Shihan Roman Herman (5th Dan) has over 35 years experience in competing and teaching, creating champions in tournaments and life. Former Branch Chief of Shinkyokushinkai (WKO), Shihan Herman is currently the head and founder of Kyokushin USA. From 2006-2014 he was the National Coach of Fighting Team US- IFK. Shihan Herman is also a father of two our students and Vice President of American Division of Global Company
Currently Shihan Herman teaches out of his dojo located in Garfield, NJ which he has been operating out of for over 12 years.
Shihan Roman Herman
Kyokushin USA Branch Chief
Sensei Justin Hagen
Kyokushin USA PA Branch Rep
Sensei Justin Hagen has been practicing martial arts since the age of 5 years old. Beginning with ITF Tae Kwon Do in March of 1994 he would go on to compete in numerous tournaments and ultimately received his 2nd Degree Black Belt in 2002. In high school he practiced Isshin-Ryu Karate under Shihan Kim at J.H. Kim's Karate Institute in Wall, NJ and received his 2nd Degree Black Belt in 2007 before going off to college at the University of Rhode Island.
Since 2011 Sensei Hagen practiced Muay Thai as well as American boxing, going on to compete in the 2014 Golden Gloves. In 2015 he would reenter the karate world and began training under Kyokushin 5th Dan Shihan Roman Herman.
MARTIAL ARTS ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
1) 2015 Kyokushin Middleweight Champion (USA Philadelphia Open Tournament)
2) 2017 Kyokushin 3rd Place Sparring (USA Philadelphia Open Tournament)
3) 2017 Kyokushin 1st Place Sparring (Shihan Ohan North American Championship)
4) 2018 Kyokushin 2nd Place Sparring (Sensei Jim Grafe's 16th Memorial Tournament)
5) 2018 Kyokushin 3rd Place Sparring (USA Philadelphia Open Tournament)
6) 1st Dan Kyokushin
1) 3rd Dan WTF Taekwondo (2015-Present)
2) 2017 1st Place Board Breaking (Masters Tournament, NJ)
3) 2018 3rd Place Poomsae (Newton, PA)
1) 2nd Dab ITF Tae Kwon Do (Tae Kwon Do America; Brielle, NJ: 1994-2003)
2) TKD 3rd Place Sparring (1994, 95, 96,97,98,99 & 2004)
3) TKD 1st Place Board Breaking (1999 & 2017)
1) 2nd Dan Isshin Ryu Karate (J.H. Kim Karate Institute; Wall, NJ: 2003-2009)