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United States Head Of Family Martial Arts Association Volume 8, Issue 5 July 08 NEWSLETTER Founding Members (Active) Dr. Joe L. Parrish /MD/ President/CEO NEWSLETTE From the President Desk Prof. Abdulmuhsiy Abdurrahmam - /MD/ Exec. Vice President The purpose of these R reflect the teachings of our Martial Arts Elders in a positive we are similar to the legendary practitioners of the GM Chang H. Park - /MD/ words of wisdom is to and well-tempered past. Each of us Vice President discuss the ideas and manner. At the end can make as GM Furman L Marshall - /DC/ ethics, which traditional of a workout, our art much of our Vice President Martial Arts training has should not be left in training as we Dr. Joseph Cooper - /VA/ been founded on. From the training hall. Our allow ourselves Sergeant of Arms Bodhidharma to all of training should be to envision. ___________________________ us that are students and with us as we walk The only limits In Spirit teachers. One can home, enter work; one will experience recognize profound meeting new people, in his or her Si-Jo Anthony Graham Founding Member parallels in the accept our daily traditional training offerings of the ways of challenges. When in Martial Arts are Master Connie Monroe wisdom and practiced Founding Member we pause to those, which are in every day living. The appreciate the beauty self-imposed. Master Lemuel R. Thomas , Sr. challenge, of course is (Pop) Member of nature around us. Therefore… the to maintain in the When approached possibilities of our ___________________________ discipline of our daily with an open mind, success and Founding Members (In- lives. This will enable Active) or Retired the way of Martial personal growth are us to better understand Arts (Korean, with out bounds. Sifu Paul Ramos and apply the lessons Japanese, Chinese), Sensei Ali Shabzz these philosophies and others can Remember to GM Roy Johns ultimately offer. influence every aspect TRAIN, As practitioners of of a person’s life. BELIEVE, and GM Lee Edmonds the Martial Arts, we Remember, we are ACHIEVE!!! Sifu Tim Dale are in line with the not just practicing GM Orlando Yarborough same spirit and sportsmanship. The philosophies in Martial Arts has been GM Darrell R. Smith Martial Arts, which handed down through Dr. Clifford Thomas were detailed in the the years always ___________________________ earliest documented expressing a careful Executive Board Members systems of unarmed consideration for combat. Spirit, loyalty, and GM Wayne Thomas - /MD/ It is essential that we PR Chief Virtue in all we do. understand the We are not to forget Mrs. Sandra A. Thomas - significance of our own /MD/ Newsletter Editor where we started place in the history of from and the help Sensei Mike Meier Esq. - these disciplined art /DC/Legal Advisor we encounter along forms and the lifestyles. the way. As Martial Prof. Bruce Goodwin - MD Each of us have morals Artists today, and civic 1 responsibilities to Executive Board Member— World Representatives of the U.S.H.O.F.M.A.A. cont’d GM Sylvester Chealthan - VA Prof. Terryl Richardson - MD GM John Baylor - MD Dr. John Crudup - NJ GM Edgar Livingston - MD Sr. Master Glenn Miller - MD Dr. Abdul H. Bilal - NY/GA Prof. Davanand D-Samaroo - Trinidad WI Dr. Albert Best - Barbados GM John Scott - MD Master William Blake - MD GM Roger Haines - OH GM Barry Rodemaker - PA GM Riley Hawkins - MD Dr. Robert Hawkins - OH GM Jack Stern - FL Sr. Master Daryl Jackson - NC GM Woodrow Fairbanks - OH Sifu Gerald Brown - MD Sensei Monique Martin - MD Shihan Darlene Defour - NY GM Tran Quoc - NY Dr. Germon Miller - DC Prof. Amin Hassan - DE GM Reggie Jackson - MD Spot Light of the Month: Dr. Kevin Hufford - NY GM Vincent Calloway - CA Sifu Gunter Benjamin - SUPREME GRANDMASTER FURMAN L. MARSHALL Germany Dr. W. Dan Hausel - AZ Dr. Robert Braff - OH GM Ellerton Spruiel - VA Dr. Norman Henderson - LA GM Mike Curtis - IL Dr. Verdale Goins - CO Soke Larry Levurtus - MD Prof. Al Wood - DC Dr. Timur Saliev - Central Asia Supreme Grandmaster Furman L. Marshall a man who has always Dr. Jerdan Figueroa - PR enjoyed Martial Arts. A former United States Marine, who started in GM Gregory Kennedy - DC GM Donald Brown - MD Martial Arts back in 1963. He has train and studied Tang Soo Do, Tae Dr. James Dye - MS Kwon Do, Aikido, Judo, and Ju JitSu. Supreme Grandmaster Marshall Soke Nasiakos Spyros - Greece instructors were the Great Grandmaster Whang Kim and Grandmaster GM James Wyatt - MD Dr. David Grosscup - MD Soo Wong Lee. He was awarded his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1967. Dr. Charles Owens - AL He has competed in tournaments up and down the East Coast from Canada GM Allah Freedom - NY to Florida and has won numerous grand championships. Supreme Dr. Alberto Echevarria - NY Sifu Walter Holmes - NJ Grandmaster Marshall has a mass of outstanding trophies, plaques, medals, Shihan Qasiem Astwood - MD jackets and other unique Martial Arts Awards. Dr. Vermon D’ Kunder - India Prof. Seved H. Moghadasi - Iran His incredible huge amounts of awards are sit-up in his home GM Beauford Sloan-EL - NJ like a museum. Late in 1967 he started Simba Do Jang. Supreme GM Sifu John Willey, Jr. - MD Sr. Master Des Galligan - Furman L. Marshall and Phillip Cunningham the founders of Simba Do Ireland Jang , both were championship Competitors in weapons, forms, fighting, and breaking. They did numerous Martial Arts demonstrations in parks, schools, Howard University, Maryland-U and RFK Stadium, etc. He has worked in Recreation Centers for 36 years and has retired from the Recreation Department. Grandmaster Marshall is still active in teaching and monitoring a number of his affiliate schools. His headquarters is in S.E. Washington, D.C. where he currently teaches class. Also, over the years he has received several promotions and has currently received a 12th Dan from the 2 International Supreme Elite Warrior’s Council. Supreme Grandmaster Furman L. Marshall is also, the founder and leader of Black Ski. Martial Arts News Baltimore’s 1st Martial Arts Appreciation / Roast Dinner This event was like no other and was an opportunity to acknowledge and show appreciation to some of the most Elite Martial Artist in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. The honorees of this event: Riley Hawkins, Henry Wilson, Robert McPherson, Francis E. Conde’ and Abdulmuhsiy Abdurrahman. Invitation was extended to all Martial Artists to come and support t his special event. It was held at the St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church Hall, 3300 Windsor Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21216. Grandmaster Sy Cheatham April 5, 2008 in Dumfries, Virginia at the Dumfries Cultural Center 17757 Main Street, Dumfries, Virginia 22026. This seminar was fantastic and worth the time and travel. The excellent teaching from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm of Dae Soo Hyung, meaning “By or With Your Hands”. This form is one of the un-systemized patterns of the Chinese system and absorbed into the Okinawan /Japanese and eventually the Korean Arts. Words of Grandmaster Tea: (this seminar was a real treat). Afterwards, we all went out to eat. Grandmaster Wayne “Tea” Thomas On May 3, 2008 Grandmaster Tea had the Power Punchers TKD Club, Inc. 15th Anniversary and Awards Banquet 2008. It was held at the Lexington Hotel, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The event was a sell-out with top distinguish guest: Dr. Joe L. Parrish, Supreme Grandmaster Furman L. Marshall, Grandmaster Reginald Jackson Sr., Dr. John Crudup, Grandmaster Sylvester Cheatham, Grandmaster Bruce Goodwin Sr., Grandmaster John W. Baylor Sr., Dr. Joseph Cooper, Professor Terryl Richardson, Grandmaster Gregory Kennedy, Grandmaster Thomas Harper, Grandmaster Sterling I. Johnson, Sr. Master Glenn Miller and Honorary Black Belt Mrs. Debbie Miller, Grandmaster Robert E. Belt Jr., Master Zeke Sistrunk, Sensei Monique Martin. Also, the Power Punchers TKD Club, Inc. Black Belts, students, their families and friends. I Humbly thank you for your support and making this special event outstanding and successful. Grandmaster Robert E. Belt, Jr. The Noble House of Tae Kwon Do presented its World Class Tournament of Champions 1st Annual Spring Tournament (Open) on May 3, 2008. It was at the Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland. This event was a success for Grandmaster Belt. 3 Martial Arts News Grandmaster James Wyatt The JW Spring Classics was held May 3, 2008 at the Charles Herbert Flowers Senior High School 10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road, Springdale, Maryland 20774. There were a number of competitors and guest from different areas to make this event great and successful. Dr. David L. Grosscup Dr. Grosscup is in the process of completing his 10th book, with five more to follow. In this edition he is tackling very controversial topics that he have had to deal with in Martial Arts. Dim Mak (the death touch), the Iron Palm, Fire Walking, also out dated and dangerous methods of training. He has also included the value of tradition and developing one’s five natural senses. Dr. Germon Miller, Ph.D. United States Woman honored with “Grandmaster of The Year” in London, England. Honestly what image comes to mind with the title; Grandmaster of the Year? It is often a man wearing a Black Belt wrapped around his waist. Wow!! This time at the 2008 Invitational London International Hall of Fame, a 55-year-old Grandmother was awarded Grandmaster of the Year. Dr. Germon “Mama G” Miller was inducted into the exclusive TYGA Martial Arts Association and recognized as the first woman Grandmaster for this prestigious event on May 10, 2008. She was nominated by US Grandmaster Tim Gilbert and she was unanimously selected and personally honored by world-renown Grandmaster Gary Wasniewski – TYGA Founder. Professor Terryl Richardson 3rd Annual Memorial Martial Arts Tournament was held on June 28th, 2008 at the District Heights Municipal Center in District Heights, Maryland 20747. There was an outstanding turn out of competitors, Black Belts and spectators. Magnificent demo was done by: Dr. Robert Hawkins and James Waters. Professor Terryl Richardson received his 10th Dan in Yu-Sool by the U.S.H.O.F.M.A.A. and the I.S.E.W.C. This event was a success with the help of members of the United States Head of Family Martial Arts Association and a few other Black Belts with students, friends and family. U.S.H.O.F.M.A.A. Membership It is still important for everyone to spread the word about our membership. 4 United States Head Of Family Up Coming Sanction Events Moments of Sympathy A great warrior Grandmaster Israel (Little Tiger) Ortiz of New London Connecticut will certainly be missed. He had an infectious sense of humor and his ferociousness ways on the mats. Rest in peace my friend for you are with our father and may your family be comfort. Dr. Joe L. Parrish Keep in mind of the Seminars / Training Sessions Professor Abdulmuhsiy Abdurrahman, reminder for all USHOFMAA members about the seminars and training sessions that will be available. There will be a number of seminars and training sessions on the following: First Aid – CPR Certification, Referee and Judging seminars. Dates for the above mention programs TBA at a later date Martial Artist Professional Seminar –August 9, 2008 The San Yama Bushi and Combination GoJu School of Self Defense will host the 3rd Annual Martial Artist Professional seminar. This event will feature Professional Martial Artist from several styles of Martial Arts and Self Defense Schools. Presenters will be skilled in Ju Jutsu, Karate, Kyusho-Jutsu, Japanese Sword, Judo, Kenpo Karate, Hapkido, Kung Fu, Tang Soo Do, Defensive Tactics, and Women’s Self Defense. The 2007 MAPS event was great. Date: August 9, 2008 Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Location: Fred Lynn Middle School, 1650 Prince William Pkwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191 Fee: $35 per person advance registration by July 4, 2008 $55 per person after July 5, 2008 $10 per person for spectators For more information and registration for this event Contact: SYBCG at (703) 926-7579 Sensei Z. Bennett 5 Supreme Grandmaster Furman L. Marshall /Grandmaster Reginald A. Jackson, Sr.
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