Plano Martial Arts Instructors

Soke Craig Hamann

Soke Craig Hamann 10th Degree
Practicing Since 1962

History

A 10th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, awared by the AibuJitsu Ryu Federation. Began practicing martial arts at the age of five, studying Judo and Boxing. Over the years has studied many styles with just as many instructors. In the early 1980's, began training with Grandmaster Man Hee Han. During this time with GM Han; was part of the first group awarded the title of Master and Instructor in the Youn Wha Ryu style of Tae Kwon Do. In addition, Grandmaster Hamann has studied Combat Hapkido, Aiki JuJutsu, Oknawa Kobudo, Kendo, Vo Lam Vietnam (kung fu), Judo and Boxing, achieving Black belts is most of these styles. Certified and a Master Instuctor by The World Youn Wha Association, The International Combat Hapkido Federation, The Aibu-jitsu Federation and The U.S. Combat Martial Arts Association, and is also a liscened as an instructor by The International Police Tactics Institute, and by NAPMA, as a Cardio Karate instructor.

In 2001, inducted into the World Head of Family Sokeship Council Hall of Fame as Master Instructor of the Year, in 2005, Budo International Magazine Hall of Fame as Master Instructor of the Year, in 2006, Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame for Excellence in Teaching the Martial Arts, in 2014, and again in 2017, The USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Multi-Discipline Master of the Year, in 2018, The USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame recognized him with the Pioneer/Living Legend Award.

Memberships in The Aibu Jitsu Ryu Federation, The Society of Black Belts of America, The International Conmbat Hapkido Fereration, The World Youn Wha Ryu Association, The U.S. Combat Martial Arts Association, Canemasters International, The International Karate Kobudo Federation, The National Associationof Professional Martial Artists, The World Hapkido Federation, The World Ki-Do Federation, The Veitnam Original Kung Fu International Association and The Law Enforcement Martial Arts Association

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock, headquartered in Waco, TX.ck, headquartered in Waco, TX.

  • 10th Degree (Tae Kwon Do)
  • 7th Degree (Defensive Hapkido)
  • 3rd Degree (Aiki JuJutsu)
  • 3rd Degree (Kendo)
  • 1st Degree (Okinawa Kobudo)


Soke Mark Bradshaw

Soke Mark Bradshaw 9th Degree
Practicing Since 1982

History

A 9th degree black belt in Tanjin Ju-Jitsu, a 3rd degree black belt in Goshin Ju-Jitsu, a 1st degree black sash in Practical Wing Chun and a 1st degree black belt in Aiki-Goshin JuJutsu. Also having trained in several other martial arts over the years including: Goju Ryu, Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Jeet Kune Do, American Karate, Chin Na, Iaido, Kendo and Aikido.

Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame: 2015 Ju-Jitsu Martial Arts Master of the Year, 2017 Silver Life Award, 2018 Golden Life Award and Pioneer Award.

Began practicing martial arts in 1982. First in Goju Ryu Karate. In 1981 while attending college I discovered Goshin Ju-Jitsu studying under Soke Jim Brock 10th degree black belt in Goshin Ju-Jitsu and when I became a member of Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International.

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock, headquartered in Waco, TX.

  • 9th Degree (Tanjin Ju-Jitsu)
  • 3rd Degree (Goshin Ju-Jitsu)
  • Sifu 1st Degree (Practical Wing Chun)
  • Sensei 1st Degree (Aiki-JuJutsu)


Shihan Rhonda Bradshaw

Shihan Rhonda Bradshaw 6th Degree
Practicing Since 1982

History

A 6th degree black belt in Tanjin Ju-Jitsu, a 1st degree black belt in Aiki JuJutsu, 1st degree black belt in Goshin Ju-Jitsu, Red sash in Practical Wing Chun. Also having trained in several other martial arts over the years including: Goju Ryu, Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Jeet Kune Do, American Karate, Chin Na, Iaido, Kendo, Aikido and (with a brief layoff) Yoga and Silver Sneakers.

Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame: 2017 Diamond Life Award and 2018 Silver Life Award.

Began practicing martial arts in 1982. First in Goju Ryu Karate. In 1981 when I joined Goshin Ju-Jitsu studying under Soke Jim Brock 10th degree black belt in Goshin Ju-Jitsu and when I became a member of Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International.

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock, headquartered in Waco, TX.

  • Shihan 6th Degree (Tanjin Ju-Jitsu)
  • Shihan 1st Degree (Goshin Ju-Jitsu)
  • Sensei 1st Degree (Aiki JuJutsu)
  • 200 hour Yoga Instructor (Hatha - Wellness and Range of Motion)


Master Desiree Damon

Master Desiree Damon
Practicing Since 1995

History

7th Degree in Tae Kwon Do, 4th Degree in Kendo, 2nd Degree in Hapkido. Began training at PMA in July 1995, training and teaching continuously since that time, with a brief layoff during her college years. but still continuing to train at PMA during school breaks and holidays.

Certified as an Instructor in August 2001. Member of the World Youn Wha Ryu Association, the International Combat Hapkido Federation and the Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu Federation.

Indutded into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2017 as Kendo Instructor of the Year.

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock where our, and our students, standing in martial arts are documented.

  • 7th Degree (Tae Kwon Do)
  • 4th Degree (Kendo)
  • 2nd Degree (Hapkido)


Master Jonathan Argomaniz

Master Jonathan Argomaniz
Practicing Since 1995

History

6th Degree in Tae Kwon Do, 4th Degree in Hapkido. Began training at PMA in June 1995, along with his brother Ryan and their Father Joe, training and teaching continuously since that time, with a brief layoff during his college years. but still continuing to train at PMA during school breaks and holidays.

Certified as an Instructor in December 2005. He is a member of the World Youn Wha Ryu Association, the International Combat Hapkido Federation and the Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu Federation. A 2017 nominee with the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, but declined the nomination.

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock.

  • 6th Degree (Tae Kwon Do)
  • 4th Degree (Hapkido)


Master Ryan Argomaniz

Master Ryan Argomaniz
Practicing Since 1995

History

6th Degree in Tae Kwon Do, 4th Degree in Hapkido. Began training at PMA in June 1995, along with his brother Jonathan and their Father Joe, training and teaching continuously since that time, with a brief layoff during his college years. but still continuing to train at PMA during school breaks and holidays.

Certified as an Instructor in December 2005. Member of the World Youn Wha Ryu Association, the International Combat Hapkido Federation and the Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu Federation. A 2017 nominee with the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, but declined the nomination.

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock.

  • 6th Degree (Tae Kwon Do)
  • 4th Degree (Hapkido)


Master Kristin DiFrancesco

Master Kristin DiFrancesco
Practicing Since 1999

History

5th Degree in Tae Kwon Do, 2nd Degree in Hapkido, 1st Degree in Aiki-Jujutsu.

Joined PMA in January 2000. Certifired as an Instructor in August 2006. Member of the International Combat Hapkido Federation and the Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu Federation.

Indutded into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2017. AOK State Champion - 2017

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock, headquartered in Waco, TX.

  • 5th Degree (Tae Kwon Do)
  • 2nd Degree (Hapkido)
  • 1st Degree (Jujutsu)


Master Adam Sanders

Master Adam Sanders
Practicing Since 1985

History

5th Degree in Tae Kwon Do, 5th Degree in Hapkido. Began training in Detroit, Michigan studing Judo, earning the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt. After relocating to the Dallas area, began training in Tae Kwon Do at Master Hans of Carrollton under Instructor Kelly Gibbs and Grandmaster Man Hee Han. Joined PMA in August of 2006, training and teaching there since that time.

Certifired as an Instructor in August 2014. Member of the World Youn Wha Ryu Association, the International Combat Hapkido Federation and the Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu Federation.

Indutded into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2018 as Master of the Year.

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock, headquartered in Waco, TX.

  • 5th Degree (Tae Kwon Do)
  • 5th Degree (Hapkido)
  • 1st Degree (Judo)


Master Jeff Bogost

Master Jeff Bogost
Practicing Since 1983

History

5th Degree in Hapkido, 4th Degree in Tae Kwon Do. Began training in Tae Kwon Do in Des Moines, Iowa in the early 80'swhile attending school. Came to PMA in August of 2006, training and teaching there since that time.

Member of the International Combat Hapkido Federation and the Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu Federation.

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock, headquartered in Waco, TX.

  • 5th Degree (Hapkido)
  • 4th Degree (Tae Kwon Do)


Jeff Seutter

Jeff Seutter
Practicing Since 2002

History

4th Degree in Tae Kwon Do, 4th Degree in Hapkido. Began training with Sensei Joseph Galletta, an instructor at JC Penney, part of Grandmaster Man Hee Han's World Youn Wha Ryu Assocaition. Began training at PMA in August of 2006, training and teaching there since that time.

Member of the World Youn Wha Ryu Association, the International Combat Hapkido Federation and the Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu Federation.

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock, headquartered in Waco, TX.

  • 4th Degree (Tae Kwon Do)
  • 4th Degree (Hapkido)
  • 1st Degree (JuJutsu)


Mike Tharp

Mike Tharp
Practicing Since 2006

History

4th Degree in Hapkido, 3rd Degree in Tae Kwon Do, 2nd Degree in Kendo, 1st Degree in Aiki JuJutsu. Began training at PMA in August of 2006 along with his son Curtis. Has been training and teaching there since that time.

Member of the International Combat Hapkido Federation and the Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu Federation.

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock, headquartered in Waco, TX.

  • 4th Degree (Hapkido)
  • 3rd Degree (Tae Kwon Do)
  • 2nd Degree (Kendo)
  • 1st Degree (JuJutsu)


Jorge Aguilar

Jorge Aguilar
Practicing Since 1994

History

2nd Degree in Aiki-Jujusu, 2nd Degree in Kendo. Began training at the age of 6 in the Plano area studying Tae Kwon Do, first at Chang Lee's TKD, then at GT Sport Taekwondo and then at Vision Martial Arts. Began training at PMA in 2014.

Certifired as an Instructor in August 2017. Member of the Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu Federation.

Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2018 as Master of the Year.

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock, headquartered in Waco, TX.

  • 2nd Degree (Aiki JuJutsu)
  • 2nd Degree (Kendo)


Sierra Barber

Sierra Barber
Practicing Since 2015

History

2nd Degree in Tae Kwon Do, 2nd Degree in Hapkido. Began training at PMA in August of 2015. Has been training and teaching there since that time.

Member of the Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu Federation.

Aibu-Jitsu-Ryu International is a martial art federation headed by Shodai George Brock and Soke Jim Brock, headquartered in Waco TX.

  • 2nd Degree (Tae Kwon Do)
  • 2nd Degree (Hapkido)