Revised Edition, June 4, 2024
Chief Instructor / Owner
      Authorized by:  International Shotokan Kenkojuku Karate-Do Association, Hachioji, Japan
DOB: Nov 9, 1939, Perry, Florida 32347 USA.
Married:  Gerry Ferns Bowden, December 1965.
Children:  Chandra Elise Bowden, MS Elem Ed, Kerri Lynn Bowden, Paralegal
Grand Children:  Grant W Williams, Jimmy A Fenno
Parents:   A.C & Adell McCall Bowden, deceased.
Shotokan-Kenkojuku Karate-Do: 1974-Present, 7th Dan Shichidan, July 30, 2020.
Registered Member:  
  • International Shotokan Kenkojuku Karate-Do Association, Hachioji, Japan, 1st-7th Dan.
State, National and International Competitor:
  • National & International Medals, 20 Gold, 10 Silver & 15 Bronze.
  • Numerous State and Regional Gold-Silver-Bronze Medals
  • USAKF, AAU Karate, USANKF & JKF Shotokan-Kenkojuku.
  • AAU Karate All American, 6 times, 1997-2005.
  • National Level Karate Referee Courses AAU Karate & USA National Karate Federation.  Kata & Kumite - 8 Courses, 1997-2009.
  •  E-7 US Army, US Coast Guard Reserve, 1962-1970, Veteran Honorable Discharge.
  • Taylor County High School - 1957.
  • North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Ga - 1962 BS, Business Adm., Minor Military Science.
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl. - 1965 M.Ed., Math Education.
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl. - 1972, M.Sc, Educational Leadership-Principal.
  •  Perry Hardware Company, Manager, between college & military years.
  •  Taylor District Schools, Perry, Florida.
  • Certification: 7-Jr College Mathematics, Business Administration, K-12 School Principal. 
  • 7-12 Math Teacher, Jr High Principal & District Personnel Director, 1965-2002.
  •  Retired from School District, May 2002.
Volunteer Service:
  •  Florida Forest Festival, Perry, Florida USA.
  •  Parade Chairman 1967 & 1968, Festival Chairman 1969.
  •  Director Tree Capital Credit Union, 1977-1987, President, 1987-1989.  Now FSU Credit Union.
  •  First Methodist Church Men’s Club, Perry, Fl., President 1985.
  •  Member Teacher Education Union, Taylor County Florida, 1965-1977, President Teacher Union, 1974-1976.
  •  American Shotokan Karate-Do Kenkojuku Alliance, Vice President and Founding Member of ASKKA 2013-Present.
  • Taylor County Florida Teacher of the Year 1969.
  •  Perry Jaycees Distinguish Service Award 1970.
  •  Perry Jaycees Outstanding Educator Award 1972.
  • WHO's Who in Karate.
Other Instructors:
  • Joseph Butrim, Sensei, 8th Dan, International Shotokan-Kenkojuku
  • Wayne Wickizer, Sensei, 7th Dan, International Shotokan-Kenkojuku
  • Ted Raitch, Sensei, 7th Dan, International Shotokan-Kenkojuku
  • John Hinken, Sensei, 7th Dan, International Shotokan-Kenkojuku
  • Charlie Parker, US Army Colonel Retired, Sensei, 7th Dan Shotokan
  • Pedro Alfonso, Sensei, 5th Dan, Shotokan-Kenkojuku
  • Leon K Bennett, Sensei, 5th Dan, Shotokan-Kenkojuku
  • Dr Sean Padgett, Sensei, 3rd Dan, Shotokan-Kenkojuku
  • Jackie Koeller, Sensei, 3rd Dan, Perry FL Dojo
  • Miles Owens, DVM, Sensei, 3rd Dan, Perry FL Dojo
  • Jeremiah Owens, DVM, 1st Dan, Perry FL Dojo
  • Daniel Simpson, 3rd Dan, Perry FL Dojo
  • Joaquin Trujillo, PhD, 2nd Dan, Shotokan-Kenkojuku
  • Nathan Frazer, 1st Dan, Perry, Fl Dojo
  • Nicole Gibson Ernst, 1st Dan, Perry Fl Dojo
  • Mitchell Worthy, 1st Dan, Perry FL Dojo
  • Trey Regar, 1st Dan, Perry FL Dojo
  • Austin Woodruff, 1st Dan, Perry FL Dojo
  • Andrew Faupel, 5th Dan, Collingswood, NJ Dojo
  • Jonathan Abrams, 5th Dan, Long Island, NY Dojo
  • Lynesey Jones, 1st Kyu, Perry, Fl Dojo