Okinawa Kenpo Karate and Kobudo

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About Our Executive Director

         Howard Webb has studied and taught Nakamura Okinawa Kenpo Karate and Kobudo for over thirty-eight years under the direct tutorlage of Sensei Necomedes Flores. Sensei Flores trained directly under Sensei Seikichi Odo, until Odo's death. Moreover, Sensei Flores was Sensei Odo's only resident student in his Okinawan dojo..  He is the president of the Okinawa Kenpo Karate and kobudo Association (endorsed by Grandmaster Taketo Nakamura) and Grandmaster Taketo Nakamura's offical representative outside of Okinawa. Sensei Flores received his Red Belt rank from Taketo Nakamura.

          Sensei Webb is an Eighth Dan (8th Degree) in Nakamura Okinawa Kenpo Karate and Kobudo and the chief martial arts instructor of our Institute.  He was the second sensei licensed to instruct Okinawa Kenpo Karate and Kobudo in the United States (at the direction of Sensei Seikichi Odo) by the Okinawa Kenpo Karate and Kobudo Association.  In addtion, Howard has over twenty years of professional law enforcement experience and over thirty years experience as a professional criminal justice defensive tactics and officer survival skills trainer.  He is an internationally and nationally recognized use of force expert and law enforcement trainer, who has conducted over 28,000 hours of law enforcement and corrections training.

          Moreover, he was the chief defensive tactics instructor (for over eleven years) at the Oregon Police Academy, the academy director and chief survival skills instructor at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy, provided use of force training to the 2,000 member (international police officer) Olympic Security Force at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and at the request of the United States State Department trained a cadre of Jamaican police and corrections officers as defensive tactics and use of force instructors for the training of all Jamaican criminal justice officers.

 

 

 

 

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          Howard is the founder and executive director of the American Council On Criminal Justice Training. The ACCJT is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit criminal justice training organization that conducts instructor development courses and training seminars nationally and internationally. He is the author of two criminal justice books:  MANAGING THE USE OF FORCE INCIDENT For Officers, Supervisors, and Administrators (404 page treatise used to minimize liability by criminal justice agencies and academies nationally and internationally) and the 48 TENETS OF OFFICER SURVIVAL (comprehensive officer survival textbook.). Further, Howard has recently written the first and only authoritative treatise on Okinawa Kenpo Karate and kobudo: OKINAWA KENPO KARATE AND KOBUDO, The Legacy Of Grandmaster Shigeru Nakamura.  

          Presently, he conducts instructor development courses and training seminars on police use of force and liability, defensive tactics, scenario-based training, and officer survival tactics nationally.