International Combat Martial Arts Encyclopedia
Who is Who in the International Combat Martial Arts
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Chris J MacDonald
I'm a Spiritual, Metaphysical, Holistic practitioner/teacher/minister and Master Mason and a spiritual monk of the Waiest Order.
I am known to many as Jnanadeva Mahad, this spiritual name was given to me by one of my Master Teachers.
I have trained in many forms of Martial Arts for over 40 years, which include 7th dan Jujitsu& Kudokan Judo, 3rd dan Kenpo, Zen, Tai Chi Chaun, Qi Gong,3rd Black sash Shaolin Kenpo Kung fu, and blackbelt Ninjitsu & Tae Kwon Do and currently completing 2nd Dan in Hapkido. I also studied styles with Grandmaster Dr Ted Gambordella,Master Hee Cho II, Master Stephan Hayes, Master Mike Omerbegovich, Ryan Yarbrough, Horace Sessoms and others and look forward to learning other styles soon.
I began my Jujitsu and Judo martial training in 1971 at 5 years of age. I have participated and medaled in many tourneys as a youth, I stopped tourneys in 1984-85 to focus on creation of my form that could be more fitting and teaching. I received my training from Master Manuel and received my Jujitsu/Judo Blackbelt 1st Dan in 1983, 2nd Dan in 1985, 3rd Dan in 1988, 4th Dan 1992, 5th Dan 1997, 6th Dan in 2003, 7th Dan in 2010 by time in grade.
I am a member of American Freestyle Hapkido Association (life member), Action International Martial Art Association(since 1987), IMAF (life member),ICMAUA (life member), MAMA (life member), WKIKO (life member), EFHA (life member),UN-MA, BIMAF, FKA, ISKJF, Warrior Page Martial Arts Society- Advisory Committee and others.
A inductee of the Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame 2012
I am Soke/founder of Ken Nin Ka Jitsu Do, my dojo is called Blackwolf Freestyle Martial Arts Academy which is part of Greenways Metaphysical Institute, www.greenwaysmetaphysicalinstitute.org which I serve as Founder and President.
I use martial arts as a tool to help people (those who request) along their spiritual/personal path, to aid in self-defense, discipline, honor, self-healing of the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit.
I have many degrees and certifications. I have BA in History with minors in CJ and Philosophy, MA in History with emphasis in Military History,
Bsh and Msh in Spiritual Healing. I have my BMsc, MMsc in Metaphysics and Mhd in Holistic Wellness, DD in studies of Eastern Religions. I am working on my Dissertation for my third doctorial, a Phd degree
I am a AADP Board Certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner
I am a master teacher of Kriya, Tantra, Raja, Hatha, and Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Reiki Master/teacher.
I also enjoy teaching various alternative holistic health modalities to nearly anyone whom ask and enjoy sharing this knowledge and energy with others. ex. Accupressure, Reiki, Aromatherapy, EFT, etc.
I took part in search & rescue and disaster efforts during the 90’s with the USAF Auxiliary. I am also Instructor in First Aid, CPR and basic life support. I am currently up to date in my basic life support, F/A,CPR
I'm also Native American(Chickamauga, Choctaw, Cherokee)& Scot Irish. I was taught the traditional medicine by many spiritual people throughout my life. I was given the name Blackwolf Thunders with a Heart. I'm a Spiritual lodge leader of Oklevueha Native American Church of Greenways Lodge of the Red Road.
I hope that this will be of help to you.
Chris J MacDonald,B.Msc, M.Msc, DD, Mh.D
Soke/Founder, 10th Dan Grandmaster- Ken Nin Ka Jitsu Do
7th Dan, Shihan- Jujitsu
Mohammad Reza Mahdizadeh
Founder & President of the World Mutao Federation
10th Dan Black Belt ( MUTAO )of the Martial Arts Federation of I.R.IRAN
1st Level Coaching ( MUTAO)of the Martial Arts Federation of I.R.IRAN
1st Level Referee ( MUTAO )of the Martial Arts Federation of I.R.IRAN
Philosopher of Martial Arts Science, PhD of the World Independent Martial Arts University
10th Dan Black Belt ( MUTAO)of the World Independent Martial Arts University
Grand Master Degree of the World Independent Martial Arts University
Life time Membership of the World Independent Martial Arts University
Doctor of Martial Arts Philosophy of the Universal Martial Arts University
Life time Membership of the Universal Martial Arts University
Dean of the College of the Universal Martial Arts University
10th Dan Black Belt ( MUTAO )of the World Modern Martial Arts Federation
Life time Membership of the World Modern Martial Arts Federation
10th Dan Black Belt ( MUTAO )of the World United Fighting Arts Federation
Life time Membership of the World United Fighting Arts Federation
10th Dan Black Belt ( MUTAO )of the World Martial Arts Union
Life time Membership of the World United Fighting Arts Federation
Founder & Chairman of the World Kick Boxing Alliance
9th Dan Black Belt ( KARATE KICK BOXING )of the World Karate – kickboxing Alliance
Vice president of the World Karate – kickboxing Alliance
Life time Membership of the World Karate – kickboxing Alliance
9th Dan Black Belt ( FULL CONTACT KARATE)of the World Full contact & Kickboxing Federation
Life time Membership of the World Full contact & Kickboxing Federation
9th Dan Black Belt (FULL CONTACT - KICKBOXING) International Amateur Kick Boxing Federation
9th Dan Black Belt (TOP KICKBOXING) International Top Kick Boxing Federation
Representative of Asia -International Top Kick Boxing Federation
Founder of the Iran Top Kick Boxing Federation
10th Khan (MUAY THAI) of the Martial Arts Federation of I.R.IRAN
12th Khan ( MUAY THAI) of the World Muay Thai & Kick Boxing Federation
A Class ( THAI BOXING) of the International Muay Thai Association
A Class (THAI BOXING) of the International Thai Boxing Organization
was born in the city of Leningrad (nowadays St.-Petersburg) in
In 1966 has finished art school. In 1967 he participated in the first exhibition of painting.
In June, 1967 Alexander Maltabarov has been on urgent service in the Sea Division of Frontier Troops of the USSR Army. His service was on the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea. The military service has tempered his character and given invaluable life experience. By summer of 1970 he has been demobilized.
Since 1970 he has begun pedagogical activity, was a manager of art studio in non-scholastic education system.
In 1978 has ended the Leningrad Pedagogical University of Gertsen, Art Faculty.
From 1978 till 1989 he taught in high school, was a member of a Methodical Сouncil of a city, and was the regional methodologist.
In 1970th years in Alexander Maltabarov's life have occurred two important events:
1) He has met and became the student of the artist (painter), the theorist and expert of design, the critic and the collector, the person of encyclopedic knowledge A.G.Ender. He became the full member of creative group «3-А» headed by Ender;
2) He has started Shotokan Karate-Do trainings. His first Karate instructor was V.Maslovsky, now he develops Hapkido (6th Dan at present) and is the leader of this martial art in the Northwest of Russia. The second Karate instructor was M.Strezh - the cheerful and vigorous person. Nowadays he continues Karate-Do trainings, and he is director of one of technical colleges of St.-Petersburg.
In 1980 Alexander Maltabarov has begun active exhibition activity as the artist (painter). He became a constant member of Experimental Arts Association - public organization of painters, in the alternative to official socialist realism - only one not forbidden direction in art in the USSR. 1980th years were years of struggle of artists of an underground with communistic ideology in art. Alexander Maltabarov's works (pictures) are stored in funds of the State Russian Museum, in the St.-Petersburg Museum of the modern art, in galleries and private collections of St.-Petersburg, USA, Israel, France and Belarus.
In 1980 Master Maltabarov has begun instructor activity under the offer of his instructor and the kind friend M.Strezh.
Two times Alexander Maltabarov has received the offers to be a postgraduate at the USSR Pedagogical Sciences Academy, but has not taken offers, having preferred martial arts.
Unfortunately, in 1983 the law forbidding the organization of Karate trainings has been published in the USSR. The prosecution was established for this activity. A part of instructors have suffered: on forged criminal cases they have been condemned to different terms of imprisonment. Contrary to all obstacles Master Maltabarov continued work with the devoted students.
In the end of 1980s Alexander Maltabarov has met with the wonderful person - the North Korean Master of martial arts Choi Saeng Sik - the representative of an ancient military dynasty. In Leningrad he studied in the Naval Engineering Higher Educational Institution, he studied the next military specialty. Before that at his homeland 10 years he was the martial arts instructor of the North Korean Marines. In Choi's family from generation to generation was transferred traditional Korean martial art Taekkyeon. Between two masters good relations were fastened. The friend and the teacher has opened to the student the basic concepts and secrets of Korean Kyeok-sul (the art of strong punch), and also has explained the Korean traditional values and opinion about martial arts.
In 1989 to St.-Petersburg and Moscow have arrived the international instructors, experts of Taekwon-Do (ITF), Oh Do Kwan style of Gen. Choi Hong Hi. In the city on the river Neva began to work then young Kim Yong Hoon (8th Dan at present). Alexander Maltabarov became one of his first students in St. Petersburg. Today many of they became the members of the Instructors Council and the Referee Council of Taekwon-Do not only of St.-Petersburg, but also of some the CIS countries. They are still connected by mutual liking and friendship.
Besides in 1980s years Master Maltabarov studied the Soviet Sambo, Japanese Ju-Do and Ju-Jutsu, and also the European Boxing.
In 1991 one of Alexander Maltabarov's students has visited the USA by the students' exchange where he has met American Tang Soo Do masters, followers of Grandmaster Lee Won Kook. In the same year Master Maltabarov has invited them to arrive to St.-Petersburg. Process of Tang Soo Do development has begun by traditional method of seminars and courses, including international.
In 1990s the big influence to Alexander Maltabarov was made by Japanese Master of Kyokushinkai Karate (direct student of Shigeru Oyama), Ju-Do and Tang Soo Do K.Takahashi from whom a profound knowledge and representations about real martial art has been received.
first half of 1990s Master Maltabarov was also interested by the Chinese
national Wushu. There were good schools in St.-Petersburg, and sports
standardization has not transformed the Chinese martial art into gymnastics
In the art of self-defense Alexander Maltabarov has learnt from the American Master of Aikido, Aiki-Jutsu and Kobudo D.Harbor.
After disintegration of the USSR the not best times have come. In 1993 Alexander Maltabarov had an idea to move for living and work in the Belarusian city of Grodno. The decision was not casual, one of its grandfathers, Yakov, was from Belarus. Besides, master's friends and students lived in Grodno.
In January, 1994 master had big preliminary work, and in December, 1995 the Sport Martial Arts League was registered. There were many Karate, Tang Soo Do and Taekwon-Do competitions, the seminars of various kinds of martial arts were regularly held, masters of various level were invited, trips to the international tournaments were organized.
Since 1996 Master Maltabarov was the instructor of self-defense of Regional Road Police Headquarters, where he worked 9 years.
In 2000, two years prior to the death of Gen. Choi Hong Hi the Founder of the International Taekwon-Do Federation, Alexander Maltabarov with students participated in Choi's last international seminar which took place in Belarus. At a seminar Master Maltabarov had personal contact with Gen. Choi Hong Hi. Alexander Maltabarov was interested by the Grandmaster's approach and personal understanding of martial art.
In the spring of 2000 Alexander Maltabarov has founded Tong Il Kwan Tang Soo Do. Certain work on style perfection proceeded and after 2000.
Alexander Maltabarov is the certificated Founder and Grandmaster at present, and Tong Il Kwan Tang Soo Do has the international recognition. Alexander Maltabarov is a representative of some international martial arts organizations in Belarus. His students live in Belarus, Russia, USA, Great Britain, Israel, Australia, Republic of South Africa and Japan.
Andrew Ian Marshall
Andrew Ian Marshall is the NiDai Soke (or second in command) of the Bifukan Dojo and Co- Creator of the C.U.T.S. (Critical Urban Tactical Strategies) self protection system. Mr. Marshall is also on a course of study towards his Doctorate in Bio Engineering. Mr. Marshall has studied various other forms of the Ninja Arts before discovering the Bufukan Dojo and the teachings of Soke D'Antonio and deciding upon that particular style as his life path in the Martial Arts. Mr. Marshall has been a student of the Bufukan for 5 years and his dedication has earned him the new honor of being promoted to second in command and allowing him access to special teachings never given to any other student of Soke D'Antonio. Mr Marshall has also volunteered his time along side of Soke D'Antonio teaching free Ninpo classes to at risk inner city youth.
Hanshi Larry S.L.Martin Providence, R.I. 02909 (401) 464 - 0344 I began my martial arts training October 15th,1964 at the age of 11 years old under my father, Jessie S.R.Martin & Sensei Richard Chun in the Art of Moo Duk Kwon Taekwon-do. 1971 - Received my Shodan Black Belt at the age of 17 years old in Moo Duk Kwon Taekwon-do under Sensei Richard Chun. 1972 - Started training with Sensei Lee Getty in Kyokushin kai Karate-do. 1973 - Received my Nidan Black Belt at the age of 19 years old in Moo Duk Kwon Taekwon-do. - Started training in the Kajukenpo Pai Lurn Kung-fu under Master William R. Gregory and Grandmaster Daniel K.Pai. 1974 - Received my Sandan Black Belt at the age of 20 years old in Moo Duk Kwon Taekwon-do. - Started training in the Japanese ryu of Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earnest St. Laurent Sr. and David St. Laurent Jr. 1978 - Received my Shodan Black Belt at the age of 24 years old in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earnest St. Laurent Sr. and Sensei Gilbert Dolman. 1979 - Received my Shodan Black Belt at the age of 25 years old in Kajukenpo Pai Lum under Master William R. Gregory. - Received my Shodan in Kyokushinkai Karate-do under Sensei Lee Getty. - Krane New England Kata Grand Champion and the New England middleweight Champion in full contact Karate! ( 1978-1979 ). 1980 - Received my Nidan Black Belt in Kajukenpo Pai lum under Master William R. Gregory and Grandmaster Daniel K. Pai. Received my Nidan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earnest St. Laurent Sr. and David St Laurent Jr. - Professional Karate Association's New Englang Middleweight Champion in Fullcontact Karate undefeated! 1982 - Received my Sandan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earest St. Laurent St. Sr., Sensei Gilbert Dolman. 1984 - Received my Sandan Black Belt in Kajukenpo Pai Lum kung-fu under Master's William R.Gregory and Ed Strok Canada. - Received my Yondan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earnest St. Laurent Sr., Sensei Gilbert Dolman. 1985 - Received my Yondan Black Belt in Kajukenpo Pai lum kung-fu under Master William R.Gregory and Grandmaster Daniel K.Pai. 1987 - Received my Godan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate-do under Sensei Earnest St. Laurent Sr. - Received my Godan Black Belt in Kajukenpo Pai Lum kung-fu under Master William R. Gregory and Master Ed Strok From Canada. 1990 - Received my Rokudan in Kajukenpo under Grandmaster William R.Gregory. 1993 - Received my Yondan Black Belt in Aikijujitsu Federation under Master Toshihizo Obata. 1994 - Received an update on my MooDuk Kwon Taekwon-do Certification Sandan Black Belt from Sensei Richard Chun. - Received Rokudan update Certification Black Belt from Grandmaster William R. Gregory and Sensei David St. Laurent Jr. ( 1990 ). - Received my Rokudan Black Belt from Nick Cerio's International Martial Arts Association from Professor Nick Cerio. - Received my Rokudan from the United States RyuKuKai Karate-do Association Shihan Robert M. Handley, Sensei Earnest St. Laurent Sr., Sensei Gilbert Dolman and (Maestro Giuseppi Guaraldi JKA Italy). - Received the Grand Championship Title in (Kumite) Heavyweight Champion. Plus first place runner up in Kata & Weapons. in the Nick Cerio's International Martial Arts Association. Karate Championships! 1995 - Received my Nidan Black Belt in Aikido, Japan Aikido Federation under Master Tikki Oyama. 1997 - Received my Sokeship from Grandmaster William D. Miller International Soke Head Founder's Society and the International Society of Combat Martial Arts. - Received my W.B.B.B Certification from Grandmaster Kang Rhee as the W.B.B.B. Certified School Instructor. - Founder of Shojukempo Karate-do with the rank of Soke 8th Dan. (Hachidan) Presently Holds: - 10th Dan. Black Belt in Shojukempo Karate-do Soke, Hanshi, Grandmaster ( founder ) - 8th Dan Black Belt American Kenpo / Kempo Karate - 7th Dan Black Belt Kajukenpo - Master's Level 5th Dan Black Belt Bok Lum Pai Kung-fu - 6th Dan Black Belt Shotokan Karate-do - 5th Dan. Black Belt Aikijujitsu - 3rd Dan. Black Belt Moo Duk Kwon Taekwon-do - 2nd Dan Black Belt Aikido - 1st Dan Black Belt Kyokushinkai Karate-do 1st Dan Black Belt Okinawin Goju-Kan Karate-do Personal: - Chief Instructor for the Nathan Bishop Middle School Shotokan Karate Club Prov. R.I. - Chief Instructor for the Arlengton Elementary School Shotokan Karate Club Cranston, R.I. - Soke Head Master and Founder of the R.I.SHOTOKAN KARATE HOMBU DOJO'S. - President and founder of the SHOJU-KEMPO RYU INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION. - President and founder of the R.I.DRUG BUSTER'S KARATE TEAM. W.B.B.B. Certified Branch School Instructor. - Cheif Instructor of Bill Gregory's Kajukenpo Martial Arts Studio Pawtucket and Central Falls Rhode Island. - c/o founder for MARTIAL ARTS WOMAN AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Awarded as the Highest Ranking Afro American Martial Arts Instructor under Grandmaster William R.Gregory in the State of Rhode Island. Hanshi Larry S.L. Martin's update! July - 24th 2000 Board member of the International Ryu Kyu Kai Karate Association awarded 7th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate-do, appointed to the board of Directors, 2002 inducted to the Ryu Kyu Kai Karate Association Hall of fame by Dr. Kyoshi Robert M. Handley 9th Dan. and I'm the United States Director for the International Ryu kyu kai Karate Association. Dec - 13th 2001 awarded Sokeship from Grandmaster George Petrotta 10th Dan Director President of the ISA- International Sungja-do Association for recognition of Shoju-kempo ryu and the Rhode Island State Director with full honors! Jan - 17th 2002 Soke Larry S.L. Martin founder / President and Ceo for the newly founded Association known as Shojukempo International Martial Arts Association which is the Governing Body for the (Martial Art Women Against Domestic Violenc ) Vice President Co founder. ( World Youth Martial Arts Federation ) Vice President Co. founder. ( Interscholastic Shotokan Karate-do Association ) founder / President and the (New England Traditional Shotokan Karate-do Alliance) founder / President, these Organizations have full Recognition from the top Grandmasters & Associations world wide! March - 20th 2002 recognition Certification form the United States Martial Arts Federation for Shoju-kempo ryu Karate-do. April - 20th 2002 Rhode Island State Director for the World Combat Arts Federation July - 1st 2002 awarded 9th Dan. from Grandmaster Al Cunningham 10th Dan Admin. President of the North American Grandmasters Council and was appointed as Senior Advisor by Grandmaster Cunningham July - 12th 2002 member of the Hawaii Martial Arts International Society. July - 1st 2002 awarded Hanshiship from Grandmaster Montezuma C. Cantu 10th Dan President Ceo of the International Black Belt Federation with appointed letter as Ambassador to Europe an Canada for the Martial Arts. plus Board Member and Director for the Japanese Karate-do Division in Rhode Island under the All Japan Okinawan Karate Association. Aug - 29th 2002 Rhode Island state Director for the United States Martial Artist Association under President / founder Supreme Grandmaster William A. Rankin 10th Dan Sept - 2002 received Certification for 9th Dan. As a member of the Karazenpo Goshin Jitsu Black Belt Society with " Shoju-kempo ryu Karate-do recognition from " Sonny Victor Gascon " 10th Dan founder of Karazenpo Goshin Jitsu and I’m the R.I. President of the Karazenpo Go Shinjitsu Black Belt Society. Dec - 28th 2002 received B- Class Certification 6th Dan. Chief Instructor, Examiner, Referee from the World JKA Karate Alliance and Rhode Island State
May. 17th 2003 awarded Godan in Sentou ryu Aiki-jujitsu.
Director. Aug. 24th 2004 I was awarded my 10th Dan as the founder of Shoju-kempo ryu by Grandmaster Al Cunningham of the North American Grandmasters Council, Kyoshi Dr. Robert M. Handley of the International Ryukyukai Karate Association.
May. 2004 received my 9th Dan Certification from Sijo Victor ' Sonny ' Gascon 10th Dan founder of Karazenpo Go Shinjitsu.
Nov. 2005 World Martial Arts Union Eeecutive Board member and State Director for Rhode Island.
Jan. 2006 received Certification from the JKS under Master Asai Shotokan Karate-do as a member.
Oct. 2007 / 2008 Chief Instructor Vissie St. School Karate Club Providence,
July. 2009 member and State Rep. of the American Kempo Jitsu Association
Aug. 2009 Co. founder Northeast Japanese Karate-do Association
July 2009 8th Dan Ju-jitsu Europen Ju-jitsu Union.
Oct. 2009 Chief Instructor for the learning Community Center Central Falls
Jan. 2010 received Shodai Soke Diploma from the Headmaster and Sokeship Council.
May 2010 received my 8th Dan “ Hashi-dan “ from the Saito Ha Shotokan Karate-do Kai, International Ryu Kyu Kai Karate Association.
June 2010 still in the prosses of wrighting my book Shoju-kempo ryu the Art
of “ Real Karate-do “
Mar. 2012 received Dojo certification from the WJKA
Apr. 2012 appointed as the Rhode Island State Director for the United States Martial Artist Association. Appointed by the President SG William Rankin.
Jul. 2012 Inducted into the United States Martial Artist Association Hall of Fame as the 2012 Supreme Grandmaster of Shoju-kempo ryu Karate-do.
Bernardo A. Martino
I started my Martial Arts Experience at the age of 13 in 1958 when I started learning Judo and Aikido from family members who needed a training partner for their practice at home. In 1963, while in the US Army, Stationed in Taejon, Korea I studied Judo, Aikido,
And Tae Kwon Do.
After the Military I trained in various martial arts clubs, as well as with martial friends, relatives, and took private lessons with a former Marine Combat Judo Instructor. Over the years I have also attended various martial arts workshops, seminars, and private practice sessions in Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Aikido, Jujitsu, Tai-chi, Qi Gong, Hapkido, Krav Maga, Kyusho, and Tang Soo Do.
For 18 years I was employed in Security, Campus Police, and Special Police Positions where my continued martial training became very important to me, the last 6 years I was Chief of Security where I trained my officers in martial tactics and self protection. I passed my knowledge on to my 3 children who also practiced martial arts and my oldest son, now having over 20 years in the arts, also has obtained black belts in three different arts, and continues to train and teach. I also continue to work with family members, and also give private lessons in Self Defense mainly to people being bullied or abused.
1963 & 64 - Taejon Tae Kwon Do Club – Green Belt
1965 to 67 – Private study, Bryan Duofo (3rd Dan Instructor) – Awarded 1st Dan TKD
The World Musha Shugyo Association recognized me as an 8th Dan in TKD in 2002.
In 2011 I was recognized as a 9th Dan, Founder, of Taiken Ryu – Goshin Jujitsu by The American Federation of Jujitsu.
In 2012 I became recognized as a 1st Dan in Tang Soo Do by Master Kang Rhea’s World Black Belt Bureau, through David North-Martino 3rd Dan.
My Taiken Ryu – Goshin Jujitsu is taught Strictly for Self Defense.
Pastor Alexander Mck
A Master in the following disciplines;
5th Dan in Taekwondo, Copper Dragon in Tai Chi Chuan, Red Sash in Pat Mei Kung Fu, 1st Dan in Okinawan Weaponry, 2nd Dan in Shotokan Karate and Master of Body Combat
Your Styles and Systems:
Taekwondo, Tai Chi Chuan, Pat Mei Kungfu, Karate, Okinawan Weaponry and Body Kombat
Speed, Agility and Accuracy
Is to teach the World the Power of Martial Principal
Alex's All Styles Martial Arts or AAS operating as Sensei's Martial Arts Academy is an aggressive discipline with total control. It is a tactical self defense which is a blended system of the World's best techniques, concepts and Principals from Taekwondo, Full contact karate, body Combat, Tai Chi Chuan, Pat Mei Kung Fu, Boxing and Okinawan weaponry. The Art prides in body, mental fitness and individual discipline.
I started off in my Martial Arts journey in 1988 with full contact karate, then when on to train shotokan karate, proceeded to master ancient Taekwondo and the above mentioned disciplines.
I was senior instructor at Tora Ryu karate South Africa under Hanshi Craig.
My Facebook, YouTube and Twitter links below
Chief Instructor for Junsei Ryu Hoshin Jutsu is Dr Ash McKee. Ash Sensei has over 30 years experience in Ju Jitsu, and close to 20 years experience in teaching Ju Jitsu to a vast variety of individuals.
Ash Sensei was born in April 1969, and started his training under his father in 1976, whom foundered the ‘Hankyo Kempo Ju Jitsu’ dojo. Ash Sensei took his first grading as a young boy in March 78, a day he’ll never forget! He made steady progression through the grading system, where he finally attained Sho Dan under Soke R Clark of the WJJF, and started the long road through the Dan Grades. Ash Sensei was one of R Clarks youngest ever Yon Dan grades, and was invited onto the WJJF technical board as a technical officer, again the youngest to do so. This was in recognition of his attention to detail, and dedication to the art of ju jitsu. Throughout this period he remained close to Soke Clark, and his father Brian Wrightson, whom had split away and joined the WKF under Soke Richard Morris. Ash Sensei joined his father in developing Hankyo Kempo, and also started developing the concept of Junsei Ryu as an umbrella to Hankyo. For his efforts in Junsei Kancho Brian Wrightson 8th Dan awarded Ash Sensei Go Dan, and in July 2004 Roku Dan. He also awarded Ash Sensei the teaching title Shihan in 2003.
Ash Sensei has recently been approved and accepted by the All Japan Ju Jitsu Federation, (AJJIF), as a Shihan, Founder of Junsei Ryu style of Ju Jitsu, and had his grade of Rokudan ratified. He has also been appointed a UK Board Director of the International Martial Arts Association UK, (IMAA-UK).
Junsei Ryu Hoshin Jutsu translates as 'The pure/genuine methods of the art of self defense'. Junsei is an organisation borne out of the necessity for more traditional methodology that is currently and increasingly being missed, and/or ignored by modern Ju Jitsu systems in the place of grappling.
Junsei’s objective is to preserve, protect and promote disappearing traditional and combative Ju Jitsu. The organisation strives to establish support, development, friendship, mutual cooperation, growth, education, and promotion of traditional and combat Ju Jitsu throughout the UK and beyond. Junsei also recognize and register all different styles and families of Ju Jitsu, as well as establishing Ju Jitsu seminars and training camps. Junsei Ryu supports the international Ju Jitsu community, through the means of our structure, schools, dojos and clubs. And lastly Junsei Ryu recognize, support and register international Ju Jitsu teachers and students by recognizing their skills, and knowledge based on the International Recognition System of Membership and Rank Validation, Recognition and Promotion.
Junsei grades on a modern system, embracing the fact that westerners need a goal to measure progress and skill development. Like many other Ju Jitsu systems in Junsei a student starts as a beginner, (White Belt), and progresses through increasingly more demanding techniques, until they are in a position to try for Shodan, (Black Belt). This process can take on average around 8 years. Junsei is not a certificate mill, and will only award/recognise grade based on ability, determination and spirit and time in grade.
Junsei’s Mon emblem embraces the wisdom of 'Happo No Kamae', eight directions of defense and attack, also representing eight circles of attainment and knowledge, gained through progress through the grading system. Starting with the outer most circle and working inwards towards true self, the inner most circle, which Junsei, acknowledge as the true beginning, Black Belt Shodan.
Dr Ash McKee MBA, started Ju Jitsu training at the age of six, and progressed through the junior ranks and senior ranks over a period of 30 years. Achievements and qualifications are listed below.
7th Mon White March 78 Sensei Brain Graham BIJJF
6th Mon Yellow July 78 Sensei Brain Graham AJJA
4th Mon Green Sept 79 Sensei Colin Whittaker British Ju Jitsu Board of Control & WJJF
3rd Mon Blue April 80 Sensei Brian Wrightson Hankyo Kempo Ju Jistsu, Martial Arts Commission, World Ju Jitsu Association
2nd Mon Purple Nov 80 Sensei Colin Whittaker World Ju Jitsu Association, Martial Arts Commission, Hankyo Kempo Ju Jitsu
1st Mon Brown May 83 Sensei Brain Wrightson Hankyo Kempo Ju Jitsu, World Ju Jitsu Federation
Sho Dan May 1985 World Ju Jitsu federation Soke R Clark,
Ni Dan March 1990 World Ju Jitsu federation
European Ju Jitsu Congress
Pan-American Ju Jitsu Congress
Asian Ju Jitsu Congress
Pan-African Ju Jitsu Congress
Oceanic Ju Jitsu Congress
San Dan Sept 1991 World Ju Jitsu federation
European Ju Jitsu Congress
Pan-American Ju Jitsu Congress
Asian Ju Jitsu Congress
Pan-African Ju Jitsu Congress
Oceanic Ju Jitsu Congress
Yon Dan Sept 1994 World Ju Jitsu federation
Go Dan Dec 2001 Hankyo Kempo Ju Jitsu Renmei Kancho Brain Wrightson
Roku Dan July 2004 Hankyo Kempo Ju Jitsu Renmei Kancho Brain Wrightson
Roku Dan Sept 2006 All Japan Ju Jitsu Federation & Life time member
Roku Dan Sept 2006 International Martial Arts Association UK
Level 1 assistant coach May 1991 World Ju Jitsu federation
Level 2 club coach Sept 1992 World Ju Jitsu federation
Level 3 senior coach Jan 1993 World Ju Jitsu federation
Level 4 Technical Officer July 1993 World Ju Jitsu federation
Shihan July 2003 Hankyo Kempo Ju Jitsu Renmei Kancho Brain Wrightson
Shihan Sept 2006 All Japan Ju Jitsu Federation
Shihan Sept 2006 International Martial Arts Association
UK Director of Ju Jitsu Sept 2006 International Martial Arts Federation UK
Bachelors Degree in Accounting 2000 Trinity College
Master of Business Administration 2001 Trinity College
PhD Business Administration & Accounting 2004 Trinity College
Shihan Donald Miskel has been involved in the martial arts since nineteen fifty nine. He is the co founder of the Black Lotus Martial Arts System and is its Chairman, presiding master and highest ranking practitioner. Master Miskel Is also the founder of Dante Ryu Gojute Kenpo, and Jute Ryu Aikijitsu, both modified combat systems.
Shihan Miskel holds the rank of Kudan (9TH degree black belt) in, the Black Lotus Martial Arts System, Gojute Kenpo and Lu Tran Kung Fu, Shichidan (7TH degree) in (Combat) Shorei Goju Karate and Tinh Vo Dao (Vietnamese MA system), and Godan (5TH degree) in Jute Ryu Aikijitsu.
Shihan Miskel also holds Dan rank, or equivalent, in several Okinawan, Japanese, Chinese and Filipino martial art systems, including a 10TH degree in Master Quoc Tran’s Street Rapid Defense System.
Shihan Miskel is an ordained minister and has graduate degrees in Divinity, Theology and Christian Counseling. He was also awarded an honorary Doctorates degree in the martial arts by the Master’s College of Martial Arts, has been recognized as a Senior Professor by the University of American Kenpo, and was inducted into the 2008 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Master of The Year. In 2009, Master Miskel was inducted into the Hall of Fame of several organizations including the Christian-Mission Martial Arts Alliance. Shihan Miskel has been recognized as a Hachidan Shodai Soke (First generation master and family head) by several national and international organizations.
Shihan Miskel is a prolific writer and researcher and his primary focus is on real life self defense and the philosophy of Christian martial arts.
I have been granted a Judan Professorship through Hawaii Koshu Ryu Kenpo jiu Jitsu
Judan 10TH degree in Kukeren (Dante Ryu) Kempo and the BLMAA combat system through The Black Lotus Martial Arts Association, kenseiryu, Shinja Martial Arts University and the European Jujitsu Union.
A seventh dan in Okinawan Kempo through Honto Seisen Ryu
A ninth dan in Shinja Buke Ryu through the Shinja Buke Ryu (Dr. John Enger)
And master level in Praying Mantis kung fu (Prof. John Wong), Lutran Kung Fu (G.M. Quoc TRan), Kan Balam Kung Fu ( G.M. Larry McFadden, and Black Dragon Sekai Shaolin Kung Fu (G. M. Lawrence Day)
I hold a 7TH Dan in Thin Vo Dao Vietnamese Combat System and WuShu (Trans Combat Martial Arts)
A 5TH Dan in Tatakai Jikoboei Do Kempo (John Corrigan)
I hold a 5th dan in Valadez American kempo (Lawrence Valadez)
A 5TH Dan in Flynn Ju Jitsu and Submission wrestling
and a 3RD Dan in Krav Jitsu (Shinja Martial Arts University)
I am a Docter (Thd) of Theology and Christian Counseling (DCC)
I have also been awarder Doctorates in Martial Arts Science and Martial Arts Education
Jonathan Enrique Medrano Miramontes
Karate Sensei black belt 2nd Dan in the Shotokan style.
Member of the AKEJ (Association of Karate of the State of Jalisco).
Member of FEMEKA (Mexican Federation of Karate).
Member ITKF Mexico (International Karate Federation).
Member of the school MAXXISS EMBUZEN (Sensei Arturo Macías Palma) and the school ENBUZEN (Sensei Raúl Ramírez Reyes), Founder of the organization Budo-Kan Ryu México A.C.
Black Belt 1st Dan in Judo.
Member of the FEMEJ (Mexican Judo Federation)
Instructor of Capoeira Regional corda yellow blue and instructor of Capoeira Angola
Member of the Terreiro Capoeira group and the Capoeira É Vida group.
Member of Renzo Graice white belt.
Black Belt 1 ° Dan Full contact .
Fighter of Kick Boxing and Full Contact.
Active Fighter before the FAMM and CMAMM in the modality of Mixed Martial Arts.
Stephen Michael Monasingh
Dr. STEPHEN MICHAEL MONASINGH - 10th Dan
MD (F.I.M.S.); Ph.D MA (W.O.M.A.); Ph.D MA (N.D.C.U.A.S.); CFM (F.M.S.I.) Founder and Technical Director of the Kokoro Ki Karada (Mind-Spirit-Body) International Organization of Martial Arts and Massotherapy Service (1963); Patriarch and Supreme Grandmaster of the Shin Kai Do (True Way Harmony) Personal Combat System (1975)
Dr. Stephen Michael Monasingh is a Martial Artist with over four decades of experience in teaching, administration and competing in these Arts. He had initiated the many attempts to have a National Martial Arts Organization formed and finally succeeded in co-founding the Guyana Karate Association (now Federation); founding the Guyana Taekwondo Association, which he affiliated with the Guyana Olympic Association and was the Vice Chairman and Senior Instructor of the South American Karate Organization, an affiliate of his late teacher and personal friend, Grandmaster Masutatsu Oyama’s International Karate Organization, Kyokushinkaikan for a number of years.
Other Martial Arts Organizations founded by Dr. Monasingh, are the Kokoro Ki Karada (Mind-Spirit-Body) International Organization of Martial Arts and Massotherapy Service (also known as the “Monasingh Academy”) and the Guyana Kyokushinkaikan Karate Federation (the Athletes of which were the undisputed Martial Arts Champions of the 1970s). He is currently a Professor (Shihan) of Japanese Karate; a Master Instructor of Korean Taekwondo and a Registered 10th Dan Grandmaster of the Shin Kai Do (True Way Harmony) Personal Combat System based on profound studies of many Systems of the Oriental Martial Arts.
Martial Arts Students from Guyana, the U.S.A, Nicuaragua, Venezuela, Colombia, Surinam, Brasil, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina, England, Saudi Arabia, Japan, China, Iran, Russia, Trinidad and Barbados received personalized attention from Mr. Monasingh over the last four decades.
In the late 1960s, Dr. Monasingh was a student of the now defunct Occidental Institute of Chinese Studies in the pursuit of a Doctorate in Chinese Acupuncture. Since then, he has done extensive research into Traditional Medicine and this took him to Japan on two occasions, Brazil, England, the USA, the Caribbean and Surinam. Dr. Monasingh developed, what he calls “Oriental Massotherapy”, which is based on the Principles of Chinese Acupuncture and Qi Gong; Japanese Shiatsu and Massages for Well-being and Cosmetic Purposes; Reflexology; Polarity Therapy as well as Muscle-Bone-Nerve Setting.
Dr. Monasingh’s Clients from Africa, Japan, China, India, Spain, England, Canada, the USA, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Barbados, Trinidad, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Surinam and Guyana were either completely cured or relieved of their ailments.
In 1971, Dr. Monasingh was graded to 1st Dan Black Belt in Kyokushinkai Karate by the South America Karate Organization, Kyokushinkaikan also Qualified as an Authorized Instructor and Branch Chief of the International Karate Organization, Kyokushinkaikan.
In 1972, Dr. Monasingh was graded to the 1st Dan Black Belt by the International Karate Organization, Kyokushinkaikan and voted for as Vice Chairman of the South America Karate Organization, Kyokushinkaikan. He had memorable free fights with such greats as present Grandmasters Tadashi Nakamura, Founder of the World Seido Karate Organization and Shigeru Oyama, Founder of Oyama Karate.
In 1974, Dr. Monasingh was graded to the 2nd Dan Black Belt by the International Karate Organization, Kyokushinkaikan. He had memorable free fights with such greats as present Masters Seiji Kanemura, Yasuhiko Oyama and Seiji Isobe.
In December 1975, on his return from Toyko, Japan and the 1st World Open (Full Contact) Karate Tournament, sponsored by the late Grandmaster Masutatsu Oyama, Dr. Monasingh founded the Shin Kai Do Personal Combat System which is a pragmatic form of Self Defence in constant evolution, comprising of the best workable techniques (to suit each student), extracted from the Japanese, Brazilian, Korean and Chinese Martial Arts he continues to practice and study.
In 1979, Dr. Monasingh was graded to the 3rd Dan Black Belt by the International Karate Organization, Kyokushinkaikan.
In the mid 1970’s, Dr. Monasingh taught Unarmed Combat and Self Defense to the Security Personnel of the Bank of Guyana, the Guyana National Co-operative Bank and the American Life Insurance Company.
For the most part of the 1970’s, Dr. Monasingh was the Vice Chairman of the South America Karate Organization, Kyokushinkaikan which was under the umbrella of the late Grandmaster Masutatsu Oyama’s International Karate Organization, Kyokushinkaikan.
In the mid 1980s, when the Unarmed Combat Programme conducted by the North Koreans for the Guyana Defense Force terminated, Dr. Monasingh was invited to continue this Programme and this was done with successful results.
In early 1986, Dr. Monasingh was graded to 1st Dan Black Belt by the Surinam Taekwondo Association and later that year, to 3rd Dan Black Belt by the World Taekwondo Federation.
In 1987, Dr. Monasingh completed a Sports Administration Course sponsored by the International Olympic Committee’s Solidarity Programme through the Guyana Olympic Association.
In February 1995, Dr. Monasingh, through the Guyana Olympic Association, represented Guyana at the 9th Annual Conference of Sports Medicine and Exercise Sciences in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was allowed to demonstrate his method of Oriental Massotherapy. Later the same year, he was awarded the distinction of becoming and Individual Member of the prestigious International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) which is an highly influential Medical Organization to the International Olympic Committee. This Individual Membership is awarded to Doctors only.
In November 1995, Dr. Monasingh was promoted by the World Taekwondo Federation to 4th Dan Master Instructor.
While in Puerto Rico, the President of the International Federation of Sports Medicine, Prof. Dr. Eduardo Henrique De Rose, gave Dr. Monasingh the mandate to initiate the formation of a Guyana Sports Medicine Association. To this end, the Guyana Olympic Association was very supportive and a Steering Committee was established with Dr. Morris Edwards as Chairman, Dr. Monasingh as Secretary and with the other Members of the Steering Committee being Doctors H. Persaud and C. Bowen also Physiotherapist, Mrs. Barbara Butts-Lawrence.
This Steering Committee was successful in the drafting of a Constitution based on that of the Barbados Sports Medicine Association, with inputs by Justice Rudolph Harper, who played an instrumental role in its processing and ratification.
Dr. Monasingh was a Committee Member of the Guyana Olympic Association from 1987 to 1999.
In 1997, Dr. Monasingh was invited to manage a Booth at the Health Fest Exhibition held at the Sophia Exhibition Auditorium. There, he was honoured with the distinguished visit of His Excellency the President, Mr. Samuel A.A. Hinds and his wife, First Lady, Mrs. Yvonne Hinds, who were given a sample demonstration of the Chinese Qi Gong method of therapy. Many Guyanese and Foreigners (most of whom had chronic ailments) benefited from the free treatments available.
In 1998, Dr. Monasingh was a Member of the Medical Team, together with Dr. Dennis Dookhan, at a Guyana Olympic Association-sponsored National Karate Tournament for the selection of a team to represent Guyana at the Central American and Caribbean Games held in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
On June 19 and 20, 1999, Dr. Monasingh was a Guest Official and Oriental Massotherapist at the Guyana Amateur Karate Association’s International Karate Championships to commemorate Guyana’s 33rd Independence Anniversary Celebrations.
Clubs from Guyana, Trinidad and Barbados participated in both the Traditional and Free Style Events. At the Traditional Karate Championships, Mr. Monasingh officiated as a Judge for both Kata and Kumite Events as well as Kumite Referee on Saturday 19th June 1999; while at the Free Style Championships on Sunday, 20th June 1999, he officiated as a Judge in the Kata and Kumite Events. Both injured Athletes and spectators who requested his service were successfully treated.
Once again in 2000, at the Guyana Amateur Karate Association’s International Karate Championships to commemorate Guyana’s 34th Independence Anniversary Celebrations, Dr. Monasingh was a Guest Official and Oriental Massotherapist.
On May 27, 2000, Dr. Monasingh officiated at the Kata and Kumite Events of the Traditional Championships. On May 28, 2000, by special request, Dr. Monasingh obliged the gathering with an impromptu demonstration of the ancient dynamic tension Tensho Kata and followed through with a demonstration against a Samurai Sword attack. Later, he continued in his chores as a Kata and Kumite Official as well as treated injured Athletes and spectators who requested his service.
In October 2000, Dr. Monasingh became affiliated with the World Il-Do-Kwan Federation, an International Authority on Taekwondo and Korean Martial Arts. He was presented with the following Certificates: (a) International Black Belt Member; (b) International Master Instructor and (c) Appointment as a Member of the Technical Advisory Council. Grandmaster Dr. Andrew P. Davies – 8th Dan, Founder and Director of the World Il-Do-Kwan Federation also gave Mr. Monasingh the mandate to represent the W.I.F. in Guyana.
Also in October 2000, Dr. Monasingh was awarded a Diploma of Meritorious Honour for his services rendered to Sport. This Diploma was initiated by Master Carlos Roberto Silva, President of the Confederação Brasileira de Kick Boxing Tradicional and countersigned by Sr. Aristávora Santos, Secretary of Tourism and Sport in the City of João Pessoa of the Brazilian State of Paraiba and was presented on their behalf by Colonel Antonio Florêncio da Silva, Brazilian Defence, Naval and Army Attaché to Guyana, at the Brazilian Embassy Chancery in Georgetown.
In January 2001, Dr. Monasingh was awarded Lifetime Membership with the World Nibuikai Budo Federation and appointed President and Technical Advisor of the Guyana and South American Chapters of the said Federation.
4th Dan Black Belt in Kyokushinkai Karate by the World Martial Arts Master Society and International Senior Master (Renshi) by the International Budo Federation; 5th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo by the World Nibuikai Budo Federation and the German Tang Soo Do Federation; Taekwondo Master Instructor by the World Nibuikai Budo Federation; 5th Dan Black Belt and International Senior Master by the German Katsukuma Ryu Kempo-Karate.
In February 2001, Founder and Grandmaster of the World Il-Do-Kwan Federation (Taekwondo and other Korean Martial Arts), Dr. Andrew P. Davies, 8th Dan, conferred the International 5th Dan Black Belt on Dr. Monasingh for his devotion to the Martial Arts Way in upholding the Spirit and Principles of the World Il-Do-Kwan Federation. This entitles Dr. Monasingh the responsibility of authorized examiner to grade students internationally.
Also in February 2001, Dr. Monasingh was nominated by Grandmaster, Dr. A.P. Davies, Executive Committee Member of the International Assembly of Sokeship, Founders and Headmasters to the 2001 International Hall of Fame.
In May 2001, to commemorate the 35th Independence Anniversary of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, the National Sports Commission, in collaboration with the Guyana Amateur Karate Association, realized an International Traditional and Free-Style Karate Championships on the 26th and 27th respectively at the National Gymnasium. Dr. Monasingh officiated as a Guest Judge as well as Oriental Massotherapist.
In June 2001, Dr. Monasingh received the following Awards/Certifications :- SPORTS AWARD from the World Organizer of Martial Arts of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for his contribution to the development of Martial Arts Sports and Self Defence worldwide; - BRANCH CERTIFICATION from Grandmaster, Dr. Jack Stern’s World Organization of Mixed Martial Artists (formerly the Korean Yudo and Hapkido Association), to represent the WOMA in Guyana; - INTERNATIONAL SELF DEFENCE INSTRUCTOR’S CERTIFICATE and LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP from the World Heads and Founders Society of International Styles and Grandmaster Hanshi M.I. Tianero (Soke) of the World Soke Head Council of Tokyo, Japan, with the Charter to teach Self Defense Methods in accordance with the Rules and Regulations as set forth by the World Head of Society; - 7th DAN BLACK BELT CERTIFICATION from the World Organization of Mixed Martial Artists.
- CERTIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT from the World Organization of Mixed Martial Artists to represent the WOMA in Guyana and – CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION from the World Organization of Mixed Martial Artists of the U.S.A. for his dedication and hard work in Martial Arts Education and dissemination of same.
In November 2001, the International Assembly of Sokeship, Founders and Headmasters presented Dr. Monasingh with a Plaque of the Worldwide Hall of Fame Awards 2001 also an Acceptance Certificate as a Worldwide Hall of Fame International Instructor of the Year 2001.
In December 2001, Grandmaster Jack Stern, Founder/President of the World Organization of Mixed Martial Artists nominated Mr. Monasingh for induction into the UNIVERSAL MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME. The Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inc; headed by its President, Prof. Silveiro P. Guerra, Ph.D; M.A; is an organization which takes the time to honour those whom have enriched the lives of others through the Martial Arts.
In October 2002, Dr. Monasingh was presented with a Certificate of Honour as an Ambassador of the Martial Arts Association – International of Germany for Guyana; a Grandmaster Diploma certifying him as a Registered and Authorized Grandmaster of the Art of Shin Kai Do and appointed a Regional Director for the MAA-I.
In January 2003, Dr. Monasingh was promoted to 4th Dan Black Belt Karate and Kickboxing Master by 10th Dan Grandmaster Carlos Roberto Silva, Founder and Chief Instructor of the Confederação Brasileira de Kickboxing Tradicional.
Founder of the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inc, Prof. Silverio Guerra, Ph.D; M.A. appointed Grandmaster, Dr. Stephen Monasingh as an International Advisor of the UMAHOF; and Master, Dr. Bernd Hohle, Founder/President of the Martial Arts Association – International nominated Dr. Monasingh to the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame for 2003.
In 2003, Grandmaster, Dr. Stephen Michael Monasingh promoted Founder of Bushite Ryu Karate Do, Sensei Sakhria Mourad of Tunisia, North Africa from 4th Dan to 5th Dan Renshi (Senior Master) of the Shin Kai Do Personal Combat System and collaborated in the establishment of the Bushite Ryu Karate Do Organization.
The International Combat Martial Arts Unions Association awarded Dr. Monasingh with a Certificate of Lifetime Membership through his international activity in Combat Martial Arts also a Certificate of Rank, recognizing him as the Founder and Headmaster of the Combat Martial Arts of Shin Kai Do Personal Combat System, with the Honoured Title and Rank of Soke, Shichidan – 7th Dan.
Dr. Monasingh became a Signatory of the FLAVIAN MEDAL SOCIETY which was founded by a consortium of prominent Martial Artists from across several countries and continents including the United States of America, Denmark, Guyana, Latvia, Romania and the United Kingdom and in the spirit of modern day sporting gladiators, took its name from the ancient Roman Gladiatorial Coliseum (Flavian Amphitheatre).
The purpose in forming the Society is to present the award of an International Medal in acknowledgement for showing courage and for acts of gallantry and bravery in times of danger and crisis.
Whilst the original concept was to confine these awards to those who actively practice Martial Arts, the Society has agreed that it would be prepared to consider nominations from outside of this scope.
In September 2003, the Kokoro Ki Karada International Organization of Martial Arts presented Mr. Neil Kumar, Member of Parliament and Director of Sports with a Certificate of Honour for his many years of unselfish involvement and dedication toward the development of Sports in Guyana.
In October 2003, through the kind courtesy of Mr. Arvinda Krishnalall, Manager of the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Dr. Monasingh was offered the opportunity of meeting with the Liaison Officer of the Chinese Embassy, Mr. Chin together with the Wu Shu Coach, Sifu Zheng, Yang and the Table Tennis Coach, Mr. Zhou, Ping. Discussions were informal and with mutual respect. Sifu Zheng Yang expressed that it was a honour to meet with Guyana’s only Grandmaster.
In November 2003, Dr. Monasingh began studying Tai Chi C’huan/Wu Shu with Sifu Zeng, Yang in an effort to include this with the combination of Japanese, Korean and Brazilian Martial Arts which form the ever evolving Shin Kai Do Personal Combat System.
In November 2003, Dr. Monasingh was appointed to the Board of Directors of Grandmaster, Dr. Jack Stern’s World Organization of Mixed Martial Artists (WOMA).
In December 2003, Dr. Monasingh was elevated to the Rank of 8th Dan in his Shin Kai Do Personal Combat System by the Dong Koo Yudo Kwan on recommendation from Grandmaster, Dr. Jack Stern.
In March 2004, Dr. Monasingh received the Doctorate of Philosophy in Asian Martial Arts (Ph.D MA) from the International Council of Higher Martial Arts Education of the World Organizer of Martial Arts of Saudi Arabia.
Also in March 2004, Dr. Monasingh was awarded the Flavian Medal of the Compatriot Order for his unselfish contribution to humanity in the fields of Health and the Martial Arts, from the Flavian Medal Society, International of the United Kingdom.
In May 2004, Dr. Monasingh was appointed President of the World Federation of Karate Bushite and Martial Arts of Tunisia also as a Member of the Federation’s Technical Committee.
In August 2004, Sifu Zheng, Yang, Chinese Wushu/Tai Chi C’huan Coach appointed Dr. Monasingh as a Local Wushu Coach and the Chairman of the China-Guyana First Wushu/Tai Chi Class. Subsequently, Dr. Monasingh was elected as President of the subsequently formed Guyana Wushu Association.
In September 2004, Dr. Monasingh was promoted to 10th Dan on the recommendation of Grandmaster, Dr. Jack Stern, 10th Dan Founder of the World Organization of Mixed Martial Artists and the approval of Dr. Alvin Tan Oon Lye, 10th Dan Grandmaster. This elevates Dr. Monasingh to the level of Patriarch and Supreme Grandmaster of the Shin Kai Do Personal Combat System of the Kokoro Ki Karada International Organization of Martial Arts.
In October 2004, Dr. Monasingh received the Doctorate of Philosophy in Martial Arts (Ph.D MA) from the Department of Martial Arts Affairs of the National Dragon Council University of Asian Studies of the U.S.A.
In November 2004, the Executive Committee of the Kokoro Ki Karada International Organization of Martial Arts appointed Grandmaster, Dr. Jack Stern, 10th Dan; Ph.D MA, as its Honorary President.
In November 2004, Supreme Grandmaster, Dr. Stephen Michael Monasingh promoted Founder of Bushite Ryu Karate Do, Shihan Sakhria Mourad of Tunisia, North Africa to 7th Dan (Junior Grandmaster) of the Shin Kai Do Personal Combat System. Shihan Mourad also holds the 7th Dan in Bushite Ryu Karate Do; 5th Dan in Dong Koo Yudo Kwan; 4th Dan in Shotokan Karate; 3rd Dan in Kaisendo and 3rd Dan in Jujitsu.
In January 2005, Dr. Monasingh received the following Awards: - Award of Honour for Outstanding service to the World of Martial Arts from the World Organizer of Martial Arts; Lifetime Membership and Rank and Recognition of Status of Honourable Grandmaster from the World Head of Society/International Council of Masters and Grandmasters; Lifetime Certificate and the Title of Honourable Grandmaster from the International Grandmaster Society; Certificate and Recognition and Membership with the Brotherhood Council of Elders, with the Rank of Hanshi from the World Martial Arts Council Institute of Elders and Lifetime Member and World Ambassador of Martial Arts from the World Organizer of Martial Arts.
In March 2005, the Kokoro Ki Karada (Mind-Spirit-Body) International Organization of Martial Arts and Massotherapy Service awarded His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Guyana, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo with a Certificate of Honour for his Statesmanship and a Certificate of Honorary First Dan Black Belt.
Also in March 2005, Dr. Monasingh represented the Republic of Guyana, as President of the Guyana Wushu Association, at the Caribbean Wushu Federation’s 4th Conference in St. Michael, Barbados, West Indies.
In April 2005, Dr. Monasingh affiliated the Guyana Wushu Association with the Caribbean Wushu Federation.
Also in April 2005, the World Organizer of Martial Arts (WOMA) of Saudi Arabia appointed Dr. Monasingh to its Board of Commissioners of the International Sports Commission, with responsibility for South America and President of the Guyana Division of WOMA.
In July 2005, Dr. Monasingh continued his Wushu Studies and training under the instructions of Sifu Mu, Ning of the People’s Republic of China.
In August 2005, Dr. Monasingh was recruited to serve on the Board of the World Medical and Support Services (WOMED) of the USA which is a division of MEDTECH International Inc. USA, registered in Delaware, and approved by the Secretary of State, with authentication #8485742. It is an associate member of the American Association for World Health (AAWH).
Dr. Monasingh was appointed also as a WOMED International Director. The other International Directors are Drs. Bernd Hohle and Ralf Bartzch of Germany and Dr. Siddiq Mahamoodi of India.
In January 2006, Dr. Monasingh headed a Demonstration Team of the Guyana Wushu Association that performed at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Guyana on the commemoration of the New Year (of the Dog) – Spring Festival, with exhibition of the Changquan Boxing; Nanquan Boxing and the 24-Form Taijiquan.
During the period 2005 – 2006, Sifu Mu, Ning of the People’s Republic of China was taught techniques of the Shin Kai Do Personal Combat System after which he was presented with a Certificate of Honorary International Member of the Kokoro Ki Karada International Organization of Martial Arts and Massotherapy Service.
In July 2006, Dr. Monasingh was appointed a Member of the International Board of Directors of the USA-based San Do Jutsu International Martial Arts Organization of Grandmaster Paul Holley.
In August 2006, Dr. Monasingh led a Forms Demonstration Team of the Guyana Wushu Association to assist the Chinese Association of Guyana at the Ethnic Relations Commission’s Exhibition at the National Exhibition Site, Sophia, Greater Georgetown.
In November 2006, the Kokoro Ki Karada International Organization of Martial Arts and Massotherapy Service bestowed the Shichidan (7th Dan) Black Belt upon Sifu Paul Cartier, Founder of the San Do Jutsu International Martial Arts Organization.
In December 2006, Dr. Monasingh promoted some of the Guyanese Affiliate Instructors as follows: Roger Hinckson to 6th Dan Senior Master; Christopher Norville to 5th Dan Senior Master; Abdool Nazim Yassim to 4th Dan Junior Master; Lancelot Wilkie, Sylvester De Castro and Antonio Yhan to 3rd Dan Senior Sensei.
In January 2007, Dr. Monasingh was awarded the World (Great Britain) Grandmaster Degree of 10th Dan Black Belt by the Kasakaido International Karate Alliance/Kasacombat Bujutsu Martial Alliance (K.I.K.A/K.B.M.A) also the Lifetime Membership Award with the Alliance.
In March 2008, Dr. Monasingh was appointed to the Board of Directors of Pakistan’s "Zubairi's Martial Arts Sports Federation" - The International Council for Martial Arts Learning,Teaching & Friendship.
In November 2008, Dr. Monasingh was presented with the “Instructor of the Year Award” by Sifu Rahman Khabir, Chief Instructor of the Tai Chi Institute of Trinidad and Tobago, at the conclusion of the 1st Tai Chi and Qi Gong Workshop hosted by the Guyana Wushu Association and held at the National Gymnasium in Guyana.
The International Honour Awardees of the Kokoro Ki Karada (Mind-Spirit-Body) International Organization of Martial Arts are the following:
Soke/Junior Grandmaster Sakhria Mourad – Bushite Ryu Martial Arts (Tunisia, North Africa); Soke/Grandmaster, Dr. Jack Stern – World Organization of Mixed Martial Artists (U.S.A.) (formerly KYHA); Soke/Grandmaster, Dr. Andrew P. Davies – World Il Do Kwan Federation (United Kingdom); Soke/Grandmaster, Dr. Bernd Hohle – Martial Arts Association-International (Germany); Soke/Grandmaster D. Benedetto Stumpf – World Nibuikai Budo Federation (Germany); Grandmaster, Dr. Brent Fuller – President – World Il Do Kwan Federation-U.S.A (U.S.A.); Soke/Grandmaster, Dr. Mihails Pupinsh – International Combat Martial Arts Unions Association (Latvia); Soke/Grandmaster Carlos Silva – Confederação Brasileira de Kick Boxe Tradicional (Brasil/U.S.A.); Soke/Grandmaster, Dr. Frank Schneider – World Street Combat Systems Organization (Germany) and Soke/Grandmaster, Dr. Mohammad I. Tianero – World Organizer of Martial Arts (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
(Last updated: March 2009.)
Sensei Jack Moon founded the Combat Aikido Association in 2008. He assembled an advisory board of a variety of martial artists. The Combat Aikido style is an eclectic system incorporating various martial arts. It has been called "ramped up Aikido with lots of strikes and kicks".
Some of the highlights of Sensei Moon's background from 1976 to present include: Scholastic Wrestling, American Karate, Shito-ryu Karate, Hakko-ryu Jujitsu, Aikido, Boxing, Ground Fighting, Krav Maga and other lesser known martial arts.
Sensei Moon developed Combat Aikido because of the weaknesses of the Aikido system that he had been previously taught. Many of the techniques taught by his instructors were too rigid and formalistic to be practical in scenarios of chaotic street fighting.
6th Dan Kyokushin Karate in IBK
5th Dan Kyokushin karate Matsui in
4th Dan Motobu-Ha-Shito-Ryu Karate Do
President of International Budo Kai Europe in
President of Kyokushin Kamakura Holland in Asia
President of Kyokushin Thai Kick Boxing Academy WUKF in Iran
President of Kyokushin Kick Boxing in WTKA in Italy
Representative of Motobu-Ha-Shito-Ryu Karate Do in Japan
Representative of National Karate and Kobudo Federation
Head of International Relations of Karate Free Styles in Iran
Member of independent Kyokushin Union Worldwide I England
Member of International Seishinkai Karate Union in USA
Syed Abdul Mueed
Soke Syed Abdul Mueed is the founder of modern martial arts system named "Hosinshu". He is the first and only closed door disciple of Soke Syed Amjad Ali. He is also the first inheritor of "MMA Kabodo" & "Shanzoe".
Soke Syed Abdul Mueed have started his training with Budokan Karate under Grand Master M.S.Jaweed but very shortly he switched to Muay Thai under Master Amjad Uddin Hashmi but he was unable to complete his Muay Thai training at that time because Master Amjad Hashmi was shifted to US.
Fortunately his search for better martial arts teacher has brought him to the great master of the time Soke Syed Amjad Ali. His journey with Great Soke (Soke Amjad Ali) has started with Traditional Japanese Jujutsu. He completed his black belt in jujutsu under Great Soke himself. At the time he got his black belt he decided that it is not the end of his journey, he will continue his journey until he replace his master.
His journey took him to the great masters and made him a good martial artist and a good teacher with lots of grades, ranks & titles.
His Masters are:
1. Soke Syed Amjad Ali
2. Soke Subhan Ahmed
3. Soke Syeda Sofiya Nausheen
4. Grand Master M. S. Jaweed
5. Arajana Faizaan Uddin Siddiqui
6. Hing Sifu Pandit Yasu Deva
7. Sifu Abdur Rahman
8. Master Abdul Hameed Pasha
9. Master Srinivaas
10. Master Jayanth Reddy
11. Shidoshi Shakeel Bin Sayeed
12. Shihan Mustafa Khaleel
13. Ustad Misbah Uddin
14. Shihan Richard Von Donk (Virtual Teacher)
15. Master Mohammed Ghouse Ali
His Ranks are:
1. Doctorate of Philosophy in Martial Arts (Pursuing)
2. 11th Degree (Founder) of Hosinshu
3. Camouflage Belt (Inheritor) of Shanzoe
4. 10th Dan (Shihan) in MMA Kabodo
5. Red Belt (Professor) in Yudh Kala
6. 8th Dan in Shinshindo Kai Karate
7. 3rd Dan in Jujutsu
8. 3rd Dan in Shotokan Karate
9. 3rd Dan in budokan Karate
10. 2nd Dan in Kendo
11. 1st Dan in Bujinkan Ninjutsu
12. 1st Dan in Deccanryu Ninjutsu
13. 1st Dan in Huyan Chung Kung Fu
14. 1st Duan Black Sash in Shaolin Wushu/Kung Fu
15. 1st Dan in WTF Taekwondo
16. 1st Dan in ITF Taekwondo
17. Honorary 1st Dan in Hapkido
18. 1st Dan in Aikido
19. Black Belt Instructor in Kickboxing
20. Kru in Muay Thai.
His Titles are:
1. Hero of Ring - 2000
2. Furious Kick boxer - 2001
3. Best Kabodo Teacher Ever - 2002
4. Instructor of the Year - 2003
5. Sword Master of the Year - 2003
6. Best Challenger to Karate Masters - 2004
7. Youngest Martial Arts Developer - 2005
8. Best Instructor of the Year - 2006
9. Master of the Year - 2007
10. Grand Master of the Year - 2008
11. Luminous Personality in Martial Arts - 2009
12. Unmatched Martial Arts Expert - 2009
13. Best Grand Master of the Year - 2010
In 2009 Soke Amjad Ali said "You are better than me now, you have achieved all the great ranks and you are the only one who could replace me. You are the only student I am proud of". But Soke Syed Abdul Mueed has always considered himself as "Student" and he always says "I will remain student all my life and will continue my studies until my death."
He developed Hosinshu in 2004 under the influence of his master and Sijo Bruce Lee. His act of development of Hosinshu have created a new trend of developing styles and systems among the masters of youth and resulted in the development of Shanzoe, Yudh Kala, Shigaisenjutsu & Indian Jujutsu.
Soke Syed Abdul Mueed started teaching martial arts 2001 under Soke Subhan Ahmed as an Instructor. In 2003 He organised his own Dojo named "Hawks' School of Martial Arts" and taught hundreds of black belts including great personalities like Soke Yousuf bin Ahmed, Shidohshi Rahmath Shah Quadri, and Sensei Mohammed Imran.
In 2009 He started Gurobaru Kenkyujo Bujutsu and International Martial Arts Developers' Brotherhood.
In 2010 he replaced his master by being appointed as the Director of the International Martial Artists' Union on the death of legendary grand master and great leader Soke Syed Amjad Ali.
He currently holds the International Directorship of International Martial Artists' Union & International Martial Arts Developers' Brotherhood.
He is also the Regional Director of World Shinshindo - Kai Martial Arts Association (Argentina) & World Martial Arts Friendship Society (Pakistan). Apart from being martial artist he is also a medical practitioner, Acupressure, Sujok & Colour therapist.
George Gaspar Munoz
Full Name: George Gaspar Munoz
Date of Birth: 05 November 1963
Place of Birth: San Isidro St., Cando City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
George Gaspar Munoz, grow up in a small town deep in the heart of Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, after graduation of high School, he went to the main capital city Manila to pursue his studies & graduated Bachelor Degree of Science In Criminology, then join & serve government service, later join private firm as a Chief Security in different hotels & later work abroad in International Chain Hotel which started to Sana’a Republic of Yemen & after transferred to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, currently working As Security Manager.
The president & founder of George’s Ketsugo Self – Defense – Oriental Fighting Arts. He is a conservative, tough. & discipline person. He began is training in martial arts at the early age & continue till present of his career He teaches & trained studied with host of noted master in martial arts international. He competed in martial arts & bodybuilding competition
* Diploma Fitness & Nutrition
* Certificate Computer MS DOS
* Certificate Computer Windows ME, Microsoft Word 2000,
Excel 2000, Power Point2000, Access2000 [Basic], Outlook
2000, Computer Fundamentals, and Internet & Email
* Certificate of Professional Course Completion, Safety and
Leadership-Occupational Safety & Health Training, OSHAcademy.
* Certified Security Manager
* Certified Security Protection Specialist
* Certified CPR First Aider, Red Cross
KETSUGO IS FORMED:
Due to his passion in martial arts & fitness. The year 1988 he founded the GEORGE’ FITNESS GYM & GEORGE’S KETSUGO SELF – DEFNSE - ORIENTAL FIGHTING ARTS to build his own style & focus in self –defense applicable in street defense, as he experience that self defense is essential to everyone as for their self protection in life, after he open a chapter in Sana’a Republic of Yemen which he conducted the classes personally. The Ketsugo Dojo is a non profit & providing self-defense classes to all ages male & female.
TITLE & RANKS:
Certified Soke / Professor In Martial Arts (Budo)
Certified 9th Degree Matakan-Ryu International (AMAF)
Certified 8th Degree Founder / Soke George Ketsugo Self-Defense Oriental Fighting Arts (GKSDOFA) Humbo Dojo INTERNATIONAL
Certified 8th Degree Combat Jiu Jitsu / Military Arts (WICMAS)
Certified 8th Degree Budo Ninjutsu (WICMAS)
Certified 7th Degree(IMSKrav Maga Federation)
Certified 7th Degree Balckbelt Master Instructor and Head Examiner Hand to Hand Combat Security Defense
Certified 7th Degree Blackbelt Master Instructor and Head Examiner Combat Samurai Traditional Fighting Arts
Certified 7th Degree Blackbelt Master Instructor and Head Examiner Combat Weapons
Certified 6th Degree Blackbelt Master Instructor Combat Kali
Certified 5th Degree Blackbelt Master Instructor Combat Karate
Certified 5th Degree Blackbelt Master Instructor Combat Budo Jujitsu(Ditso) & Traditional Weaponry
Certified 3rd Degree Blackbelt Instructor Ashihara Budo-Kai Karate Int’l
Certified 5th Degree Blackbelt Instructor Shotokan Karate
Certified 2nd Degree Blackbelt Instructor Combat Aikido
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION AWARDS:
Golden Dragon Award By MAA-I
Hall of Honor By MAA-I
Ambassador for Peace By The Amarok & Martial Arts Association - Peace Through Doctrine of Martial Arts
Yabgu of Amarok By The Amarok
Martial Arts Humanitarian Award By Shinja Buke Ryu Christian Warrior School
GKSDOFA Humbo Dojo International- School Recognition By World Self Defense Association (WSDA)
GKSDOFA Humbo Dojo International- School Recognition By World Asian Self Defense (WASD)
Grandmaster By Bei Shaolin Quan Italy
Grandmaster By Italian Chin Woo Athletic Association
Maestro By World Asian Self Defense
Asian Grandmaster Association
GKSDOFA Humbo Dojo International - School Recognition By Warriors & Martial Artists Academy Worlwide
Honorable Grandmaster By Aaian Grandmaster Association
International Certificate By World Hwa Rang Do Organization
Certificate of Merit By All India Martial Arts Federation
Official Intsructor License By World International Combat Martial Arts Society
Recognition By World Self Defense Federation
Professor of Budo By Wolrd International Combat Martial Arts Society
Doctorate Diploma By World International Combat Martial Arts Society
INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATION MEMBER:
Certified Member World Budo Federation Dubai Humbo
Certified Associate Member Shudokan Martial Arts Association, USA
Certified Lifetime Member Martial Arts Association International, Europe
Certified Lifetime Member International Combat Martial Arts Unions Association, Europe
Certified Lifetime Member Goshinkan International Humbo Dojo, USA
Certified Member Ki Musubi Aikido –Aikikai, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Certified Member Italian Chin Woo Athletic Association, Europe
Certified Lifetime Member Shinja Martial Arts University, USA
Certified Lifetime Member World Self Defense Association, Europe
Certified Member World Asian Self Defense
Certified Member World International Combat Martial Arts Society
Certified Member International Bujutsu Society-Kokusai Bujutsu Keesha
Certified Member International Modern Systems Krav Maga Federation
Certified Member World Hwa Rang Do Organization
WHAT HES UP TO NOW:
George Gaspar Munoz, now holding the rank of Shihan Dr. 5TH Degree Blackbelt Master Instructor & Founder/ President George’s Ketsugo Self – Defense Oriental Fighting Arts & conducting classes in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, continues to be an active in martial arts teaching his own style self – defense, also active member in international martial arts association.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
Today, George Gaspar Munoz is broadening his scope & horizons, his primary aim is to preserve & to spread to the world internationally his own style of martial arts which is GEORGE’S KETSUGO SELF – DEFENSE – ORIENTAL FIGHTING ARTS & to equip male & female of all ages & skill levels to be a truly street defender to defend themselves & know what to do be aware & take control of their personal safety in the face of any circumstances of seemingly overwhelming odds. He encourages interested students to be always prepared of any situation in street defense.
Whether you’re a beginner, expert or simply a self defense instructor interested in bringing in a visiting expert to motivate & encourage your student, George Gaspar Munoz as a solution that will make your problem solve & disappear & have self confidence.
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