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Hanshi Sana Bennett






Hanshi Sana Bennett, a eight dan (degree) black belt is the founder and chairman of JoSan-Lu Karate Do. He is a very well known karateka with over fifty years of teaching and tournament experience. Hanshi Sana has given numerous martial arts demonstrations  and lectures in many parts of the country, including some international trips. He began his karate training in Jamaica West Indies during the early 1970's in the Kyokushin Kai Kan style under the instruction of Sensei Alan Monteith and other senior belts Monty Allen, Newton James, Neville Cohen, and his brother Leroy Bennett.

In the spring of 1975, Hanshi Sana received his first degree black belt under Kaicho Nakamura in New York City under the old system of Kyokushin Kai Kan. After receiving his black belt, he began traveling back and forth from New York to Jamaica. In 1979 he returned to live permanently in the United States and has continued to study under Grandmaster Kaicho Nakamura. Hanshi Sana Bennett has been a loyal student to the World Seido Karate Organization since it was created.

In the fall of 2021, Hanshi Sana was promoted to the rank of eight dan (degree).under the Bas-I Kyokushin Karate He is well know throughout the karate world for kata skills, crisp techniques, lightning fast moves and many years of teaching experience both with children and adults. In February of 2014, Hanshi Sana respectively asked to take a sabbatical from the World Seido Karate Organization in order to establish himself on his own and also to try and reflect some of his own beliefs about the true meaning of karate as a way of life and family togetherness. The name that his school will be known by is JoSan-Lu Karate Do.

The JoSan-Lu Karate system is based on the nature of the Hummingbird (the national bird of Jamaica).

The Hummingbird is one of the most fascinating birds because of its ability to move its body swiftly, change direction quickly and smoothly, seemingly gliding from one place to another. We can be encouraged to use or develop a similar skill.

The Hummingbird is also able to fly backwards, teaching us that we can look back on our past. But, this bird also teaches that we must not dwell on our past; we need to move forward.

In Native American culture, a Hummingbird symbolizes timeless joy and the Nectar of Life. it is a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible and will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances.

By observing the Hummingbird, we see they are seemingly tireless. Amazing migrators, some Hummingbirds are known to wing their way as far as 2000 miles to reach their destination. This quality reminds us to be persistent in the pursuit of our dreams, and adopt the tenacity of the Hummingbird in our lives.