Dates of Rank Elevation

Tested in Cleveland, Ohio, by Master Balas for Sho-Dan and Sensei, 12/18/76

 

Tested in Cleveland, Ohio, by Master Balas for Ni-Dan, 5/25/78

 

Tested in St. Petersburg, Florida, by Master Balas for San-Dan, 6/27/80 

 

Tested in St. Petersburg, Florida, by Master Balas for Yon-Dan, 7/23/82

 

Tested in St. Petersburg, Florida, by Master Balas for Go-Dan, 11/21/84

 

Tested in St. Petersburg, Florida, by Master Balas for Roku-Dan, 4/6/88

 

Promoted by Master Balas and E.U.S.A.I.M.A.A. to Ha-Chi-Dan in Tai Shin Doh under Grand Master Ron Balas,  11/9/96

 

Present Rank: 10th Degree by E.U.S.A.I.M.A.A. on 11/09/2016

Circle of Masters Award in Cleveland, Ohio on 10/16/2016

 

Martial Arts Image Award E.U.S.A.I.M.A.A. 11/13/2010

 

Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts E.U.S.A.I.M.A.A. 11/12/2011

 

Extraordinary Martial Arts Loyalty E.U.S.A.I.M.A.A. 11/10/2012

 

 

 

I have been a member of several Martial Arts Associations over the years:

 

 

American Martial Arts Association since September, 1975, under Sensei Paradise 

 

North American Black Belt Society since December 14, 1979, as Ni-Dan

 

North American Black Belt Society on December 8,1980, as San-Dan

 

North American Black Belt Society on December 31, 1984, as Sho-Dan 

 

American Martial Arts Association in Raleigh, NC, with Jan Wellendorf

 

American Independent Karate Instructors Association since January 27, 1987, as Go-Dan

 

Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association, Inc. since October 25, 1995

 

Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association Florida Representative since 1995