Clarksville, TN (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Arthur Perkins (Shihan), 4th Degree Black Belt and instructor at “Clarksville’s Shotokan Karate Headquarters” Okawa Baize Karate was recently accepted as a member of the prestigious International Circle of Masters, a martial arts association comprised of some of the most prominent Masters and Grandmasters in the martial arts community.
"When I received notification that I was accepted into the International Circle of Masters I was overwhelmed and honored. Being accepted into an organization of this caliber serves as validation of the more than 25 years of blood, sweat and tears I’ve invested in the study of the discipline of the martial arts,” said Perkins.
The International Circle of Masters is an organization of Master and Grandmaster level instructors dedicated to the cooperative and continued study of self-mastery through the vehicle of the martial sciences. Headquartered in Tobyhanna, PA and founded by Grandmaster Dan McEaddy, the International Circle of Masters in contrast to many other Martial Arts Associations only accepts membership from instructors of master level who’s credentials can be verified by current members in order to ensure the validity of the candidates martial arts background.
"I am humbled that International Circle of Masters Board of Directors have accepted me into the fold, it is indeed a blessing to be accepted into the company of some of the worlds finest martial artist.” said Shihan Perkins.
Arthur Perkins has only been instructing in Clarksville for two years however, the New Jersey born 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) Soldier got his start instructing more than 15 years ago at the “The Dojo of World Champions” Ninja University under WKU hall of fame member Grandmaster Eugene David Floyd.
Official awarded the title of Shihan (Master) and the teaching title of "Renshi" by his primary instructor (Grandmaster Floyd) back in June of 2010, Shihan Perkins arrived at Baize Martial Arts first as a student and shortly there after was invited to begin instructing classes at the Academy along side of some of Clarksville's finest martial arts instructors.
Okawa Baize Karate offers a diverse curriculum of martial arts instruction. The schools primary system is Shotokan Karate in addition to a system called Kami Bushi Kai which translates as "Divine Warrior Spirit". Developed by the schools founding Grandmaster (Soke) David T. Baize, Kami bushi Kai incorporates techniques from nine different styles and three sub-styles. Students are exposed to techniques from various grappling arts, percussion arts as well as traditional weapons arts training.
Since 1973 Okawa Baize Karate has been providing quality martial arts instruction with an emphasis on the practical application of technique and a tradition that links back to the founding fathers of Japanese Karate.
To learn more about Okawa Baize Karate, its certified instructors or the benefits of martial arts training feel free to stop by their location at 388 Warfield Blvd. Ct., Clarksville, TN 37043 615-428-4772, visit online at http://www.clarksvilletraditionalkarate.com