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We are the foremost collective group of Accredited Internationally Recognized Masters and Grandmasters in the World.

Our Council Serves the Martial Art Community by providing in-depth investigations into the validity, knowledge and skill of our membership.

Our Application process and examination board is very stringent to insure only the best of the best makes it to our membership roster.

Our site provides one of the greatest online resources to biographies and information reviewing the most authentic, traditional and eclectic martial arts styles and personalities.

Generally we serve as a governing board which maintains the highest integrity for Martial Arts and Artists.

There are no other Organizations or Councils that come close to our history and past accomplishments. Please feel free to review coverage of the Newsletter and Awards Ceremony as well as our Media Gallery. 


Unlike many martial arts organizations which give or charge for gradings in styles which they have no recognized authority to do so, the World Head of Family Sokeship Council DOES NOT make or grant grandmaster status. The WHFSC only accepts those  who  are RECOGNIZED grandmasters within  the  world martial arts community.

We acknowledge that the titles of "Professor" and "Doctor" are terms used in academia to describe those who have earned degrees through accredited Colleges & Universities. Our use of the term, however, is based on the HISTORICAL USE of the terms WORLDWIDE to describe high-ranking martial artists who have earned that title through their respective martial art. Though some of our members actually have an academic degree, the titles listed for the most part are in reference to the historical use of the terms in martial arts.