Kiture A. Burke, Sensei, Head Instructor of GoJitsu~Kwon Dojo in Tallahassee, Florida, was born to Mr. & Mrs. Neville & Dolorita Burke in Fort Bliss, Elpaso Texas on September 23, 1955.
Six months after his birth, his family moved back to St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands where he was introduced to martial arts by his two older brothers Neville A. Burke Jr. and Johnny A. Burke. On December 23, 1982, Mr. Burke was awarded his 3rd Kyu Brown Belt in the system of Japanese GoJu-Ryu karate from his older brother, Neville A. Burke, Sensei. He then met Richard O. Mitchell, a Master Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and began training with him at the St. Croix Boys & Girls Club in the Virgin Islands. Mr. Burke was chosen to compete on the Virgin Islands Tae-Kwon-Do Federation Team which held competitions in St. Croix, St. Thomas and Venezuela. In Tae-Kwon-Do, Mr. Burke started from white belt and worked his way up to 2nd Degree Black Belt. The rank of 1st Degree Black Belt was issued by Master Richard O. Mitchell and 2nd Degree issued by Master Everett Charles. A big part of Mr. Burke’s martial arts history was inspired by his mentors. Dr. Arthur Dennery Ph.D. /MA Soke, Dr. Richard Bell Ph.D. /MA Soke, Grandmaster, Alcano Francis, Grandmaster Alda Anduze Bell and Grandmaster Keith Francois.