Head Instructor - Karate
Brad Siebler began his combative arts training in 1977 under the instruction of Richard Schmidt Sensei at University of Nebraska Lincoln campus. Following two years of training in Japanese Shotokan, he then began training in Okinawan Goju Ryu Shorei Kan and Kodokan Judo, instructed by John Roseberry, Sensei and Steve Foster in Lincoln, NE. Along with the Shorei Kan Karate and Judo team, Brad participated in many demonstrations and tournaments regionally and also Judo Senior Nationals. Since receiving the title of Sensei, Brad has instructed or attended martial arts workshops across the US including Vancouver BC.
Brad returned to college in 1983 and received his degree in Physical Therapy and also Certification as Athletic Trainer in the summer of 1987. He has worked in most all areas of Physical Therapy and with Division 1 athletes. He received his CEEAA (Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults) certificate in 2014.
He has served as Karate Director and also medical volunteer for the Cornhusker State Games and currently provides volunteer medical assistance for Judo tournaments in Lincoln NE.
Brad is currently co-owner of the Lincoln Martial Arts Center in Lincoln, NE and also board member of the Sho-Rei-Shobu-Kan Budo Organization.
Head Instructor - Judo
Sensei Beggs is one of the owners of Lincoln Martial Arts Center and has been involved in Judo continuously since his first class in 1976. His primary teacher during that time was Shihan John Roseberry. However, he was also a student of Sensei Paul Owen and Roger Cappan. Sensei Beggs competed in Judo from 1976 to 1988. He was made head Judo Instructor under Shihan Roseberry in 1991 and taught classes regularly since then. In his career he also taught at two YMCAs, headed the UNL Judo Club and assisted with UNL Judo classes. Sensei Beggs is a certified Judo Coach under USA Judo and also a certified referee under USA Judo.
In his personal life, Sensei Beggs served on the Lincoln Police Department from 1969 to 2015, retiring at the rank of Captain. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska in Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Head Instructor - Kobudo
Instructor - Karate
Brian Gorman began training in Karate in 1980 and in Matayoshi Kobudo in 1993. In addition to Okinawan Goju Ryu under Roseberry Shihan, Gorman Sensei has also trained in Tang Soo Do and Judo. Gorman Sensei competed locally and regionally from 1982 to 1997 and has directed the Cornhusker State Games Karate Tournament since 2010. Gorman Sensei is one of the owners of Lincoln Martial Arts Center and is a board member of the Sho-Rei-Shobu-Kan Budo Organization.
Instructor - Youth Karate
Ethridge Sensei has been training Okinawan Goju Ryu since 2005 and has been in charge of the youth karate program since 2010. Ethridge Sensei also holds rank in Judo and Daitoryu Aikijujitsu.
Instructor - Aikido
Spaulding Sensei started training in 1975 in aikido, judo, and jujitsu, classes. He also studied wing chun, kendo and tai chi for a few years. Spaulding Sensei trained primarily at the Berkeley Aikido and Cahill Martial arts Center. While in the Air Force he attended classes when he could wherever he was stationed or visiting. Additionally his uncle was head instructor of a dojo in Honokaa Hawaii where he spent his summers and would attend classes.
Instructor - Jiu Jitsu
Haddix Sensei has been training at the Lincoln Martial Arts Center since 2003. Haddix Sensei holds Dan rank in Judo and Karate and has competed locally in karate, judo, and mixed martial arts tournaments.
Instructor - Iaido
Vierk’s introduction to martial training was via a season of Western Boxing with his small hometown club as a youth. He and his teammates trained in a rustic, makeshift gym and competed in boxing “smokers” versus teams in other central Nebraska communities. In 1990, Vierk resumed his martial studies in earnest, through the Asian Martial Arts, when he joined Sho Rei Shobu kan as a Goju Ryu Karate student under Roseberry, Shihan. Vierk has continued and expanded his training over the years and holds dan rankings in the Okinawan arts of Goju Ryu Karate and Matayoshi Kobudo, as well as the Japanese mainland arts of Kendo and Iaido through the All United States Kendo Federation.