Black Belts

On this page you will find a list of individuals that have made a continued commitment to become Instructors, assistant instructors and black belts promoted by C. Michial Jones Sensei

Instructors (Shidoin)

Mr. Curtis T. Jones – Renshi 

  • 5th Dan – Okinawan Gojuryu
  • 5th Dan – Okinawan Uechiryu
  • 4th Dan Shitoryu 
  • 4th Dan Ryukyu Dento Kobujutsu
  • 4th Dan Aikijujutsu


Mr. Alecsander T. Jones -Renshi

  • 5th Dan – Okinawan Gojuryu
  • 3rd Dan – Ryukyu Dento Kobujtsu
  • 3rd Dan – Aikiujutsu




Assistant Instructors (Fuku Shidoin)

Mr. Jason Thompson

  • 4th Dan Okinawan Gojuryu 
  • 2nd Dan Ryukyu Dento Kobujutsu
  • 2nd Dan Aikijujutsu



Active Black Belt Students of Sensei Mike Jones (in order)

    • Amber Jones – 1st Dan Gojuryu, 1st Dan Jujutsu/Aikijujutsu – Program Director
    • Chris Minnich – 2nd Dan Okinawan Gojuryu (Texas)
    • Howard Upton – 1st Dan Okinawan Gojuryu (Alabama)
    • Curtis T. Jones – (See Above)
    • Alecsander T. Jones – (See Above)
    • Nick Jones – 2nd Dan Okinawan Gojuryu, 2nd Dan Kobudo
    • Jason J. Thompson – (See Above)
    • Brent Rogers – 1st Dan Okinawan Gojuryu, 1st Dan Shitoryu
    • Michael Hehe – 1st Dan Okinawan Gojuryu and Jujutsu/Aikijujutsu
    • Frank DiMarco – 1st Dan Jujutsu/Aikijujutsu
    • Jeff Sullens – 5th Dan Renshi – Okinawan Gojuryu (Maryland)*
    • Steven Foster – 5th Dan -Okinawan Gojuryu (Illinois)*
    • Joshua Kinney – 3rd Dan Shitoryu*
    • Michael Bess – 4th Dan – Okinawa Gojuryu*


Inactive Black Belt Students (with highest grade issued)

    • Pat Mitchell – 3rd Dan Okinawan Gojuryu
    • Scott Minnich – 2nd Dan Okinawan Gojuryu*
    • Wayne Currie – 2nd Dan Okinawn Gojuryu  (Canada)*
    • Vance Parker – 3rd Dan Okinawan Gojuryu  (Maryland)*
    • Stan Range – 1st Dan Okinawan Gojuryu


Yushikan grades are sanctioned by the following;

  • Okinawa Gojuryu Karate-do Goeikai  – Okinawa
  • Sekai Budo Hozonkai
  • Okinawa Kobudo Renseikai – Okinawa

* Joined Dojo after they had achieved their black belts