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This is our opportunity to introduce you to our staff and senior instructors. Our senior black belts are an important part of the success of our business.

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Thomas Williams, Chief Instructor

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Thomas Williams is the Chief Instructor and has been in the martial arts for over 40 years.  Mr. Williams is considered to be one of the top Law Enforcement trainers in the state when it comes to defensive tactics, reactive knife, and firearms.
 

AWARDS

 

1974 Outstanding Martial Artist Award Hutchinson Moo Duk Kwan Club

1975 Outstanding Martial Artist Award Hutchinson Moo Duk Kwan Club

1984-1985 Edition of Americas Who’s Who In American Martial Arts

1990 Graduate Executive Security International

1992 Karate International Magazine’s Who’s Who In The Martial Arts

1999 Action Martial Arts Who’s Who In The Martial Arts

2005 IMAF Manuel C. Pina Award for Excellence

2009 Inductee USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

2009 Ph.D. University of Asian Martial Arts Study 

2010 Inductee USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

2010 Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame

2011 Inductee IIMAA Hall of Fame 

2012 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame 

 

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

 

Alliance Martial Arts Association

Midwest Brotherhood Karate Association

Midwest Karate Officials Association

Independent Martial Arts Federation

International Independent Martial Arts Association

International martial Arts Council

United States Martial Arts Association

 

RELATED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Firearms Instructor

Kansas Department of Corrections Firearms Instructor

Kansas Department of Corrections Master Defensive Tactics Instructor

Mike Inay Reactive Knife Instructor

Department of Justice Defensive Tactics Instructori


Sandra Price-Byrd

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Sandra is a 7th Degree black belt in American Karate and a 4th Degree in GoJu-Ryu. She is an assistant instructor to Mr. Williams as well as Chief instructor along with her husband Ricky Byrd at their own school in McPherson, Kansas. Sandra and Ricky put on the Kansas SuperFights and Showdown tournaments, Boxing and full contact matches.
 
AWARDS
 
2012 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee