July 27, 2014

Sensei Scott has studied Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate for 36 years. He began his study and training in Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate at the age of 12 in 1980 with Frank Hargrove. Sensei Scott trained with him for 25 years until the fall of 2005. Sensei Scott has studied under Eberhard G. Welch, Kyoshim Hachidan (8th Dan) since June of 2006. He currently holds the rank of Rokudan (6th Degree Black Belt, 7/29/2014) in Shorin-Ryu Karate-do and the rank of Gondan (5th degree Black Belt, 11/21/2004) in Ryukyu Kobudo (Okinawan Weapons). Sensei Scott is a member of the Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan under its founder Shugoro Nakazato, Judan (10th Dan), Hanshi and his son Minoru Nakazato, Judan (10th Dan), Hanshi.

Hanshi Minoru Nakazato presented Sensei Scott with his Shihan Certificate on 8/2/2014.

Sensei Scott has taught for 22 years, beginning in 1994. He opened his first karate club in March of 1996. Sensei Scott opened his dojo in the Glendale / Hidenwood / Riverside area in March of 1997. Scott Hayes Karate is the longest, continously active, Okinawan Karate School in Newport News.

Sensei Scott received the following titles: Shihan 8/2/2104; Renshi 2/27/2005; Shihan-Dai 2/28/1999; Sensei 12/3/1995.

Sensei Scott has taught seminars and held camps in Virginia (29), Tennesee (2), Canada (4), and Bermuda (2).

Currently 65 of Scott Hayes' students have earned their black belts in Shorin-Ryu Karate-do. 1 have earned their Sandan, 10 have earned their Nidan, 36 have earned their Shodan, 10 have earned their Shodan-Ho and 8 have earned their Junior Black Belts. 11 students have earned their black belts in Ryukyu Kobudo, 5 Nidans and 6 Shodans.

Black Belts Trained by Scott Hayes
Shorin-Ryu Black Belts Kobudo Black Belts

Back in 1982

November 2012
Over the years his students have competed in the AAU tournament circuit with the following results:
  • 3 National Champions in Kobudo
  • 1 National Double Medalist - Silver (Kobudo) and Bronze (Kata)
  • 1 National Double Medalist - Silver (Kumite) and Bronze (Kobudo)
  • 1 National Double Medalist - Silver (Kobudo) and Bronze (Kumite)
  • 1 National Double Medalist - Silver (Kumite) and Sliver (Kobudo)
  • 1 National Triple Bronze Medalist - Kata, Kobudo, Kumite
  • 2 National Triple Medalist - Silver (Kata), Silver (Kobudo) & Bronze (Kumite)
  • 1 National Silver Medalist - (Kobudo)
  • 13 Regional Champions
  • 16 State Champions
Scott Hayes received his college degree from William and Mary. During his time at William and Mary he also studied Judo and Medieval Sword Fighting.

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Serving Newport News: Glendale, Hidenwood, and Riverside area since 1996
The longest, continuously active, Okinawan Karate School in Newport News.