Carolina Isshinryu Academy - Main Dojo
153 Lark Field Drive, Weddington, NC 28173
Youth Class: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Adult Class: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Contact: Master Mitch Kobylanski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information

Grand Master Mitch Kobylanski (10th Dan)
Location/Date of birth:Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1953.
Date/Location/Instructor where Isshinryu training began:1969 in Holyoke, Massachusetts with Grand Master Lewis Lizotte.
Date received Sho-Dan in Isshinryu karate:October 1971.
Date received present rank: Ju-Dan - Sept. 2014.
Organizational support: USIK, Former President of the AOKA Head Instructor of the Carolina Isshinryu Academy.
Awards (Martial Arts):Spirit of Isshinryu by the AOKA (1995). Sensei of Sensei from Isshinryu Hall of Fame (IHOF) 1999. Inducted in the the IHOF (2003). Certified USJA Level I Coach.
Profession:Sales Manager Coats North America
Education:M.B.A Winthrop University (1993), B.S. Industrial Engineering from Western New England College (1975)
Personal:Wife: Karen; children: Amber, Phillip, Jennifer, Alex

Master Tim Grismer (8th Dan)
Location/Date of birth:Perham, Minnesota in 1958.
Date/Location/Instructor where Isshinryu training began:1977 in Monroe, North Carolina with Master Kobylanski.
Date received Sho-Dan in Isshinryu karate:December 27, 1983.
Date received present rank: Hachi-Dan - Sept. 2014.
Organizational support: USIK, Senior Instructor of the Carolina Isshinryu Academy.
Awards (Martial Arts):AOKA Outstanding Male Instructor of the Year (2003). Certified USJA Level I Coach.
Awards (Professional/Civic):Boy Scouts of America: Cubmaster and Scoutmaster of the Year for Union District. Awarded the Scouters Key, Scouters Training Award, Powderhorn, Woodbadge Award. Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow. Served on staff for three Woodbadge Course including serving as Woodbadge Course Director for Central North Carolina Council Course SR-490. Currently serving as Scoutmaster, Venture Crew Advisor, District Venturing Training Chairman, Council Training Committee and Summer Camp Committee. Tower Instructor Certified.
Profession:Insurance Sales
Education:Associate in Business from Wingate College (1979).
Personal:Wife: Matrell; Son: Dane.
Other:Assistant High School Swimming Coach for three years. Member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Served as training chairman for the local chapter and has won a number of professional and in industry awards.

Master Mark Ciprich (6th Dan)
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Sensei Jack Harvey (3rd Dan)
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Mr. Gene Sosankin (2nd Dan)
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Date received present rank: August 2016
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Mr. Alan Gludyk (1st Dan)
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Date received present rank:Sho-Dan July 2017
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