Alexander Archie Goju-Shorei Karate

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Alexander Archie

A 10th Degree Black Belt and Grandmaster in the art of Goju-Shorei Karate, Alexander Archie has been training in the martial arts since 1949.

He holds Masters Degrees in seven different styles of the martial arts:

  • 10th Degree Goju-Shorei Karate
  • 9th Degree Shudokan Karate
  • 9th Kifaru Jitjitsu
  • 8th Degree American Kenpo Karate
  • 8th Degree Jujitsu
  • 7th Degree Tae Kwon Do
  • 6th Degree Judo

Grandmaster Alexander Archie teaches defensive tactics courses that are well known in his home state of Nevada. He has taught defensive tactics to law enforcement agencies in other states including California, Idaho, and Oregon. He has also taught law enforcement defensive tactics courses at the local colleges including Truckee Meadows Community College. His specialties are weapon retention, gun, knife, and club defense, and restraint techniques, as well as come-a-long holds, using pressure and join manipulation, and hold breaking techniques. He also teaches and certifies law enforcement in the use of straight baton and tonfa (PR-24). Mr. Archie is also a grappling instructor.

Alexander Archie is a two-time National Seniors Karate Champion, International Seniors Karate Champion, and he is the recipient of the Instructor of the Year Award, recipient of the Competitor of the Year Award, Silver Medalist World Jujitsu Championship, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, Hawaii Martial Arts International Society Hall of Fame Inductee, and three times Golden Glove Champion.

Grandmaster “Archie”, as he is called, started his martial arts training in Kodakan Judo, studying under Sergeant Peterson at Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1954 he began training with Master Henry Yoda in Kodenkan Jujitsu and Kodakan Judo. After having competed in and winning a couple of local Judo tournaments, PFC Dale Hawkins introduced Grandmaster Archie to Goju-Ryu Karate.

In 1957, Mr. Archie branched off into Moo Duck Kwan TaeKwanDo under Moon Young Kim. From 1958 through 1967 Archie trained in several different styles of martial arts taught by various instructors including Mr. O’Brien, Mr. Roberto Martinez, Master Sanchez, and Mr. Reeves. In 1967 Archie began training in Chinese Kung Fu with Sifu Chuck Simpson. In 1968 Archie and Sifu Chuck Simpson attended a training session with Dr. Stanford McNeal in the art of Okinawan Shudokan Karate and they both became students of Dr. Stanford McNeal’s. Dr. McNeal became Mr. Archie’s very close friend as well as his instructor and Dr. McNeal is primarily responsible for Grandmaster Archie’s success in the world of karate tournaments.

Mr. Archie returned to his study of Moo Duck Kwon training under Master Kang and Master Byong Yu. A few years later he began training with Grandmaster Donnie Williams and Grandmaster Steve Mohammad in Kenpo Karate and with Grandmaster Dave Hebler in American Kenpo Karate.

Grandmaster Archie moved back to Nevada where he began teaching these arts. He continued his training in Kodenkan Jujitsu under Professor Lamar Fisher and began incorporating Professor Wally Jays “Small Circle” Jujitsu. He continued to hone his jujitsu skills under Professor LL Cary, who is Grandmaster Archie’s primary Jujitsu instructor and very close friend.