Grand Master Soke Lil' John Davis
Soke Lil’ John Davis is the founder of Kumite Ryu Jujitsu, in which he is a 10th Dan. He is also a 10th Dan in Sanuces Ryu, which he studied directly under the late Doctor Moses Powell. He also has extensive experience in Judo, Aikido, Karate, and Arnis. Soke has over 59 years of martial arts training and is a member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He is one of the most feared competitors on the east coast. Soke is a Technical Advisor and member of the Board of Directors of the World Martial Arts Center. Soke has been an outstanding technician and is the creator of unsurpassed martial arts training of tactical techniques. He is on the cutting edge of realistic and applicable-tested and proven-self-defense skills. Through hard work and dedication, Soke has more than proven his commitment to providing superior martial arts training and has dedicated much of his life to teaching anyone who is willing to learn.
Grand Master Chi Young Lin
Master Lin was born in 1935 in Nanking, Mainland China. His family relocated to Taiwan, Republic of China in 1948. He graduated with a degree in history from Tung-Hai University; his specialty was Chinese Philosophy and its influence in Chinese culture. Master Lin served in the Iron Guard Troop, a cadre of military police responsible for presidential security. Master Lin has followed many Great Grand Masters and has served as assistant instructor to many of them. He is dedicated to passing on the teachings which were given to him, and is always willing to take on new students capable of learning and respecting his lineage. Some of the martial arts systems Master Lin has studied include: Sun-Ping, Tung-Pei, Shao-Lin, Chang-Chuan, Cha-Chuan, Pa-Chi, Jou-Chuan, Hsing-l, Pa Kua, Tai-Chi, Shuai-Chiao Chin-Na, and Kuai-Chiao. In addition, he holds advanced ranks or instructor status in other martial arts systems such as Aikido, Jujutze, Judo, and Karate. While Master Lin does not currently teach all of these systems, his wide experience has helped him to understand the essence of martial arts. Many years ago, Master Lin came to New York City, and he has been teaching in the Manhattan area ever since. He is Director of both the Pa-Kua Chang and Shuai-Chiao divisions of the United States Chinese Kuoshu Federation. He is also Shuai-Chiao Director of the United Kung-Fu federation of North America. He has helped promote Chinese Martial Arts within many famous national and international organizations, such as the AAU.
Grand Master Thomas Choi