PROFESSOR JAMES MURO
Professor James Muro has been training and having
fun with the martial arts since the age of five. He holds several
ranks in the arts, including 8th dan in Hawaii's own Danzan Ryu
Jujitsu, 8th dan in Kenpo Karate, 4th dan in Shorinji Ryu, 3rd
dan in Judo.
All received under the late great Professor John
Chow-Hoon. He also received his master's certificate in Decuerdas
Eskrima under Grand Master Gilbert Tenio and studied Serrada Eskrima
from Professor Juan Eliab Sr.
More recently he has been training in the Inayan
System of Eskrima, specifically Inayan Kadena de Mano, under Suros
Mike and Jason Inay.
He is one of the founders of the Kilohana
Martial Arts Association (formerly Pacific Coast Kilohana), it current
President, and acting as the technical director and chairman of the standards
He is a charter member of Jujitsu
America and has been a member of it's standards board committee
and has been awarded their "instructor of the year" (1981)
and inducted to their "black belt hall of fame" (1984).
He was the first to hold an organized "sport jujitsu" tournament
in the U. S. And has been an official representative and international
coach for the USA. in "sport jujitsu". He was inducted
into the international "hall of fame" as a "grand
master instructor" by the World Head of Family Sokeship
Council (2001). He was also inducted in the Hawaii Martial Arts
Society Hall of Fame.
He is also a technical advisor to the Scottish
Kempo Academy, and also the Small Circle Jujitsu International
Organization (Prof Wally Jay founder). As of this writting -
2002, Prof. Muro has been appointed by Prof. Jaime Abregana as
President of the Hawaii Martial Arts International Society.
He also acts as a technical advisor and sits on
the standards board committee for the World
Martial Arts Society based in Europe. He was selected world
martial arts society "instructor of the year" (2001).
And is a regional representative for Lua 0 Kihewalu Halau.
Also known as a healer, Professor Muro is a certified
practioner and teacher of massage therapy and Seifukujitsu- Okazaki
Professor Muro is known for his technical knowledge
of the martial arts, he has combined all the various martial arts
he has trained in to form a dramatic" island blend" or
style of Ku'i Lima (fighting). He is a requested seminar instructor
internationally but continues to be a "humble student ".
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