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WHFSC OFFICERS

Founder/ Executive Director International: Grandmaster Frank E. Sanchez - Guam / Florida

Advisors: Grandmaster Gary Dill - Oklahoma; Dr. Lou Angel - Missouri;  Grandmaster John Byrne - Nebraska; Grandmaster Vincent Marchetti - New Jersey; Grandmaster Ian Cyrus - Pennsylvania; Grandmaster Phil Little - South Carolina

Reality Self-Defense Advisor: Grandmaster Bram Frank - Florida

Communications Manager: Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke 

Technical Committee:  Grandmaster Mark Colangelo, Esq. - California; Sensei Michael Lograsso, Esq. - Ohio; Grandmaster Neal Hummerstone - Florida; Sensei Phillip Spears - Texas (consultant); Grandmaster Phil Little – South Carolina; Shihan Bob Jenkins – Florida

Historical Committee: Don Warrener - California; Grandmaster Emil Farkas - California; Dr. Jerry Aiello - Michigan; Grandmaster Brian Kula Fung – California

Military Budo Committee: Grandmaster Glen Fraticelli, Major U.S.A.F. – California

Head Screener: Grandmaster Edward Badiang - Hawaii

General Membership Division: Grandmaster Vincent Marchetti, New Jersey

Writers Division: Master Guy Larke - Korea

Ambassadors:

Africa - Professor Nigel Sessions

Australia - Grandmaster Vincent Palumbo

Canada -Professor John Therien

France - Grandmaster Daniel Blanchet

Germany - Dr. Hanns Von Rolbeck

India - Grandmaster S. Srinivasan

Iran - Grandmaster Yousef Shirzad

Ireland - Grandmaster George Maughan

Israel - Dr. Dennis Hanover

Japan/ Europe - Professor Keido Yamaue

Korea – Master Guy Larke

Malaysia - Dr. Saleeh Sabree

Philippines - Great Grandmaster "Cacoy" Canete

Russia - Grandmaster Alexander Retyunskih

South America - Grandmaster Gerardo Cantore

Spain - Grandmaster Santiago Sanchis

Switzerland/ Asia - Grandmaster Jurg Ziegler

Trinidad - Professor Don Jacob

United Kingdom - Grandmaster Gary Wasniewski

U.S.A. - Grandmaster Gary Alexander

Virgin Islands - Grandmaster Chaka Zulu

 

Note: In addition, each grandmaster of the Council is a representative of the Council in his/ her own Country and State and may sponsor/ recommend an individual for membership. Membership is not automatic and subject to historical verification of the individual's credibility as a legitimate grandmaster within the world martial arts community. An individual who does not meet this criteria may seek acceptance from the Council by demonstrating his art before a testing committee appointed by Grandmaster Sanchez once he is sponsored by a member of the WHFSC. In either case, entry in the Council is based solely upon sponsorship and on the above criteria. The Council neither awards rank or accepts monies for membership. In  this way, the Council maintains its eliteness and protects the reputation of its membership.


WHFSC MEMBERS

This is the Largest collection of Internationally recognized
Martial Arts Grandmasters in the World


ABREGANA, JAIME - Professor Hawaii Martial Arts International Society - Ewa                                              Beach, HI
AIELLO, JERRY L. - Founder Shito-Kan Karate. Berkley, MI.
ALEMANY, RICHARD - Grandmaster Kenpo / Founder ATAMA San Fransicisco,                                                   CA
ALEXANDER, GARY - 10th Dan Combat Isshinryu Karate Edison NJ.
ALEXANDER, GEORGE - 9th dan International Shorin Ryu Karate Kobudo Federation - NY
AMATO, BUDDY - 10th Dan Amato's GoJu Ryu. Middletown, NJ.
ANGEL, LOU- 10th dan Tenshi Goju. Joplin, Missouri
ANGEHRN, STEPHAN - 1998 IBF Boxing Champion - Switzerland
ANNESI, TONY - Founder Takeshin Sogo Budo. Framington, Massachusetts
ARMSTRONG, SANTIAGO - 9th Dan Hoteikan Ryu, Scottsdale Arizona
ARQUILLA, RAY - Founder Iron Dragon Kosho Shorie Kenpo System - CA
ARVANITIS, JIM - Founder Mu Tau Pankration Bradenton, FL
BADIANG, EDWARD - Founder Seitedo Karate Wahiawa, Hawaii
BAET, GAT PUNO ABON- Garimot Arnis System, FL
BARBER, DR. JEROME - Independent Escrima-Kenpo-Arnis Associates -                                                     Hamburg, NY
BARRIGA, GRANDMASTER SERGIO – Shim Shin Do – Florida
BASSAINI, ALFREDO - 10th Dan W.A.S.C.A, Italy
BAUBIL, SERGE - 9th dan Hoshinkido Hapkido Montreal, Canada
BAUTISTA, GRANDMASTER EMIL - Co-founder Kajukenbo Eskrima, California
BEARD, LARRY - Grandmaster Yudo rep. of Korea Yudo Assn./ President Martial                                      Arts USA – Alabama
BENFELL, MICK J. - 9th dan RyuKyu Karate (To-Te Jutsu) – ENGLAND
BENKO, JAMES - Grandmaster International Tae Kwon Do Association. Mt.                                      Blanc, Michigan
BERGWERF, BEN - Founder Tori ryu - ILL.
BLACK, RIC - Soke & Founder Bunbu-Ichi Zendo Budo/Bugei Remmei, Fort                              Myers, FL.
BLANCHET, DANIEL - 9th dan Goshin Jiu-jitsu Ko Ju-jitsu Ryu. France
BLOK, KEVIN - Founder Chudokai Aikido Fed. International Canada
BLUMING, JON - 10th.dan Kyokushin / 9th dan Judo Netherlands
BRISTOL, COLONEL GEORGE - Founder Marine Corps Martial Arts                                                                    Program Virginia
BROWNE, PETER - Kenpo Jujitsu, UK
BYRNE, JOHN - 9th dan 5 Circles System. Omaha, Nebraska
CABALES, VINCENT - Inheritor Cabalas Serrada Escrima, Stockton CA.
CANTORE, GERADO - Kancho Shinshinkan Karate Argentina
CARAULIA, ALGENE P. - Kaicho Karate Institute of America Cleveland, OH.
CASAREZ, JOHN H.- 10th dan Manabi- Masho Ju- jitsu. Chesapeake, OH.
CASEL, YAYARI - Founder African Gung Fu - Maryland
CASILLAS, GRACIELA - Founder Shen Chun Do - Calif
CASTRO, EDUARDO J. - Hanshi Okinawan Ken Shorin Ryu Karate Do, Uruguay
CASTRO, RALPH - Great Grandmaster/ Founder  Shaolin Kenpo/ Int'l Shaolin                                        Kenpo Assn. - Calif.
CASTRO, ROB - 10th dan Shaolin Kenpo - Calif.
CATES, ERNIE - 10th dan Neko Ryu Goshin Jitsu. Burlington, NC.
CATES, GM MOOSE - Appointed Inheritor Neko Ryu Goshin Jitsu - NC
CECCHINE, TONY - Leading exponent Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling. Addison,                                           IL.
CERIO, GRANDMASTER NANCY – 10th dan – LeeDoKan Kenpo – RI.
CHAMBERS, JOHN - 9th dan Yudo / YuSool Invernes, FL.
CHIU, CHI LING - 8th generation Grandmaster Hung Gar Kung-Fu. Alameda, CA
COBB, DOUG - Founder Gendai Bu Jitsu - NC
COELHO,RUSS - Rep. Danzan Ryu / Kilohana La Lolla, CA.
COLANGELO, MARK J. - Founder & Soke of Go Jiu Bujitsu, San Diego, CA
COLLA, PAOLO - 9th dan Karate Jitsu Goju. Italy
COOK, DAVID - Soke Tsu Shin Ken Karate, Sweeden
CRIMI, T.R. Dr. - 10th dan Hikari Ryuza Ryu JuJutsu - Penn Valley, California
CUESTA, ARNULFO "DONG"- Grandmaster Cuesta Eskrima System. Elizabeth,                                                                New Jersey
CULLEN, GRANDMASTER KEVIN - Ateru Goju Ryu Karate Jutsu - Ohio
CYRUS, IAAN A.- Kwan Jang Choson Do. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DACASCOS, SENIOR GM AL - Founder Wun Hop Kuen Do/ Co-founder Kajukenbo Ohana Assocciation - Portland, OR
DANTES, ROLAND - Founder Combined Open Style Arnis - Philippines
DE ALBA, MICHAEL - Founder Modern Farang Mu Sul - San Francisco, CA.
DE LA LUNA - Grandmaster Leonardo S. – Doce Henerales – Philippines
DE THOUARS, WILLEM - Founder Kun Lun Pai Westminster, Colorado
DELA CRUZ - Grandmaster Jeremias Jerry – Abanico Cruza – Philippines
DELUCA, EDWARD W. - Founder Jing Sai Do / Alamogordo, New Mexico
DEPASQUALE JR., GRANDMASTER MICHAEL - inheritor – Yoshitsune JuJitsu – NJ.
DHARMA, BUDDHIST MONK SUNYANADA - 9th degree inheriting grandmaster - Korean Temple Art of Bulkyo Mu Sool - Kansas City, MO.
DILL, GARY - 10th dan SDS Jeet Kune Do. Bartlesville, Ok.
DUCAY, PROFESSOR DAVID – Co-founder Kajukenbo Eskrima, California
DUESSEL, WILLIAM - 9th dan Shimabaka Isshinryu Indiantown FL
DUNCAN, RONALD - Head Koga-ryu Ninijutsu. Queens Vil., NY.
DUX, GRANDMASTER FRANK – Dux Ryu – California
DYE, DAVID A -Shodai Soke Shuyokan Ryu,Costa Mesa, California
EMPERADO, SENIOR GM DECHI - Chief Administrator Kajukenbo K.S.D.I. - CA
ENDO, NELSON - 10th dan Hawaiian Chinese Kempo – Hawaii
ESTALILLA, R.U. JR. - Kaboroan Escrima Fresno, CA
FARKAS, EMIL - Combat Jujitsu, L.A. CA.
FERRARO, CHARLES - Kwan Jhang 9th dan Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan. West                                                  Haven CT
FERRICK, MARTY - Grandmaster Mizu Ryu Ju-Jitsu Parkland, FL
FIELDS, GRANDMASTER ELVIN - Liger Ryu - North Carolina
FIGUEROA, JEDAN O - Soke Jedan Ryu Ju-Jitsu Puerto Rico
FONG, LEO - Founder Wei Kune Do Canoga Park, CA.
FORMAN, GRANDMASTER THOMAS – Warrior Combat Cane/ In Striking – CO.
FRANK, BRAM - Grandmaster CSSD-SC-MBC Gunting, Seminole, FL
FRATICELLI - Grandmaster Glen, 9'th dan kajukenibo K.S.D.I. - CA
FRIEDMAN, SOKE DAI ALBERTO - Wa No Michi Ryu - Indiana
FUNG, GM BRIAN KULA - Hawaiian Heritage Kenpo & Gung Fu - CA."
FUTCH, CURTIS - 9th dan Pres. of A.O.O.M.K. Franklin Arkansas
GAMBORDELLA, Dr. TED - Founder Jukoryu Jitsu - Dallas, TX
GARZA, AL - Founder  A.G. Matrix System - Calif.
GAVEN, CHAS. B.- 10th dan Gaven Ryu Ju-jitsu - South Africa
GARRET, Grandmaster Gary - Garret's Kenpo Karate System - CA
GERANEO, RAY -Founder Kenka Ryu Karate Do Massachusetts
GIORDANO - Grandmaster Larry - North American Kyokoshinkai Karate Organization - MA
GLOVER, DANIEL - Soke Dai Neko Ryu Goshin Jitsu Burlington, NC
GOH, AUSTIN - Inheritor Pin San Kune / Guo Lo Wing Chun London England
GOSSETT, BILL - Grandmaster Ryukyu Kempo / Kobudo,  Missouri
GRACIE, REYLSON - GM. 9th. dan. Reylson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Las Vegas
GRAGO, DAVID M. - Grandmaster Ch'uang Chuan Pai - Southern Shaolin Boxing                                            Texas
GUTIERREZ, RAUL - Founder Kempo Fu Shih. Spain
HACKWORTH, RICHARD - Korean Arts Ocoee, FL.
HAIM, ZUT - 10th dan Krav Maga - ISRAEL
HANOVER, DENNIS - Founder Hisardut-Dennis Survival Ju Jitsu Israel
HARALSON, KENT - Founder Seigi Bushido Ryu. Liberty, MI
HARINCK, THOM - Founder Chakuriki. Amsterdam, Netherlands
HARRISON, JIM - GM. Bushidokan / Sakura Warrior Arts, MO.
HASSAN, NIMR - Grandmaster Koga Ha Kosho Shorei Ryu Kempo, PA
HATSUMI, MASAAKI - 34th Generation grandmaster Inheritor Bujinkan Nin-Jutsu - Japan
HAYES, STEPHEN K.-10th dan Bujinkan Dojo Nin-po Taijutsu. Dayton, Ohio
HEE, SONG SWEE - Dr. Nanyang Wushu - MALAYSIA
HEENAN, MICHAEL J. - Nidai Me Soke Bei Koku Aibujutsu Ryu - Osaka, JAPAN
HENRY, ISAAC - 10th dan BKG and Beikoku Wado System. Neptune, NJ.
HERMANN, RAYMOND - 9th dan Urban Goju - New Jersey
HESS, JOSEPH - 10th dan American Tactical Goju. Plantation, Florida
HO, LYLE - Professor Hawaii Chinese GoJu Ryu Kempo. Richmond, ME
HOE, ROBERT W. - Grandmaster Kosho Ryu Kempo, Richmond, ME
HOLDER, PHILIP - Founder North American Wing Chun. Yardley, PA.
HOPKINS, RICHARD - Founder Hop Kuin Do, England
HORENSTEIN, MOTI - Hanshi Extreme Hisardut Israel/ Miami, Florida
HUMESKY, EUGENE - 9th dan UTB Tae Kwon Do. Ann Arbor, Michigan
HUMMERSTONE, NEAL - Founder Aiki Tora Ryu. Orange City, Florida
HUNNICUTT, TOM - 10th dan International Shorin-Ryu Matsumura Bushi Jutsu                                             / White Swan Karate - Arkansas
IBARRA, MIGUEL - Founder Yama Bushi Ju Jutsu Ryu. Bronx, New York
IBRAO, JAMES - Founder Jun Bao Kung-Fu - Calif.
ISAAC, SOLOMON - 9th dan Yeshu-Do. India
JACOB, DON - Founder Don-Jitsu Ryu - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
JANSEN, HEINRICH - 10th dan Ido ju-jitsu. Germany
JAO MIN TAH - Dr. 10th dan Karate Do. China / Germany
JAY, PROFESSOR LEON – Inheritor Small Circle JuJitsu – ENGLAND
Jl HAN JAE - 10th dan Founder Hapkido (Sin Moo). Monterey, CA
JOE, GREAT GRANDMASTER ALLEN – Jeet Kune Do – California
JONG, JAN DE - 9th dan Australian Ju-jitsu Association Australia
JOON CHOI - Grandmaster, 9th dan Founder Moo Gong Ryu, Columbus OH
JUCHNIK, BRUCE - Hanshi Kosho Ryu Kempo Rocklin, CA
JUMAWAN, GRANDMASTER JAY SACEDA – Jumawan Arnis Step – Philippines
KAIHEWALU, SOLOMON - Olohe Lua Halau O A Kaihewalu Orange, CA.
KANZLER, JOHN - Founder ATS System. Newtown, Pennsylvania
KATSAITIS, VASILIOS - 10th degree Founder Pyx Lax Pankration Ft. Lauderdale,                                                  Florida
KAUFMAN, STEPHEN F. - 10th dan Hebi-Ryu Budo - New York
KENSHINSAI SOKE MACHIDA - Battojutsu - Japan
KIM BOK MAN - Grandmaster Founder Chun Kuhn Do -Thornton, CO.
KIM SOO - 10th dan Cha Yon Ryu - Texas
KIRBY, GEORGE A. - 9th. dan Budoshin Ju-jitsu/ Santa Clarita, CA
KNUTTEL, DIETER - Datu, - Founder Modern Arnis DAV - Germany
KOA, PO'O KUMU AIAU – Ai Pilau Kajukenbo, Hawaii
KOGA, ROBERT - Founder Koga Ryu Aiki-Do  - Calif.
KOVACS, JOHN - Founder Yishendo Escrima - NY
KUOHA, SAM - Inheritor Kara-Ho Kempo La Mesa, CA
KUSWIK, SOKE COLONEL MIROSLAW - Kuswik Ju-Jitsu - Poland
LAAKSONEN, SOKE TERO - European Kyusho Jutsu - Finland
LACY, JAMES - Inheritor Sup Bat Mo Jung Pai. San Diego, California
LARLEE, JOHN - 10th. dan Beikoku Mizu Ryu JuJitsu, Newhaven, CT
LATOSA, GM RENE - Latosa Escrima - CA
LAU, GINI - Head World Eagle Claw Assn. Vallejo,CA.
LE SANG - Supreme Grandmaster Vorinam Viet Vo Dao - VIET NAM
LEE, GREG - Korean Arts Wildwood, FL
LEE, KAM WING - Inheritor 7 Star Praying Mantis, Hong Kong
LENCHUS, RICK - 10th dan Lenchus Legend Karate New York
LEUNG TING - 10th degree Founder  I.W.T.A. (Wing Tsun) - HONG KONG
LINEKIN, JUNG SHEE PARKER - Inheritor Bak Fu Pai Tai Chi Chuan San Diego,                                                                       CA.
LITTLE, PHIL - 10th dan Isshinryu. Anderson, South Carolina
LONG, GRANDMASTER BRIAN - Inheritor - Samurai Nagai Ryu JuJitsu & Goshin Kempo Karate - New Jersey
LONGLY, KARL - Shihan Aishin Kai Karate Do Australia
LOPEZ, CARLOS - 9th dan Sogoteki System. Puerto Rico
LORY, PROFESSOR SIEGFRIED - 10th dan Jiu-Jitsu - Germany
LYN, VINCENT - GM. Ling Gar Tzai Kune Do, Stanford, CT
MACLEOD, FOSTER - Dai Soke Kam Lung Kempo Canada
MADDEN, DON - Founder AKJU Team America - 10th dan Karate/ Jiu-Jitsu –                                     Ohio
MALANOSKI, STEVE - Founder Goju Jitsu Kai – Florida
MALEY,EDWIN - Founder Kiaiado/7th dan Kodokan Judo. Tampa, Florida
MAN, ZAHALAN DR. - Silat Kalam, KL. Malaysia
MANWARING, ANDREW - Grandmaster Inheritor Lan-Kin-Fa Ju-Jitsu/ Founder                                                          Red Rose Ju-Jitsu - ENGLAND
MARCHETTI, VINCENT - 10th dan Michi Budo Ryu Kearny, NJ.
MATHER, JAMES - Founder Kyoshin Ryu, CA
MAUGHN, GEORGE - Founder Golden Eagle Kung-Fu – IRELAND
MAYNARD, PROFESSOR TONY - American Combat Jiu-Jitsu - NC
MACKENZIE, GM KENNETH - President of World Sin Moo Hapkido Federation - NJ
MC GILL, ANDREW - 9th dan Kempo Jitsu. Germany
MCEADDY DAN R. - 10th dan Angelic Nin-jitsu System. Hillside, NJ.
MCNEILL, DAVE - Grandmaster - Founder Goju-Shorei Weapons System -                                        Minden, NV
MEADOWS, DANO - Inheritor Kenpokido - North Carolina
MECHLING, CHRIS - Co-Inheritor Daito Ryu USA, CA
MECHLING, NICK - Co-Inheritor Daito Ryu USA, CA
MEDINA, DAN - Founder Majapai Derobio, Fernandina Beach, FL
MILLER, BRUCE E. - Head of Family Quan Li Kan. St. Cloud, Minnesota
MILLER, DANA A. - Founder U.S. Chuan Fa -Roseville, MN.
MONTIJO, HECTOR - Founder Montijo Karate Do. Puerto Rico
MORELLI, SILVIO - Founder Geido Kai Karate Do, Australia
MORRIS, RICHARD - 10th dan Jiu-Jitsu - Founder Jiu-Jitsu International –                                              ENGLAND
MUHAMMAD, STEVE - Co-Founder BKF Kenpo - Calif.
MURO, JAMES - 10th Dan Hawaiian Kenpo - Jujitsu, CA
MURRAY, CLARENCE - Founder Murray's Okinawan Shorin Ryu, MD
MURRAY, GRANDMASTER JOSIE - Empty Force Jiu-Jitsu - Ireland
NEHLS, PETER - 9th dan Ju-jitsu. Germany
NEKOOGAR, FARZAD - Head of Varzeshe-Pahlavani. San Roman, CA
NEWTON, FRANK - Tenshin Shin Yo Ryu Ju jitsu. Isle of Man, United Kingdom
NGOI, ALEXANDER - 9th dan Arnis Lanada. Philippines
NGUYEN , HIEN V - 10th dan Vietnam Kung Fu Lohan System. Sacramento CA
NOBLES, GEORGE - 10th dan American Sambo. Fairfax, VA.
O'NEAL, GARY - Founder American Warrior Free Fighting System - NC
OSHIRO, MAZATOSHI - Grandmaster Founder of Seguio Ryu Karate Do - PERU
OYATA, SEIYU TAIKA - 10th dan Ryute Renmei & Kobudo Independence MO
PALLEN, GRANDMASTER MAX - co-founder – Kajukenbo Eskrima, 10th dan Senkotiros - Calif.
PALUMBO, VINCENT - Grandmaster Doce Pares Eskrima  AUSTRALIA 
PAMBUAN, RUFINO - AMA Guro Arnis Tulison. Orlando, FL.
PAN QING FU - Grandmaster Kung-Fu. Ontario Canada
PELLEGRINI, GRANDMASTER JOHN - Combat Hapkido - Fernandina Bch, FL
PERRY, PROFESSOR JODY – Perry's Full Circle System – CA.
PERRY, SOKE GLENN – Black Dragon Aiki Jitsu – Washington D.C.
PLUCHINO, CARL - Founder Seikei Ryu Jiu-Jitsu, Rosselle Park, NJ
POINTER, GARY - 9th degree U.S. Director Korea Hapkido Federation                                       Haemukwan - Florida
POPOV, GUERMAN - Head of System Crushalo - Moscow, RUSSIA
PRESAS, GRANDMASTER ROBERTO – Modern Arnis – Philippines
PRESAS JR., GRANDMASTER ERNESTO - Inheritor Kombatan - Philippines
PRICE, JAMES - Professor U.S.A. Goju Karate Ft. Myers, Florida
RAMOS, PROFESSOR ANTHONY - Inheritor Kajukenbo Ramos Method - California
REDFEATHER, GRANDMASTER ROBERT – Apache Knife – CA
RETYUNSKIH, ALEXANDER - Grandmaster R.O.S.S. System Russia
RHEE, KANG - Founder Pasa Ryu. Memphis, Tennessee
RIDDLE, JOHN – Progressive Self Defense Systems, Florida
ROBAINA, JOE - American Cane Self-defense - FL
ROMMINGER, DANIELA - Soke Dai 9th dan Budo Do Jitsu. Germany
ROSENBURG AAPC, RABBI STUART - Founder of Sin Moo Annu Kwan (authorized by SGM Ji Han Jae) - Philadelphia, PA.
RUIZ, JOSEPH - 9th dan Koto Su Ha Shito Ryu. Belvedere,South Carolina
RYAN, RICHARD - Grandmaster Founder Dynamic Combat -Phoenix AZ.
SADLER, MIKE - Hanshi Inheritor Shingo Ryu Bujutsu / Matyville, Tennessee
SALLEH, SABREE - Dato' Grandmaster 9th dan Taekwon-Do, KL. Malaysia
SANCHEZ, FRANK E. - 10th dan Sanjitsu Ryu. GUAM (Jacksonville, FL.)
SANCHEZ, VICENTE - Founder Kali Arnis International - Phillipines
SANCHIS, SANTIAGO - Founder Jukaikido – SPAIN
SANDOS, GRANDMASTER MIKE – Co-founder Kajukenbo Ohana Assn. – 9th dan Wun Hop Kuen Do – Utah
SANTO, JOSELITO "AMEN"- Capoeira. Santa Monica, California
SCHANK, HERSHEL - Founder Awase Kenpo Kai Karate Do - Ohio
SCHMIDT - Schmidt, GM Kimo Emperado S/B Smith, GM Jim "Kimo" Emperado
SCHMIDT, VLADO - 9th dan Kubukai Ryu. Germany
SCHNEIDER, FRANK M. - Grandmaster Yosaishikan International, Germany
SEGARRA, ISRAEL - 10th. dan GoJu Kai / Ontario, Canada
SHELTON, DAVE - 10th dan Int'l Matsumura Seito Society Sylacauga, AL.
SHIRZAD, YOUSEF - 9th dan Shinzen Karate Iran
SHUEY MARK Sr. - Grandmaster Founder Cane Masters, Cane Fu International -                                         Incline Village, NV.
SIEBER, LOTHAR - 10th dan Karate Jitsu. Germany
SIRINGANO JR., GRANDMASTER PETE - Inheritor- Goshindo Kempo Samurai Jiu-Jitsu - New York
SMITH, MILES R. - Founder Jushin Ryu Karate Do. New Zealand
SMITH, GRANDMASTER KIMO EMPERADO - 9th dan Kajukenbo K.S.D.I. - CA
SOLANO, BILL - Founder Okinawan Shorin Ryu Kempo-Karate Do & Kobudo                             Federation - Puerto Rico
SOMERA-AQUINO, GRANDMASTER JANICE – Inheritor Ken Ka Kung Fu, Hawaii
SONG SWEE HEE - Inheritor Nanyang Wushu - MALAYSIA
SONNON, SCOTT - Professor  RMAX  International  Georgia
SPEAKMAN, JEFF - Grandmaster Speakman's American Kenpo - Cedar Glen, CA
SPRUIELL, CHRIS - Founder Isshin Ju-Jitsu - Knoxville, TN
SRINAVASAN, S. - Founder Bino Ryu. India
STARK, STEVEN - Grandmaster Ryukyu Kempo / Kobudo,  Missouri
STONE, CARL - Founder Stone System. Largo, Florida
STOVER JOHN - Grandmaster Shaolin Ryu Shina Nippon JuJutsu - Wilmington,                                    NC
STRATACOS, NICK - Kaicho World Motobu Ha Shito Ryu Karate Do Association .                                            Monterey Park, CA
STUMPF, BENEDETTO - 10th dan Nibuikai. Germany
SWANSEY, DONALD - 10th dan Seibu-Do. Houston, Texas
SWIFT, STEVE LEE - Wing Chun Tampa, Florida
SZREJTER, EDWARD N. - Executive Director U.S.J.A.
TACOSA, JIMMY - Founder Tacosa Serrado Eskrima - Calif
TAUBE, JOHN – Seido Ryu JuJitsu, North Carolina
THERIEN, JOHN - 9th dan Jiu-Jitsu - President  World Kobudo Federation -                               CANADA 
THORNTON, ALAN S - Founder Senai Seisshinryu Shihandokai – ENGLAND
TIMMERMAN, RUDY - Inheritor Kong Shin Bup. Canada
TIWANAK, MIKE - Professor CHA-3 Kenpo Karate  HAWAII
TOBOADA, BOBBY - Founder Balintawak - North Carolina
TONGSON, RENE - Founder Abaniko Tres Puntas - Philippines
TORRES, GARY - Dr. - Founder Phoenix Dragon Kung Fu "KWOK" Style - FL.
TORRES, ROBERTO - Guru Besar - Pencak Silat Perisai Setia - Yaphank, NY
TOSH, DAN - 10th. dan inheritor Shorin Kwoon Do Ryu, Brentwood,CA.
TOTTINGHAM, RON - Founder Jehovah Way Defense Order. Sioux Falls, South                                      Dakota
TRIAS-KELLEY, ROBERTA - 9th dan inheritor Shuri-Ryu – Arizona
TRIMM, GEORGE R. - 9th dan Trimm No Shin Karate Do & Kobudo - New York
TUILOSEGA, SM RUDY - Inheritor Lima Lama, Hawaii
UMPAD, SONNY - Grandmaster Visayan Eskrima. San Francisco, CA
VALE, BART - Father of American Shoot Fighting. Miami, Florida
VAN CLIEF, RON - 10th dan Chinese Goju. St Thomas Virgin Islands
VAN DONK, GM RICHARD - Bushindo/ Bujinkan Nin-Jutsu/ Deceurdas Eskrima - Santa Cruz, CA.
VANSIMPSON, JOHNNY - 9th dan Tai Jitsi. Belgium
VASQUEZ, CRISTINO - 10th dan Modern Arnis - Philippines
VASQUEZ, FELIX - Founder Circle of One System. Ridgewood, NY.
VERKERKE, DANIEL - Founder Seicho Jutsu / 10th dan Ninjutsu.                                                 Cambridge,Ontario, Canada
VIGGIANO, RALPH - Inheritor of Johnny Kuhl's "Combat Karate".NY
VON ROLBECK, HANNS - 10th dan Ki Jutsu. Germany
WANG, JACK - 9th dan Flying Eagle Hapkido / Hapkido-Boxercise, Singapore
WARNER, TERRY - Founder Chan Shou Do. Maplewood, Minnesota
WARREN, HARRIS - Founder Nisei Bujutsu. Jacksonville, Florida
WARRENER, DON - Goju Ryu/ President World Karate                                            Organization - Calif./ Canada
WASNIEWSKI, GARY - 10th dan Ty-Ga Karate Int'l. - ENGLAND
WENDELL, BILL - 9th dan Mushin Goju Ryu - Florida
WILLIAMS, DONNIE - Co-Founder  BKF Kenpo - Calif.
WILLIAMS, JOSEPH - Head of Style Atemi Ryu Lauderhill, Florida
WILLIAMS, ROBERT - 9th dan Makoto Ryu Aiki-Jujitsu, Seattle WA.
WILSON, GLENN - Sitaigung Pai Lum Tao Orlando, FL.
WONG, DOUGLAS LIM - Founder White Lotus Kung-Fu - CA.
WORDEN, KELLY - Founder Natural Spirit International - WA
WRIGHT, LEON D. - Founder Souseiki Ryu Sekkinsen Shaigaisen Urban Warrior                                            Training, Hacklefords, VA
WU, JOHNY - Sifu Wu Jia Quan Shu. Cleveland, Ohio "Special Member"
YAMAUE, KEIDO - 10th dan Yamaue Aiki-Jutsu/ Nord Shaolin Kung-fu.                                         Japan/Denmark
YIP CHING - Grandmaster Wing Chun  HONG KONG
YIP CHUN - Grandmaster Wing Chun  HONG KONG
YOUNG KU YUN - Founder  Yu Jung Do – AUSTRALIA
YUREE, MAK - Founder Butthan - Bangladesh
ZAHOPOULOS, VASSILIOS - 10th dan Okinawa Te/ Seidokan. Greece
ZAWILINSKI, GRANDMASTER BRIAN – TAWA (The Art Within Your Art) – CT
ZIEGLER, JURG - European Head Master-Southern Shaolin Lohan Kung-fu/ Sin                                       Moo Hapkido. Switzerland
ZULU, CHAKA - 10th dan Zujitsu Ryu. St. Thomas Virgin Islands

 

HONORARY MEMBERS

 

ABBOT, SHIHAN DANA - Goshindo - Arizona

BARNETT POWELL, GINA - Widow of Sanuces Ryu Founder, Grandmaster                                                            Moses Powell - New York
BASQUEZ, JAIME
- Senior Grandmaster Kajukenbo/ Kosho Ryu Kenpo - Hawaii
BERNAL (DACASCOS) – Grandmaster Malia – first lady Karateka to grace the cover of                                   Black Belt Magazine
BLANKENSHIP, HENRY - 9th dan Soke Dai SDS International - Bushido Jiu-Jitsu                                                        Virginia
BUNDA, CARLOS - 9th dan Kajukenbo - Hawaii
CHAN, JACKIE - Kung Fu Hong Kong
DACASCOS, MARK - Wun Hop Kuen Do
DELUCA, AMBER
- Master Jing Sai Do / Alamogordo, New Mexico
DAVIE, ART - Creator of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Challenge) - Pahrump, NV.
FERGUSON, ROBERT - Combat Tae Kwon Do, CA
FERNANDEZ, DR. SHELLY – Shihan Keiko Fukuda Foundation – CA.
FUJITANI MIYAKO - Sensei 6th dan Aikido Osaka, Japan.
GRACIE, RICKSON   - 7th dan Brazilian Jui-jitsu Palasades Pk., CA
GYI, MAUNG DR. - Dr. Father of Bando in America / Ohio
KUFFERATH, LESLEE - Daughter of the late Professor Sigfried Kufferath, California
KUOHA, KA'IMI - Kara-Ho Kempo Le Mesa, CA
PARKER, ED JR. - American Kenpo Pasadena, CA
SESSIONS, SENSEI NIGEL - (being mentored as successor for Professor Chas                                                            Gaven's "Gaven Ryu Jiu-Jitsu" System) - South                                                            Africa
STARK, NICHOLAS - Shoot Fighting Orlando, FL
ST. IVES, GRANDMASTER JOSHUA - Ambassador for Yen Ch'ng Tao - Nevada
STONE, MIKE - Kenpo / Philippines
TUIOLOSEGA-RADICHHI, ADELE - Widow of the late Great Grandmaster Tino Tuiolosega, Hawaii
WALLACE, BILL - 9th dan Karate / Kickboxing
WATANABE, SENSEI YASUTOSHI "MOON" - Judo - CA
WEAVER, SIGOURNEY – Award winning actress -Red Belt in Hawaiian Heritage Kenpo & Gung Fu – NY
WILSON, DON "THE DRAGON" - Kickboxing, Florida

 

POSTHUMOUS MEMBERS


ANDERSON, GEORGE - Hanshi Traditional U.S. Karate Assn./ Int'I Traditional                                                  Bujitsu Dev. & Research Foundation. Akron, OH.
BALAS, GRANDMASTER RON – Tai Shin Doh – OH.
BYRNE, GRANDMASTER EDWARD – 5 Circle System – NE
CAMPBELL, SID - Kaicho World Okinawan Shorin Ryu Oakland, CA.
CANETE, CACOY - Great Grandmaster  Doce Pares Eskrima  PHILIPPINES
CASTANZA, GARY - 10th dan Zen Sekai Goshin Jitsu Buffalo, NY
DAVIS, BILLY - 10th Dan Professor Davis Ju-Jitsu, NY
DENORA, JOHN - 10th dan Daito Ryu USA MT Laguna, CA.
DEPASQUALE SR., GRANDMASTER MICHAEL – Founder – Yoshitsune JuJitsu – NJ
EDWARDS, ROBERT F-9th dan Manabi Masho Ju-jitsu, Huntington, W. Virginia
EMPERADO, ADRIANO -10th dan Founder Kajukenbo Hawaii
EMPRON, ALBERT-10th dan Taoist Kokyu-ryu. Honolulu, Hawaii
FUKUDA, KEIKO - 10th dan Judo - CA
GAVEN, CHAS - Professor/ Founder Gaven Ryu Jiu-Jitsu - S. Africa
GITLIN, ARTHUR H. - Founder Haak Lung Chuan-Fa. Alameda, California
GRACIE, HELIO - Great Grandmaster/ Founder Gracie Jiu-Jitsu - Brazil
GRIFFIN, KALAII K -Founder G Kwon Ming Wa System. Springfield, MA.
HENRY JR., ISAAC - 10th Dan Beikoku Karate Do Goyukai, NJ
HOHAN SOKEN - Founder Matsumura Seito Okinawa
JAY, WALLY - 10th Dan Professor Small Circle Jujitsu, Alameda, CA
KANG BAN CHUAN - Inheritor Southern Lohan Kung-Fu, Singapore
KEMP, CHRISTOPHER - 10th dan Combat Karate - Kansas
KIM, RICHARD - Hanshi. San Francisco, California
KUFFERATH, SIG - 10th. dan Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Ju-jitsu
KUHL, JOHNNY - 10th. dan Combat Karate, New York. NY.
LANADA, PROFERIO - 10th dan Arnis Lanada. Philippines
LARGUSA, BEN T. - Apohang Tuhan Villabrille-Largusa Kali HAWAII
LARLEE, DR. JOHN - Miso Ryu JuJutsu - CT
LICHTENFELD, IMI - Founder Krav Maga - ISRAEL
LONG, BOB - 10th dan Nagai Ryu Lodi, New Jersey
LONG, HAROLD - 10th. dan Long Isshinryu Tennessee
MANUEL, MARTY - Founder Bujitsu Kai, NJ
MATTSON, GEORGE E. - Founder Shohei Ryu Karate Do Brockton, Mass.
MING LUM - Great Grandmaster San Francisco, CA
MITCHUM, HAROLD - 9th dan Isshinryu Stone Mt., Georgia
MORRIS, GLENN J. -Founder Hoshinroshiryu. Lake Charles, LA
NABE MATSUMURA - Founder of Machimura Autudi Shorin Ryu, Okinawa
NAGLE, DON - 10th dan Isshinryu. New Jersey
NGO DONG - Founder Cuong Nhu. La Mesa, California
ONOPA, JOE - 10th Dan Kujon Bop Do, MI
OWENS, GRANDMASTER GEORGE - Honto Ryu Karate - Arkansas
PACHIVAS, JOHNNY SR. - 10th dan Shuri-Ryu. N. Miami, FL.
PAI, DANIEL KANE - Great Grandmaster Pai Lum Tao (Hawaii) FL.
PARKER, ED SR. - 10th. dan American Kempo Pasadena, California
PEARSON, SAM - 9th dan Watai Ryu New Bern, North Carolina
POWELL, MOSES - Grandmaster Sanuces Ryu - New York
PRESAS, ERNESTO - Founder Kombatan, Philippines
PRESAS, REMY - Founder Modern Arnis, Philippines
RAMOS, TONY - 10th dan Augung Kajukenbo. Wahiawa, Hawaii
RANKIN, WILLIAM - 10th dan Lan-Kin-Fa England
ROMMINGER, KLAUS - 10th Dan Budo Do Jitsu, Germany
ROSE, WALTER - 9th dan Sebu Do System Houston, Texas
RUIZ, FRANK - 10th. dan Nisei Goju Ryu Miami, Florida
SAYOC, BALTAZAR - Founder Sayoc Kali System. Philippines
SIRINGANO, PETER SR. - 10th. dan Goshindo Kempo Samurai Jiu-jitsu New                                                        York
TEH HUANG MING - 10th Dan Emperor's Long Fist Canada
TUIOLOSEGA, TINO - 10th Dan Great Grandmaster Lima Lama, Hawaii
URBAN, PETER - 10th dan Grand Patriarch of ALL of the American Goju systems.                                     Woodlynne, NJ.
VISITACION, FLORENDO- 10th. dan Vee Arnis Jitsu New York

 


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