COUNCIL MEMBERS

Great Grandmaster Son Myung Soo
Great Grandmaster Dr. H. G. Robby Robinson Ph.D.M.A.
Grandmaster John Crudup
Grandmaster Roger Haines
Grandmaster Ralph Schueler
Grandmaster John Smith
Soke D.P. Hutton
Prof. Alan S. Thornton
Prof. Abdulmuhsiy Abdurrahman
Dr. Germon Marie Miller
Prof. Rico Guy
Grand Master William T. Jeffries
Dr. Jearl E. Reagan I
Prof. David L. Grosscup
Prof. Dr. Milan Pesic
Prof. Dr. Ron Marek
Prof. Amin Hassan
Si-Jo Kenneth Patrick Lewis
Grandmaster Peter Albert

EMERITUS / POSTHUMOUS MEMBERS


Great Grandmaster Dr. H. G. Robby Robinson Ph.D.M.A.
Prof. Robinson holds the rank of Kudan (9th Dan) in Judo and Ju-Jitsu !
He was introduced to Judo in 1949 through the teachings of Charles Yerkow !
Today he runs the
Armed Services Judo and Jujitsu Academy
(ASJJA), Naval Air Station, located in Pensacola, Florida!


Great Grandmaster Son Myung Soo
Sa Sun, GM Son Myung Soo, is a 9th Dan - ITF Taekwon-do, recognized by General Choi, the greatest pioneer
of Taekwondo, GM Nam Tae Hi & others, worldwide. Admitted as 8th Dan in WTF early 1990', founded the
Royal Taekwondo Federation
and the "Soong Duk Moo Kwan" in 1991. Furthermore, GM Soo holds the rank of 8th Dan in Korean Hap Ki Do,
which he studies since the early 1960's, and has deep knowledge of other Korean martial arts, such as Yudo, 1955-59, Tang Soo Do, etc.
In 1999, he has founded his own system of Martial Arts called "Hap Kwon Do",
regarded as one of the greatest Korean authorities in Martial Arts Society.


Dr. John Crudup
Grand Master Crudup is the founder of Song Do Kwan Kong Soo Do and a 7th Dan in W.T.F. Tae-Kwon-Do


Professor R. Marek, PhD
Professor R. Marek, PhD is a 10th Dan in American Bushido Kenpo Karate. He is the founder of the
International Kenpo Karate Federation


Prof. Roger Haines 10. Dan
Grand Master Haines is the founder of the
National Tang-Soo-Do Federation / U.S.A.


Dr. Jearl E. Reagan I
Grandmaster Reagan I is the Founder of Jiyu-Bushi Karate and the President of the
International Military Combat Fighting Arts Federation


Si-Jo Kenneth Patrick Lewis
Grandmaster Kenneth Patrick Lewis is an instructor, author and holds ranks in
Hung-Gar Kung Fu, Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Judo.
He began studying martial arts in 1966 and founded the "Four Winds System of Kung Fu in 1973.


Dr. William T. Jeffries
Grand Master William T. Jeffries is the founder of the Ki-Do-Kwan.
He holds a 10th Dan in Ho-Shin-Do and an 9th Dan Tae-Kwon-Do.


Dr. D. P. Hutton 10. Dan

Prof. Hutton one of the world´s leading knife experts is the Soke ~ Founder & President of the
Hutton-Ryu International Martial Arts Association


Prof. Alan S. Thornton
Soke Thornton is the founder of Senai-Seisshin-Ryu- Shihandokai-Karate-Do.


Prof. Dr. Milan Pesic
Grand Master Dr. Pesic is the Dean of the "North American Institute of Martial Arts and Sciences,
the President of the "Supreme International Sokeship Council" and the Founder of Washidokan and the
International Jujitsu Association


Grandmaster Peter Albert
Prof. Albert is a 8th Degree Black Belt in T.N.T. and Shaolin Kung Fu and founder of the
Internationale-Kampfkunst-Organisation


Prof. Abdulmuhsiy Abdurrahman
Tai-Chi-Chuan Master


Hanshi Rico Guy
Prof. Guy is the creator of Go Kempo-Jitsu and holds the ranks of 10th Dan
in Kendo, Goju Karate, Iaido, and Jiu-Jitsu, 8th Dan in Judo 8th Dan, etc.
He is the founder of the
U.S. Budo Kaikan


Prof. David L. Grosscup
Grand Master Grosscup holds the rank of 10th Dan and began martial arts training in 1967.
He is the President of the
Maryland Professional Karate Association


Dr. Germon "Askari" Miller
Prof. Miller is the only female 10th Degree ~ Askari Mwalimu in the African Martial Art of Vita Saana.
Grandmaster Miller is the founder of the AKERU Discipline Science System.
In 2000, she was the first female Grandmaster inductee at the annual W.M.A.L. Hall of Fame.
She is a 30 year veteran in the field of Anti-Violence and a Crisis Intervention Specialist.


Prof. Amin Hassan
Grand Master Hassan started Martial Arts in 1962 and now is a 10th Degree Black Belt
and the founder of the
Go-Sei-Ryu-Goju-Martial Science System


Grandmaster Ralph Schueler 9. Dan
Grandmaster Schueler is the Founder and President of the World-Wide Tae-Kwon-Do Association


Grandmaster John Smith
Prof. Smith holds the 8. Dan in Tae-Kwon-Do and is the
Founder & President of the
"Federation of Tae-Kwon-Do Black Belts"


EMERITUS / POSTHUMOUS MEMBERS



Sosei Reno Morales 11. Dan
(1934-2013)
Great Grand Master Morales is the founder of the Shinjitsukaikan System, a decorated veteran
(Vietnam and the Koran War) and an Executive Protection Specialist. Served in the
United States Marines, and the U.S. Army Airborne, lived, and studied in Japan.
Shigera Kimura was his Mentor. Co-founding the Bronx Shotokan Karate-do Clubs,
and founder of the "Karate International Association of total Martial Arts"
and one of the early pioneers of Martial Arts in New York, as well as whole America.


Dr. Grover Lee Milam Ph.D.M.A.
(1947-2010)
Soke Milam, who began Martial Arts in 1956,
was the founder of Shashin-Ryu Kempo Karate and the World Kenpo Karate League.


Prof. Ernest H. Lieb 10. Dan
(1940-2006)
Soke Lieb started his Martial Arts career with Judo and Karate in 1955 and was:
The founder of the "American Karate Association" in 1964 and the "American Ji-Do-Kwan System" in 1965
The founder of the American Karate System
The instructor of Bill "Superfoot" Wallace and other Martial Arts Greats
The first American who won the "Korean International Tae-Soo-Do Championships" in 1964


Prof. Robert F. Edwards 11. Dan
(1937-2003)
Great Grandmaster Robert Edwards started his
Martial Arts Training in 1955 and was Co-Chairman and
Co-Founder of the Manabi Masho Federation of Martial Arts.


Prof. Carlton G. Burke
(1925 - 2006)
Great Grandmaster Burke was a WW2 hand-to-hand combat instructor who
taught the elite ranger division. He was a high ranked Master of Judo and
Goshin Jitsu and was a direct student of Dae Shin Kim and Higaano Oshiama.


Grand Master Yang Sung-Woo
(1937-1989)
Prof. Yang Sung-Woo (also spelled Seung-Woo) was a direct student of Hapkido GM Park Nam Sun of the Chung Moo Kwan.
In 1986 Grandmaster Yang was the Korea Hap-Ki-Do Federation´s Secretary General for Europe.
He was promoted to 8th Dan in Hap-Ki-Do at same year. He also was a certified 7th Dan in Tae-Kwon-Do
(W.T.F., Kuk-Ki-Won, and Ji-Do-Kwan), a 6th Dan in Moo-Duk-Kwan-Tang-Soo-Do, Hapkido-Kuk-Sool-Won, and a 5th Dan in Judo.
Back in Korea he was also a Boxer and a high-ranking Instructor for Military Special Units.
His most famous student was Australian based Grandmaster Sung Soo Lee.

Before his death he appointed Klaus Schuhmacher as his successor.


Grand Master Rufus Carpenter
(?)
Prof. Carpenter was a 9th Dan in American Karate and
a former President of the Armed Forces Martial Arts Association.


Grand Master Ray Walters 10th Dan
(1943-1998)
Prof. Walters was the founder of the U.S. Korean Karate Association.


Grand Master Daniel Rogers
(1958-2001)
Grand Master Rogers was a 9th Dan in Chun Ki Kwan Hapkido, the Founder and President of the
World United Hapkido Association and a 10th Dan in Yu-Won-Wha-Kwan-Hapkido promoted by Prof. Schuhmacher.


Grand Master Don Meyer
(died 2002)
Grand Master Don Meyer was a 8th Dan in Moo Duk Kwan, Tae Kwon Do, W.T.F.
and the Founder / President of the United Martial Artists Association.


Grand Master Johnny Kuhl
(1935-2003)
Legendary Johnny Kuhl was the founder of "Kuhl´s Combat Karate", wrote one of the first books about American Karate and was the publisher of the first Martial Arts Magazine in the U.S.A. in 1961.
Its success prompted the 1968 publishing of Official / Karate Magazine. Two of Kuhl's early students were Aaron Banks, Al Weiss and his successor Hanshi Ralph Viggiano.


Lou Thez
(1916-2002)
Lou Thez was the greatest Wrestler in the Western Hemisphere of all times.


Grand Master Peter G. Urban, Ph.D.
(1934-2004)
Prof. Urban was the supreme Grand Patriarch of All-American Gojuryu Systems and the person who influenced the Martial Arts and especially all Dan grading systems most of all others after 1950.

He started his training in 1943 with Ju-Jitsu and later learned Karate from legends including Gogen Yamaguchi, Richard Kim and Mas Oyama.

Dr. Urban also was the founder of POLEMIKOLOGY (The study of the structure and organization of combative systems) and HOPLOLOGY (The study and research of the historical process and the development of combative weapons systems.)



Si-Gung Sebastian Soh
Prof. Soh was a living Kung-Fu legend in Singapore,
a Master of Wing-Choon and a 5th generation Southern Shaolin Grandmaster.


Grand Master Siegmund Kiebist
(1947-2009)
Prof. Grandmaster Siegmund Kiebist started his Martial Arts career with Jiu-Jitsu and Judo in 1974.
Siegmund held the rank of a 7th Dan in Jiu-Jitsu. In 1977, he started also to learn Shaolin-Tempel Boxing
under Great Grandmaster Paul Belous, 10.Dan. In 1985, he opened a school together with Grandmaster
Thomas Seckelmann in Luedenscheid, Germany. Since 1983, he was a referee for Kickboxing and Forms competitions. In 2006 he was inducted into the World Martial Arts Leagues 9th International Martial Arts Black Belt Elite Awards as the "German Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master of the Year".


Grand Master Ken Eubanks
(1943-2006)
Prof. Eubanks was a honorary member of the W.M.A.L., and one of a few foremost Martial Arts promoters in the U.S.A.
He started Martial Arts in 1961 and was the promoter of the Bluegrass Nationals.



Sijo Gerd Stobbe
(1948-2010)
Sijo Stobbe started Martial Arts in 1958 with Judo, and later Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling, and Wu-Shu in 1966.
He was the President of the German & International Wu-Shu Organization, and a multiple inductee of the
World Martial Arts League's Hall of Fame awards. Some of his ranks were a 10th Toan in Shaolin-Chuan-Fa,
an 8th Toan in Wu-Qi-Tao-Fa, and in Chin-Na-Dju-Su.


Grand Master Ken Penland
(1935-2003)
Hanshi Penland 10th Dan, was an avid martial arts practitioner and enthusiast. He was the Chairman and founder of the International Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu Federation and began martial arts as a boy in the 1950s.


Grand Master Sid Campbell
(1947-2009)
Prof. Campbell,was a honorary member of the W.M.A.L., and had over 45 years in the Martial Arts
and was the founding president of the World Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do & Kobudo Association,
was the first American to open a Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan dojo in the United States.


Grand Master Hidetaka Nishiyama
(1928-2008)
Grand Master Nishiyama was a honorary member of the W.M.A.L., and was considered to be one of the
great masters and pioneers of Japanese Traditional Karate. He began his study in 1943 at the age of fifteen, with Master Gichin Funakoshi, the man who introduced Okinawan karate to Japan. At that time, karate was not yet popular.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, on October 10, 1928, Hidetaka Nishiyama started his Martial Arts training in 1933
at the early age of 5 with Kendo, followed by Judo training in 1938.
By 1946 he had earned his black belt in karate and by 1948, he would have his second dan.


Grand Master Walter Todd
(1927-1999)
Sensei Todd was a honorary member of the W.M.A.L., and the first foreigner ever who received a Dan in Shotokan Karate.
His black belt certificate was issued, and approved by the styles creator, Soke Funakoshi Gichin in 1954.
Todd Sensei began training in Budo, the traditional martial arts of Japan, in 1945, while stationed in Tokyo with the American military.
Prof. Todd studied under many great instructors like Mifune Kyuzo Sensei (10th Dan issued by Soke Kano Jigoro, the founder of Judo).
In 1948, Todd Sensei became the first foreign student of Otsuka Hironori Sensei, founder of Wado Ryu Karate.
In 1951 Grandmaster Todd was the first teacher of the American Judo legend O-Sensei Philip S. Porter.
Walter E. Todd Sensei was the was the founder of the Shudokan Martial Arts Association,
and honored by the W.M.A.L. with 10th Dan ranks in Judo, Aikido, and Shotokan Karate one year before his dead.


O-Sensei Philip Porter
(1925-2011)
The great Judo legend Phil Porter was a member of the W.M.A.L., and the first foreigner ever who received the rank of 11th Dan in Judo.
He set new standards in every field of Judo; from coaching, teaching, and national and international leadership positions to writing, refereeing, and building the
theoretical framework of Judo. He actively competed for over 65 years, culminating with four US National Masters Gold medals in winning which he never lost a match.


Great Grandmaster Kim Sou Bong
(1935-2011)
Great Grandmaster Kim was the father of Hapkido in Europe. He started Martial Arts at the age of 15,
with Doju-Nim Hwang Kee´s Tang-Sou-Do, in which he earned the 1st Dan after only 2 years of training.
During this year, he started to study Hapkido under Doju-Nim Ji-Han-Jae, and received his 1.Dan 1 year later.
He then served as Jae´s assistant instructor until he passed the test to 4th Dan at the age of 25.
In 1964 he moved to Germany, and shortly after began to teach Hapkido. Over one year later, he was
invited to the U.S.A. by the "American Association of Hapkido", were he eventually demonstrated HKD
at Ed Parkers famous Long Beach Karate tournament, on which also Bruce Lee showed his 1 inch punch.
In 1968, Kim returned to Germany via Paris, to continue his European mission. Over the years,
he created own structured style of Hapkido, and additionally founded the TMR system.


Sijo Frankie Dow
(1946-2013)
In 1960 Grandmaster Dow began his study of Martial Arts. His Black Belt ranks were 10. Duan in Southern Praying Mantis
Kung Fu (Tong Leong Tzee Wai Kuen), 7. Duan in Shaolin Temple Boxing, 7. Grad in Shaolin Kempo, and 5th Duan in
Green Dragon Kung Fu. Some of his instructors were the Grandmasters S. L. Martin, Wen Hsueh Hung, and Manny Agrella.
During the many years he lived in Germany, he was one of the two main hosts of national open Martial Arts tournaments.


Grandmaster Karl William Marx Sr.
(1936-2013)
Grandmaster Marx was the founder of the Keichu-Do system, which was un-officially started in 1945, and began being
taught to the public since 1960. It is the first purely American Martial Art style created totally from scratch.
Dr. Marx is considered to be the "True Father of American Karate" because he never studied Karate, or earned a
Black Belt in any Martial Arts style with an asian background. in 2004 Dr. Marx published a book called "Martial Art Spirit".


Great Grandmaster Kensho Seiji Kasahara
(1923-2007)
Dr. Seiji Kasahara was the father of Kendo in the Domenican Republic, and one of just a few 10th Dans world-wide.

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