stripes) - Rohai

3rd Kyu Brown - Passai Sho

2nd Kyu Brown (1stripe) - Passai Dai

1st Kyu Brown (2 stripes) - Kusanku Sho

SHODAN - Chinto

NIDAN - Kusanku Dai & Nakazato No Gorin