All Shihan-kai members are listed in descending order by rank.
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Joseph Hedderman

Hanshi Joseph Hedderman
Kudan (9th degree Black Belt) Koshin-ha Chito-ryu Karate
Judan (10th degree Black Belt) Koseido-ryu Jiu-jitsu
Began study of Martial Arts in 1950
Dojo Chief Instructor Pittsburgh Koshin-ha South Dojo
Dojo Chief Instructor U.S. Koseido-ryu Jiu-jitsu Hombu

Terry Valentino

Hanshi Terry Valentino
Hachidan (8th degree Black Belt) Koshin-ha Chito-ryu Karate
Chuden (2nd degree Black Belt) Koseido-ryu Jiu-jitsu
Began Study of Martial Arts in 1972
Dojo Chief Instructor Yoseikan Pittsburgh North Dojo

Tony Hedderman

Kyoshi Tony Hedderman
Shichidan (7th degree Black Belt) Koshin-ha Chito-ryu Karate
Shichidan (Menkyo Kaiden) Koseido-ryu Jiu-Jitsu
Nidan (2nd degree Black Belt) Matayoshi-ryu Okinawan Kobudo
Began study of Martial Arts in 1973
Senior Instructor Pittsburgh Koshin-ha South Dojo
Senior Instructor U.S. Koseido-ryu Jiu-jitsu Hombu

Phil Arnold

Kyoshi Phil Arnold
Shichidan (7th degree Black Belt) Koshin-ha Chito-ryu Karate
Began study of Martial Arts in 1976
Dojo Chief Instructor Louisville Koshin-ha Dojo

Richard Sbuscio

Kyoshi Richard Sbuscio
Rokudan (6th degree Black Belt) Koshin-ha Chito-ryu Karate
Godan (5th degree Black Belt) Matayoshi-ryu Okinawan Kobudo
Began study of Martial Arts in 1973
Senior Instructor Pittsburgh Koshin-ha South Dojo
Senior Instructor Matayoshi-ryu Okinawan Kobudo

Susan Sbuscio

Kyoshi Susan Sbuscio
Rokudan (6th degree Black Belt) Koshin-ha Chito-ryu Karate
Godan (5th degree Black Belt) Matayoshi-ryu Okinawan Kobudo
Began study of Martial Arts in 1973
Senior Instructor Pittsburgh Koshin-ha South Dojo
Senior Instructor Matayoshi-ryu Okinawan Kobudo