Stan found the organization during his graduate school in Louisiana. Now he made this website.
Jeremy was born in Colorado and has lived in Idaho, Utah, Washington, England, Louisiana and Oregon. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in Hebrew from BYU, and a master's degree in Adult and Organizational Learning from the University of Idaho. Jeremy has studied various martial arts for over 30 years, joining Harada Sensei's KDS in 1993 and receiving his 1st Dan in 2000. One of the original members of America's first Shotokai club, he assisted Adrian Hutber with its creation in 1994. He was awarded 2nd Dan in 2006, 3rd Dan in 2011, and 4th Dan 2014. As AKDS President he oversees all organization operations, schedules annual week-long training courses, and travels to teach nationwide. He is also the head instructor for the Springfield Oregon Shotokai Karate Club and was awarded his 5th Dan by Harada Sensei at the KDS Winter School in Wales, UK in 2016.
Alyssa is a 1st Kyu Brown Bet and lives and practices in Austin, Texas.
Gina Cooley is a 1st Dan Black Belt--the first woman ever to be awarded this honor in the United States--and lives and practices in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. As the head of the AKDS Administrative Group, Gina oversees basic organizational operations including equipment and uniform orders.