Visiting Instructors

Jones Sensei host various visiting instructors at the dojo each year to assist the students in learning, however there are a select few that visit the dojo on a regular basis that we will list here;

Col (ret.) Roy J. Hobbs, Hanshi, Menkyo-Kaiden

Roy J. Hobbs - Fuku Kaicho (Vice President)
Col. Roy J. Hobbs, Hanshi

Hobbs Sensei is the head of the worldwide Dentokan, which was founded in 1994 as a means of providing instruction, and certification, in the various martial arts he has studied and practiced for nearly 60 years. Col Hobbs holds senior grades in Karate, Kobujutsu/Kobudo, Jujutsu, and Iaijutsu/Iaido. All awarded by well known Japanese and/or Okinawa based groups. He is certified by the Japanese based International Karate Masters Association (IKMA). Within the IKMA, he serves as the Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Director.

Col Hobbs is a member of the Goju-Ryu Okinawakan Karate-Do Kyokai and the Ryukyu Dento Kobujutsu Hozon Budo Kyokai. He is a direct student of Kiichi Nakamoto, Kaicho. In an effort to spread the true martial arts of Okinawa, Col Hobbs serves as an Advisor to the Goju-Ryu Okinawakan Karate-Do Kyokai, the Ryukyu Dento Kobujutsu Hozon Budo Kyokai, the International Goju-Ryu Karate Association and the Ryukyu Karate Kobudo Kenkyukai. Col Hobbs is also a direct student of Atushi Shimojo, Soke of the Dai Nippon Iaido Kyokai (DNIK) and the Kokusai Budo Koryu Kyokai (KBKK). Within these two groups Col Hobbs serves as the DNIK  and the KBKK Vice President. Additionally Hobbs Sensei serves as Vice President of the International Karate Kobudo Association.

Col (ret.) Anthony Willis

Col. Wills is a direct student of Anyu Shinjo Sensei and the director of Okinawan Gojuryu Goyukai USA.

Frank DiMarco

While Mr. DiMarco is a student of Jones sensei in Karate and Aiki-Jujusu, he is also an accomplished practitioner and Instructor of Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo, Atarashii and Tendo Ryu Naginata and Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido holding the grade on Sandan in each. He teaches the Thursday evening Jodo class at the dojo.

Mr. DiMarco trained in Iaido under John Prough Sensei until his passing and in Naginata under Sachiko Yamauchi Sensei until her passing. He currently trains in Jodo under Harvey King Sensei and in Naginata under Takami Tanner Sensei.