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.
O-SENSEI ALEXEY KUNIN - Dai Yokoyori Gunshi, Saigo Ha Daito Ryu Aiki Bujutsu, Menkyo Kaiden, Youshinkai Nidai O-Iemoto Denora Ha Daito Ryu Aiki Bujutsu, Headmaster / Head Family Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan / Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
GUNSHI DR. JOHN J. WILLIAMS - Saigo Ha Daito Ryu Aiki Bujutsu, Menkyo Kaiden Shinto Ryu Aiki Budo, 34th Generation Headmaster / Head Family Daito Ryu, President of the Zen Kokusei Saigo Ha Daito Ryu (Takeda Ryu) Aiki Bujutsu Rengokai. Sponsoring Head Family World Headmasters Council of Martial Arts (WHCMA), Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan / AJJIF LEGEND
HANSHI TONEY RAVEN - 10 Dan Judo, 10 Dan Ju-Jitsu, AJJIF Senior Vice President, AJJIF Judo Legend, 1993 USA 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
O-SENSEI HIDETAKA NISHIYAMA / Deceased, GRANDMASTER 10 Dan Karate-Do, One of the Great Japanese Traditional Karate Pioneers and Legends, Honored by the USA Senate, Received the USA Flag that has been flown over US Capital in Washington D.C. for promoting Karate in the USA, President of American Amateur Karate Federation (AAKF), Chairman of International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF), Honored by the Emperor of Japan, Received Order of the Sacred Treasure Award / AJJIF LEGEND
HANSHI TAKAHIKO ISHIKAWA - Deceased, 10 Dan Judo, All Japan Judo Champion 1949 and 1950, Founder of Pentagon Judo Club with Maj. Donn F. Draeger - 1955, Founder of CIA Judo Club (Virginia) - 1956, Former Head Instructor of Kodokan Judo Institute (Tokyo, Japan), Inventor of "Spring Floor" for Kodokan Institute (Tokyo, Japan), Author of Judo Book "Judo Training Methods - A Source book" (Tokyo, Japan - 1961) / AJJIF LEGEND
GRANDMASTER KENTA TANEMURA / Deceased, 10 Dan Kagami Kusa Katabami Ju-Jitsu, Head Master of Kagami Kusa Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
HIROKAZU KANAZAWA KANCHO - 10 Dan Shotokan Karate Do, the first Karateka who have won notorious All Japan Karate Championship, 1957 - Kumite Champion, 1958 - Kumite and Kata Champion, Founder of SKIF - Shotokan Karate International Federation
HANSHI DR. HOKAMA TETSUHIRO - 10 Dan Goju Ryu Karate-Do, 10 Dan Kobudo, President of Goju Ryu Kenshi Kai, Chairperson of the Board of Okinawa Goju Kai, Curator of Okinawa Karate Museum, Received Okinawa's Culture Association President's Award. / AJJIF LEGEND
MASTER TERUYUKI OKAZAKI - 10 Dan Shotokan Karate, Chairman and Chief Instructor of ISKF - International Shotokan Karate Federation, Recipient of Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame and Man of the Year Award, Author of "The Textbook of Modern Karate", "Perfection of Character - Guiding Principles for the Martial Arts & Everyday Life"
SOKE KEIDO YAMAUE - 10 Dan Yamaue Ryu Aiki Jutsu, International Hall of Fame Award, Buddhist priest of Daishoji Imperial Temple and Saga Imperial Palace / Daikakuji Temple
SOKE TAKAYUKI KUBOTA - 10 Dan Gosoku Ryu Karate, President & Grandmaster of IKA - International Karate Association, Founder of Kubotan, Author of several books on Martial Arts: Action Kubotan, The Art of Karate, Gosoku-Ryu Karate, Weapons Kumite.
HANSHI SAITO MINUTORI - 10 Dan Soubukai Karate, President of Japanese Ju-Boxing Federation
SOKE KIMITOSHI SATO - President of the Satoryu JuJutsu, Nippon Satokan Budo Renmei International JuJutsu Federation (Honbu Dojo), 10 Dan Ju-Jitsu. / Nippon Satokan Budo Renmei
SHIHAN FUMIO DEMURA - 9 Dan Shito Ryu Karate, Chief Instructor of Japan Karate Federation, Director of Chito Ryu Genbu Kai International, 1961 - National Kumite Champion of Japan, 1969 - Black Belt Hall of Fame - Karate Sensei of the Year, 1975 - Black Belt Hall of Fame - Martial Artist of the Year, 1999 - inducted to the History Museum of Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Author of several books on Karate and Kobudo, Numerous TV and Film credits
SENSEI YUTAKA YAGUCHI - 9 Dan Shotokan Karate Do, Chief Instructor and Chairman of the ISKF - International Shotokan Karate Federation, Author of "Mind and Body - Like Bullet"
DOSHU SHIRO SHINTAKU - Founder of Ten Shin Ichi Ryu, 9 Dan Ju-Jisu.
HANSHI MASAYUKI SHIMABUKURO - Chairman of Nippon Kobudo, 8 Dan Shito Ryu Karate Do, 8 Dan Iaido, 7 Dan Jodo, 7 Dan Ju-Jitsu, Black Belt Hall of Fame 2006, Author of Katsu Jin Ken, Living Karate, Mastering Eishin-Ryu Swordsmanship
HANSHI TAKASHI AZUMA - 8 Dan Daidojuku Karate, Head Director of International All Japan Kudo Federation, Founder of Daidojuku, 1977 Received Grand Prize from Kyokusin National Tournament, Holds the World record of 13 ice-pillar breaking
SHIHAN KOUSAKU YOKOTA - Technical Director of WJKA, 8 Dan Shotokan Karate, Author of "Shotokan Myths"
SHIHAN EDWARD OSUGI - 8 Dan Kodokan Judo
KIYOSHI YAMAZAKI - 8 Dan Shindo Jinen Ryu Karate-Jutsu, Chief International Instructor, Japan Karate Do Ryobu Kai, Chairman of the USA National Karate Do Federation's Technical Committee, Former Chairman of the World Karate Federation's Technical Committee
SHIHAN AKIO MINAKAMI - 8 Dan Hayashi Ha Shito Ryu Kai Karate, President of Japan Karate Do Hayashi-Ha Shito Ryu Kai USA, 5 Gold Medals at the Hayashi-Ha Shito Ryu-Kai International Championships, 5 Gold Medals at the All Japan Karate Championships
SHIHAN YASUYOSHI SAITO - 8 Dan Shotokan Karate, Founder of Japan Karate Do International, Honorary President, World Chief Instructor JKI - Japan Karate Do International Shotokan Ryu
SENSEI J. KAJITA - 8 Dan Kodokan Judo, Founder of El Toro Judo
JUNHANSHI TOSHIO KURAMOTO / Deceased, 7 Dan Shorinji Kempo, Ordained Zen Buddhist priest of the Kongo-Zen Sohonzan Shorinji Temple in Shikoku, Japan. He was featured on film, television shows and numerous martial arts magazines, Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame 2002. / AJJIF LEGEND
SENSEI MASAO FUKUMA - 7 Dan Kodokan Judo, 1970 Judo Grand Champion
SENSEI KENJI OSUGI - 6 Dan Judo
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, Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
HANSHI Prof.JOHN DENORA J.D. Daito Ryu Aiki-Jitsu USA / Deceased, Menkyo Kaiden Hanshi, Senior Kyoju Dairi Representative for Daito Ryu Aiki Jiu-Jitsu USA, Head of the AJJIF All Japan Daito Ryu Aiki Jiu-Jitsu Renmei Division - USA, Head of the AJJIF Traditional Ju-Jitsu Division, Vice President of the AJJIF & IBMA. 10 Dan Daito Ryu Aiki Jiu-Jitsu, 10 Dan Black Belt Ju-Jisu, 10 Dan Black Belt Judo, 3 times Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan / AJJIF LEGEND
LT. GEN. MIKHAIL TIKHOMIROV - AJJIF Technical Adviser, Chairman of National Union Non Olympic Sports in Russia, Honorary President of the International Sambo Federation ( FIAS ), Honorary Coach of Russia, Honorary Master of Sports in Sambo of the former USSR, Master of Sports in Wrestling of the former USSR, Former President of the Russian Sambo Federation
HANSHI RONNIE COLWELL - 10 Dan Jujitsu, 10 Dan Shotokan Karate Do, President of World Kobukan Federation, President of Japan Institute, Technical Adviser for to Combat Magazine, Technical Adviser to Martial Arts Illustrated, Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
SOKE PROF. JAMES MOCLAIR - 10 Dan Ju-Jitsu
HANSHI HERU NURCAHYO - 10 Dan Ju-Jitsu, AJJIF Indonesia Vice President, Technical Director of Institute Ju-Jitsu Indonesia (IJI), Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
SOKE LJUBOMIR VRACAREVIC - Founder of Real Aikido, President of WCRA - World Center of Real Aikido, 10 Dan Real Aikido, 8 Dan Jiu-Jitsu.
SIFU GURO DAN INOSANTO - Founder / Head Instructor of Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts
SOKE VLADIMIRAS LISICYNAS - 10 Dan Tenchi Bugyo Ryu, Head Officer of Special Forces, General Commander of Spetsnaz Global Organization.
SOKE JOHN SHARPE - 10 Dan Ju-Jitsu, Police Commander of Sonora, Mexico, Commander of Special Operations Group of Sonora, Mexico, Police Tactics Instructor of Police Academy, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, Received Special Recognition from the US Congress, Received Jefferson Award from the President of the United States, Bill Clinton, Former FBI Special Agent, Former Secret Service Agent for President Clinton and President Bush, Certified Technical Instructor for FBI and US Police, Former US Army Special Forces Green Beret ( 3 Combat Tours in Vietnam War ), Former Delta Force - Counter terrorism ( 2 years service ), Author of books: "Jiu-Jitsu - Gentle Arts of the Heart", "Sekai of Jiu-Jitsu Ryu", "Police Tactics and Techniques", "Security Prison Theory Manual", "The Bodyguard - Tactics and Techniques", Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
HANSHI JOHN D.LUPTON - 10 Dan Ju-Jitsu
SOKE JAN ERIK KARLSSON - 10 Dan Ju-Jutsu
SOKE COL. MIROSLAW KUZWIK - 10 Dan Modern Combat Ju-Jitsu, 7 Dan Karate Do
SOKE KRISHNA GOPAL - Founder of Kurodaiya, 10 Dan Kurodaiya, 7 Dan in Ju-Jitsu.
SOKE PROF. CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS - 10 Dan Kano Jiu-Jitsu Ryu, President of Trinidad & Tobago Unified Martial Arts Federation
SOKE PROF. HAN TUNG CHANG - 10 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 10 Dan Aikido, President of Taiwan Ju-Jitsu Federation, President of Taiwan Aikido Federation.
SOKE MARIO ANDRADE - 10 Dan Shorin Ryu Hakutsuru Karate
PROF. TONY MAYNARD - 9 Dan Combat Ju-Jitsu, Founder of American Combat Ju-Jitsu System, Past Head Coach US Ju-Jitsu Team, Past President of the US Ju-Jitsu Association, Certified Hand to Hand Combat Instructor of Department of the Navy, Certificate of Special Recognition from US Congress, Instructor of the Year Ju-Jitsu America 1991, Instructor of the year American Ju-Jitsu Association 1985, Member of Board of Advisers to Prof. Wally Jay's Small Circle Ju-Jitsu
GRANDMASTER REYLSON GRACIE - 9 Dan Jiu-Jitsu / AJJIF LEGEND
SOKE PHILIPPE FLOCH - 10 Dan Jiu-Jitsu, 10 Dan Modern Combat, President of International Modern Combat Federation ( IMCF )
HANSHI BOLIVAR RAMIREZ - 10 Dan Aiki Budo
SOKE EDUARDO XAVIER ROLDOS AROSEMENA - 10 Dan Kobushinkan Jujutsu
SOKE ALBERT BEST - 10 Dan Chameleon Combat Karate, 10 Dan Combat Ju-Jitsu
KYOSHI RAUL GUTIERREZ LOPEZ - Fu-Shih Kenpo Founder, 9 Dan Kosho-Ryu Kenpo Karate, 9 Dan Koshiki Karate-Do, President of: Spanish Martial Arts Federation (FEAM), Spanish Karate and Martial Arts Association (SUSKA), Spanish Fu-Shih Kenpo Association (AEFSK), Spanish Professional Martial Arts Association (AEPAM), WORLD KENPO FEDERATION (FMK), International Police and Security Association (IPSA).Ten Times USKA World Champion. Twice USA Champion UFAF-Chuck Norris Federation, MIKKA (Mitose`s International Kosho-Ryu Kenpo Association) European Representative.
FEDOR EMELIANENKO - Master of Sports in Sambo and Judo of Russia. Numerous Judo, Sambo and Combat Sambo Russian National Champion. WAMMA World Heavyweight Champion, Pride World Heavyweight Champion, Pride Grand Prix Tournament Champion, Rings Kings of Kings Tournament Champion, Rings World Class Tournament Champion
SOKE AUVO NIINIKETO - 9 Dan Ju-Jitsu, Father of Finish Ju-Jitsu, Founder of Hokutoryu Ju-Jitsu
HANSHI MASANOBU KIKUKAWA - 9 Dan Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate, Kaicho of the Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate Shinkokai, Former World Karate Champion
SHIHAN PAVEL MILOVAN - 8 Dan Ju-Jitsu
SOKE ANDREY COULOMBE - 8 Dan Kyokushin Karate
HANSHI DR.KEYVAN DEHNAD - President of Budo International Federation, International Referee A, 9 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 9 Dan Bujitsu, 7 Dan Judo, 6 Dan Karate
SHIHAN PETR KALININ - 8 Dan Combat Karate, 7 Dan Fudokan Karate, 5 Dan Shito-Ryu Karate, 3 Dan Aikido, President of Traditional Fudokan-Shotokan Karate Do Federation of Belarus
KYOSHI ANDERS BLOMBERG - 8 Dan Hokuseishinryu Ju-Jitsu
HANSHI SORAB MOWLABUCUS - 8 Dan Ju-Jitsu, Secretary of AJJIF Indian Ocean Office, President of International Ju-Jitsu Academy, Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
MR. ERLAN KARIN - Honorary President of Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Kazakhstan, General Secretary of the Political Party of Nursultana Nazarbayeva, 3 Dan Ju-Jitsu
DAI-HANSHI VALERIJS ZAHAROVS - 8 Dan Combat Ju-Jitsu
HIS EMINENCE ( VLADIKA ) ARCHBISHOP PARGEV MARTIROSYAN - AJJIF Cultural Director & Spiritual Adviser, 5 Dan Karate Do.
HANSHI YURY SMIRNOV, 8 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 7 Dan Judo, 7 Dan Tai-Jutsu, 6 Dan Shotokan Karate Do, AJJIF Representative - Executive Director of Russia, European Judo Champion, President of IMAF-EURASIA, President of Taijutsu Federation of Russia, Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
SHIHAN DIPL. ENG. IONEL BARA - 8 Dan Okinawa Karate - Do, Vice President of AJJIF, President of the WTFSKF, Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
SHIHAN TONY CALVINO - 7 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 7 Dan Judo, 8 Dan Karate, 1998-2001 International Full Contact Koshiki (3 times), Karate Champion in Traditional Kata and Weapons, Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
SHIHAN MICHAEL BOCK - 7 Dan Combat Karate, 6 Dan Shotokan Karate, 6 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 6 Dan Judo, President of German Martial Arts Organization, AJJIF Director of Karate and Ju-Jitsu in Germany, Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
SHEIKH / DR. ALI ATIQ ALI AL-ATIQ / PRINCE OF SAUDI ARABIA - 7 Dan Karate / Kung Fu
SHIHAN ERDOGAN SENOL - 7 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 7 Dan Taekwondo, 5 Dan Daito Ryu Aiki Jiu-Jitsu, 5 Dan Ninpo Ninjutsu
KYOSHI TONI PETROV - 7 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 6 Dan Police Self-Defense, 4 Dan Shotokan Karate, General Secretary of JJIF, Executive Director of Bulgarian Karate Federation
SHIHAN DARIO SOTO MORALES - 7 Dan Ju-Jitsu, Founder of Soto Ryu Ju-Jitsu, Technical Director of Latin American Federation of Ju-Jitsu
MASTER MEHDI HIJAOUY - 7 Dan Atemi Ryu Jujitsu, 7 Dan Daito Ryu Aikijutsu, 6 Dan Kyokushin Karate, Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
KAICHO DR. MOHSEN SHAYESH AL TERKAWI - 7 Dan Shidokan-Jitsu ( Japan ),
Founder of Shidokan-Jitsu, AJJIF Representative in the Middle East,
Master Degree in Kyushu-Jitsu and Tuite-Jitsu ( Japan ),
Kuwait Warrior War Shidokan-Jitsu Super Fight World Champion - 2001,
International Shidokan-Jitsu Abu Dhabi Challenge 1995 Heavy Weight Champion,
World Karate Strong Open Tournament ( Tokyo, Japan ) - 1994, 4th Champion in Heavy Weight,
Open Japan Shidokan Karate Tournament ( Tokyo, Japan ) - 1992, 2nd Champion in Heavy Weight,
Fighting Record: 41 wins, 2 defeats, 1 draw in no holds barred fights
SENSEI REV. FR. VINCENT SCIORTINO - 7 Dan Ju-Jitsu
KANCHO GUSTAVO CORTES - 7 Dan Tae Kwon Do, 5 Dan Jiu-Jitsu, 5 Dan Kick Boxing, President of Dai Kyoku Kan Bu Do, President of South America Martial Arts Alliance
SENSEI BART VAN HOEF - 6 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 5 Dan Karate, 3 Dan Judo, Technical Director of Ko-Nippon
RENSHI FRANCISCO NARVAEZ - 6 Dan Ju-Jitsu, 5 Dan Judo, President of First Nicaraguan Association of Jujitsu and Martial Arts ( JJYAMA )
SHIHAN BUI HUU TAC - President of Aiki-JuJitsu Vietnam, 6 Dan Ju-Jitsu.
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 MANFRED TIEFENBACH, 4 Dan Karate Do, 3 Dan Kyusho-Jitsu
SENSEI JOSE SOUSA - 4 Dan Combat Karate, 1989 - ISKA Portuguese Professional Champion, 1990 - WKA Portuguese Professional Champion
SENSEI LEIF AGER - 3 Dan Shotokan Karate, Member of Katabami Ju-Jitsu Clan
SENSEI YURIY GRABLYUK - 3 Dan Ju-Jutsu, 2 Dan Aiki Jitsu, 2 Dan Aikido, Founder of Anshin Retsumei Jutsu
SENSEI BOSKO VIDOVIC - 3 Dan Ju-Jitsu
SENSEI BRUNO TERRAIL - Founder of Concurso, 3 Dan Jeet Kune Do, 2 Dan Karate, 1 Dan Ju-Jitsu.
SENSEI SAAD A. AL-AANI - 2 Dan Judo, President of IMAF - Iraqi Martial Arts Federation, President of Arab Martial Arts Federation
COL. ESWIN ALEXANDER MANAY GUERRERO - Chief of Police, Commandant of National Police Academy, 1 Dan Ju-Jitsu
SENSEI MOHD AL SADA - 2 Dan Shotokan Karate
OH THIAM YENG ( HU TIANYING ) - 2 Dan Combat Ju-Jitsu
SENSEI JEAN FRANCOIS JEFF ADELINE - 1 Dan Ju-Jitsu