|Instructor Name:TEDDY JORDAN|
Teddy Jordan holds the rank of Godan (5th Degree) Black belt in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu under Hanshi Murray. Sensei Teddy Jordan has been studying martial arts for over 20 years. He began training in 1988 at the age of eight in the art of Tae Kwon Do at Kim’s Karate. At the age of 12 Sensei Teddy held a 1st Degree Black belt in Tae Kwon Do along with being an assistant instructor. In 1992, he started to compete in local tournaments under the coaching of Sifu Eric Jones, a Wushu stylist and top ranked NASKA fighter from the Dennis Brown Shoalin Wushu Academy. He quickly excelled in the local tournament competition and decided to start competing in sanctioned tournaments on the NASKA and Promoters Plus circuits. In 1993, he began studying Hapkido at Yong Sung Lee studio along with Master Dong K. Kim.
As a youth, Teddy Jordan held a summer job as a camp counselor. During that time he introduced himself to Hanshi Clarence Murray who was instructing a class at the camp facility. He recognized Hanshi Murray from numerous local karate tournaments. After having an extensive conversation with Hanshi Murray and brief lesson on Kata pertaining to street application, Teddy decided to start training in Okinawan Karate and Kobudo under Hanshi Murray. Sensei Teddy was completely overwhelmed by Hanshi Murray’s techniques and vast knowledge of the martial arts. Not only were Hanshi Murray’s techniques superior but he carried himself in away exhibiting a true martial artist, and a great human being. Mr. Jordan joined Murray’s Okinawan Karate in 1996.
Sensei Teddy Jordan has been highly ranked in sparring and weapons competition on the NASKA circuit as well as the Promoters Plus circuit. Teddy Jordan is best known for the use of the “Flying Kama”. The Flying Kama is a highly advanced weapon only taught to high level black belts. Mr. Jordan is one of the elite martial artists on the east coast currently training and competing with the Flying Kama, in weapons competition. Sensei Teddy Jordan was inducted into United States Martial Artist Hall of Fame in 2012.
Teddy Jordan enjoys training under Hanshi Clarence Murray and teaching students of all ages. He is currently the senior instructor at the Wayne Curry Sports & Learning Complex located at Landover Maryland.
Teddy Jordan continuously strives to become a better martial artist and a better person. He pushes students to strive for excellence in everything that they do and he encourages the “Yes I Can” attitude. The importance of education is strongly emphasized. Teddy Jordan holds a M.S. degree in Cardio Pulmonary Science from Florida A&M University.