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History of Okinawan Karate

Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro

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Kyoshi Michael Mackay

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Kyoshi Michael Mackay

Kyoshi Michael Mackay was born in New York City in 1956 and began training under Hanshi Robert Scaglione in May, 1981. He received his first degree black belt from Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro in 1984 and served as Chief Instructor for Kyoshi David Baker at the Midtown Karate Dojo (Lexington Ave.) from 1986 until early 2006. Since March, 2006 he has been the Director of the Ueshiro Midtown Dojo at St. Bart's. 

Sensei Mackay was promoted to Kyoshi by Hanshi Scaglione on August 19, 2007 at the Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu USA 45th Anniversary celebration in Washington, DC.  He currently holds the rank of Kudan (9th degree black belt).






Kyoshi Mackay has traveled extensively as Hanshi Scaglione’s representative, participating in numerous promotions and seminars. Following in the footsteps of Master Ueshiro, Kyoshi Mackay’s traditional weapon is the roku-shaku bo. 

Kyoshi Mackay also serves as Interim Shihan of the Pelham Manor Okinawan Karate Club, located in Westchester County.

After graduating cum laude from Yale University in 1979, Kyoshi Mackay worked as a freelance photographer in New York City. In 1984 he began his own business as a computer consultant, and continues to develop customized applications for a large midtown law firm.