Mr. Buckner has been studying the Martial Arts since 1969. He has trained with some of the world's greatest masters and was directly under Grand Master Teruo Hayashi. The following are some of Mr. Buckner's Accomplishments:
- Seventh Degree Black Belt in International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu.
- Third Degree Black Belt in Okinawa Kobudo Kenshin Ryu
Certifications and Licenses:
- Shihan-Master Instructor Teruo Hayashi
- Referee - USA Karate
- Served as Vice President of founding Board of Directors of USA National Karate-do Federation The National Governing Body for Karate recognized by the USOC
- Certified Coach through the American Coaching Effectiveness Program
- Certified Police Officer by the State of Ohio
- Police Academy Instructor by the State of Ohio and Attorney General's Office
- Certified Police Defensive Tactics Instructor by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council
- Certified Police Impact Weapons Instructor by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council and Monadnock Industries.
- Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) by the US Army
- Executive Protection by Groce & Associates and Anti-Terrorist Training by FBI