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SUPREMEGRANDMASTER DR.ARTHUR PARROTT WAS RECOGNIZED AS KING OF MARTIAL ARTS AND PRESENTED WITH A CROWN FIT FOR THE KING ON APRIL 17 2010 AT MID WEST HALL OF HONOR IN CHICAGO IL.
PROF .M.I. TIANERO SOKE PRESIDENT OF THE WOMA ORGANIZATION ALSO PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD BLACKBELT CLUB COUNCIL.AND FOUNDER OF THE DRAGON KUNG FU SYSTEM WORLDWIDE RESPECTED GRANDMASTER.
A martial arts Grandmaster with the Directorate of Law Enforcement was inducted into the World Professional Arts Organization’s 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
Hall of Fame during a ceremony at New York's Madison Square Garden Jan. 7.Officer Irving Soto, a Grandmaster 10th degree black belt, has been studying the martial arts for 48 years. He is a world champion kick boxer and grappler as well as a champion in Kumite, a form of extreme Japanese fighting.In addition to his regular duties as an federal police officer, Soto has provided self-defense instruction to
students in the APG Police Academy, and he currently conducts Jujitsu classes for Morale, Welfare and Recreation 6 p.m. on Tuesday nights at Russell Gym."He's done so much for this program, it's good to see him getting some recognition," said Charles Heinsohn, MWR program specialist.Heinsohn said that Soto's class is popular among the installations' Soldiers, Airmen and Marines, and that it numbered 70 students before the Exodus leave in December."Everyone who starts sticks with it," Heinsohn said,noting that Soto receives no compensation for his time."He gives so much of himself for this program.We are fortunate to be able to offer training by a true Grandmaster," Heinsohn said.Soto said his motivation is his love and compassion for youths and their future."As a role model, you have to be able to set the example for children and even adults to look up to," Soto said. "I strive to be that example."
The students who attend his Tuesday evening sessions agreed that they are growing as they learn.Shaundra Scruggs, a contractor with the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, said that she enrolled in the class to learn self-defense."I like it a lot, it's fast paced, but easy to pick up,"Scruggs said.Sean Nelson, an Army contractor with Nelson Vending, takes the class with his son, Cameron, 15."We saw the [MWR] flyer [advertising the class]and thought it would be a good way to spend quality time together," Nelson said."I've always been a disciplined person, but this has a way of providing even more," he said. Nelson's son, Cameron, an Edgewood High School sophomore, added that the self-control principles Soto teaches are helpful in daily life."His teachings stay with you," he said. "You can take [them] and apply[them] to situations when you have to be ready to cope. "It's always in the back of your mind, ready for when you need it."
"The best part of the program is that it's an actual opportunity to test yourself,"added Arthur Belden, a CHPPM civilian."I've surprised myself with what I've learned," he added. "Now I do it for the enjoyment."APG police officer inducted into Martial Arts Hall of Fame Story and photos by Yvonne Johnson APG News With all of his accomplishments, Soto said he continues to strive to achieve more. As a teacher and innovator of the martial arts he has helped many find direction and achieve personal success and happiness through hard work and dedication.Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Soto began early instruction in the martial arts learning Jujitsu as a young child studying different styles simultaneously. At age 14, he visited Japan where he became a Kata Champion in fighting and weaponry. By age 16 he was accomplished in Kung Fu.Soto is a former sheriff's deputy with the New York State Sheriff's Department. For three years, as the Senior Tactical Defense Instructor, he trained deputies in tactical defense.Soto is an eight-time World Kumite Undisputed Champion.
He is the founder of the present system of Atemi Aiki-Jujitsu and the present system of Atemi-Jujitsu Te.He is a five-time winner of Japan's Full-Contact Bare Knuckle Championship.Soto has had more than 279 fights and 279 knockouts during his career as a fighter, which spanned from the early 1970s to the late 1990s.Lifetime achievements Soto's many achievements in the martial arts and in other areas are too numerous to mention.Some of them include:Received a National Sports Award from President Bill Clinton, 1996.President, Founder, andExecutive Director of the 1st International Martial Arts Hall of Fame in San Diego, Calif.,during which he received a Letter of Commendation from the Mayor of San Diego,Susan Golding and a Letter of Commendation from the Mayor of Hollywood,Johnny Grant, Shihan Richard Reyes,Secretary of the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, presented Soto with a doctorate in the martial arts decree by international and local martial artists during the Golden Global International Martial Arts Hall of Fame in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 28, 1998,for his dedication to the communities youths and to the homeless.Soto is the author of the martial arts books:"Atemi-Jujitsu - Poison Hand Technique," 2000;"Atemi Cobra - Jujitsu" 1998; and "Atemi the Forgotten Art," 1997.
Ranked one of the top 10 martial artists in the world Soto holds three red belts for achieving Grandmastery in three arts, Atemi-Jitsu, Aiki-Jujitsu,and Ninjitsu, and he is the last heir to and the highest authority of the complete art of Atemi Aiki-Jitsu and the present system of Atemi Cobra Jujitsu Te.One of the youngest to achieve grandmastery at the age of 32 Trained members from many branches of the federal government departments in tactical defense including the Treasury Department, U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navy Seals Team. He has appeared on nationally televised programs such as Donahue, Inside Edition and NBC's Today Show. As an actor, he starred in the Latin American movie,"A Cry in the City" produced by Columbia Pictures in the 70s and consulted on two other films
for the same company.He choreographed many movie fight scenes for Remo Williams, and did the stunts for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.He is an expert in all types of weapons from firearms to explosives. He is an expert in both traditional and modern weapons including Budo, Bojutsu,Tantojutsu, Sai, Nunchaku, Kendo, Iaido, Kyudo, and more.Grandmaster Irving Soto"AAs a role model, you have to be able to set theexample for children and even adults to look up to. I strive to be that example."During his Jujitsu class in Russell Gym on Jan.18, Grandmaster Irving Soto, right, a police officer with the Directorate of Law Enforcement and Security, instructs Shaunda Scruggs in a hold technique on her fellow student, Sean Nelson.Grandmaster Irving Soto demonstrates an agonizing leg twist on Sean Nelson.Grandmaster Irving. Soto observes closel as two students grapple their way through an exercise.
SOKE DR.PROFESSOR GRANDMASTER IRVING SOTO IS WORLD CHAMPION AND HOLD 10TH DEGREE BLACK BELT AND COVER RED BELT.
SOKE SOTO IS CONSIDERED THE FOREMOST AUTHORITY ON THE ART OF ATEMI JUJITSU. THE ART WAS PASSED DOWN TO HIM BY HIS RESPECTED GRANDMASTER KOSHIMITSU, YAMAMOTO, OF THE TANSUKI TANAKE SAMURAI FAMILY OF JAPAN.
Soke Grandmaster Irving Soto 8-time undisputed world Kumite Champion /10th degree black belt cover red belt About me Soke Irving Soto is a winner of numerous world championships And the last person to be taught Atemi- jujitsu Aiki-jujitsu, he has been studying and teaching the martial arts of atemi jujitsu for the last 50 years; he has traveled all over the world to demonstrating his Techniques and been teaching the military arm forces like the army. Soke Soto has been in numerous commercials such as MTV, NBC, Phil Donahue Show Live TV, Inside Edition, New York, Newsday, Barbra Sang live TV network show. Aaron Banks Show of World Oriental Show and Hong Kong Television by Raymond Chow he has appeared in sports TV ESPN Sports Martial Arts Channel and the list goes on.
Soke Grandmaster Irving Soto is member of the law enforcement community he has taught the sp force over sea and the United States and the federal police, New York Sheriffs federal correctional facilities and NYPD tactical defense for DEA. FBI, US Treasury, seals team 5 and 6 for the Navy, as well as teaching for the DOD police academy and the department in Aberdeen Maryland. Soke Soto has received accommodations from former Mayor Susan Golding of San Diego, CA former Mayor Dinkins of New York City and Mayor of Hollywood CA Johnny Grant, Brigadier General, US Army Commanding Rodger A Nadeau, US Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Colonel US Army Deputy Installation Commander John T Wright for his hard work in teaching the US armed force 2001 2002.2003,2004, 2005, 2006.2007, 2008, 2009. 2010, 2011; Irving Soto still teaching and training and working with the military to present Day
Soke Grandmaster Irving Soto is a winner of numerous world championships and the last person to be taught Atemi-jujitsu and jujitsu. He has been studying and teaching the martial arts of Atemi Aiki jujitsu for last 51 years. He has traveled all over the world demonstrating his techniques and has been in numerous commercial, such as MTV, NBC, Phil Donahue Show, Inside and inside editions, Barbra Sang show New York live TV network, Aaron Banks live TV Show of World Oriental Show, and Hong Kong television by Raymond Chow. He has appeared in Sport TV, ESPN Sport Martial Arts Channel and list goes on Soke Grandmaster Irving Soto is member of the law enforcement community. Soke grandmaster Irving Soto has taught the United States armed arm forces, and some of the police department around the county, New York City Sheriff’s, federal correctional officer tactical defense for DEA, FBI, US Treasury, Seal teams 5 and 6 for the navy, As well as teaching for DOD police academy in, Aberdeen Maryland, Soke Grandmaster Irving Soto has received accolades from former Mayor Susan Golding of San Diego ca, former New York city Mayor Dinkins, And the mayor of Hollywood ca Johnny Grant, Brigadier General, US Army Commander Rodger A Nadeau, US Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds Colonel US Army Deputy Installation Commander John T. Wright for his hard work in helping the with the US Army.
I was born in Bronx in 1954, 1956 my mother moved to Brooklyn, New York at the age of 2 years old. One of my first professors that I trained with a Japanese man called Tashioshi, he taught in jujitsu. I received my first-degree black belt at the age of 11-year-old. Through Tashioshi I went to Japan I fought the internationals of 16 years old. I became the open champion. Tashioshi moved away in the early 1970’s, I continued my thirst for martial arts science knowledge of jujitsu.
I continued to further my instructions with a group of masters from the neighborhoods of Brooklyn New York City. In 1973 I was invited by the Japanese association to compete in the open kumite championship in Japan upon winning the championship 1973. I was invited to the humble dojo of koshimitsu Yamamoto and to compete in the open kumite after winning kumite championship. I was asked to be under the guidance of koshimitsu Yamamoto to further my instructions in the advance technique Atemi Aiki-jujitsu. I continued to further my instruction by traveling back and forth from Japan and USA. In 1990 I receive my 10th degree black belt in Atemi -Aiki jujitsu upon my teacher death I was awarded full Soke ship to continue the work. I won the kumite for 8 years and for 8- times from the of 1973,1974,1975,1976,1977,1978,1979,1980 World kumite champion.
I would like to pay my special thanks to some of the masters who took out time teach me the martial arts science of jiu -ju-jitsu,
1.Grandmaster- Charlie Sprrow-jujitsu
2.Grandmaster- Rudy Jones-jujits
3. Dr. Moses Powell- jujitsu
4.Master Saigon Ellis Evans-jiu-jujitsu
5.Master Danny McEddy-Nin jitsu -kempo
SOKE IRVING SOTO
IS A 16-TIMES HALL OF FAMER -MARTIAL ARTS?
SOKE SOTO TEACHES MMA, ATEMI JUJITSU, AIKI-JUJITSU COMBAT MIX MARTIAL AND ARMED FORCE THE MILITARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AROUND THE COUNTY
Irving Soto is considered the foremost authority on the art of Atemi jujitsu. The art was passed down to him by his respected teacher Hanshi koshimitsu Yamamoto of Japan.Soke Irving Soto became proficient in the martial arts of Atemi –Jujitsu; and is one of the first American to be granted mastery in Atemi –Jujitsu.
Hanshi Prof. Irving Soto is undisputed world Kumite Champion /10th degree black belt. Irving Soto is a winner of numerous championships And the last person to be taught Atemi Jujitsu Aiki-jujitsu, he has been studying and teaching the martial arts of Atemi jujitsu for the last 50 years; Irving Soto he has traveled all over the world to demonstrating his Techniques and has been teaching the Armed Forces like the U.S.A military.
Irving Soto has been in numerous commercials such as MTV, NBC, Phil Donahue Show Live TV, Inside Edition, New York, Newsday, Barbra Sang live TV network show. Aaron Banks Show of World Oriental Show and Hong Kong Television by Raymond Chow he has appeared in sports TV ESPN Sports Martial Arts Channel and Grandmaster Aaron Bands live martial arts show. Irving Soto is member of the law enforcement community he has taught the special force over sea and the United States and the federal police, New York Sheriffs federal correctional facilities and NYPD tactical defense for US Treasury, DOD police academy and the department in Aberdeen Maryland and military army.
Irving Soto has received accommodations from former Mayor Susan Golding of San Diego, CA former Mayor Dinkins of New York City and Mayor of Hollywood CA Johnny Grant, Brigadier General, US Army Commanding Rodger A Nadeau, US Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds Colonel US Army Deputy Installation Commander John T Wright for his hard work in teaching the US armed force 2002.2003,2004,2005, 2006. Irving Soto still teaching and training.
I was born in Bronx in 1954, 1956 my mother moved to Brooklyn, New York at the age of (2 years old). I started to train in the martial arts of jujitsu. One of my first professors that I trained with he was Japanese man called Tashioshi. Tashiosh taught me in jujitsu; I received my first-degree black belt at the age of 14-year-old; the first time I when to Japan was went Tashioshi took me for a tournament in Japan. I fought the internationals Japanese open at the age of 16 years old. I became the open tournament champion open in Japan. Tashioshi moved away in the early 1970’s, I continued my thirst for martial arts science knowledge of jujitsu.
I continued to further my instructions with a group of masters from the neighborhoods of Brooklyn New York City. In 1973 I was invited by the Japanese association to compete in the open kumite championship in Japan upon winning the championship 1973. I was invited to the humble dojo of koshimitsu Yamamoto and to compete in a open kumite after winning kumite championship. I was asked to be under the guidance of Yamamoto to further my instructions in the advance technique Atemi Aiki-Jujitsu.I continued to further my instruction by traveling back and forth from Japan and USA. In 1990 I receive my 10th degree black belt in Atemi -Aiki jujitsu upon my teacher death I was awarded full sokeship to continue the work. I won the kumite for 8 years and for 8- times from the of 1973,1974,1975,1976,1977,1978,1979,1980 World kumite champion.
I would like to pay my special thanks to some of the masters who took out time teach me the martial arts science of ju -ju-jitsu,
1.Grandmaster- Charlie Sprrow-jujitsu 2.Grandmaster- Rudy Jones-jujitsu 3.Dr. Moses Powell- jujitsu 4.Master Saigon Ellis Evans-ji koshimitsu-jujitsu 5.Master Danny McEddy-Nin jujitsu –kempo. PROF.RODALD DUNCAN;S DUSHIDO SCHOOL OF SELF DEFENSE
GRANDMASTER AARON BANKS WORLD MARTIAL ART LEGEND USA.
PROF .IRVING SOTO 8 TIME WORLD KNOCKOUT KUMITE MIDDLE WEIGHT CHAMPION.ALSO 10DAN RED BELT IN EXTREME ATEMI JU-JUTSU SYSTEM.
PROF.ED MCLACHLAN FOUNDER OF ENJ-JUTSU SYSTEM 10DAN RED BELT WORLDWIDE RESPECTED GRANDMASTER.
PROF. GIUSEPPE DI GARBO FOUNDER GO JU JUDO AND GRANDMASTER OF THE GO JU SYSTEMS WORLDWIDE RESPECTED GRANDMASTER.
PROF ALAN K.KATES VICE PRESIDENT OF US INTERNATIONAL OF GRANDMASTERS&MASTERS SOKESHIP UNION AN FOUNDER OF THE SA-GI-DO SYSTEM . ALSO PRESIDENT OF WORLDWIDE ALLANCE MARTIAL ARTS ORGANIZATION.
DR.JUAN OTERO 10DAN RED BELT IN THE OKINAWAN GOJU GOSHIN-RYU SYSTEM WORLDWIDE RESPECTED GRANDMASTER.
DR.JOHN ENGER FOUNDER OF THE SHINJA MARTIAL ARTS UNIVERSITY. FOUNDER OF SHINJA BUKE RYU SYSTEM,FOUNDER OF SHINJA BUKE RYU KENPO SYSTEM, AND MASTER TACTICAL SELF DEFENSE SYSTEM, COUNCIL MEMBER IN US INTERNATIONAL GRANDMASTERS&MASTERS SOKESHIP UNION.AND WORLDWIDE RESPECTED GRANDMASTER.
SOKE GHOLAMREZA GHOLAMI C.E.O OF US INTERNATIONAL OF GRANDMASTERS&MASTERS SOKESHIP UNION.AND HAS A PHD D.M.A AN EASTERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF MARTIAL ARTS.FOUNDER OF HANSHI RYU KARATE-DO SYSTEM.FOUNDER OF FREE STYLE KARATE-DO SYSTEM WORLDWIDE RESPECTED GRANDMASTERS.
GRANDMASTER JOHN WOOTEN WORLD STRONGEST MAN. AND HOLDER OF 143 WORLD RECORDS 1. PULLED A 280 TON TRAIN 2.PULLED A 727,737,747 JET AIRLINERS.3.HAD A TUG OF WAR WITH A 7000 LB ELEPHANT AND WON.4.BACK LIFRED SAME ELEPHANT.5.PULLED THE SEA ESCAPE CRUISE SHIP WEIGHING 32.000.000 BLS. 6.PREVENTED A HOT AIR BALLOON FROM TAKING OFF.7.HELD TWO 750 HP PLANES FOR 2MINS AND 56SEC AT FULL THROTTLE FROM TAKING OFF.ALSO GM JOHN WOOTEN IS A OUTSTANDING MARTIAL ARTIST.AND MASTER MANY OTHER SYSTEMS.
JOHN WOOTEN WORLD STRONGEST MAN ALSO WORLDWIDE RESPECTED LAGITIMATE GRANDMASTER & MASTER IN MANY DIFFERENT SYSTEMS.
SOKE . ROGER L.HAINES WORLDWIDE RESPECTED,PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL TANG-SOO-DO FEDERATION DOCTOR HAINES IS ALSO A POLICE OFFICER WITH THE WOODLAWN POLICE DEPARTMENT IN OHIO A WIDE VARIETY OF DEFENSIVE ARTS RELATED CERTIFICATIONS,HE IS A DEFENSIVE TACTIC INSTRUCTOR/ASP/PEPPER SPRAY/HANDCUFFING TECHNIGUES AND WOMEMS SELF DEFENSE INSTUCTOR,AND ALSO A WORLD CHAMPION INSTUCTOR,AND HAVE A WORLD CHAMPION SWAT KARATE TEAM UNDER HIM.DOCTOR ROGER HAINES HAS MANY HALL OF FAMES.AND MASTERS MANY DIFFERENT MARTIAL ARTS SYSTEMS.
SOKE PROF TONY SOUTHARD HAS BENT IN THE MARTIAL ARTS FOR 47 YEARS WORLDWIDE RESPECTED,PROF TONY SOUTHARD IS THE FOUNDER OF SOUTHARD COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS SYSTEM. MEMBER OF WORLDWIDE MARTIAL ARTS UNIVERSITY ALSO A OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF US INTERNATIONAL OF GRANDMASTERS & MASTERS SOKESHIP UNION,PROF TONY SOUTHARD AWARDS UNITED STATES JIU JITSU ALLINCE ORGANIZATION,AND INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION .CHRISTIAN MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION.WHO`S WHO`S ENCYCLOPEDIA.INTERNATIONAL COMBAT UNION, AND THE UNITED STATES MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME.