Glenn Goertz

Rokudan (6th Degree)

Founder of Kansas Seibukan

  • Started Okinawan Karate in 1964 with Sensei Tom Joyce of Matsumura Seito Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do under Fusei Kise.
  • Shortly after Sensei Goertz attained the rank of brown belt, he joined the U.S. Department of Defense and was sent overseas.
  • From 1965-1969 Sensei Goertz trained under such Masters as Shian Toma (founder of Seidokan Karate), Eizo Shimaburkuro (founder of Shobayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate), and Seikichi Uehara of Motobu-Ryu Udunti.
  • After competing in two full contact tournaments, Sensei Goertz earned rank of Sandan(3rd degree) in Seidokan Karate
  • In 1969, Sensei Goertz was transferred to Vinh Long, Vietnam. When there he studied Taekwondo from Master Choi Hong Hi, and earned 1st degree
  • In 1973, he moved to Da Lat, Vietnam and trained with Shaolin Kung Fu Master Ling Pao Po for 18 months
  • In 1975, he moved back to the United States and started his first dojo at McConnell Air Force Base
  • In 1979, Sensei Goertz joined the Ryukyu Kempo Karate Association lead by Master Taiki Oyata. There he gained 5th degree black belt and recieved Menjo from Master Oyata
  • In 1991, Sensei Goertz found and joined Zenpo Shimabukuro under the Internation Seibukan Karate-Do Association
  • In 2000, he received Yondan(4th degree) with Seibukan, and in 2004 received Godan(4th degree)
  • Recently in 2008, Sensei Goertz received his Rokudan (6th degree)

James Goertz

Godan (5th Degree)

  • Started Okinawan karate in 1983 at the age of 5 under Glenn Goertz (father).
  • Practiced Toma Karate (Seidokan) untill 1990.
  • Joined International Seibukan Karate-Do Association under Master Zenpo Shimabukuro in 1991.
  • In 1994 Received Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt).
  • Began teaching in 94′ at Seibukan Karate Academy.
  • Competed in National and International tournaments from 1992-2009
  • Trained in Okinawa with Master Shimabukuro 1993, 1995, 1997, 2009
  • 1997 Received 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • 2000 Received 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • 2008 Received 4th Degree Black Belt

Scott Miller

Nidan (Second Degree)

  • Instructor since 2015
  • Manager of dojo since 2017

Kyle Jones

Nidan (Second Degree)

  • Joined Seibukan under Glenn and James Goertz in 1998
  • Instructor since 2011

Hassan Zbeeb

Nidan (Second Degree)

  • Instructor since 2015