USKL Black belts

The following individuals have been promoted to a Black Belt rank either in the Shorin Ryu style of karate, under the banners of the Statewide Karate League (1970-74), the United States Karate League (1973-94), or the Shotokan (JKA) style of karate under the banner of the Upland Shotokan Karate League (1994-present).  Training was engaged in at one or more of the several USKL-affiliated dojos (USKL Lineage). 

To all past USKL Black Belts: I hope that your training with us has enriched you and I encourage you to stay in touch.  Let me know from time to time how you are getting on in life.  If you have lost or damaged your Black Belt or diploma and wish to arrange for replacements, let me know and I can help (for a small fee, of course).

Sincerely, 

Sensei Ty Aponte

Shihan

Dean Pickard
Ty Aponte
Mike Whiteside
George Sasano (Affiliate)
David Blair (Affiliate)
Tom Serrano (Affiliate)


Godan (5th Degree Black Belt)

Lynn Aponte
James Augur
Leo Shortle
Dave Turney
Robert Johnson
Douglas Krech


Yandan (4th Degree Black Belt)

James Doiron
Brad Skeels
Andrew Wildasinn


Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt)

Greg Bangle       
Tom Reisz       
Gary Demerjian 
Gavin Albright  

Jon Krause
Bill Thompson
Jared Goldberg
Casey Chang

Osman Jamil
Robert Nunez


Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt)

Mark Locascio       
Ken Nakamura       
Jean Nakamura       
Ben Ver Steeg       
Carlos Obeso
Scott Davis   

Donnie Ewens       
Don Cavazos       
Jonathon Leong
Alex Matulionis
Christie Kramer
 

Chris Becker
David Michelson
Dan Hardgrove
Irene Nunez
 


Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt)

Roger Mansfield
Brian Kitagawa
Charles Turner
Mike Smith
Ken Steinmetz
Robert Robertson
Randy Throne
John Wright
Dewie Lund
Darrol Hval
Johnny Jackson
Jon Spencer
Don Woodmansee
Gerry Presar
Jon DeVries
Ernie Haupt
Don Sutliff
Vince Barker
Bob Chunko
Glenn Peterson
Steve Scudder
Darryl Greer
Ken Koizumi
Chris Tucker
Mike Barber
Frank Bowes
John Caldwell
Alex Castro
Harry Chieu
Earl Collins
Lisa Corton
Rob Davis
Jessica Diaz
Pat Diaz
Paul Dourley
Bryan Edmonds
Jim Emery
Bob Fletcher
Jeff Fujimoto
Dave Halstead
Bruce Hojati
Steve Houston
Dan Hyman
Kevin Imamura
Rusty Johnson
Dave Keeland
Devin Knell
Dave Lee

 

Mark McComb
Mikyla Morris
Matias Nardi
Garrett Ow
Dave Painter
Kyle Porter
Donna Quinones
Michael Rodriguez
Jon Russel  
Mike Scott
Chris Scott
Tina Smith
Warren Smith
Ken Steinmetz
Jeff Taylor       
Mike Touma       
Kiera Troxell       
Pete Van Zele       
Dave Walten       
Shelli Weldon       
Dennis Wong       
Amanda Hamby
Jenny Blatner
Jeremy Straughn
Bob Hulse
Tina Yang
Alex Hinshaw
Jordan Seng
Ivan Toft
Monica Toft
David Guilfoyle
Kaycee Lai
Beth Crawford
Kristie Angelo
Eric Tapleband
Megan Purn          
Nathan Carlen
David Chung
Blake Nakaoka
Adam Nakaoka
Michael Churng
Ken Shinozaki
Daniel Benitez
Joseph Fraizer
Charles Seipp
Micah Huang
Alejo Enriquez
Scott Huan

Scott Matayoshi
Monika Schultz
Brianna Lynn-Roberts
Debbie Berg
Magdalene Brooke
Vincent Ma
Elizabeth Ortega
John Peretz
Patrick Rodriguez
Johnathan Ivy
Brenda Lozano
Grant Shih
Matthew Alvarez
Keelan Aponte
Noah Ghotbi
Bryan Yamamoto
Stephanie Cruz
Christopher Pei
Ritviz Suresh Gautam
Shane Zackery
Kieran Aponte
Max Chao-Haft
Jeremy Oken
Mark Oken
Evan Hamaguchi
Adrian Vera
Lewis Johnson
Andrea Smith
Steven Rodriguez
David Dang
Donald Taylor
Jennifer Alvarez
Blair Crossman
Miles Mundy
Isaac Tucker-Rasbury
Nathan Goltz
Jessica de Lafeuntes
Jeremy Wang
Christian Vaccese
David Voiles
Tim Richmond
Jeff Bruce
Don Marrolli
Laura St. Martin
Stephanie Ivler
Juan Miguel Nunez

 


Youth Black Belts

Abby Pellitteri
Jason Chen
Jasmine Tran
Benjamin Lekpor
Clarissa Lekpor