Sensei Peter Bernier, Sandan 先生 ピーター ベニーアー
"I believe that students (as well as myself) must train harder than ever! We live in a world where people want instant success. Traditional karate's goals are the exact opposite. Through years of training, dedication, and hard work students will learn to control themselves and if need be, others. This can only be achieved though constant practice and patience."
-Began training in Shorin-ryu Karate-Do 1994 in Cherryfield Maine under various OSMKKF instructors
-Transfered to train with Sensei Steve Apsega in Nov. 2000
-Moved to Georgia in 2002
-Continued training with his teacher with annual visits in Maine
-Promoted to shodan in karate & kobudo in May 2004
-Trains annually with Hanshi-Sei Fusei Kise (10th Dan), Kiacho Isao Kise (9th Dan), and Hanshi John Shipes (8th Dan)
-Trains with Sensei Apsega (5th Dan) several times a year.
-Began Georgia Kenshin Kan Dojo in 2010
-Married my lovely wife Steaphine March 2012
-Promoted to Nidan Karate May 2012
-Promoted to Nidan Kobudo Oct 2013
-Certified Karate and Kobudo Instructor Oct 2013
-Promoted to Sandan (3rd Degree) in Karate Oct 2015
Sempai Bobby Stephens, Shodan 先輩 ボビースティーブン
-Begin training in Shorin-ryu Sensei Bernier in 2010 as his first student.
-Married his wife, Wendy, in June 2012
-Trains with Sensei Apsega Annually
-2014 Traveled to Texas to train with Hanshi-Sei Fusei Kise, Kaicho Kise, and Hanshi John Shipes
-In 2014, Bobby became a wellness coach and a fitness trainer
-Tested for shodan Sept 2015
-Bobby is now perparing to go for his Cerified Instructor in Karate