Sempai: 1st Dan
Sempai Shepherd began his karate at the Goldsboro Okinawa Karatedo Dojo in 2012.
Sempai Shepherd has competed in the AAU Karate Program since 2014 and has won numerous gold, silver, and bronze medals. He was selected as a member of the AAU-USA National Karate Team and competed at the 2019 WUKF World Championships in Slovakia.
Sempai Shepherd was promoted to his 1st-degree Black Belt, Shodan, in 2021 and assists in teaching classes at the dojo.