JAMES Augur

GODAN
(5th Degree Black Belt)
SHOTOKAN KARATEDO

SHODAN
(1st Degree Black Belt)
USKL OKINAWAN KOBUDO

Sensei James is the proprietor of the USKL dojo in Upland and has been training since 1979. He has lived in the Claremont/Upland area for most of his life, four of which he spent at the University of Redlands earning a bachelors degree in history. In 1992, after receiving his masters degree in library science from the University of Michigan, he resumed his training and received his 5th Degree Black Belt in October 2015. He assists the Shotokan karate program on Monday and Wednesday nights at the Pomona College Raines center. Sensei James also holds a Black belt in Okinawan Kobudo (weapons).

Sensei James, a reference librarian at the Ontario City Library, enjoys reading and swimming as well as karate training.

Timeline

USKL
Started  1979 (Shorin-Ryu)
Shodan 1997 (Shotokan)
Nidan     2002
Sandan  2006
Yondan2012
Godan    2015 - Sensei Aponte/Whiteside, Shihan Pickard and George Sasano (JKA)

USKL Kobudo  
Shodan 1998 (Ty Aponte)

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