Our Senior staff Staff- Shihan
Heads of the Tribe-K arts
Sean Hurst ショーン ハースト
Head instructor of Honshitsu Budo Jiu Jitsu, Kali, JKD concepts.
I started training in the martial arts in 1981. It is a life long process that has taught me more than just fighting and I hope to continue it for the rest of my life. I have had the privilege to train with some of the best instructors in the world throughout my life, and have had many opportunities to utilize my training. Including: working in loss prevention for Sears and Target, Combat in an elite military unit for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan and Iraq and Finally as an instructor training competitors for MMA. These different situations have taught me the difference between Martial Arts for Self-defense, Self-Preservation, and Sport.
It is my goal to share what I have learned with my students. I do not believe in keeping techniques secret, but rather sharing them in hopes that as my students get better so will I. It is my Goal to see every one of my students surpass my skill and knowledge in the Martial Arts
Some of the Military units I have trained
- Trained soldiers for the United States army’s 10th mountain division and members of TF-121
- Trained soldiers from the 1215th Military Police company
- Trained soldiers from ODA 133 (Special Forces Team)
- Associate instructor/Guro in Inosanto lacoste Kali and Sifu in Jun Fan Gung Fu-under Guro Kenny Barry. Guro Barry taught me allot about seeing the bigger picture in martial arts and has been a huge influence in how I structure my curriculum.
- Full instructor in CMMA System
- Nidan in Nihon Jujitsu under Sensei David Parritt
- Student level 5 in CSW Under Erik Paulson.
- Brown Belt in Judo
- Green belt in Shorinryu karate under Robert Scagleone
- Certified as an amateur boxing coach and judge by United States amateur boxing association
- Certified by Kimber Hill as an instructor in Century Lil’ dragon program.
Israel Cruz イスラエル クルーズ
Head of CMMA Systems, JKD concepts.
At the age of 6 I started my training in Boxing & Shotokan karate from my father, after some years my father past away & I continued my training with my uncle who lived in California. He became my instructor and is responsible for introduceing me to JKD. After graduation from college I flew to the states & that was the turning point in my life as a martial artist. I was bless to trained under people like Sifu Dan Inosanto, Sifu kelly Wardon, Sifu Paul Vunak, Sifu Burton Rechardson, Sifu Rick Tucci, Sifu Tony Lopez, Herman Suwanda, Edgar Sulite, Tony Diego, Chino Santiago, John jac Machado, Gracie, Erik Paulson, Roy Dean, Felix Camacho, SBGI. These are just a few of the people that have shaped me as a martial artist and they are responsible for making me the martial artist I am today. I served in the Military for some years, as member of an elite unit, that's when I met a wonderful & deadly person by the name of Sean Hurst .this is one of the guys that I will serve with again anytime. People that know me know that I am not big into collecting pieces of paper to put on the wall. I do like to train & learn from everybody. I have plenty of certifications. Certification is only half of the process. Show me what u can do on the mat, not on paper. combat tested, battle proven. Come to Tribe-k
Autrelle Holland アトレル ホーランド
Head of Aikido and Ken Jutsu
Autrelle Holland has been studying Martial Arts since 1989, beginning with T'ang Soo Do under Song Ki Pak. In 1993, he started training in Aikido under Chris Rozett. Autrelle is currently graded as a 2-Dan black belt holder under Takashi Ishikawa's Misasagi Kai federation, which is recognized by the Aikikai Headquarters. Over the years he has continued to add to his knowledge by studying Jiu Jitsu under Thomas Asher, Wing Chun Kung Fu under Travis Taylor, and Kali under Joe Stores. Autrelle has trained with and attended seminars by a number of different instructors in various arts over the years. Most notable are Peter Bernath, Penny Bernath, Grady Lane, Thomas Huffman, Troy Ferguson, T.J. Cooper, Mike Sands, Perry Lambert, Katrina Reti, Ward Wilson, Patricia Hendricks, Stephanie Yap, and Anthony Arnett. His current practice emphasizes the high technical skill of throwing and receiving throws, realistic application and practice of Aikido techniques, and integrated weapons practice. He continues to study Kali and under the direct tutelage of Guru Sean Hurst, and currently holds the grade of Guro, or full instructor, in Kali. In addition to teaching Martial Arts, he has also taught several self defense classes for the Jacksonville community. Autrelle has also given free private instruction to members of the Jacksonville's Sheriff Office.
Head of HBJJ No Gi
Bio coming soon
Shihan is a Japanese term, often used in Japanese martial arts as an honorific title for expert or senior instructors. The term is frequently used in interchangeably with English terms such as "master instructor."
Various martial arts orgnizations have different requirements for the usage of the title, but in general it is a high title, 6th dan or above, that takes many years to achieve. It is sometimes associated with certain rights, such as the right to give out black belt (dan) ranks in the name of the organization, as it is with Tribe-K branch schools. however, the title is generally distinct from the black belt ranking system (dan).
At Tribe-K, we regard our Shihan (the permission to issue dan rank) to be a very prestigious position. We start accepting candidates after our senior yudansha vote 100% unanimously in favor of the promotion. We do not base it on a certain rank. So at a Tribe-K school, it is rare but possible for a canidate with rank lower than Rokudan to hold the position of Shinan. * It is also important to understand that yudansha who holds the title of shian does not carry a higher rank than other yudansha (instructors). Shihan is the Title which gives permission to issue Shodan or higher. Shihan is not to be confused with the title of Sensei. Sensei have the right to operate a school even if they dont carry shihan rank (they cannot issue above Ikkyu (senior brown belt)