The traditional teachings and style of Shihan Nishime are taught to all students in classes at the Okinawan Karate School located in Belleville, Columbia and Waterloo.
Context Health care professionals, educators, and others are increasingly called upon to advise parents and policymakers about risks posed to children by Internet use.
However, little scientific information exists on the experiences of children online.
Sensei Valentine has 18 years of instructional experience and has been head instructor at the Dojo since 1996.
He continues to train under the great Okinawan Martial Artist, Master (Shihan) Kiyoshi Nishime.
Shihan Nishime is a 9th-degree black belt in both Shorin-ryu Karate and Yamani-ryu Kobudo.
Master Nishime moved to the United States in the early 1970s to bring the ancient tradition of Okinawan Karate to American students and is now among the most highly regarded martial artists in the country.
Design, Setting, and Participants Telephone survey (August 1999–February 2000) of a random sample of 1501 youth aged 10 through 17 years who were regular Internet users.
Main Outcome Measures Demographic and behavioral characteristics associated with solicitation risk and distress due to solicitation.Results Nineteen percent of youth who used the Internet regularly were the targets of unwanted sexual solicitation in the last year. Conclusions Many young people who use the Internet encounter unwanted sexual overtures.The Okinawan Karate School in Illinois is affiliated with the Nishime Family of Dojos and the Ryukyu Bujutsu Kenkyu Doyukai (Ryukyu Ancient Weapons Research Organization).The Okinawan Karate School is under the direction of Sensei Ken Valentine.Sensei Valentine began his training in karate in 1986 with Sensei Ken Hendrix, founder of the Okinawan Karate School in Millstadt, Ill.After more than 25 years of training, Sensei Valentine now holds the rank of 6th-degree black belt in Shorin-ryu Karate and Nidan or 2nd-degree black belt in Yamanni-Ryu Kobudo.