Sensei Jeff Perkins
7th Degree Black Belt Okinawa Isshinryu Karate
5th Degree Black Belt Okinawa Shorinjiryu
5th Degree Black Belt RyuKyu Kobudo
Jeff Perkins began his martial arts training in 1972 with an
Isshinryu Karate self defense class taught by his
brother-in-law,
Edward Babicz. From this class he moved on to
formalized training in Isshinryu Karate at the Black Belt
Institute in Inkster, Michigan owned by
Sensei Norbert
Donnelly. This school was formerly owned by Michigan
Isshinryu pioneer,
Sensei Doug Noxon. Jeff was a successful
tournament competitor in the Michigan and surrounding area
winning numerous honors in Jiyu Kumite (free sparring), Bogu
Kumite (full contact sparring with body armor), Kata and
Kobudo.

Jeff Perkins is currently a Police Lieutenant with 33 years
experience. He has an Associate in Arts Degree in Criminal
Justice, a Bachelor of Science Degree in  Criminal Justice, a
Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership and is
currently working on his Master of Science in Business
Administration Degree.
1972 - Began the study of Isshinryu Karate at the Black Belt Institute in Inkster, Michigan
1978 - Promoted to ShoDan (1st Degree Black Belt) in Isshinryu Karate by Sensei Edward Babicz.
1982 - Begins training under Sensei Sam Santilli and Sensei Willie Adams
      under the umbrella of the American Okinawan Karate Association (AOKA)
1983 - Promoted to NiDan (2nd Degree Black Belt) in Isshinryu Karate
      by Michigan representatives of the AOKA.
1986 - Begins learning Shorinjiryu, RyuKyu Kobudo and Kyusho Jutsu/Tuite application to kata
       from
Sensei Roy Osborne
1986 - Promoted to SanDan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Isshinryu Karate
      by the National Board of Directors of the AOKA.
1990 - Begins further study of Isshinryu Karate under Sensei A.J. Advincula,
      1st generation student of Isshinryu's founder, Shimabuku Tatsuo.
1990 - Promoted to YonDan (4th Degree Black Belt) by Sensei A.J. Advincula.
1993 - Promoted to GoDan (5th Degree Black Belt) by Sensei A.J. Advincula.
1994 - 1st trip to Okinawa. Further study of Okinawa Karate and RyuKyu Kobudo
       under
Tokumura Kensho Sensei and Iha Kotaro Sensei.
1997 - 2nd trip to Okinawa. Attend seminars with Akamine Eisuke Sensei's RyuKyu Kobudo group
      and Motoburyu with Uehara Seikichi Sensei.
1997 - Begins training with Sensei Sherman Harrill, 1st generation student of Isshinryu's founder
      Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei. Learn specifically Kyusho Jutsu/Tuite application to kata and           
       martial power sources/body dynamics.
1998 - Promoted to NiDan (2nd Degree Black Belt) in RyuKyu Kobudo RyuKonKai
       by Iha Kotaro Sensei.
1998 - Promoted to RokuDan (6th Degree Black Belt) in Isshinryu Karate
      by Sensei A.J. Advincula.
1999 - 3rd trip to Okinawa. Further study of Okinawa Karate Kobudo.
2002 - 4th trip to Okinawa. Further study of Okinawa Karate Kobudo
2002 - Promoted to SanDan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in RyuKyu Kobudo RyuKonKai
      by Iha Kotaro Sensei & Sensei A.J. Advincula.
2002 - Promoted to NaNaDan (7th Degree Black Belt) in Isshinryu Karate by Sensei A.J.          
      Advincula and the Okinawa Karate Kobudo IsshinKai at the 2002 IsshinKai Enbukai.
2002 - Anniversary of 30 years in the Okinawa Martial Arts.
2004 - 5th trip to Okinawa. Further study of Okinawa Karate Kobudo.
2004 - Promoted to YonDan (4th Degree Black Belt) in RyuKyu Kobudo RyuKonKai by Iha Kotaro      
            Sensei.
2006 - 6th trip to Okinawa. Further study of Okinawa Karate Kobudo.
2007 - 7th trip to Okinawa. Promoted to GoDan (5th Degree Black Belt) in RyuKyu Kobudo  
       RyuKonKai by Iha Kotaro Sensei.
2008 - Promoted to GoDan (5th Degree Black Belt) in Okinawa Shorinjiryu by Sensei Roy Osborne.
2008 - Appointed USA Mid-West Regional Director for the Isshinryu Okinawa Traditional Karatedo
       Association by Uechi Tsuyoshi Sensei & Sensei Karl Hovey.