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Charleston Martial Arts Dojo - (843) 767-1060
Open Workouts:
Mondays 8 PM
Wednesday 8 PM
Friday 6:30 PM

Classes are also held at the Joint Base Charleston Fitness Center:
Mondays 6 PM
Wednesday 6 PM
Thursday 5:45 PM

Contact Master Boykin via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or via phone: 843-218-4529 for further information.

Master Tim Boykin

Master Tim Boykin (8th Dan)

Location/Date of Birth: Charleston, South Carolina in 1958.

Name and Location of your dojo: Charleston Martial Arts, North Charleston SC.

Date/Location/Instructor with whom you began your Isshinryu Karate training: August 1977, Monroe, NC with Grand Master Mitch Kobylanski.

Date Received Sho Dan/Isshinryu Karate: June 1980.

Date Received present rank: Hachi Dan/Isshinryu Karate: July 2009.

Additional Martial Arts Training: Shichi Dan Isshin Do Tai Goshin Jutsu, San Dan Jujitsu (USJA), Black Belt (Sho Dan) in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).

Organizational Support: Member of AOKA since 1977. Member of AOKA Promotion Board, and former member of AOKA Advisory Board. Member of USJA and Instructor at Charleston Martial Arts since 2002.

Awards (Martial Arts): Spirit of Isshinryu (AOKA) 1996. USJA Level I Coach. Life Member of the USJA. AOKA Dojo of the Year (AOKA) 2004, Outstanding Male Instructor (AOKA) 2006. Instructor of the Year (IHOF) 2009. Inducted Isshinryu Hall of Fame (IHOF) 2010.

Awards (Professional/Civic): Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (Hawaii Special Olympics) 1997.

Profession: Operations Research Analyst, Space Warfare Command (SPAWAR), Charleston SC.

Education: BS Business, University of Mississippi (1985), MS Industrial Technology, Purdue University (1992). Project Management Professional (PMP) (2007).

Personal: Married, 4 children.

 

 


 Sensei Justin Andre
Sensei Justin Andre (3rd Dan)

Name and Location of your dojo: Charleston Martial Arts, North Charleston SC.

Date/Location/Instructor where you began your Isshin-Ryu Karate training: 2004 with Master Tim Boykin

Date Received Sho Dan/Isshin-Ryu Karate: February 2009

Date Received present rank: San-Dan   February 2013

Additional Martial Arts Training: Sho Dan in Wado-Ryu Karate

Awards (Martial Arts): AOKA Outstanding Youth Male (2004)

Profession: Software Engineer I


Pawlak
Sensei Mike Pawlak (3rd Dan)

Location/Date of Birth: Buffalo New York in 1963

Name and Location of your dojo: Charleston Isshinryu Karate, North Charleston SC.

Date/Location/Instructor with whom you began your martial arts training: September 1982, Erie County Community College in Williamsville, New York. Sensei David Balassone, Yondan Shotokan Karate

Date Received present rank: San Dan / January 26, 2013 (Shotokan Karate)

Additional Martial Arts Training: Sandan in Shotokan Karate

Awards (Professional/Civic): Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), Air Force Commendation Medal (4 awards), Air Force Achievement Medal (2 awards), and Air Force Good Conduct Medal (9 awards). Additionally, he has earned 35 other combat and service related ribbons and medals. Awarded the Master Aircraft/Munitions Maintenance Badge

Profession: Electronics Technician

Education: Graduated Kenmore East High School June 1981. . Graduated Air Force Community College with two Associate’s Degrees.  The first is in Avionic Systems Technology and the other in Instructor of Technology and Military Science. Graduated the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO)
leadership school, NCO Academy, Senior NCO Academy and the Air Force Technical Training Instructor Course.  He also spent 7 years as an instructor for the Community College of the Air Force and earned the Master Instructor badge and the Occupational Instructor Certificate

Personal: Married with one son


 

Daniel
Mr. Daniel Boone (1st Dan)

Location/Date of Birth: Dover, Delaware in 1980.

Name and Location of your dojo: Charleston Martial Arts, North Charleston SC.

Date/Location/Instructor with whom you began your Isshinryu Karate training: September 1989 , Dover DE with Sensei Reese and Judy Rigby.

Date Received Sho Dan/Isshinryu Karate: January 10, 1997.

Date Received present rank: Sho Dan/Isshinryu Karate: January 10, 1997.

Organizational Support: Member of OIKA since 1993. Member of AOKA since 2011.

Awards (Professional/Civic): Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Civil Air Patrol Spaatz Recipient

Profession: USAF Officer, C-17 Instructor Pilot, and Flight Commander of Tactics 16th Airlift Squadron

Education: BA History University of Delaware with Minors in Political Science and Japanese

 

 


 

 

Mr. Sam Cappella (1st Dan)


Location/Date of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; July 4, 1989

Name and Location of your dojo: Charleston Martial Arts, North Charleston SC.

Date/Location/Instructor with whom you began your Isshinryu Karate training: 1995 , Pittsburgh PA with Sensei Matzko; 1998 CT with Grand Master Lizotte

Date Received Sho Dan/Isshinryu Karate: August 2000

Date Received present rank: Sho Dan/Isshinryu Karate: August 2000

Awards: AOKA Outstanding Youth Black Belt 2001

Profession: Security Engineer

Education: B.S Computer Security, B.S. Computer Science, M.S. Information Security




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Mrs. Carin Boone (1st Dan)

Birth Date and Location: Amherst, NY in 1981
Name and Location of Dojo: Charleston Martial Arts in Charleston, SC
Date Location Instructor for initial training in the Martial Arts: October 2010 / Charleston, SC / Master Tim Boykin

Date Received Sho Dan/Isshin-Ryu Karate: June 2013

Date Received Present Rank: Sho Dan/Isshinryu Karate: June 2013

Organizational Support: Member of the USIK

Awards in the Martial Arts: Finalist for Female Karate-Ka of the Year - IHOF 2013

Profession: Tourguide and Educator at Drayton Hall a National Trust for Historic Preservation Site
Education:

Ph.D., ABD – Anthropology (Fields of Conflict Historical Archaeology), Temple University, 2012

M.A. – Anthropology (Fields of Conflict Historical Archaeology), Temple University, 2012 M.A. – Anthropology (Historical Archaeology), University of Pennsylvania, 05H.

B.A. – Anthropology (Archaeology), Minor in History, University of Delaware, 2003

Personal Information: Volunteer Crew Member for the Tall Ship Ambassador of the State of Delaware – The Kalmar Nyckel, Member of the Society for Historical Archaeology and the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology, Honorary Lifetime member of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge


Mr. Warren Crusenberry (1st Dan)

Location/Date of Birth: Plattsburgh, New York; August 9, 1975.

Name and Location of your dojo: Charleston Isshinryu Karate, North Charleston SC.

Date/Location/Instructor with whom you began your Isshinryu Karate training: April 2011, Charleston, SC with Master Tim Boykin.

Date Received Sho Dan/Isshin-Ryu Karate: January 2014

Date Received present rank: Sho Dan/Isshinryu Karate: January 2014.

Profession: Cyber Forensics Solutions, Space Warfare Command (SPAWAR), Charleston SC.

Education: Computer Information Systems: MCP. MCTS, MCITP, MCSA, MCSE ACE

Personal: Married, 4 children.

 



 


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