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style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:3.0cm;margin-bottom:0cm; margin-left:3.0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:16.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>International Combat Martial Arts Encyclopedia<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoSubtitle style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:3.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:3.0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='color:navy'>Who is Who in the International Combat Martial Arts<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:3.0cm; margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:3.0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:3.0cm; margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:3.0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><b><span style='font-size:36.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'>- A -<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>Peter Abbate<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>practical Karate <span class=SpellE>Kyokushinkai</span> 41 years, and <span class=SpellE>i</span> teach for 30 years, and represent the degree Shihan black belt 7 <span class=SpellE>dan.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Other grades represented Master of Kickboxing black belt 6 <span class=SpellE>dan</span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Representative <span class=GramE>at<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>Italy</span> for <span class=SpellE>Combate</span> <span class=SpellE>Krav</span> <span class=SpellE>Maga</span> <span class=SpellE>Faixa</span> <span class=SpellE>Preta</span> <span class=SpellE>Brasil</span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span class=SpellE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'>Naster</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'> Black Belt 4dan<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Technical director of <span class=GramE>IBJJF(</span>International Brazilian <span class=SpellE>jJu</span> <span class=SpellE>JItsu</span> Federation)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Master Red/Black 5 <span class=SpellE>dan</span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Instructor civil military personal defense<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Federations represented:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>WIMAAO <span class=SpellE>Usa</span> (World International Martial Arts Association Organization) position held Director for operations in Italy.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>WTA <span class=SpellE>Usa</span> (World Trainer Association)Italian representative.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>WFMC (World <span class=SpellE>Fightsport</span> &amp; Martial Arts Council)Representative region of Campania-Naples-Italy.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>WKC (World Karate &amp; Kickboxing Council)Technical Director <span class=SpellE>Kyokushin</span> Karate and Kickboxing.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Italian Champion year 1980-1981-1982 <span class=SpellE>Kyokushin</span> Karate<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Italian Champion year 1984 <span class=SpellE>Kyokushin</span> Karate<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>European Champion year 1986 <span class=SpellE>Fullcontact</span> WAKO<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>European Champion year 1889 <span class=SpellE>Lowkick</span> Wako<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>European Champion year 1991 <span class=SpellE>Kyokushin</span> Karate IKKF<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>International Champion year 1993 <span class=SpellE>Fullcontact</span> WKC<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>European Championships Military-Winner-1994 <span class=SpellE>Fullcontact</span> Acronyms Unified <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>World Champion year 1997 <span class=SpellE>Fullcontact</span> Karate WKC<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>World Champion year 2000 <span class=SpellE>Lowkick</span> WAKO<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>World Championships unified year 2005 Karate <span class=SpellE>Kyokushinkai</span>-Winner.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>World Veterans Championships years 2010 <span class=SpellE>Fullcontact</span>-Winner<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>World Veterans Championships Unified year 2012 <span class=SpellE>Kyokushin</span> Karate-Winner<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading9 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>David J. <span class=SpellE>D'Antonio</span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading7 style='margin-top:6.0pt;text-align:justify;page-break-after: auto'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:windowtext; font-style:normal'>The <span class=SpellE>Bufukan</span> as it is known today was created in 1994 as the <span class=SpellE>Bushi</span> Kai <span class=SpellE>Ninpo</span> Dojo by <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> <span class=SpellE>D'Antonio</span> as a way to pass on the teachings of the Koga <span class=SpellE>Ryu</span> Wada Ha&nbsp; style of <span class=SpellE>ninjutsu</span>. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading7 style='margin-top:6.0pt;text-align:justify;page-break-after: auto'><span class=SpellE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:windowtext;font-style:normal'>Soke</span></span><span style='font-size: 9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:windowtext;font-style:normal'> <span class=SpellE>D'Antonio</span> adopted the name <span class=SpellE>Bufukan</span> or &quot;house of the warrior wind&quot; in 1997 to describe his interpretation of both <span class=SpellE>Iga</span> and Koga <span class=SpellE>stlyes</span> of <span class=SpellE>Ninpo</span>, of which he is a master of both. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading7 style='margin-top:6.0pt;text-align:justify;page-break-after: auto'><span class=SpellE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:windowtext;font-style:normal'>Soke</span></span><span style='font-size: 9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:windowtext;font-style:normal'> <span class=SpellE>D'Antonio</span> began his martial arts training in 1978 under <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> <span class=SpellE>Harou</span> <span class=SpellE>Oyama</span> and Ni <span class=SpellE>dai</span> <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> Fred Barnes in the art of Koga <span class=SpellE>Ryu</span> Wada Ha <span class=SpellE>ninpo</span>. <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> <span class=SpellE>D'Antonio</span> would often train anywhere from 6 to 10 hours per day with his teachers and no less than 3 hrs per day. Training 7 days per week was mandatory. <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> <span class=SpellE>D'Antonio</span> became the <span class=SpellE>iemoto</span> (inheritor) of the system after 11 years of training with these men.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading7 style='margin-top:6.0pt;text-align:justify;page-break-after: auto'><span class=SpellE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:windowtext;font-style:normal'>Soke</span></span><span style='font-size: 9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:windowtext;font-style:normal'> was given the sacred <span class=SpellE>Keppan</span>&nbsp; (blood oath ) at the age of 9. After becoming <span class=SpellE><span class=GramE>iemoto</span></span><span class=GramE> ,<span class=SpellE>Soke</span></span> began the study of other styles of <span class=SpellE>ninjutsu</span> to include <span class=SpellE>Iga</span> related systems. <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> remains true to his Koga lineage <span class=GramE>( which</span> stems from <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> Seiko Fujita)&nbsp; to this day and maintains it as the basis of his teachings, favoring it over the other systems he has studied. <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> <span class=SpellE>D'Antonio</span> currently holds the grade of <span class=SpellE>Judan</span> <span class=SpellE>kuro</span> obi or 10th degree black belt in <span class=SpellE>ninjutsu</span>/<span class=SpellE>ninpo</span>. <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> has also studied Tae Kwon Do, Aikido and gung fu.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading7 style='margin-top:6.0pt;text-align:justify;page-break-after: auto'><span class=SpellE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:windowtext;font-style:normal'>Soke</span></span><span style='font-size: 9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:windowtext;font-style:normal'> <span class=SpellE>D'Antonio</span> is a certified <span class=SpellE>reiki</span> master and incorporates this into his teachings at the <span class=SpellE>Bufukan</span> <span class=SpellE>Hombu</span> Dojo.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading7 style='margin-top:6.0pt;page-break-after:auto'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:windowtext; font-style:normal'>In addition to his work in the martial arts (which includes a published book and several magazine articles) <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> has worked on private security details (as the director of operations) for various celebrities and private citizens. <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> <span class=SpellE>D'Antonio</span> is the co- founder and board member of the International <span class=SpellE>Ninjutsu</span> <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> and Masters Association, a member of the World Black Belt Bureau, and the International Combat Martial Arts Union. <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> maintains a very close friend-ship with the honorable Sato <span class=SpellE>Ryu</span> and is a friend and associate of <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> <span class=SpellE>Yo</span> Sato. <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> <span class=SpellE>D'Antonio</span> has also taught free martial arts classes to <span class=SpellE>underprivledged</span> inner city children.<br> <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> <span class=SpellE>D'Antonio</span> is a certified private security specialist and has worked for various companies as a loss prevention manager. <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> has also worked as an investigator specializing in video <span class=SpellE>survailance</span>. <br> <span class=SpellE>Soke</span> is a professional photographer...but maintains it as an enjoyable hobby and truly loves nature photography. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading7 style='margin-top:6.0pt;text-align:justify;page-break-after: auto'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:windowtext; font-style:normal'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoHeading7 style='margin-top:6.0pt;text-align:justify;page-break-after: auto'><span class=SpellE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:windowtext;font-style:normal'>Soke</span></span><span style='font-size: 9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:windowtext;font-style:normal'> <span class=SpellE>D'Antonio</span> instills a sense of discipline and honor in each of his students and teaches them the following principles: <span class=SpellE>Loyalty<span class=GramE>,honesty</span></span>, courage, accountability, commitment, dedication, discipline.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><b><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><b><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><b><span lang=FR style='font-size:9.0pt;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:FR'>Ali <span class=SpellE>Atiq</span> Al-<span class=SpellE>Atiq</span><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span></span></b><span lang=FR style='font-size:9.0pt;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:FR'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=SpellE><span lang=FR style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext;mso-ansi-language:FR'>Ph.D</span></span><span lang=FR style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext;mso-ansi-language:FR'>. MA<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span lang=FR style='font-size: 9.0pt;color:windowtext;mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Obtaining a certificate from the American President.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'> 2004<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>World Champion for Martial Arts and Self Defense, Portugal.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'> 2003<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>World Champion for Martial Arts and Self Defense, Italy.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'> 2002<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>World Champion for Martial Arts and Self Defense, 2000, Canada<span class=GramE>.(</span>Honorary)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Founder of Kingdom Institute for Martial Arts.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>Co- founder of World Organization <span class=GramE>of<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>Martial</span> Arts ( WOMA )<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>President.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'> of <span class=SpellE>Jeedo</span> Kwan International Union <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>President of Combat Union.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>President for more than 31 unions and international organizations <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Representative for the American College for Martial Arts.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Member of the American College for Martial Arts.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Member of International Academy for Martial Arts.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>Member of the World Union for Taekwondo<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Member of the Arab Union for Karate.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Member of the Black Belt International.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Member of Shaolin Academy.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'> North China for Martial Arts<span class=GramE>..</span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Member of the International Academy for Surveillance and Self Defense.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Member of the International Academy for Self Defense for Army and Police.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>Life Honorary Member in <span class=SpellE><span class=GramE>ElioKwan</span></span><span class=GramE> ,</span> Black Belt- London.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>Member of Personal Surveillance International Networks.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Member in more than 200 unions and global organizations.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>7<sup>th</sup> <span class=SpellE>Duan</span> Black in kung <span class=GramE>fu ,</span> China<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>7<sup>th</sup> Degree Black Belt in Karate, Japan.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>7<sup>th</sup> Degree Black Belt in <span class=GramE>Taekwondo ,</span> Korea.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Obtaining many Belts beyond the Black in other Combating Tactics.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Doctorate from the American College for Combating Sciences.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Consultant for more than <b>37 </b>Unions and Organizations worldwide.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Life- Member for more than <b>70</b> Unions and Organizations Worldwide.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Conducted various Courses and Seminars Worldwide.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Trained more than <b>12,000</b> Trainee Worldwide.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>Conducted more than <b>36</b> Championships in KSA, at an International Standard <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>Conducted and presided over more than <b>52</b> Meetings in KSA and the World. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>More than <b>65 Branches</b> of Combating Tactics are Under His Supervision.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>More than <b>85 Branches</b> of Combating Tactics are Under His Supervision Worldwide.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>An Expert in Delivering and Presenting Workshops, Presentations and Seminars Worldwide.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>An Expert in Physical Fitness.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>Shortly:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Member of Harvard Club University, the United States of America.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Honorary Doctorate from one of the Indian Universities, Arts Section.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'>Press Conference for Al-<span class=SpellE>Atiq</span> getting into Hollywood.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'> <span class=GramE>Special Photo with Titanic Film Director Mr. James Cameron and Al-<span class=SpellE>Atiq</span>.</span> 2004.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; color:windowtext'>Media: Magazine interview, newspapers interview, TV interview<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=a style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=a style='margin-right:2.0cm'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;color:navy'>Gerardo <span class=SpellE>Armenteros</span><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p style='margin-top:6.0pt;text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma'>The Grandmaster Gerardo <span class=SpellE>Armenteros</span>, started his martial arts training in August 1982&nbsp;from his hometown <span class=SpellE>Bogo</span>, Cebu, Philippines under <span class=SpellE>Sensie</span> Silvestre <span class=SpellE>Banca</span> an instructor of a Full-Contact Karate and Kick-Boxing of <span class=SpellE>Bogo</span> Martial Arts Center&nbsp; an affiliate member of Tigers Hall of Martial Arts Association, at the same year also practiced regularly the art of&nbsp; Filipino stick fighting and un-armed combat under supervisions of&nbsp;Pedro <span class=SpellE>Tampus</span> and Ben Francisco who learned their skills from&nbsp; the late Grandmaster <span class=SpellE>Filemon</span> &quot;<span class=SpellE>Momoy</span>&quot; <span class=SpellE>Canete</span>, he earned his <span class=SpellE>Blackbelt</span> in&nbsp; February 1984 awarded by <span class=SpellE>Dann</span> B. Diaz&nbsp;the Master and Founder of Tigers Hall of Martial Arts in Cebu City, Philippines&nbsp;became an&nbsp; instructor&nbsp;and official member of <span class=SpellE>Visayas</span> Full-Contact Martial Arts Federation, Philippines-International. While teaching the&nbsp;full-contact martial arts he also learned<span class=GramE>&nbsp; and</span> continue his&nbsp;martial arts&nbsp;training in Chinese street fighting techniques under a long lost friend Leung Xing Fu who contributed most of his system. He&nbsp;joined the Philippine National Police in&nbsp;September 1990 and served the country for 15 years, while in the police service he learned the art of <span class=SpellE>Comjukai</span> Combat Aikido under Grandmaster <span class=SpellE>Dhong</span> Reynaldo, he helped teaching and improving the defense combat techniques of police forces especially the low-profile police auxiliary forces. In 1995 <span class=GramE>he<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>created</span> the GEAR-DO and became a martial arts consultant of some local martial arts club in the province and started to introduce his own system to some of club instructors for advancement and upgrading of skills. In 2005 he immigrated to Canada and started introducing his system in September 2009 when he was accepted as a Karate Instructor of Kobayashi <span class=SpellE>Ryu</span>- The Karate Club Program with<a name="_GoBack"></a> the compliment of Sensei Jo-Anne Marks and Sensei Jay Parsons and became a consultant and interpreter of the kata and its application. Recently, he is now running his own dojo with his own system accepting students and upgrading courses for instructors.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style='margin-top:6.0pt;text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:2.0cm;margin-bottom:0cm; margin-left:2.0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:3.0cm; margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:3.0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoBodyText2 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:3.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:3.0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:8.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:windowtext'><a href="http://www.icmaua.com/" target="_blank"><span lang=FR style='mso-ansi-language: FR'>International Combat Martial Arts Unions Association</span></a></span><span style='font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:windowtext;mso-ansi-language:FR'> <span lang=FR><o:p></o:p></span></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyText2 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:3.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:3.0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:8.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:windowtext'>All Rights Reserved.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyText2 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:3.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:3.0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:8.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyText2 style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:3.0cm;margin-bottom: 0cm;margin-left:3.0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:8.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:windowtext'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> </div> </body> </html>