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About the Instructor: Sensei Nelson Vaughn

Nelson Vaughn

  • Training Since 1974
  • Personally instructed more than 3,000 students since 1978
  • Third Degree Black Belt (sandan) — Japan International Karate Center Honolulu,
  • Third Degree Black Belt (sandan) –Waikoloa Karate International Federation, Tokyo Japan
  • Second Degree Black Belt (nidan)
  • Japan Karate Association Tokyo, Japan

Sensei Vaughn began karate training while attending the University of Tennessee, earning his black belt in 1977. In 1981 he was invited to Honolulu, Hawaii to teach for Master Kiyohisa Hirano of Japan International Karate Center.

In 1989 he joined the Japan Karate Association under Sensei Edward Fujiwara. In 2003 he joined the Waikoloa Karate ternational Federation (www.skifusa.com) under Master Hirokazu Kanazawa.

Over the past 30 years Sensei Vaughn has instructed over 22,000 karate classes in Tennessee, Hawaii and Maine and has promoted over 250 personal students to the rank of Black Belt.

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