History

Sensei Jordan began his training under Hanshi James Herndon in the Nihon Shorin Ryu Karate Do Kenshin Kai School of karate.

Kenshin Kai was an organization founded by Shihan Shigenobu Nakano and was headquartered in Fukuoka, Japan.  Shihan Nakano had studied the Wado Ryu and Shorin Ryu systems of karate. He later founded Kenshin Kai based on his past training in karate and with the help of a Shihan advisor Akio Nozoe, a student of Shoshin Nagamine.

Also, as a student of Hanshi Herndon, Sensei Jordan had the opportunity to train under two other instructors.  The first was Soke Shogo Kuniba of the Motobu-Ha Shito-Ryu system. Hanshi Herndon had also trained in the Shito Ryu system of karate and was introduced to Soke Shogo Kuniba thru training with Shihan Richard P. Baillargeon.  Sensei Jordan also met and trained with Shihan Tsutomu Watanabe also of the Shorin-Ryu system.

While training with a friend, Sensei Tim Thompson of Ryoshin Kan, Sensei Jordan had the opportunity to train with Hanshi Tadashi Yamashita who was Sensei Thompson’s instructor.

Sensei Jordan was also for a time, a member of Butokukai Kyoto, Japan.  He had the chance to train in America and Japan with many great sensei of many styles and traditions.

In 2014, Sensei Jordan was awarded the rank of Hachidan (8th degree black belt) from Soke Ruiz.  Sensei Jordan and Soke Ruiz were both students of Soke Kuniba and trained together first in 1980.

Today he teaches the style of Shorin Ryu with the influences of Shito Ryu and maintains KYOSHINKAN as a dojo to learn karate based on traditional values.

His own organization KYOSHINKAI helps spread these values throughout the country.