Grand Master Robert Price, 8th Dan.
(MDK Dan Bon #13249, 1968)
He began his martial arts journey in 1968 while in the Air Force stationed in Osan, Korea. He became a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do in 1969 and years later his 2nd and 3rd Degree Black Belt while under the instruction of Grand Master Chun Sik Kim.In 1971 while stationed in Thailand he became the 1st American to be tested and promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt by Grandmaster Precha Mahachanavong in the Lotus Style of Muay Thai Kickboxing Self-Defense. He trained with the Founder of and Grandmaster of the Okinawa Weapons System while stationed at Kadena Okinawa from 1977 to 1980.He currently holds an 8th Degree Grand Masters Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, awarded in 2018 after over 50 years of dedication and instruction.He has over 30 years of teaching in law enforcement and security officer training. He is a staff instructor in a highly recognized Sheriff's Regional Training Center. He holds teaching credentials in Medic 1st Aid and CPR, NRA Law Enforcement Firearms training, Pressure Point Control Techniques (PPCT) and Edged Weapon Defense, BSIS firearms and ASP baton, Crisis Prevention Intervention, POST Weaponless Defense. http://pricesacademyofkoreankarate.com/Class-Schedule/
Grand Master Phillip R. Turner, 8th Dan.
(MDK Dan Bon #22962, 1982)
He begain his training in the martial arts in 1971. On May 17, 2018 he was promoted to 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master in Tang Soo Do after having trained under Grandmaster Darryl D. Khalid, the Founder (Do Ju Nim) of the Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance since 1979. Additionally, he is a direct student of the late Grand Master Bong Soo Han of the International Hap Ki Do Federation whom promoted him on February 28, 2004 to 3rd Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. On February 18, 2017 Grand Master Tae Jung of the World Hap Ki Do Association promoted Grand Master Turner to the rank of 4th Dan Master in Hap Ki Do. Grandmaster Turner has had the experience of training in other martial arts as well. Grand Master Turner has Master James Weakland teaching various classes offered at Morning Calm Tang Soo Do. Grand Master Turner was awarded a Master of Arts in Education Degree from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, San Bernardino. He has been employed as a peace officer in Southern California for over twenty years. Between 1996 and 1998 he was a contract instructor teaching defensive tactics/arrest control tactics for several different law enforcement agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Grand Master Turner is also a State of California P.O.S.T. Certified Police Academy Instructor. He is an expert in Use of Force and teaches various weapon systems including semi-auto pistol, revolver, AR-15/M4 Carbine, and shotgun. He is also certified in teaching less lethal weapon systems including TASER and expandable baton.Grandmaster Turner continues to teach firearms/ defensive tactics classes to Law Enforcement Agencies and law-abiding civilians. Grand Master Turner is happily married and has two children.
Grand Master David L Reed, 8th Dan.
(MDK Dan Bon #29476, 1984, 1990)
He started at the local YMCA in1970 in Judo and Jujitsu. Throughout the 70s he trained in Jeet Kune Do, TKD and then in 1979 he met Master Jeff Scott and Master James Edwards and started in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan.. He tested for 1st Dan under Chuck Norris in 1984, and GM Jeong Sook Lee in 1985 and 2nd Dan in 1987. Then he met GM Ho Sik Pak. Re-tested and promoted to 1st and 2nd Dan in USTSDMDK (29476), re-testing required with Federation membership) He was in Black Belt Magazine and TKD Times, Voyage LA. championships competitor in 91, 92, 93. In 2000 he co-founded UATSDA with Master Mike McPherson. In 2005 he co-write "Complete Tang Soo Do Master Manual: From 2nd Dan to 6th Dan Vol 2 With GM Ho Sik Pak, He co-founded and opened Reed's Active Martial Arts and Wellness Club in Germany and in California with Kyosa Lady L. Reed. He was appointed Vice-President to the UMAA in 2014 to 2016, He was appointed President of the USITSDFK, and a member of the WDSDU under S. K. Kim. In 2015, he was inducted into the Masters Hall Of Fame in 2015 and the USA Martial Arts Hall Of Fame in 2016 and 2017. And Martial Arts History Museum. Advanced level in JKD from Sifu Chris Kent, Tai Chi from Sifu Randy Lyons. He is a 5th Dan in Wei Kuen Do / Jeet Kune Do under GM Leo Fong. He was promoted to 7th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do by GM In Do Nam, Promoted to 8th Dan by GM Darryl Khalid.
Grand Master Theodore Jackson, 7th Dan.
He started his martial art career in 1967, in Brooklyn, New York's Tang Dojo Shotokan
Karate under Tom LePuppet and George Coffield. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1972, during the end of the Vietnam War, and was later stationed in England, where he began training in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan. He earned his first Dan in 1977, and opened his first school while stationed with the Air Force in Germany.When he later returned to the U.S., he opened a school in Tampa, FL. He won an umber of US and European championships in fighting, forms and weapons. After competing for a number of years, he began to focus more time on teaching. He returned to England for a second tour, and opened a school at Royal Air Force Bentwaters. When his Master instructor retired, Master Jackson took over the school. He was then an E Dan.
In 1983, Master Jackson left the Tang Soo Do Moo Kuk Kwan Federation and joined the World Tang Soo Do Association. He returned to the U.S. in 1987 and was stationed at Vandenberg AFB in California, where he came under the direction of Master Frank Waller, Jr. In 1998, Master Jackson received his Master's belt from Grand Master Shin.
Grandmaster Darryl Kahlid Jr, 7th Dan