THE KARATE FIVE

ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS SERVE AS INSTRUCTORS. IN ADDITION THEY ARE SUPPORTED BY:

About THE KARATE FIVE

THE KARATE FIVE DOJO WAS FOUNDED IN 1974 BY FIVE OF MASTER HAROLD LONG’S FIRST GENERATION STUDENTS. THESE WERE WILLIE GARFIELD WILSON, MELBERT LEE SR., FREDERICK BRABSON, WILLIAM FAULKNER, AND LINDA WILSON (WILLIES SPOUSE). THE DOJO WAS FOUNDED WITH THE BLESSINGS AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF MASTER LONG “TO PROMOTE AND TEACH ISSHINRYU TO THE INNER CITY YOUTH OF KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE.” THE “FIVE” HAVE EVOLVED THROUGH THE YEARS WHEREAS CLARENCE ALLEN REPLACED LINDA WILSON AND JON WHITEHEAD REPLACED FREDERICK BRABSON. AFTER CLARENCE ALLEN PASSED AWAY, DARYL COX WAS ELECTED TO REPLACE HIM.

KARATE FIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DURING ITS FOUR DECADE EXISTENCE, KARATE FIVE PRODUCED AND WAS REPRESENTED BY SEVERAL HIGH QUALITY MARTIAL ARTISTS. THEY MAY NOT BE ACTIVE IN THE DAILY AFFAIRS OF THE DOJO, BUT THEIR PAST CONTRIBUTIONS INFLUENCED THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT PASSED THROUGH THE DOORS OF THE DOJO, AND WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND APPRECIATED.

  • MASTER FREDERICK BRABSON.....7TH DAN

  • MASTER WILLIAM MASON..........7TH DAN

  • MASTER WILLIAM FAULKNER.......6TH DAN

  • SENSEI DARYL COX...................4TH DAN

  • INSTRUCTOR LEE SLOAN.............4TH DAN

  • INSTRUCTOR BARRY HOUCHIN......4TH DAN

  • INSTRUCTOR ANSTON WILSON......4TH DAN

  • INSTRUCTOR NAOMI MASON.......2ND DAN

  • INSTRUCTOR SARAH MARTIN.........2ND DAN

  • INSTRUCTOR RITA WALLACE.........1ST DAN

  • INSTRUCTOR ALBERT WALLACE......1ST DAN

  • INSTRUCTOR MELINDA REECE......1ST DAN