Bryan Winfree, Assistant Instructor, has 30 years experience in martial arts and self-defense training. He is a Certified Black-Belt in the art of Nihon Goshin Aikido, Shotokai Karate, Isshinryu Karate, and Tae Kwon Do. Sensei Winfree has additional training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Chi-Na. He continues his training and education in Nihon Goshin Aikido and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under Sensei John Carterís direct supervision.
Mr. Winfree graduated from Newberry College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Math and Secondary Education. He also attended Columbia College and received a Master's Degree in Divergent Learning. Mr. Winfree has assisted in programs with the University of South Carolina and area church groups. He has also conducted self-defense classes for the Girl Scouts and other community organizations.
Mr. Winfree is the Head Instructor at the Carterís Academy of Self-Defense Irmo location. He is great with kids and has the experience necessary to teach, challenge and motivate students from all walks of life.