What is your name and what should we call you?
My name is Scott Mastin / Sensei or Mastin Sensei
What is your style?
Matsubayashi-Ryu (also known as Shorin-Ryu)
What is your rank?
I hold the rank of Nanadan (7th degree Black belt) with an instructors rank of Kyoshi
How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching since 1991.
Who certified you to instruct?
My teacher Soke Takayoshi Nagamine from Okinawa
If I have experience will I have to start over?
No, you will be able to test back into your rank after a probationary period of time is completed
What equipment do I need?
A uniform, belt, hand pads, head gear (youth) and handbook
- Dojo T-shirt (may be worn to regular classes by any person with the rank under blackbelt)
- Head Gear (youth)
- Hand Pads
- The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do written by O’Sensei Shoshin Nagamine