United States Head Of Family Martial Arts
Volume 8, Issue 5 July 08 NEWSLETTER
Founding Members (Active)
Dr. Joe L. Parrish /MD/
From the President Desk
Abdurrahmam - /MD/ Exec.
Vice President The purpose of these
reflect the teachings
of our Martial Arts
Elders in a positive
we are similar to
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
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
Executive Board Member— World Representatives of the U.S.H.O.F.M.A.A.
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 -
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
It is still important for everyone to spread the word about our membership.
United States Head Of Family Up Coming Sanction
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
Supreme Grandmaster Furman L. Marshall /Grandmaster Reginald A. Jackson, Sr.