MASTERS

Central Shaolin Master rank members were at the 2011 tournament and demonstration. They are: From left to right, front row:. Grandmaster Hiang Kwang Th, Lexington; Master Stanley Barnes, 6th Degree,ÊLexington;ÊMaster Larry Mattox, Cynthiana, 6th Degree; Master Keith Murry, Paintsville, 6th Degree; Back row: Master Dean Hill, West Liberty, 8th Degree; Master David Cubine, Midway, 8th Degree; Master Kermit Shaffer, Nicholasville, 6th Degree; Master Doug Byrum, Lexington, 7th Degree. Not shown, Master Dick Gabriel, 6th Degree. (photo by Dean Hill)


Master David Cubine
8th Degree
Black Belt
Se Yin Se (Mind/Vision
Shadow Warrior)

Master David Cubine is an eighth-degree Black Belt with over 35 years of experience in the practice and teaching of Shaolin martial arts under the direct supervision of Grandmaster Hiang The. Master Cubine has learned over 120 empty hand and weapons forms in several traditional Shaolin styles, including advanced studies in Tai Chi ,Chi Kung, and Pa Kua. Master Cubine teaches at the Central Kentucky YMCAs. Born in Louisville, he is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has lived in the Lexington area since 1971 where he operates a multimedia design company. Master Cubine received his eighth-degree rank on December 2008. Master Cubine's partial material list HERE

Email: david@cubine.com

"Behind existence of every item is a shadow, in front of it is light and as stabilizer is immaterial breathing."
-Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

Bird icon denotes completion of Tai Peng Bird 18 form system.
Master David Cubine, 8th Degree Black Belt
with Grandmaster Hiang The

Master Dean Hill,
8th Degree Black Belt
Ching Peng Fu/ (Steel Bird Trap
)

Master Larry Dean Hill is an eighth-degree Black Belt who has studied martial arts since 1970. Dean has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia and the Western US. Dean is also a professional photographer who specializes in images from the eastern Kentucky area. Master Hill's interest in the Tai Peng Bird system, Pushing Hands, and several internal systems, including Ching Kong Sow/Golden Steel Fist, are part of his specialized studies. He received his eighth degree rank on December 14, 2008.

Email: hilld@mrtc.com
www.deanhillphotography.com
Bird icon denotes completion of Tai Peng Bird 18 form system.

Master Hill's Material List (coming


Doug Byrum,
7th Degree Black Belt
(Sei Pai Loong/Wise White Dragon)

Lexington, KY: Master Doug Byrum is a seventh degree Black Belt who has been studying under Master The' for over 25 years. Master Byrum, an instructor at the High Street YMCA branch, received his 7th degree rank on December 14, 2008. Doug is a retired science teacher from Beaumont Middle School, Master Byrum's partial material list HERE

Email: db5s2000@insightbb.com
Bird icon denotes completion of Tai Peng Bird 18 form system.

Master Keith Murry,
6th Degree Black Belt
Liu Sing Peng Ching (Meteor Bird Spirit)

From Paintsville, KY, Master Murry has been training under Grandmaster Hiang The for over 35 years. Master Murry's special interest is in the Tai Peng Bird system and has completed special studies in several internal systems. Master Murry works as a medical practioner for the federal prision system. He earned his 6th degree rank in June 2003.)

Bird icon denotes completion of Tai Peng Bird 18 form system.

Master Stanley Barnes,
6th Degree Black Belt

Master Barnes completed his testing and earned his 6th Degree Master rank on Sunday, June 20, 2004 from Grandmaster Hiang Kwang The. Master Barnes has been studying martial arts with Master The since 1977 and lives in Richmond, KY and works in the insurance and financial investment field.


Master Larry Mattox,
6th Degree Black Belt
(Elusive Locking Eagle/
San Shuo Ing)

Master Mattox is a sixth-degree Black Belt with 35 years of experience in the practice and teaching of Central Shaolin Martial Arts. Master Mattox has his own school in Cynthiana, KY where he has been teaching for over 30 years. Some of the specialty classes he teaches are Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Sparring/Conditoning, and women's self-defense. Master Mattox, who has been studying with Grandmaster Hiang The since 1977, received his 6th degree rank on December 14, 2008

Larry's Material List (Coming)

larrygmattox@att.net
Bird icon denotes completion of Tai Peng Bird 18 form system.

Master Kermit Shaffer, 6th Degree Black Belt
(Steel Hand Bear/Kang Sheung Chua)

Master Shaffer is a 6th Degree Black Belt from Nicholasville, KY. Master Shaffer has been studying with Grandmaster The since 1973 with special emphasis on internal studies and training. Kermit works as a professional stone mason and is an instructor at the Jessamine County YMCA. Master Shaffer received his 6th degree rank on December 14, 2008.


Master Dick Gabriel,
6th Degree Black Belt
(Chiang Ching Hu/
Strong Spirit Tiger)
Email: dick599@insightbb.com

Lexington, KY: Master Dick Gabriel is a 6th degree Black Belt who has been studying Chung Yen Shaolin martial arts since 1977. Born in Louisville, Dick initially joined the club while attending the University of Kentucky in order to write a series of articles as Sports Editor of the Kentucky Kernel.

Dick is currently employed by IMG College, the rights holder for the University of Kentucky TV and radio networks, as well as the Southeastern Conference radio network. Dick also hosts a nightly radio sports talk show in Lexington on WLAP-AM. He spent 22 years as Sports Manager at WKYT-TV in Lexington. During that time, he produced a TV news 6-part series on the club's trip to China and Japan in 1994. Dick also lived two years in Dallas, Texas, where he was an instructor.

Dick earned his sixth degree Black Belt in April of 2011. Dick has extensive studies in Tai Chi, Pa Kua, and Chi Kung.

Dick's Material List: HERE

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