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Martial Arts Instructors in Cincinnati
Shihan Kiyoshi Nishime
With over 50 years of experience in the martial arts, Master Instructor, Kiyoshi Nishime has taught thousands of students in the tri-state area. A native of Okinawa, Japan, Shihan Nishime moved to the United States in 1973 to teach karate in Cincinnati. In 1998 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Japanese government for his contributions to martial arts and was recognized as the 1999 National Instructor of the Year by the Amateur Athletic Union. He is a 9th Degree Black Belt. As the father of three and grandfather of five, he has seen first-hand how training in Karate together benefits families.
Sensei Jason Nishime
Sensei Jason Nishime has been training in Karate for almost all of his life. He achieved his Junior Black Belt at just 10 years old. He has competed in numerous competitions and has won 10 National and 8 World titles. He began training in BJJ in 2008. One of Nishime Family Karate's most popular coaches, he has a professional cornerman license.Sensei Jason has also cross trained in Muay Thai, kickboxing and MMA. With over 30 years of martial arts experience, Sensei Jason is a black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate, Yamanni-Ryu kobudo, and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He is known for keeping students motivated with his fun, high energy classes.
Sensei Mary Beth Nishime
Sensei Mary Beth is a 3rd degree Black Belt who began training in martial arts in 1982 when she became interested in learning how to defend herself. In 1985, she married Shihan Nishime and began helping him with his classes. She has a BBA from the University of Cincinnati.
Sensei Drew Canfield
Sensei Drew Canfield is a 3rd Degree Black Belt who started training at the age of seven and earned his junior Black Belt in 2005. He has been actively practicing Brazilian Jiujitsu since 2010. Sensei Drew enjoys teaching all ages and levels of martial arts students to help them reach their goals on and off the mat. One of Sensei Drew’s favorite aspects of teaching is hearing and seeing how martial arts have greatly impacted the daily lives of his students and their parents.