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September 14, 2011
The past was THEN, upon which grew the NOW!

 
 John T. Hooker Sr.'s 

       PALM CITY DOJO  
      GOJU HALL NO. 003

   Palm City, Florida



2009 Urban Goju website supporter

 

 

 


         The Teacher and his student


 

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY

 

v     PERSONAL STUDENT AND YOJIMBO OF GRANDMASTER PETER URBAN 10TH DAN, PH.D, SC.D. FOR MARTIAL ARTS AND KARATE PSYCHOLOGY

 

v     FOUNDER/HEAD INSTRUCTOR OF “PALM CITY DOJO” U.S.A.G.A HALL #003

 

v     CHIEF HISTORIAN AND MEMBER OF THE U.S.A. GOJU ASSOCIATION 

 

v     30 + YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE MARTIAL ARTS.

v     CERTIFIED MASTER INSTRUCTOR, CURRENT RANKING IN THE FOLLOWING  DISCIPLINES:

v     9 TH DAN EXECUTIVE, CONSIGLIERI AND YoJIMBO, USA GOJU KARATE DO.

v     6 TH  MASTERS DEGREE “IAIDO” (ART OF DRAWING THE SWORD)

v     6 TH  MASTERS DEGREE “KENDO” (JAPANESE STICK FIGHTING)

v     6 TH  MASTERS DEGREE “ZEN ARCHERY”

v     CERTIFIED TOURNAMENT REFEREE AND JUDGE

v     CERTIFIED BODY GUARD.

v     CERTIFIED SELF-DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR, MALE/FEMALE.

v     CERTIFIED U.S.A. GOJU KATA INSTRUCTOR RE:  BUNKAI & SETSUME

v     CERTIFIED IN OKINAWAN WEAPONRY I.E.: SAI, BO, JO, TUNFA

v     RECOGNISED BY, MEMBER OF VARIOUS MARTIAL ARTS HALLS OF FAME.

v     HONORARY MEMBER, THE WORLD HEAD OF FAMILY SOKESHIP COUNCIL. AWARDED “SILVER LIFE ACHIEVEMENT” BY COUNCIL HEAD.

v     1987 PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO MAESTRO URBAN IN CANADA. SEMINAR SERIES, INTRODUCED THE KATA “EMPIE HA” TO THE COUNTRY.

v     1988 NAMED HISTORIAN AND YOJIMBO FOR MAESTRO URBAN’S USA GOJU.

v     1989-1993  VOTED TOP 10 IN U.S.A. IN WEAPONS COMPETITION.

v     FIRST AMERICAN TO LEARN AND PERFORM KATA “HAN”…1990/NYC.

v     YOUNGEST MASTER INSTRUCTOR TO BE HONORED BY THE W.H.F.S.C. IN 1995 AT THE AGE OF 35 YEARS OLD.

v     1992 INDUCTED HONORARY MEMBER AS A  “DISTINGUISHED BLACK BELT” IN KARATE, KENJITSU AND IAIDO BY GARY ALEXANDER’S I.A.M.A ASSOCIATION.

v     1992 OUTSTANDING OFFICIAL/REFEREE AWARD BY I.A.MA. IN N. J.

v     1995 AWARDED U.S.A. INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR BY THE W.H.F.S.C.

v     INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER AND COMPETITOR.

v     PERFORMED NUMEROUS DEMONSTRATIONS AND SEMINARS. ALSO PERFORMED FOR THE BENEFIT OF MANY CHARITIES WORLDWIDE.

v     APPEARED IN VARIOUS MARTIAL ARTS MOVIES, DOCUMENTARIES.

v     FORMER INSTRUCTOR TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OF N.Y. & N. J.

v     1996 AWARDED “CHIEF HISTORIAN AND LIAISON” BY THE GOSHIN DO KEMPO  KARATE AND SAMURAI JUI JITSU ASSOC. PRESENTED BY PETER SIRINGANO JR.

v     1997 W.H.F.S.C.  AWARD FOR “MASTER INSTRUCTOR IN U.S.A”.

v     1997 AWARDED FOR “OUTSTANDING LOYALTY TO TEACHER AND STYLE” BY GRANDMASTER DON NAGLE. AMERICAN OKINAWAN KARATE ASSOCIATION.

v     1998 NOMINATED BY W.H.F.S.C. “OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION FOR PRESERVING U.S.A. GOJU/PETER URBAN MUSEUM” BY HEAD OF COUNCIL.

v     1999 AWARDED “CAREER SENSEI’S AWARD” 20 + YEARS SERVICE IN THE MARTIAL ARTS.


PHILOSOPHY & OBJECTIVE

          ALL THESE ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS ARE NOTHING MORE THAN THE RESULTS OF DEDICATED HARD WORK. NONE OF THE ABOVE MEANS ANYTHING WITHOUT THE COMMITMENT AND DESIRE TO HELP OTHER’S, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN.  IN TODAY’S SOCIETY IT IS ALL TO EASY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ALONG WITH THOSE WHO DO NOT POSSESS STRONG FAMILY VALUES TO STRAY OFF THE PATH OF GOODNESS. IT IS EXPECTED OF A PERSON OF QUALITY, ESPECIALLY A TRUE MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR TO BECOME A BETTER PERSON EACH DAY, AND HELP AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE ALONG THE WAY. INFLATED EGOS, JEALOUSY AND SELF-FULFILLMENT ARE NOT PART OF ANY REAL TEACHER’S WEAPONRY. ONE MUST LEARN TO CONTROL, DISCIPLINE AND ORGANIZE ONESELF, OR FACE DEFEAT IN LIFE FROM YOUR GREATEST AND MOST DANGEROUS OPPONENT………YOURSELF


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