Grandmaster Tom Muncy holds a 10th Dan in Torite Jutsu, 8th Dan in Okinawan Kempo, 5th Dan in Aikibudo, and 3rd Dan in Japanese Gojuryu Karate. In 2000, he was promoted to the rank of 6th Dan in Tae Kwon Do and joined the lineage of Allen Steen “Texas Blood ‘n’ Guts” Black Belts.

Grandmaster Tom Muncy, along with Grandmaster Rick Moneymaker, serves as the head and co-founder of the Dragon Society International. The organization researches and documents technical aspects in the arts of pressure point fighting (Tuite and Kyusho Jutsu) as found hidden in kata, based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. The organization has thousands of members world wide. Grandmasters Muncy and Moneymaker have authored two books and over 40 videos on the topic.

Grandmaster Tom Muncy was elected to the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as “Man of the Year” in 1990 and 1999. He has been elected to the International Karate and Kickboxing Hall of Fame, and received an honorary degree of Doctor of Martial Arts. He has been presented the 20th Anniversary National Leadership Award by the Society of Distinguished American High School Students in 1988 and was presented the Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in International Education and Understanding by the American Intercultural Student Exchange in1988. He also received the John R. Kirk Honors Institute Certificate of Educational Merit from Northeast Missouri State University in 1990. Tom Muncy is listed in Who’s Who In American Education from 1992-1993, and he is listed in Marquis’ “Who’s Who In the South and Southwest,” as well as being featured in “Who’s Who In Karate” in 1983 and 1984.

A retired High School principal, Grandmaster Tom Muncy tours both nationally and internationally giving seminars in Torite Jutsu (pressure point fighting), as one of the few authorities on the subject. He also continues to teach with Grandmaster Moneymaker at their Tori Karate Institute in Virginia.

  • Judan (10th degree black belt), Torite-jutsu
  • Hachidan (8th degree black belt), Okinawan Kempo Karate-do
  • Rokudan (6th degree black belt), Tae Kwon Do Recognized by the A.K.B.B.A.
  • Godan (5th degree black belt), Aikibudo
  • Sandan (3rd degree black belt), Japanese Goju-ryu Karate-do
  • Co-founder, Dragon Society International
  • Co-founder, Torite-jutsu

Honors, Expertise and More

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as applied to the martial arts
  • Pioneer researcher and instructor in the area of TCM as applied to the martial arts
  • Over 30 years of martial arts experience
  • Inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 1999
  • 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”
  • Featured in “Who’s Who In Karate” (1983, 1984)
  • Listed in Marquis’ “Who’s Who In the South and Southwest”
  • Featured in the internationally distributed book “Kyusho Jitsu”
  • Featured in the internationally distributed book “Advanced Pressure Point Fighting”
  • Given the 20th Anniversary National Leadership Award by the Society of Distinguished American High School Students, 1988
  • Presented the Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in International Education and Understanding by the American Intercultural Student Exchange, 1988
  • Recipient of the John R. Kirk Honors Institute Certificate of Educational Merit from Northeast Missouri State University, 1990
  • Inducted in the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as “Man of the Year”, 1990
  • Listed in Who’s Who In American Education, 1992-1993
  • Featured in numerous martial arts training videos that have been distributed internationally
  • Adjunct instructor for two Virginia area colleges
  • Appeared and featured in numerous national and international martial arts magazine
  • Co-founder and head instructor of the To-Ri Karate Institute
  • Co-founder of the Dragon Society International