Dr. J. David Griffith, Soke, of Whitesburg, Ky., was involved in the martial arts for nearly 40 years; 10 of which were spent studying overseas. He was the founder of IronDragon Martial Arts. IronDragon Martial Arts is a combination of Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Pressure Point Techniques, Tai-Chi, Japanese Ju-Jitsu and Okinawan Kenpo.
SOKE Griffith took the best and most efficient moves from the above forms to create the Iron Dragon Martial Arts style.
Soke Griffith was a member of the Eastern USA International Martial Arts Arts Association (EUSAIMMA) Executive Advisory Board and an inductee in the organization's Black Belt Hall of Fame.
Soke Griffith trained a number of local Mixed Martial Arts amateur Cage Fighting Champions.
Unfortunately, he passed away due to Cancer in 2015, but his family, friends and students will always remember him fondly.


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