Frequently Asked Questions

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 Rokudan (6th degree Black belt) with an instructors rank of Renshi

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

  • Uniforms
  • Dojo T-shirt (may be worn to regular classes by any person with the rank under blackbelt)
  • Head Gear (youth)
  • Hand Pads
  • Handbook
  • The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do written by O’Sensei Shoshin Nagamine

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