“Many Karate teachers teach a watered down style – no hip action and no depth of punching – so it is easy to say that these teachers have no depth to their knowledge. You are what your teacher is, and if he knows a lot, you should be able to demonstrate this knowledge.”
– Yuchoku Higa (founder of Kyudokan Dojo, Okinawa)
2013 Awarded ‘Meijin Wa Jutsu’. Highest honorary title in martial arts.
2013 Dojo (Arizona School of Traditional Karate) selected as Best of Mesa 2013.
2012 Inducted into the Shinja Martial Arts University Hall of Honors as Grandmaster of the Year
2012 Awarded Junidan (12th dan) by Juko Kai International
2012 Inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine’s Hall of Honors (Outstanding Contributions to Martial Arts).
2011 Thumbtack’s Top-Rated Karate Classes in Phoenix Valley.
2009 Nominated for Hall of Fame for Distinguished Accomplishments, Washington DC.
2009 Juko Kai International Honor Award “One Who Points the Way”.
2008 USHOFMAA International Hall of Honor, Maryland.
2008 Appointed to Supreme Elite Warriors Council.
2008 Appointed to International Examiners Committee, Seishinryoku Kai.
2008 Appointed International Representative and Advisor for IOSKDKA, Athens, Greece.
2008 Appointed World Sokeship (Grandmaster) Council, Seishinryoku Kai.
2008 Lifetime member International Okinawa Seishinryoku Karate-Do Kobudo Association.
2007 Appointed United States Soke Council.
2006 USHOFMAA International Hall of Honor Inductee, Maryland.
2006 Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy of Japanese Martial Arts Sciences.
2005 World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame Inductee, Malaysia. Grandmaster of the Year.
2004 Awarded Judan (10th dan), Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo, World Organizer of Martial Arts and Soke Head Council of Japan, Soke Tianero.
2004 Awarded Judan (10th dan) in Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo, Juko Kai International, Dai Soke R. Sacharnoski.
2004 World Head of Society Hall of Fame Inductee, Philippines. Honorable Grandmaster & Lifetime Member.
2004 American Karate Association Hall of Fame, Cincinnati Ohio. Instructor of the Year.
2004 US Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, Nashville, Tennessee.
2004 Lifetime member, World Organizer of Martial Arts, Dept. of Martial Arts Affairs, Delaware.
2004 Awarded ‘Honorable Grandmaster’, Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do, World Organizer of Martial Arts, Philippines.
2003 Latin America Martial Arts Society Worldwide Hall of Fame Inductee, Puerto Rico. International Grandmaster of the Year.
2002 Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Orlando, Florida. Founder of the Year.
2002 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Springdale, Ohio. Grandmaster of the Year.
2001 North American Black Belt Hall of Fame, Lakewood, CA. International Instructor of the Year.
2001, Lifetime Member, Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Kokusai Kempo-Karate-Do & Kobudo Federation.
2001 Appointed to World Soke Council board.
2000 Top Juko-Kai International affiliated ‘Soke of the Year‘.
2000 World Karate Union Hall of Fame, Tannersville, Pennsylvania. Lifetime Achievement Award.
2000 ABI’s Millennium Hall of Fame. Lifelong Contributions to Martial Arts & Geological Sciences.
1999 Headmaster of Top-Rated JKI Martial Arts School (University of Wyoming Shorin-Ryu Karate).
1999 Awarded Sokeship of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai
1998 KB Karate Hall of Fame Pocono, Pennsylvania. Grandmaster Instructor of the Year.
1997 Awarded Kyoju (Professor of Martial Arts).
2018 Selected for Great Men & Women of Science (1st Edition), IBC, Cambridge, England