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Kyoshi Downey

Karate Instructor

Kyoshi George Downey has been actively involved in the martial arts since 1984 when he began training under Shihan Rick Herbster. Kyoshi 7th danEven before reaching the rank of Black Belt he began contributing his time and efforts to the development of Rising Sun Karate Academy and its students.

On December 2, 2017 Kyoshi Downey was promoted to the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt in front of a board of over 25 martial arts Masters and Grandmasters from around the world.

In addition to his many accomplishments Kyoshi Downey is most proud of the fact the he actually taught the first introductory lesson to many of the Black Belts, Instructors and tournament champions that RSKA has produced.

One of his main goals is to now help to oversee the development of the younger, up and coming Black Belts and Instructors at RSKA. He believes that students, who become instructors are not only setting an example for lower ranked students but they also represent the dojo. 

Kyoshi Downey’s favorite Quote:


“A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.”

– Eliphas Levi


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