3175 Goldstar Hwy Suite B, Mystic, Ct. 06355
RENSHI SHAWN FLOYD
Mystic Dojo Owner & Senior Expert Instructor
Renshi Floyd has been training in the martial arts for over 25 years and a full time Karate instructor since 1992. He is a 6th degree Black Belt in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate, and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Zen Okinawan Kobudo and has the distinct honor to have tested for his Black Belt in the birthplace or our karate system in Okinawa, Japan in 1992.
Renshi studied karate as a child and again as a teenager by trying different styles before finding Kyoshi Lloyd Knight who was the first Yamashita International Karate representative in New England located in Westerly, RI in 1988. Renshi Floyd received the majority of his training from Kyoshi Knight (now 8th Degree Black Belt) and Master Tadashi Yamashita (10th Degree Black Belt) but has had the distinct privilege to train with many different Senior instructors in the Yamashita Karate System.
Renshi Floyd has participated and demonstrated in numerous National Yamashita Affiliated Seminars. All across the country as well as demonstrations and after school seminars at local public schools and colleges.
Training under Kyoshi Knight until 1996, he became the Director and Chief Instructor of the “Mystic Dojo.” In 2000 Renshi Floyd joined the newly organized Yamashita-Matayoshi Kobudo system and became the first representative in New England and only one of two schools in the world to officially adopt this most pure form of Okinawan Weaponry.
In 2002, he received his 4th Dan and the title of Shihan which means Chief Instructor. In 2007, Renshi Floyd was promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt. In 2013 he was promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt and awarded the title of Renshi, "Senior Expert Instructor."