Meet My Senseis
Evans was born in 1958 in Hanford, California. In 1974, at age 15, he decided to take Karate lessons at the local YMCA. Domingo Bongato, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Shorin-Ryu under Latino Gonzales (Commando Karate Club of the Philippines) was his first Sensei. Evans received his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1977. Throughout his Martial Arts journey, he has had the opportunity to not only study the Shorin-Ryu system of Okinawan Karate in Okinawa, Japan, but has been fortunate enough to train extensively in Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Kabaroan Eskrima, Sei Shindo Kai and Okinawan Kobudo. Shihan Evans currently lives and teaches Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo in the Sparks / Reno area of Nevada. His current Sensei is Jiro Shiroma – Hanshi of Arizona ( 9th Degree Black Belt – Sei Shindo Kai ).
Listed below are Shihan Evans’ current ranks and titles:
6th Degree Black Belt / Shihan – Sei Shindo Kai (Jiro Shiroma )
6th Degree Black Belt / Shihan – Shorin-Ryu ( Jiro Shiroma )
6th Degree Black Belt / Shihan – Kobudo ( Jiro Shiroma )
Instructor – Jun Fan Kickboxing ( Ted Lucaylucay )
7th Degree Black Belt – Kobayashi-Ryu ( Jim Silvan’s Kishaba Juku )
7th Degree Black Belt – Shorin-Ryu ( W.O.S.K.K.A. )
8th Degree Black Belt / AGM – APO Eskrima ( Dr. Ramiro U. Estalilla Jr. )
- Director, Shuri-Te Bujutsu-Kai
- 7th Dan Shuri-Ryu Karatedo
- 7th Dan Shuri-Te Ju-Jutsu
- 6th Dan US Ju-Jitsu Federation
- Combative Flow System Chief Instructor
- Kyusho-Jutsu Instructor
- Student of Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, Taijiquan & Qigong
Troy J. Price began his training in Karatedo and Kobudo in 1982 at the Columbia School of Karatedo in West Columbia, SC, under the direction of Hanshi Ridgely Abele. In 1985 he began studying Ju-Jutsu along with his Karatedo training. In 1997 he began studying Baguazhang and Qigong, then in 1999 began his study of Taijiquan and Xingyiquan. Mr. Price trains with several nationally and internationally known instructors in the traditional martial arts of Karatedo, Kobudo, Ju-Jutsu, Judo, Chin-Na, Kyusho-Jutsu, Aikido, Wing Chun, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Taijiquan & Qigong.
Troy J. Price conducts seminars nationally and in Europe and in 2004 he was awarded a international instructor’s license to teach Martial Arts worldwide. He has traveled and trained throughout the United States, Europe, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. He presently serves as Director of the Shuri-Te Bujutsu-Kai and the Secretary General for the International Shuri-Te Yudansha-Kai.
Troy J. Price has authored the Combative Kyusho-Jutsu Training Guide Vital Points, Theory and Martial Applications. He has developed a DVD series on Combative Flow Training, Kyusho-Jutsu, Karate-Jutsu and Ju-Jutsu.
Troy Price is a former member of the USA Karate Federation National Team Pool. He was a member of the first national kata team and second national kumite team to train at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has competed and medaled in many regional, national and international championships, including placing second at the 1985 United States Karate Association (USKA) World Championships.