Rick MoneymakerMy Articles in Secrets of the Martial Arts MastersRick Moneymaker is a pioneer researcher and instructor in the area of Traditional Chinese Medicine as applied to the martial arts with 25 years of martial arts experience. He was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, in 1999 and  “Man Of the Year Award” presented by the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 1991. He is recognized by the International Society of Headfounders/Headfamilies as a 8th Degree Black Belt and Soke of Torite Jutsu in January of 1999 and he is recognized as a 9th Degree Black Belt in Torite by the following board in Europe: Willie Lim – Tae Kwon Do, Peter Constantine – British Combat Association, Kuniaki Sakagami – Wado Ryu, Allen Tattershal – Dai Nippon Butokuki, Richard Cotteril – Balintawak, Dave Rubens – Aikido.

Ranks & Certifications:

  • Kudan (9th degree black belt) Torite-Jutsu
  • Kudan (9th degree black belt) Okinawan Kempo Karate-do
  • Rokudan (6th degree black belt) Tae Kwon Do by American Black Belt (March 25, 2000)
  • Godan (5th degree black belt) Isshinryu Karate-do
  • Yondan (4th degree black belt) Aikibudo
  • Nidan (2nd degree black belt) Japanese Goju-ryu Karate-do
  • Level 2 Reiki Therapist

Awards & Recognition:

  • Co-Founder and Grandmaster of the DSI
  • Head Instructor and Co Founder of the TO-RI Karate Institute
  • Author of Torite Jutsu Reference Manual.
  • Author of the Torite Jutsu Technique Manual.
  • Doctor Of Martial Arts Degree.
  • Featured in ‘Who’s Who in Karate”
  • 2000 International Instructor of the Year by the American Federation Of Martial Arts Hall Of Fame

Area of Expertise:
Traditional Chinese Medicine as applied to the martial arts

He has been awarded the following titles and degrees by the World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame and Sports Medicine on October 22, 1998:

Grandmaster
Professor of Martial Arts PhD/MA. Soke
Head Founder/ Soke of System
9th Dan Torite Jutsu
9th Dan Okinawan Kinawan Kempo

  • Golden Lifetime Achievement Award March 25, 2000
  • Inducted into the International Karate and Kickboxing Hall of Fame in 1998.
  • Inducted in Combat Magazines Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • Hold a 5th Degree Black Belt in Isshinryu presented to me by Allen Wheeler, 10th Dan.
  • I also have a 4th Degree Black Belt in Aiki Budo, and a 2nd Degree black belt in Japanese Goju Ryu.
  • Awarded the degree of Doctor of Martial Arts, 1999.
  • Co-author of the internationally distributed book
    “Torite-jutsu Quick Reference Manual”
  • Co-author of the internationally distributed book
    “Torite-jutsu Technique Manual”
  • World Martial Arts Hall of Fame 1991 Man of the Year
  • Inducted into “Who’s Who in the Martial Arts” (3 times).
  • Featured in the internationally distributed book
    “Kyusho Jitsu”
  • Featured in the internationally distributed book
    “Advanced Pressure Point Fighting”
  • Has produced over 50 martial arts training videos that have been distributed internationally
  • Has appeared in five nationally published magazine and five international magazines
  • His international organization The Dragon Society is responsible for training over 9,000 martial artists worldwide

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