Aubrey Brawley has been practicing Shorin-Ryu Karate for 18 years and has achieved the rank of SANDAN (3rd Degree Black Belt) from Grandmaster Nagamine Shoshin, JUDAN, HANSHI, founder of Matsubayashi-Ryu and Master Nagamine Takayoshi, KYUDAN, HANSHI, and current head of the style. Mr. Brawley currently teaches full time at the Collingwood Shorin-Kan Karate Dojo and is the chief instructor there. He has been teaching for over eleven years and has experience teaching people with Cerebral Palsy, Turrets Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Epilepsy, Asthma, and ADD. Mr. Brawley is a certified instructor through both the World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Association asn the Canadian Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Federation. He is also ISCC (instructor) qualified through the Canadian Armed Forces and is First Aid and CPR qualified. Believing that he is a student first, he constantly strives to improve technique and the deeper understanding of Karate. This has driven him to train regularly with the most senior and qualified sensei of the art.
The Collingwood Shorin-Kan Karate Dojo is also under the guidance of Mr. Frank Baehr, ROKUDAN (6th Degree Black Belt). Mr. Baehr is the chief instructor of the CSKF. One of Canadas pioneers in Karate he has studied for over 35 years in Canada, the United States, and Japan. Mr. Baehr was the first to study Shorin style Karate in Okinawa under Grandmaster Nagamine Shoshin, the founder of Matsubayashi-Ryu. Baehr Sensei is an invaluable asset to the Dojo and constantly shares his vast knowledge of Karate and Japanese culture.