Shambhala International Affiliates and Friends
The following Martial Arts Centers teach more then just kicks and punches. The Masters and Instructors at these Centers focus not only on self-defense and physical fitness, but they are equally concerned about their students’ mental and emotional training.
The Martial Arts Centers listed here are dedicated to training the whole person knowing that strengthening the body and the mind creates a powerful spirit. This enhanced spirit becomes a life-changing guiding force in the lives of their students.
If you believe your Martial Arts Center qualifies to be listed here, fill out the this form and submit it to us.
GRANDMASTER GILBERTO PAUCIULLO (10th Dan & 11th Duan)
Grand Master GILBERTO PAUCIULLO (10thDan &11th Duan) started his Martial Arts Training with his Father, (Pauciullo Salvatore), in 1958. At that time, his Father was a Military Ju-Jutsu Black Belt, and a student of Military Master, PORCEDDU. In 1960, Grand Master Pauciullo began the study of JUDO (FIAP Confederation) and Chinese Kempo. He has been teaching the Martial Arts including JUDO, JU-JUTSU, KENDO, KUNG-FU, OKINAWA GO JU RYU since 1970 in Torino, Italy at the famous JUDO KODOKAN CLUB, with MASTER MARIO BRUCOLI. His most respected Master was his Father (his first Master), but Master Campailla Airo (his First Judo Teacher), Mario Brucoli (who introduced him to the Martial Arts World in general), Master Lee Ching Tang (his first Kung-Fu Master), Tadao Nomachi (his first Go Ju Ryu Master), and Alexander Hiroshi Kimura (his Kendo and Judo Master) rank among his most respected teachers.
The most important wisdom he learned from these Masters is that "YOU ARE YOUR ONLY ENEMY." His his teaching philosophy is, "YOUR HONOR IS MY HONOR."
GRANDMASTER and SOKE YURIY KOSTROV (10th Baysa/Dan)
World Agni Kempo Headquarters
WORLD AGNI KEMPO ORGANIZATION & INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION OF RUSSIAN KEMPO
Marshal Zhukov str.,
53 - 31,
Center Phone: +380 44 5190797
Grandmaster and Soke Yuriy Kostrov (10th Baysa/Dan) is the founder of the WORLD AGNI KEMPO ORGANIZATION & INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION OF RUSSIAN KEMPO and has been has been studying the martial arts for more than 42 years. His motto and teaching philosophy is, "ALWAYS ALLOW YOUR SOUL TO GUIDE YOU."
GRANDMASTER MICHAEL W. NEAL. D.D. (10th Dan)
World Agni Kempo Headquarters
MADISON MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY, INC
HeadMastersName: Grandmaster. Michael Neal, PhD MA
Center Address: P.O. Box 2015, Richmond. KY 40476
Center Phone Number: (859) 248-6131
Center Email: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
WEB PAGE: http://www.shaolin-mmaa.org
Grandmaster (10th Dan) Micheal Neal has been studying Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu and Karate since 1963 and teaching for 1973. His Martial Arts Center's motto and his teaching philosophy is, "TO YOUR OWN WORD BE TRUE." & "WHEN THE STUDENT FAILS TO HIT THE TARGET WITH THE ARROW, THEY FIND FAIL NOT WITH THE ARROW BUT THEM SELF'S."
GRANDMASTER: ADRIANO PIZZATO SOKE KAISO (10th Dan)
Grandmaster (10th Dan) Micheal Neal has been studying Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu and Karate for forty-six years and teaching for thirty-six years. His Martial Arts Center's motto and his teaching philosophy is, "TO YOUR OWN WORD BE TRUE."
GRANDMASTER: SOKE GHOLAMREZA GHOLAMI (Hanshi, 10th Dan)
Soke Gholamreza Gholami/Hanshi is Founder and President of the International Martial Arts Association and he is the Iranian Director for the Unified Martial Arts Association International. He is a member of the International Black Belt Hall of Fame and the Middle East Director of Martial Arts for the World Combat Arts Federation. Knowledgeble in Shotokan Karate Do, Goju-Kempo, TaeKwonDo, Judo, Gojuryu, Kobu Do, Goshindo, Jujitsu, Bodoki-Ryu Ninjitsu, and also the Founder of Two Style (Hanshi RyuKarate Do) and (Ghoshin Karate). Soke Gholamreza Gholami is a member/representative of martial arts organizations in Greece, Japan, Europe, Germany, UK, America, Canada, and Pakistan. His motto and teaching philosophy is, "Identifying with your fellow beings and the way they live life is dispiriting and dangerous … AIM HIGHER."
GRANDMASTER RICHARD VAN DONK (10th Dan)
Grand Master Van Donk (10thDan) is the Founder and Director of the American Bujinkan Dojos (Ninjutsu) and Bushindo Martial Arts University operating world wide in over 40 countries with its International Dojo Headquarters in Northern California, U.S.A. He is one of the highest ranking Bujinkan Ninjutsu Shidoshi (Instructors) outside of Japan (10th Dan in Ninjutsu.) He has also has been awarded black belt levels or above in Karate, Jujitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Muso Tenshin Ryu Iaijutsu, Aikido, Enshin Ryu Iaido and BattoJutsu. Inducted into many Master and Grandmaster councils, he has been awarded Grandmaster of the Year for his contributions to martial arts. His motto is "Be Happy" and his teaching philosophy is, "ALWAYS HAVE THE COURAGE TO LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE AND TO LOVE WHAT YOU LIVE."
GRANDMASTER GEORGE LUKACS (10th Dan)
Grand Master Lukacs has been actively practicing the martial arts for 31 years. In 2003 he was recognized as a Grandmaster and the Founder of the Tactical Combat Arts System. He was awarded the rank of "10th Dan Soke" by the United Martial Arts Association, and the World Organization of Martial Arts (WOMA). He is a member of the International Combat Aikido and Jujitsu Federation, and a Member of the Board of Directors, Advisor in Chinese Combat Arts. Grandmaster Lukacs trained from an early age to be a full contact fighter, as was the desire of his Grand- master Chow. He went on to earn eight Titles in full contact fighting and retired his titles in 1994 going undefeated for a total of thirteen years. He is an expert in small arms, explosives, Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence. His teaching philosophy and motto is,"LIFE IS BUT A SPECK OF DUST … MAKE OF IT ALL THAT YOU CAN FOR IT IS PRECIOUS AND SHORT."
GRANDMASTER SOKE RAFAEL NIEVES (10th Dan)
NIEVES-RYU NINJUTSU INC.
SABANA BRANCH BOX 8762
VEGA BAJA, PR 00693
Phone: (787) 433-8693
Grand Master Soke Nieves (10thDan) is the founder of the Puerto Rico Ninja Society and the originator of Nieves-Ryu Ninjutsu. He has been practicing the Martial Arts for over 27 years was nominated to the International Jujitsu Hall of Fame as Master of Ninjutsu of the Year. He also holds black belt degrees in Jujitsu, Isshin-ryu, Shorinji Kempo, Ninpo Taijutsu, and Wing Chung. His his teaching philosophy is, "PEACE AND RESPECT FOR ALL PEOPLES AND THE ILLUMINATION OF THE WAY THROUGH THE MARTIAL ARTS.
GRANDMASTER KAMRAN JAVED (10th Dan)
Grand Master Kancho Kamran Javed (10thDan) is the Founder and Director of Shinshutsu Kaikan. His style and rank is recognized and registered with the International Martial Arts Association Iran by Soke Gholamreza Gholami, the International Martial Arts Acadamies by Soke Mike Vemplew, WOMA by Soke Tianero, and IBSF Germany by Soke George Laska. He is also recognized by WOMA USA, Grandmaster Jack Stern, by USJJA, USA and most other well known organizations. Kancho Javed has been studying the Martial Arts for the last 25 years. He has studied Shotokan, Taekwon Do, Kobudo, Tenshin Kan and Kyokushin kaikan.
He is a member and official of Rawalpindi District Karate Association and Sports Committee, Kwanmokan Taekwon Do UK, IKO Japan. His philosophy is, "TRUE MARTIAL ARTISTS MUST BE STRONG MORALLY AND BE WILLING TO RESPECT AND COOPERATE WITH OTHERS." His motto is "NO POLITICS, BUT RESPECT"
GRANDMASTER ANGEL GUERRA (10th Dan)
Soke Angel M. Guerra /Jonin is the founder of the BODOKI-RYU NINJITSU / INTERNATIONAL DOJO. Known to his members as Shidoshi: Tenshi Senso he has studied the martial arts for over 37 years. He is one of the foremost certified and recognized Senso-Ryu Ninjutsu and Bodoki-Ryu Ninjitsu Masters presently holding black belts in six different martial arts ranging from 2nd.dan-degree to 10th.dan-degree.
His philosophy is to promote the teachings of his Shidoshi as one's life long work, "ALWAYS RESPECT LIFE AND PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES."
GRANDMASTER RICHARD F. BAKER (10th Dan)
Grand Master Baker (10th Dan) is the founder of The Paladin Foundation and has studied the martial arts for 32 years training in Judo and Iaido, then onto to Karate, Kempo, Hapkido, Krav Maga, and Kobudo. He has been teaching Kempo/Karate for over 20 years. (His style is Tsuki Bu-Do Kai Kempo.)
His teaching philosophy is "Winning isn't everything, but everything is mastering the self." His motto is "You don't always have to be first, just don't be last" … "LIFE IS SHORT, LIVE IT TO YOUR FULLEST POTENTIAL. NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS."
GRANDMASTER SOKE GIUSEPPE DI GARBO (10th Dan)
Grand Master Soke Di Garbo (10th Dan) opened his first dojo in 1977 in Piove di Sacco, Italy. Today he is the director of many dojos in Italy and the director of two International Martial Arts Associations that are world recognized. Soke Di Garbo started his first DO in 1970. He has studied GOJU ITALIA in Italy with Shihan Gianni Rossato 10th Dan, GOJU USA in America and in Italy with O’Sensei Peter Urban 10th Dan and with Shihan Gianni Rossato 10th Dan. Soke sensei Giuseppe Di Garbo was nominated 10th Dan in 2004, since that date his 10th dan has been recognized by many international associations (i.e. “Easter USA International Martial Arts Association”, “World Head Family of Sokeship Council”, “World Man Seer Kung Pai”, “International Martial Arts Association”, and many others.)
Soke Di Garbo’s teaching philosophy is that “karate does not only mean empty hand, but it is CONTINUOUS REPETITION IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE PERFECT MOVEMENT.”
GRANDMASTER LARRY S.L. MARTIN (10th Dan)
R.I.Shotokan Karate-do Shoju-kempo ryu Hombu Dojo HQ
120 Manton Ave., 4th Floor Suite,
417 Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Web Site: http://rishotokan00.tripod.com/
GRANDMASTER LARRY S.L. MARTIN (10th Dan) has been training in the Martial Arts since the age of eleven. He started training in 1964 in Moo Duk Kwan Taekwon-do. Presently he holds a 10th Dan in Shoju-kempo Ryu Karate-Do, a 9th Dan in Karazenpo Go Shin Jutsu, an 8th Dan in Karate-Do Shotokan, an 8th Dan in Ju-jitsu, and a 5th Dan in Aikijujitsu. He is the founder, President, and CEO of Shojukempo International Martial Arts Association, and the Northeast Japanese Karate-Do Association.
The most important thing he learned about life from his Masters to respect life and the community and to teach the truth about Karate-do.
His teaching Philosophy is “Always teach Karate-Do in the true way it was meant to be taught!” His Motto is, “Keep tradition alive!”
GRANDMASTER MUHAMMED SULTAN KHAN (9th Dan)
Grand Master Muhammed Sultan Khan is the director of the Sultan National Institute of Martial Arts Pakistan. He is the 1994 Champion of the All Pakistan Open Martial Arts Championship in Lahore. Grand Master Khan, a member of the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, is also the Head Coach of the Police Training Institute and the Founder of the Pakistan Police Wushu (Chinese Martial Art) Team (28th National Games Lahore.) His motto and teaching philosophy is, "DO NOT REST UNTIL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER AND YOUR BETTER IS BEST.
GRANDMASTER SAROJ JOSHI PH.D. (9th Dan)
Grandmaster Joshi (9th Dan) of Nepal has been studying and researching the Martial Arts for 33 years. He has been teaching Shotokan, Taichi and presently Kunchido for over 31years in Nepal, Ukraine and the USA. He is the founder of Kunchido and his motto and teaching philosophy is, " LIFE ITSELF IS A PART OF YING AND YANG, THE BEAUTY OF MARTIAL ARTS WILL BE TO UNDERSTAND YOURSELF AND THE UNIVERSE YOU LIVE IN."
GRAND MASTER VINCE PALUMBO (9TH DAN)
GRAND MASTER PALUMBO (9thDan) has been training in the Martial Arts for over forty years in Australia and Asia. He teaches Korean Karate, Combat Jujitsu, Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrima, Cacoy Pangamot Filipino Jiu Jitsu, and Arjukanpo Combat Karate. His most respected Master and Teacher was Supreme Grand Master Cacoy Canete of Cebu, Philippines, a world famous martial arts figure.
His teaching philosophy is, "Do the best you can with your training, and find an hour everyday to train!" His motto is:
GOOD BETTER BEST,
NEVER LET IT REST,
UNTIL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER
AND YOUR BETTER IS BEST!
MASTER MAURIZIO COLONNA
Master Colonna has studied Nan Chuan Kung Fu, Shaolin Zen Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chaun, Kendo, and Ninpo-Ninjutsu. He has been teaching Ninjutsu and Kung Fu in Italy for seven years. The most important thing he learned from his favorite teacher, Grand Master Pizzato, also a Shambhala Black Belt Affiliate, is to always be himself! His teaching philosophy is "Fudoshin!" Inamovable Spirit!
CHRISTOPHER J. BASHAW, SOKE (8th Dan)
Bashaw, soke (8th Dan) has been studing the martial arts (Shaolin Kempo Karate, Mugie Munie No Jujsu, Tai Chi, Hoshin, and Bagua/Kosho Ryu Kempo) for thirteen years and the healing arts since he was eight years old. Master Bashaw is the founder of a system that merges the martial arts and the healing arts to include the shamanic arts as a path of the warrior healer.
The most important wisdom he learned from his Masters is that "There are many paths up the mountain, but upon reaching the peak there is only one view." His motto is "Look for the similarity in all things, not the differences." And his teaching philosophy is, "BE THE ETERNAL STUDENT."
GRANDMASTER Colin Mcgrath (8th Dan)
Grand Master Colin McGrath (8thDan) is the co-founder and director of the Australian Goshinjutsu Society. Grand Master McGrath is also the technical director of the Australian Goshinjutsu-Ido Society, which specializes in a synthesis of judo and tai chi. He has been practicing the Martial Arts for thirty eight years (Judo, Jiujitsu, Idokan, Goshinjutsu, and Tai Ho Jutsu.) He has been teaching for twenty four years.
Grand Master McGrath’s teaching philosophy is, "Expect the unexpected, be quiet, be still."
Sifu DON GROSE
SiFU Don Grose has been studying Wing Chun for twenty plus years years. He is the founder of the Ving Tsun Academy in Tucson, Arizona and the president of the International Ving Tsun Kung Fu Federation. He is also on the board of Directors of the Romanian Wing Chun Kung Fu Federation and Honorary President of the Euopean Ving Tsun Kung Fu Federation, a member of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association of Hong Kong, the United States WuShu Kung Fu Federation, the United States Amateur Athletic Union, and the Chinese KouShu Federation. He has associated schools in Africa, India, Lebanon, Jordan and Russia. His revered masters, GM Leun Ting, Dr. Wen Zee and Sifu Robert Jacquet, strongly influenced his teaching philosophy, "LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST EVERYDAY."
Sifu DARRELL JORDAN (7th DAN)
Sufi Jordan has been studying boxing, Shotokan, Shorin Ryu, Ving Tsun Kung Fu for 35 years in the USA, Japan and the Philippines. He has been teaching Ving Tsun for twenty five years. He is the president of the Florida Ving Tsun Athletic Assn. and a founding member of the Dept. of Homeland Security via US Coast Guard Auxiliary. One of the the most important things his Masters taught him is that, "Life is short, don't waste time, make up your own mind and love your family."
MASTER TRACY CINNAMON
BLUE GRASS WING CHUN
201 WOODFORD ST.
MASTER PHILLIP PRITCHARD (6th Dan)
AMERICAN SHAOLIN KEMPO CONCEPTS
10 MAPLE AVE.
SHREWSBURY, MA 01545
Phone: (508) 842-0052
Master Pritchard (6th Dan) has been studying American Shaolin Kempo in the New England area for 25 years and teaching for twenty years. He has a gifted following of students that he is proud to teach in his Martial Arts Center. His motto and teaching philosophy is, "ALWAYS LOOK FOR MORE THAN THE OBVIOUS."
MASTER LEO CLAUSEN SOKE (6th Dan)
Master Clausen (6thDan) has been studing the martial arts in Denmark and Japan for the last seventeen years. He is the head of his own Ryu in Denmark where his favorite phrase to his students (and his computer) is "Oooohh yes you CAN!!!!." Master Clausen's teaching philosophy is, "THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM IS TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR OWN IGNORANCE, DOING SO FREES YOUR SPIRIT FOR UNLIMITED GROWTH."
MASTER MIKE VAMPLEW (5th Dan)
MASTER ROBERT PEPELS (5th Dan)
Master Robert Pepels (5thDan) has been training in the Martial Arts for more than 17 years and studied many different forms. His main styles are Kempo-Karate & Kungfu. Renshi Pepels lives in the South of the Netherlands and trains his students in the Martial Arts of Kempo Karate , Kungfu , Tai Chi and Self-defence. He also trains his own competition team for Semi-Light & Full Contact Sparring and Armed/Unarmed Forms.
His motto and his teaching philosophy is, "ALWAYS BE OPEN AND TRUE TO EVERYONE AS A MARTIAL ARTIST AND AS A PERSON."
MASTER JOEL P. MATER (5th Dan)
JM STREET FIGHTING CLUB
INTERNATIONAL BODY CAMP GYM
Compound Manuela Subd.
Las Pinas City,
Phone: (02) 8745354
Master Joel Mater has been teaching Tae Kwon Do, Grappling, Karate, Kick Boxing and Arnis (a Filipino Martial Arts) for ten years in the Philippines. Master Mater was awarded his 5th Dan by the Philippine Union of Martial Arts Association from Grand Master Ereneo Gardiola, from Golden Phoenix Taekwondo by Soke Mike Vamplew, (a Shambhala Blackbelt International Affiliate) and from Elite Taekwondo Organization of the Philipines from by Master Giljay Reyes (6th Dan).
His motto is the "More youth in the martial arts, means less youth in drugs!!!" His teaching philosophy is, "Teach True martial arts. Focus on helping students learn more, not making more money."
SHIHAN NYINGJE NORBU/ MASTER JASON CARTER
Sensei Nyingje Norbu is the current president of K&D Martial ArtsCentres. He is also the founder of Nyingbulam – Officially recognized by the American Federation of Jujitsu as a martial arts system combining the traditional arts of Shotokan Karate, Japanese Jujitsu, & Pressure Point manipulation into a practical, contemporary approach to the martial arts. Sensei Nyingje Norbu's teaching philosophy is "NEITHER VICTORY OR DEFEAT … INSTEAD TRIUMPH OVER YOURSELF."
MASTER T. MARQUIS RAMSEY (4th Dan)
SEISHIDOKAN AIKIDO DOJO
1100-B National Highway
Thomasville, NC 27360 USA
Sensei Ramsey (4thDan) has been studying Aikido for twenty-two years. His studies have taken him to various countries including Japan, Brussels, England, Spain, and Romania. One of the most important things he learned from his favorite Master (Frederick Gorman) is that we are put here to experience one another, to coach one another, and to love one another. And that can happen only if we have the courage to get meaningfully involved in each other's lives.
Master Ramsey's motto and teaching philosophy is, "Nana Karobi Yaoki Jinsei Wa Kore Kara Da." "If you fall down seven times, get up eight times … your life's journey begins at that point."
MASTER MARVIN JAY ARANAS
SANARA POWERHOUSE MARTIAL ARTS
Metro Manila/Tagaytay/Cavite Philippines
Philippine Union Martial Arts Association
Elite Taekwondo Organization Philippines/International
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Info; 09237050040 / 09158478612
Master MJ Aranas was awarded his 4th Degree Black belt by Grandmaster Ereneo Gardiola (10th Degree Red Belt) Founder/President of the Philippine Union Martial Arts Association and Master Joel Mater (6th Dan) of the Elite Taekwondo Organization International/Philippines. Master MJ started his training Martial Arts at the age of seven and is currently the director of Philippine Union Martial Arts Association designated in Region 4-A Philippines. Master MJ is an active Instructor for the last ten years and continually training in Taekwondo, Sikadsu, Muay Thai, Dumog(Filipino Grappling) MMA, Aikido, Kick Boxing and Jiujitsu.
Master MJ Aranas Motto is: “ALWAYS BE AN EXAMPLE TO EVERYONE ESPECIALLY TO THE STUDENTS, SET THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF TEACHING, AND LET YOUR STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOAL BY GUIDING THEM TO THE RIGHT PATH.”