The instructor (SENSEI), Jerry Hughey (6th Dan), began studying Wado Ryu karate in Murfreesboro in 1976, after graduating from MTSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. In 1977, he accepted a position with FaberCastell and moved to Lewisburg, Tennessee. Today he co-owns MAKAMARK, LLC, a manufacturing company making dry erase whiteboard markers and inks. Additionally, he is a technical consultant and chemist for American Crafts.
He continued studying Wado Ryu under Ray Cross and Don Hendrix until the school closed in 1980. He continued his Wado Ryu training under instructor, Jerry Potts - Columbia dojo, where he received his 1st Dan. In 1984, Hughey began teaching in Ardmore, Alabama and in 1986 moved his school to Pulaski. In 2000, he received his 5th dan under the late, Sensei Cecil T. Patterson. In 2010 at the U.S. Eastern Wado Federation sponsored karate tournament he was promoted to Roku (6th) Dan.
A native of Giles county he is also active in raising funds for St. Judes Children's Hospital, running a cattle farm, and teaching evening classes. Also, he assist his wife Melinda in her advertising and group travel firm. To learn more and participate in their travels go to the following links. (http:\\www.therhfactor.com)
Assistant Instructor (Adult Class)
Mr. Don Hendrix (Roku Dan)
School Memberships include:
U.S. Eastern Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Federation
International Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Organization
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U.S. Eastern Wado Federation