Jason May Renshi is Kaicho (founder/chief) of the Nan Sho Budo system and director of Southern Pine Institute of Martial Arts. Since beginning martial arts training 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 Renshi holds advanced rank in multiple systems and continues his studies in Gow Ren Lu Kempo Gung Fu, Kirin Kempo, Modern Arnis, Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaido, Kamishin Aiki- Jitsu, Inner Wave Pencak Silat, Morin Kun Tao Silat, Progressive Arnis and Tai Ji.
May Renshi is an active member of the Gow Ren Lu Kempo Gung Fu International Association, Kamishinkai International and Shuri-Te Bujutsu Kai. May Renshi instructs in officer survival tactics to Kentucky Department of Corrections C.E.R.T teams and continues as a guest teacher at the annual Rocky Mountain Thunder Martial Arts conference in Denver, Colorado and annual United Martial Arts Association conference in Fort Collins, Colorado.
May Renshi earned an Associate of Arts from Guilford Technical Community College and a B.A. in Psychology, B.S. in Business Administration and Disciplinary Honors from Lloyd International Honors College at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Renshi Promotion under Kyoshi Troy Price-August 2015
Nan Sho Kempo Jujutsu-5th Degree Black Belt
Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido Seiho-ha-Chuden (2nd level)
Modern Arnis-1st Degree Black Belt
Kamishinkai Aiki-Jujitsu-Provisional 1st Degree Black Belt
Progressive Arnis-Taga Pagturo (advanced instructor)
Kirin Kempo-1st Degree Black Belt
Tae Kwon Do-1st Degree Black Belt
Kun Tao Silat Morin-Permission to share forms and applications
Gow Ren Lu Kempo Gung Fu-Permission to share forms and applications
Inner Wave Pencak Silat-Permission to share basic forms and applications
Kentucky DOC Commissioner’s Gold Service Award for Superior Performance 2014
Kentucky DOC Commissioner’s Silver Service Award for Superior Performance 2015
Kamishinkai Kai International Association
Gow Ren Lu Kempo Gung Fu International Association
Kempo First Foundation
Shuri-Te Bujutsu Kai
International Black Belt Academy-Robert Austin