Kei Shin Kan Karate
"Old School Karate"
Sensei B.J. Huffman started in martial arts in 1967. He started with Judo under Randy & Danny Russell who were students of Master Wey Seng Kim, 6th Dan, who placed 2nd in the World in 1958.
After 2 years of training B.J. Huffman reached the rank of Yonkyu.
Randy Russell is know a 7th Dan.
In 1968 B.J. Huffman began studying Isshin-Ryu under Sensei Edward Johnson, 6th Dan, Reaching the rank of Sankyu.
In 1972 B.J. Huffman began studying Kei-Shin-Kan under Sensei Robert Yorbrough, 2nd Dan. Dennis Rand was also a student who made shodan or 1st Dan in 1974 and became the head instructor of Missouri, when Sensei Yorbrough left.
In 1975 Master Takazawa Masano, Shinohara Nobuhiro, Sensei & Two other Black Belts from Japan came to Jefferson City, Missouri. Master Takazawa and Shinohara Sensei tested several students and also tested Dennis Rand for Nidan, 2nd Dan, and B.J. Huffman for 1st kyu Brown Belt.
In 1977 B.J. Huffman was tested for shodan,1st Dan and was appointed Head Instructor of Missouri in 1978 by Shinohara Sensei. When Dennis Rand left Missouri. Sensei B.J. Huffman has reached the rank of 5th Dan, GoDan in 1995.
In 1988, B.J. Huffman Started studying Shorin-Ryu (Kobayashi) under Masayuki Ward. 8th Dan, Hanchidan. He has reached the rank of 5th DanGoDan in (Kobayashi) Shorin-Ryu.