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Brad Andersohn joined Sensei Paul Ortino Jr. under the Red Dragon System back in March of 1980. Brad worked his way through the system to achieve the rank of  Brad Andersohn joined Sensei Paul Ortino Jr. under the Red Dragon System back in March of 1980. Brad worked his way through the system to achieve the rank of  5th Kyu. Ortino Sensei made the decision to join the Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo Federation in 1982. Brad stayed with Ortino Sensei until he received his Shodan certified by Master Odo on May 27th, 1985. Brad was ranked #3 in Kumite and #2 in Kata as a brown belt for the State of Hawaii in 1984. Brad was also a member of the Hawaii Karate Congress in good standing. In August of 1985, Brad and his family relocated to California until October of 2003. Upon his return to Hawaii, Brad reunited with Ortino Sensei and received his Nidan promotion on May 9th, 2004. Brad currently runs the Kaneohe Dojo on the Marine Corps Base MCBH. Sensei Richard Myers entrusted Brad to take over the Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo class because he was relocating temporarily to North Carolina. Sensei Brad still trains with Ortino Sensei 1 to 2 times per week. Brad is currently certified by the Hawaii Karate Kodanshakai, an elite group of teachers and top instructors chaired by Sensei Bobbie Lowe and President, Sensei James Miyaji. The Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo school and Sensei Brad are also members of the AAU. Sensei Brad was the first student to produce the first ever, volume 1 of 4, Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo Dharma Ryu Dojo DVD, available in stores like KC Martial Arts and online at PaulOrtino.com. Sensei Brad can be reached at bandersohn@yahoo.com.

       

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