under the direction of Master Danny LaneCheryl Y. Hutchison promoted to 7th Degree Grand Master by the World Martial Arts Federation.
Beginning in 1982, Cheryl trained in the martial
arts under the instruction of Master Danny Lane. Before achieving the rank of
5th Dan Black Belt in 1996,she had been inducted into the World Martial Arts
Hall of Fame, as “Woman of the Year” at the Chun Kuk Do International
Training and World Championships in 2000, 2001, & 2002. In 2013, she was
certified as a 7th Dan Black Belt in World Martial Arts
Federation (WMAF), by Master Danny Lane.
Cheryl has been a member of the National Honor
Society since 1980. She has owned/operated her own karate studio from 1985 to
2006, but stayed involved until 2011, before passing it on to her daughter,
Carmen Combs and sister, Amy Ashworth—they have re-opened it as Pinnacle Karate
Center, LLC—located in Milton, WV. She personally taught and certified (35)
Black Belts during this time.
She firmly believes in the discipline, integrity, respect, and loyalty of the martial arts and raised her family accordingly; daughters: Carmen, Kaygan,Morgan, and son: Chay. She has been happily married to a great husband, Bruce, for 13 years.
After a lot of time spent in the construction field and a short stint with the WV Dept. of Highways, she now enjoys working for the CSX Railroad as a Contract Supervisor, with Special Projects, in the Locomotive Shops of Huntington, WV.
Master Tim T. Farren
Master Farren started training with Grand Master Lane at age 12. Master Farren has trained in martial arts with for over 21 years and has been teaching and running his own WMAF Center inside the Chesapeake Community Center since 2002. Master Farren received his 4th degree master level from Grand Master Lane in Aug of 2011. Master Farren still continues to train and fully believes there is always something new to learn the question is how far will you go to learn it?
Mater Farren can be reached via cell phone 304-638-4176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website for more information about his programs.
BIO for James J. Knox 1st Degree Black Belt WMAF
James J. Knox
Current Rank: Black Belt (Shodan)- Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate
January 11, 2013, World Martial Arts Federation
Advanced Brown Belt- Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate
January 2007 to October 2012 The Dojo, Rutherford, NJ
Advanced Orange Belt- Daito-Ryu Aiki-Jujitsu
March 2007 to September 2012 The Dojo, Rutherford, NJ
Basic Judo, Basic Ukeme, Basic Sais, Basic Bo, Basic Qigong, Basic Knife Self-Defense
January 2007 to October 2012 The Dojo, Rutherford, NJ
Grand Master Paul Irizarry WMAF Regional Director of Puerto Rico, South America and Caribbean.
International Tournament Fighting
Grand Master Paul Irizarry. Is the creator of the Kenkakai-Kan-Jitsu System. A blend of 3 systems as one, Kyokushin Karate, Kenpo Karate and Ju-Jitsu, makes this system very hard and great for modern day Self-Defense. GM Irizarry has practice Martial Arts with some of the Top names, and started his training at the age of 7 years old. His First style was Kenpo Karate and then Came Kyokushin-Kai. He also practice Tae Kwon-Do were he has also a Black Belt. He has been nominated in the Martial Artist Hall of Fame 4 Times, plus holds Black Belt ranks in: * Kobudo, Kenpo, Ju-Jitsu, TaeKwon-Do, and Kyokushin-Kai. he is a Member of The World Head of Family Sokeship Council, International Martial Arts League, World Martial Arts friendship Society, American Federation of Ju-Jitsu, United States Martial Artist Association, International Kyokushin-Kaikan Organization, National Karate Kobudo Federation, World Ju-Jitsu / AIKI-Bujutsu Federation and also the Nippon Yawara Ryu AIKI-Ju-Jitsu Renmei. Soke V.T. Mulae instructor of GM Irizarry named Mr. Irizarry as the Highs Rank Person in the Kenkakai-Kan-Jitsu System. Grand Master William Rankin promoted Mr. Irizarry in 2004 to rank of 8th Dan and the Title of Grand Master by the United States Martial Artist Association. And Soke Siegfried Boedeker just promoted GM Irizarry to the level of Honor Hanshi and the rank of 9th Dan by the World Ju-Jitsu / AIKI-Bujutsu Federation. Grand Master Irizarry is the proud owner of the Irizarry's Karate Academy located in Puerto Rico.
Michael Epstein Director WMAF Russia
Regional Director of WMAF Operations in Russia with the WMAF. Phone: +7-495-969-93-00
Address: 140125, Moscow region, Ramensky area Seltso Str. Garden, house 45
To make better use of mail address: 129323, Moscow, st. Sneznaya, Building 17, Block 2, Flat 85.
The Latest from Russia.
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Hello, Danny! Recently we did a lot to promote your Combat Ultimate System and WMAF. There are many difficult to prove the advantage of membership in an organization. But we managed in the professional environment of martial arts to prove the viability of Russian Combat Ultimate System (CUS) and the importance of WMAF.
From tomorrow to begin training the children's group. Children aged 6 to 10 years in this group the first time since the beginning will do according to your instructions and procedures, as well as program CUS.
In addition the club in the Northern Administrative District of Moscow under the leadership of Sergei Zapevalina Masters, whose three rooms, which are engaged in school-age children, is also interested in joining the program WMAF and kick start kids Chuck Norris.
He is interested in involvement in your system, you as a great master and disciple of Chuck Norris. Thus, in our Federation has begun the process of opening new gyms, part of which will start the program CUS.
There will be new members WMAF, will receive membership dues. We just do not expect a large income, as people need to prove the benefits of membership in WMAF, they will pay in excess of the cost of training.
Before I and my instructors trained free students from the poor, but we also recruit their commercial group, which should provide pay instructors.
At the end of April, we expect to perform well on the 6th Martial Arts Olympics in St. Petersburg. It will be a good advertisement for us.
But I ask you now to join us and make your video endorsement for us. This will greatly help our cause.
I would also like to ask you to fix your site information about me. It says Mikhail Markovich. Write, please, Michael Epstein.
V.Z.Sebastian...India Representative Director of all of Asia. 7th Degree Black Belt and Grand Master Rank in the WMAF Federation and Chief Instructor of India and DIRECTOR of all of Asia.
Visit the India Website here.
Watch Bio here....
Master Jonathan Kruger Director in Zambia, Africa.
He is our newest member and Regional Director in Africa. He is the Master Instructor of the Kodokwan Judo Jujitsu club of Zambia is one of the oldest dojo's in Africa, founded in 1928 in Cape Town , South Africa.
He started Judo and Jujitsu 25 years ago first under his late father John David Kruger 6th dan in Jujitsu who was his Sensei .
His father started Judo and Jujitsu in 1954 at the Kodokwan in Northern Rhodesia now Zambia . His father was also in the Royal Rhodesian Regiment and special Air Service SAS His father was the fourth generation instructor to the Kodokwan Judo Jujitsu club of Zambia.
The Latest from Zambia.
Dear brother Danny , Our dojo is busy preparing the Judo team to represent Zambia internationally around Africa. At the moment I have 85 registered underprivileged youth and some ex street children In my dojo. I have opened a dojo in town working with the Greek community ,which I teach of friday . The kids are very dedicated learning Jujitsu . One of my top students Alexy was planning to visit China on a school but has insisted that he would rather be a my Jujitsu class on fridays than go to China . That was very touching to me as his Sensei . Iam busy fund raising to collect money to help buy Judo uniforms for the underprivileged youth in my Judo club.And we are now in the rainy season and most of my kids in the dojo suffer with malaria . So Iam busy trying to buy them mosquito sleeping nets to protect them from malaria. My students are always sick with malaria and it effects their training every month . Iam also looking at helping some of my students finish their schooling this coming term.All THE young people in OUR community look to our dojo as a lighthouse for young people to come and learn the budo disciplines and where they can seek help spiritual advice and counseling . We also teach Godly principles and values for their spiritual lives . Many of them come from a life of drugs and drink abuse to become strong leaders in their own communities . I look forward to your friendship in 2012 brother Danny. God bless,
Jonathan Kruger .
Shihan George Cushinan Regional Director Canada
Chief Instructor and founder of Koshou Ryu Taiho-Jutsu and the Markham Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Dojo in Markham, Ontario, Canada, Shihan George is a 6th Degree Black Belt in JiuJitsu and Danny Lanes World Martial Arts Federation.
Shihan George has over 31 years experience in a variety of martial arts, including various styles and ranks of JiuJitsu, Karate, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Aikido/Aiki-JuJitsu, Police & Military Defensive Tactics. He continues to train and network with top instructors all over the world to keep up on the latest advancements in Self-Defense and Martial Arts, and infuses the best of the best into Koshou Ryu Taiho-Jutsu and the Markham Dojo. His motto...if it's effective and it work's...use it!
Master Chad Boxx, Popular Bluff, Missouri 6th Degree
Master Chad Boxx is a new member of the WMAF and recently promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt for his lone, dedicated service in the martial arts fields.
He is a 6th Degree in TKD and studied in CKD.
Master Boxx on WMAF
Chad began martial arts approximately in 1986 with Tae Kwon Do. He is a former state champ in Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri in forms, fighting, and weapons. He eventually achieved 6th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do under Master Kang Rhee of Memphis, TN. He has also studied Pai Lum Kung Fu, Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and kickboxed on a local level for about a year. In 2012 I applied for my conversion certificate to 6th dan TSD based on my training in Chun Kuk Do, and was granted the conversion to the WMAF certification.He has formed his own system of TSD called "Tang Soo Do - Mul Moo Kwan" which essentially means "Water School of Tang Soo Do." He continues to train with Chun Kuk Do instructor Dr. Thomas Carter, and will be pursuing rank certification under the WMAF in Tang Soo Do. He has written and self-published three books on martial arts which apply to my system and are available to his students.
Sensei Toby Taylor Black Belt in Idaho Toby Taylor is the Head Master/Founder of the United Freestyle Martial Arts (Lun Hop Do) school. He holds the rank of Full Instructor in Paul Vunak's Progressive Fighting Systems (Jeet Kune Do Concepts). He holds a Black Sash in Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy's Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu. He also holds a diploma in Kasumi-An Kenjutsu Japanese Sword Combat Method under Stephen K. Hayes. Additionally, he has done extensive training with Grandmaster Al Dacascos, Glen Boodry, David Neubacher and Doug Perry. He has also trained with the Idaho State University Judo Club. Taylor has been doing martial arts since 1991 and has been teaching since 1998.
Tony recently joined the WMAF and promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt in the WMAF.
Master Daron Shade Master Daron Shade, American Tang Soo Do
Daron began his lifelong martial arts study in 1978 as a young boy. He has earned 1st degree Black belts in Okinawa Kempo, TaeKwonDo and 4th degrees in Tang Soo Do and Danny Lane’s World Martial Arts Federation. In addition, he has studied various other traditional martial arts including Wing Chun, JiuJjitsu, and Hapkido. Daron is also an accomplished freestyle wrestler, boxer, and kickboxer. With this diverse skill set, he began coaching MMA technique in the late 1990s as well as teaching his TSD based hybrid martial arts under the dojo and system name “Panther Fighting Arts”
Sensei Shaun Kennedy 3rd Degree Black Belt Shaun Kennedy started studying Tae Kwon Do when he was 13 years old. His accomplishments include trophies in forms and sparring. He has trained extensively in Tang Soo Do. In addition, he has studied Lung Shou Pai Kung Fu, Judo, Japanese Jui Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Jeet Kune Do. While stationed in Korea with the U.S. Army, he was fortunate to continue his education in Tae Kwon Do and to begin his study of Praying Mantis Kung Fu. It was also in Korea that he received specialized training in knife fighting and in the use of the bo staff. Later he would study Aikido and go on to be ranked in Yang Moo Do. Sensei Kennedy has received personal instruction in the sword and in stick fighting. By God's grace, he is now serving as a Chaplain in the U.S. Navy.
Master Guro Michael Schwarz
Honorary Grand Master Guro Michael Schwarz and President of the WSEF has joined in the WMAF and brings to us his extensive skills in the art of Escrima and more.
He is a Navy Veteran and martial arts veteran instructor of 33 years. He has training taught by GM Changhee Yoon in Moo Du Kwan TKD/Hapkido. He currently holds a 3rd degree black belt in American TKD in the Midwest Martial Arts Association under GM Osborne. In 1985 he began to study the Filipino Martial Arts. He became an instructor in the FMA in the system of Cabales Serrada Escrima in 1995. I currently hold the rank of Panginoon Guro or Master Guro in the system of D/C Serrada System of Escrima & represents the World Serrada Escrima Federation in the Midwest under the auspices of GM Anthony Davis or GM *D*. He has authored 4 modules of curriculum for the WSEF & am currently working on module 5. He currently teachs a combination of the Serrada System of Escrima in conjunction with TKD/Hapkido & an interested in expanding his affiliations with the WMAF. Everyone should read his modules and watch and learn from his videos. Go to his website for information and content. He will be in charge of all the Escrima training and advising in that art for the WMAF.
Master Christopher Lane USA
Chris has been in the martial arts since he was 4 years old. He is the Director of Fitness & Strength & Training at Marshall University. He is an expert in nutrition and strength and conditioning programs for athletes. His training articles and videos will enhance your physical performance.
WMAF is PROUD to announce Master Gregory Poole as a member and 4th Degree Master.
Gregory has been training in many forms of Martial Arts beginning with wrestling Freestyle & Greco
Roman currently he is a Chief Instructor and has credentials in sports nutrition and physical training. His Martial Arts training also includes Escrima, Goju-Ryu, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Wing Chun and Chin Na.
He is also perusing credentials as a practitioner in Chinese Sports Medicine. Joined WMAF 2014 and obtained Black Belt Master Rank.
Other WMAF Certified Black Belts & Members
Master Joni Sharrah USA
Master Alan Aharrah USA
Master V.Z.Sebastian India
V.Z. Simson India
V.S. Nirmal India
HARIKUMAR RAJAPPAN India
Master Duane Buck USA
Master EDWINA PENDARVIS USA
Diane Pack USA
James Ginda USA
Michael EpStein Russia
Tim Farren USA
Pat Arnold USA
Steve Morrison USA
Meghan Hackney USA
Toby Taylor USA
Daniel Mills USA
Master James Nunguesser USA US Marine Corps
Darrell Bailey USA
UNDER BLACK BELTS 2011, 2012
Kiefen Synnott Japan
Timothy Hilton US Army
Danny Lane is a PROUD MEMBER of these Associations.
Proud Member of Sport Karate Museum
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