Renshi Brian K. Ounkham

brianSensei Brian K. Ounkham wrestled and took boxing lessons throughout the 1980’s. He began formal martial arts training at Affiliated Yamashita Karate & Kobudō Studios in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In 2009, with permission, he founded and established Okinawan Martial Arts in Sussex, Wisconsin.

Outside of Okinawan Martial Arts, he is a husband to his wife Fadara, and a father to their three children Ella, Alexander and Andrew.

 

 

Honorific Titles Received

2006 Instructor Certification Hanshi Jiro Shiroma (Sei ShindoKai) (Karate Do (空手道) Okinawan Shōrin-Ryū (小林流))

2009 Title of Renshi Hanshi Jiro Shiroma (Sei ShindoKai) (Karate Do (空手道) Okinawan Shōrin-Ryū (小林流))

2011 Title of Shihan Hanshi Tadashi Yamashita/Hanshi Daniel Schroeder (Yamashita International Budo Association)

2011 Title of Shihan Hanshi Jiro Shiroma (Sei ShindoKai) (Karate Do (空手道) Okinawan Shōrin-Ryū (小林流))

 

Formal Rank Certifications Received

1995 1st Dan (Yamashita International Budo Association)

1997 2nd Dan (Yamashita International Budo Association)

1998 1st Dan (Yamashita International Zen Okinawa Kobudo Association)

2000 3rd Dan (Yamashita International Budo Association)

2006 4th Dan (Yamashita International Budo Association)

2008 2nd Dan (Yamashita International Zen Okinawa Kobudo Association)

2009 4th Dan (Sei ShindoKai) (Karate Do (空手道) Okinawan Shōrin-Ryū (小林流)

2010 3rd Dan (Yamashita International Zen Okinawa Kobudo Association)

2011 5th Dan (Yamashita International Budo Association)

2011 5th Dan (Sei ShindoKai) (Karate Do (空手道) Okinawan Shōrin-Ryū (小林流)

2014 6th Dan (Sei ShindoKai) (Karate Do (空手道) Okinawan Shōrin-Ryū (小林流)

 

Recognition Awards Received

1993 Affiliated Yamashita Karate & Kobudō Studios (Outstanding Male Student)

1994 Okinawan Masters Seminar University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (Most Dedicated Student)

1996 Affiliated Yamashita Karate & Kobudō Studios (Outstanding Black Belt)

1997 Affiliated Yamashita Karate & Kobudō Studios (Outstanding Black Belt)

1998 Affiliated Yamashita Karate & Kobudō Studios (Warrior Award)

1998 Wisconsin Professional Karate Association (WPKA Certified Center Referee)

1999 Affiliated Yamashita Karate & Kobudō Studios (Outstanding Black Belt)

2000 Affiliated Yamashita Karate & Kobudō Studios (Black Belt Excellence Award)

2010 Community Service Proclamation Award Village of Sussex Wisconsin

2011 For Dedication and Commitment to the Advancement of the Okinawan Martial Arts (East West Connection)

2011 Community Service Proclamation Award Village of Sussex Wisconsin 

2012 State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Licensed Juvenile Martial Arts Instructor

2012 Community Service Proclamation Award Village of Sussex Wisconsin

2013 Community Service Proclamation Award Village of Sussex Wisconsin

2013 Award Program of Wisconsin Traditional Martial Arts Best of Wisconsin

2014 Community Service Proclamation Award Village of Sussex Wisconsin

2014 State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Licensed Juvenile Martial Arts Instructor

2015 Community Service Proclamation Award Village of Sussex Wisconsin

2016 State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Licensed Juvenile Martial Arts Instructor

2016 Community Service Proclamation Award Village of Sussex Wisconsin