This is the Official AJJIF GLOBAL list of members and organizations, who are recognized, registered and validated by this World Governing Body. If a person or organization is no longer a member of AJJIF GLOBAL, then their rank certificate is not valid and not recognized by the Martial Arts International Community and this World Governing Body. If a person or organization is claiming that they are a member of AJJIF GLOBAL and they received the rank validation, recognition or promotion from AJJIF GLOBAL and they are not on the AJJIF GLOBAL Official website, then they are fraudulent.
HANSHI TAKAHIRO ISHIKAWA - 10 Dan Judo, Deceased, Great Japanese Judo Legend, All Japan Champion 1949, 1950, Former Head Instructor of Kodokan Institute ( Tokyo Japan ) Judo Instructor for Tokyo Police, Author of Judo Book: "Judo Training Methods - A Source Book" (Tokyo, Japan 1961)
O-SENSEI HAROLD ( Hal ) E. SHARP - 10 Dan Judo, AJJIF Judo Legend, AJJIF Senior Technical Adviser, Pioneer of American Judo, 1954 Japan's 1st Foreigner Judo Champion, Received a Silver Sake Cup Award from Prince of Japan, Author, Photographer, Cinematographer and Historian)
HANSHI TONEY RAVEN - AJJIF Senior Vice President, AJJIF Judo Legend, Head of the AJJIF All Japan Daito Ryu Aiki Jiu-Jitsu Renmei Division - USA, Head of the AJJIF Worldwide Sports Ju-Jitsu Division, 10 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 10 Dan Daito Ryu Aiki Jiu-Jitsu, 10 Dan Judo. 1993 Senior Nationals Masters Bronze Medal in Judo, 1998 Gold Medal World Masters Judo Tournament in Canada, 1999 Silver Medal World Masters Judo Tournament in Canada, Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
SHIHAN NORI BUNASAWA - 10 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 8 Dan Kodokan Judo, All Japan Judo Champion, Former Instructor of Kodokan Judo Institute ( Tokyo, Japan ), USA World Judo Team Coach, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Profighter Journal, Author: "The story of Mitsuyo Maeda, The toughest man who ever lived". Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
GRANDMASTER JOHN WOOTEN - 10 Dan Jujutsu, 10 Dan Vee Jutsu, 8 Dan Judo, 5 Dan Kempo Jitsu, Holder of 143 World Strength Records, Holder of the World Strongest Man Title, Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame, Founder of Woojutsu Jujutsu
GRANDMASTER DR. DAN NETHERLAND - 10 Dan Aikijutsu, 10 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 10 Dan Aikido, 10 Dan Kempo, Undisputed World Power Braking Champion, Guinness World Records - World Record Federation - Ripley's Believe it or not, US Martial Arts Hall of Fame
HANSHI GENE LeBELL - 10 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 9 Dan Judo, World Heavyweight Pro Wrestling Champion with over 200 trophies, Legendary Grand Master of Martial Arts , The God Father of Grappling "The Toughest Man Alive", Gold Medals: 1954 / 1955 National AAU Judo Championship, USA National Judo Championship
GRANDMASTER RON VAN CLIEF - 10 Dan Chinese Goju, 5 Times World Karate / Kung Fu Champion, 15 Times All American Champion, 2002 Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame, Actor, Author, Action Film Director, Founder of Chinese Goju
HANSHI GEORGE ALEXANDER - Ph.D., 10 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 10 Dan Shorin Ryu Karate, 10 Dan Okinawan Kobudo, 7 Dan Kendo, World Karate Champion, 1997 National AAU Karate Champion, USA Karate Championship, "World pioneer of Shorin Ryu Karate". President and Founder of International Shorin Ryu Karate Kobudo Federation, 1991 inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Author of numerous books: Okinawan Island of Karate, Bubishi ( Martial Art Spirit ), The Shorin Ryu Karate Training Manual, Warrior Jujitsu, Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Japanese Martial Arts, Japans Warrior Nation - The Samurai in the Twentieth Century. He has been featured in a video called The Secrets of the Bubishi.
GRANDMASTER BENNY "The Jet" URQUIDEZ - 10 Dan Kajukenbo, 10 Dan Kenpo, American Kickboxing Legend, Full Contact Karate World Champion, 6 World Titles in 5 different weight divisions, Black Belt Magazine 1978 Competitor of the Year Award
KANCHO RAFFI LIVEN - 10 Dan Sho Shin Karate Do, European Champion of Full Contact Karate, Holder of the World Breaking Record, Founder of World Academy of Martial Arts
FEDOR EMELIANENKO - Master of Sports in Sambo and Judo of Russia, WAMMA World Heavyweight Champion, Pride World Heavyweight Champion, Pride Grand Prix Tournament Champion, Rings Kings of Kings Tournament Champion, Rings World Class Tournament Champion, Numerous Judo, Sambo and Combat Sambo Russian National Champion
HANSHI FLEMMING TAO JINZEN SCHROTER - 8 Dan Kyokushin Karate, World Guinness Book of Records Hall of Fame "The Bottle Cut 1984", Danish Kyokushin Karate Champion 1976 - 1982, Japanese Kyokushin Karate Champion 2011 ( Sosai Memorial Cup Tokyo )
HANSHI TOM MADSEN - 8 Dan IBK Kyokushin Budokai Karate - All Round Fighting, 2 Times World Champion Grappling, 1 Times World Champion MMA
SENSEI SHANE DORFMAN - 6 Dan Shotokan Karate, 7 times Karate (KWF) World Champion - (2000-2007), World All-Shotokan Kumite Champion (WSKA) - (2005), Japan Open Kumite Champion (KWF) - (2001). Triple Karatenomichi (KWF) World Open Grand Champion (winner of both Kata and Kumite) 2007 (Tokyo, Japan), 2004 (Tokyo, Japan) and 2002 (Miami, USA), All-Shotokan World Open Kumite Champion 2005 (Chicago, USA), Karatenomichi (KWF) Japan Open Kumite Champion 2001 (Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan), JKA World Kata Champion 2000 (Wales), World All-style (WKF) World U19 Grand Champion 1993 (Hungary), World All-style (WKF) World U21 Kata Champion 1994 (Australia), World Maccabi Grand Champion 1997 (Israel),World Maccabi Kata Champion and Open Kumite runner-up 1993 (Israel), African Cup (UFAK) U78kg Kumite Champion 1994, Karatenomichi (KWF) S.A. Open Grand Champion (winner of both Kata and Kumite) 2002- 2004, Karatenomichi (KWF) S.A. Open Champion (winner of Kata) August 2001, JKA S.A. Open Grand Champion (winner of both Kata and Kumite) 1993 to 1999 inclusive, S.A. All-styles (KASA) Grand Champion five times in seven years. Shane is the only male to have ever achieved the 'grand slam' (i.e. both JKA and All-styles Grand Champion in the same year).
SHIHAN LT.COL KARIPIDIS KOSTAS - 5 Dan Aikijujutsu, Chief-Director Hellenic (Greek) Koryu Bugei Association, Won 3 times the title of GUINNESS WORLD RECORD Holder
SENSEI NARVE LAERET - 14 World Breaking Records ( Tamashiwari ), 4 World Guinness Book of Records ( Golden Belt from Guinness ), Norwegian Champion Kyokushin full contact, 1 Dan Kyokushin Karate
MASTER HIROFUMI KUSABA - All Japan Wrestling Champion, Member of the Japanese Wrestling National Team, Head Coach of the Japanese Wrestling National Team