Jason May Kyoshi is Kaicho (founder/chief) of the Nan Sho Budo system and director of Southern Pine Institute of Martial Arts. Since stepping on the path of martial arts education in
Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1985, he has been fortunate to find teachers of various styles to
broaden his skill set and enhance his teaching style.
May Kyoshi holds advanced rank in multiple systems and continues his studies in Gow Ren Lu Kempo Gung Fu, Progressive Arnis, Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Seiho-ha Iaido, Inner Wave Pencak Silat and Tai Ji.
May Kyoshi is an active member of the Gow Ren Lu Kempo Gung Fu International Association, Progressive Arnis and Kamishinkai International. In years past, he instructed in officer survival tactics for Kentucky Department of Corrections C.E.R.T teams and Greensboro Police
Department. Currently, he continues as a guest instructor at seminars around the United States, Spain and Portugal.
He earned an Associate of Arts from Guilford Technical Community College, a B.A. in Psychology, a B.S. in Business Administration and a Disciplinary Honors Certificate in International Business from Lloyd International Honors College at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Kyoshi Promotion under Hanshi Ron Carlson-October 2018
Renshi Promotion under Kyoshi Troy Price-August 2015
Nan Sho Kempo Jujutsu-6th Degree Black Belt (Hanshi Ron Carlson)
Gow Ren Lu Kempo Gung Fu-6 th Degree Black Belt (Hanshi Ron Carlson)
Progressive Arnis-Lakan & Paga Pagturo (advanced instructor)
Certification (Guro Chad Bailey)
Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido Seiho-ha-Full Instructor (Sensei Michael Sullivan)
Modern Arnis-1st Degree Black Belt (Lakan Antas Jon Douglas)
Kamishinkai Aiki-Jujitsu-Provisional 1st Degree Black Belt (Hanshi Don Phillip)
Kirin Kempo-1st Degree Black Belt
Tae Kwon Do-1st Degree Black Belt (Master Michael King)
Inner Wave Pencak Silat-Permission to share basic forms and applications (Guru Daniel Prasetya)
UMAA Excellence in Instruction Award-2018 (Professor Robert Austin)
Kentucky DOC Commissioner’s Silver Service Award for Superior Performance 2015 (Commissioner LaDonna Thompson)
Kentucky DOC Commissioner’s Gold Service Award for Superior Performance 2014 (Commissioner LaDonna Thompson)