Kouchou Keith Jakle


Keith began his training in the martial arts in 1977, studying SanShin Ryu Karate with Sensei Larry Abrams under the direction of Soke Larry Byers. He was awarded his Okudan rank in October of 1985. He has additional experiences training with Kobujutsu black belt Jim Sutliff of the GoShin Do Shorin-Goju School with traditional Okinawan weapons. Keith has also trained in aikido with Mr. Dave Lowry of the Yagyu Shinkage Ryu and judo with Mr. Tom Kune. Keith was awarded his Master's certificate (Kouchou, meaning Teacher of teachers) in 2006 from Soke Byers.

Keith continues to learn more about the art and techniques of SanShin BanYingRuan from his Soke, Larry Byers. Keith teaches the Art and is the Chief Instructor, Kouchou/Shihan and Owner of the Okinawan Martial Arts Academy.