International Combat Martial Arts Encyclopedia
Who is Who in the International Combat Martial Arts
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I am the Head Instructor and Director of Freestyle Ju Jitsu Kobudo 2nd Dan Ju Jitsu / 4th Dan Kobudo.
I also hold the position of Head Instructor Practical JuJitsu and Part Founder 3rd Dan and
Practical JuJitsu England Banner Rep under Practical Martial Arts plus I hold the following: -
Member of Masters International Nunchaku Association
1st Dan Senior Instructor under licence with Martial Arts All Styles
1st Dan Spirit Combat International
1st Dan under Self Defence Federation as a Club Head
Senior Self Defence Instructor
1st Dan Instructor under World Elite Black Belt Society
The past Martial Arts I have trained in are: -
Shotokan Karate, Kempo Ju Jitsu, Shadlin Kempo, Thi Chi, Hapkido, Offensive San Soo, Aikido and other Martial Arts.
I have been training in Martial arts since 1985 and I have been teaching Weapons for the past 12 years and Jujitsu for 9 years (5 years of my own club) Freestyle Ju Jitsu has two Dojo and Practical JuJitsu has over 8500 members under the membership of Practical Martial Arts.
The system of Kobudo we teach is done around 5 weapons (4 of which has a syllabus) these are Jo, Tanjo, Handbo, Kubotan and Nunchakus.
The system of Ju Jitsu we teach (Freestyle Ju Jitsu) is based on Samurai Ju Jitsu, Kempo Ju Jitsu, Judo and other systems, but it does have its own syllabus that is done to as high standard as we can keep.
Past and Present Instructors
Soke Brain Dossett 10th Dan Spirit Combat
Kancho Bill Cox 7th Dan Spirit Combat
Shihan Brian Cheek 7th Dan W.E.B.B.S
Master Dave Turton 8th Dan Self Defence Federation
Senior Sensei Neil Godbold 2nd Dan Freestyle Ju Jitsu
Shihan P Browne 7th Dan Kempo Ju Jitsu
Sensei Dave Aikido
Sensei Dominic Foster 4th Dan Aikido
Master Dave Bishop 5th Dan Karate / Kickboxing
Sensei Zoltan 3rd Dan Shotokan Karate
Sensei Robert Agar Hutton
Plus others that have been on Courses Seminars
Time in Martial Arts
1985 (only 6 months) – Shadlin Kempo
1985 Present weapons Nunchakus
1990 Present Freestyle Ju Jitsu (plus other Martial Arts)
1998 Present Spirit Combat
2001 2003 Self Defence Federation
2002 Present W.E.B.B.S
2002 Present Practical Martial Arts
I have done tournaments and got 5th place in Sport Ju Jitsu (Nationals) 2 years running 1993 / 1994
Soke Gregory B. Benjamin was born March 20, 1956 in Monroe, Louisiana. He has acquired many accomplishments from his marital art status to his honorary Doctorate of Divinity to retirement from the United States Air Force in June 1994.
Soke Gregory Benjamin started his martial arts journey in 1971, under Master Johnson. Ben Do Sool ® Founder Gregory Benjamin is a lifelong student of the martial arts, with over 35 years in the arts. Soke Grandmaster Benjamin has studied and achieved black belts in different systems, but his main arts have been Korean styles such as Dong Koo Yudo Kwan/Korea 4th Dan, 4th Dan in Kempo, 3rd Dan in Do Hap Sool under Sabunim In Hwan Chung, 2nd Dan Tang Soo Do, and 1st Dan Tae Kwon Do, etc. Soke Benjamin has been awarded the degree of Doctorate of Philosophy in Martial Arts & Sciences. He has trained in Korea, Germany, and the United States. While in the military for 20-plus years Soke Benjamin has trained many units and masters how to fight full contact in different Military Branches. He is a decorated veteran (Vietnam and Gulf War) and a military hand to hand specialist. Some he trained have gone on to take masters championships in different martial arts events.
Soke Benjamin has trained with many great Masters in different systems. He fought Golden Glove, and has taken many martial arts championships. Soke Benjamin fought in the Osan Pacific Nationals full contact fighting tournament and placed third against 120 competitors; some of the greatest fighters in the Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force, etc. Soke Benjamin also taught in Germany and Barksdale AFB from 1979 through 1984 before being transferred to Tinker AFB. Soke Benjamin has performed many exhibitions around the country and at different Air Force Bases. Soke Benjamin is also a certified martial arts international examiner.
Soke Benjamin is founder of Ben Do Sool School of Martial Arts which means “Fighting skills and weapon techniques”. Ben Do Sool’s unique aspects are its self-defense tactics, weapons, and its close quarter’s techniques. Ben Do Sool is an art depicted on its circular movement, flowing motion and its animal forms. Soke Benjamin’s philosophy with the movements of this art is that a fight should not last longer than one minute.
Stephan Breu was born in 1965 in Switzerland. Since
his younger years he showed interest in japanese
Martial Arts, starting training in Aikido and later Kyokushin
Karate (Kyokushinkai) and Shotokan Karate-Do.
After a break in training of traditional Martial Arts caused by professional reasons and military service he restarted training in different modern Martial Arts systems. So he is today representing Kyokushin Kakuto Jitsu, a modern all-round fighting system based on Kyokushin-Karate headed by Kancho Fernando Caraballo and Kaicho Luis A. Ortiz Flores, in Switzerland. He is also confirmed 6th Dan by the International Ryu Kyu Kai Karate Association, a traditional Shotokan Organization founded by Grandmaster Teji Saito in 1954, today headed by Robert Handley, Hanshi.
Today he is focusing more on energy-training to develop "Ki" (chin. "Qi") and nourishing life. So he founded Kokusai Kikou Renmei to promote japanese energy systems for health benefits and he is heading Seishin-Ryu Kikoukai teaching traditonal and modern kikou-forms as well as basic knowledge of traditional asian medicine and Zen-Buddhism through his school Energetic Arts Academy. Seishin-Ryu Kikoukai is member of the International Seishin-Ryu Association founded by Dai-Soke David Pérez Alvarez of Seishin-Ryu Iaido Renmei (an organization founded 1945 by Hanshi Hattori Takeyuki, Soke).
Kaicho was also introduced to the newly developed Health Qigong Forms of the Chinese Health Qigong Association by his brother, at that time President of the Swiss Health Qigong Association. So he used the opportunity to present the Health Qigong forms "Yi Jin Jing" and "Ba Duan Jin" successfully as one of the first Europeans in China during the 2nd International Health Qigong Demonstration and Exchange in 2007 in Beijing and took his Duan Examination at this first time event. He is acting as Vice-President of the Swiss Health Qigong Association today.
His training allowed him to form a new training-system „Shaolin Yangsheng Fa“ combining the advantages of traditional elements of Shaolin Qigong and Shaolin Quan with daoistic techniques and the new developments in Health Qigong aiming for nourishing life of the practitioners.
Through his activities as Chairman of the Referee Committee of the World Sports Karate Federation (WSKE) and licensed Referee Sanshou for Swiss Wushu Federation he is still engaged in different martial arts events. He also founded Kokusai Bujutsu Kessha as an open forum and organization for Martial Arts enthusiastics worldwide.
He is also a Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition.
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