CFI Active Black Belts

What is it to be a Black Belt at our dojo?
It takes an average student about 3 and a half years to get black belt in our dojo. Its not easy, and all students promoted here can attest to that. It requires dedication and at times, sacrifice, but I think we would all agree that the person you become is well worth the effort. When the obi is tied on, you become a part of our family. It really creates a bond hard to describe to someone who has never taken karate. But for all of this, getting your black belt is only your license to really start learning karate. It’s a the end of one journey and the beginning of an even better one.


Cape Fear Isshinryu Active Black Belts


Brent Holland
(Co-Proprietor- Roku-dan)

Byron Holland
(Co-Proprietor- Go-dan)

Jay Graham
(Yon-dan)

Terry Kuhn
(San-dan)

Josh Lee
(San-dan)

Aubrey Holland
(San-dan)

Billy Benson
(San-dan)

Zach Benson
(San-dan)

Austin Graham
(San-dan)

Jeremiah Elmore
(San-dan)

Beverly Leonard
(Ni-dan)

Dwight Manship
(Ni-dan)

Ray Reisen
(Ni-dan)

Melanie Dolan
(Ni-dan)

Carol Brown
(Ni-dan)

Jacob Layton
(Sho-dan)

Becky Holland
(Sho-dan)

Jacob O’Briant
(Sho-dan)

RJ Reisen
(Sho-dan)

Mark Tomes
(Sho-dan)

Hannah Jungmann
(Sho-dan)

Danielle Dunnagan
(Sho-dan)

Michael Costigliola
(Sho-dan)

Michael Johnston
(Sho-dan)

Michael Costigliola
(Sho-dan)

Christine Costigliola
(Sho-dan)

Guy Sidbury
(Sho-dan)

Ryan McCorkendale
(Sho-dan)

Ryoto Sugawara
(Sho-dan ho)

Sebastian King
(Sho-dan ho)

Jose Truillo
(Sho-dan ho)

Rowe Sawyer
(Sho-dan ho)

Ramsey Hawn
(Sho-dan ho)

Vincent Costagliola
(Sho-dan ho)

John Ross McKinney
(Sho-dan ho)


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