The mission of the Taiho Jutsu Advisory Council is to act as an oversight committee for current training principals by basing their observations and recommendations on past training experiences and present interaction with Law Enforcement Agencies and P.O.S.T. standards.
- Joseph E. White, Jr. – Captain, Chapman University, Department of Public Safety
- Chic Daniel – Detective, Los Angeles Police Department, California, retired
- George W. Alexander – President & Founder, International Shorin Ryu Karate Kobudo Federation
- David Dye – Officer, Costa Mesa Police Department, California, retired
Joseph White is presently a Captain with Chapman University Department of Public Safety and a retired Captain University of Southern California Department of Public Safety. Dr. White is also an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.
He retired from Los Angeles Police Department as Sergeant and Detective were he supervised detectives, undercover officers, juvenile officers, narcotic officers, and patrol officers. Joseph White has proudly serves our communities with 50 years experience in all aspects of law enforcement, including twenty years with the University of Southern California Department of Public Safety. He has forty years teaching experience in the Armed Forces, police academy in-service training, and academic institutions from high school to university levels, where he mentored, coached, and developed up and coming law enforcement and military leaders.
Captain White has also instructed security and medical staff personnel in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. He has ten years instructing in the Juvenile Procedures School at the Los Angeles Police Academy.
Dr. White has an extensive military background and was a "mustang" (came up through the ranks) in the Marine Corps. He retired as a Major after serving 30 years, both active and reserve.
He received his Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA) in 2000, his Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) in 1998, and his Masters degree in Liberal Arts (MLA) in 1989, all from the University of Southern California. He has a full Community College Instructor's Certificate and holds Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisor's Police Officers' Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certificates (now held in abeyance).
Captain White is a member of the following professional organizations: the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA); the International Association for Healthcare Safety and Security; the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators; the Salerni Collegium (USC Medical School support group); the University Staff Club (provides scholarships and social activities); the California Narcotic Officers Association (lifetime membership); the Marine Corps Reserve Association (lifetime membership); and the Reserve Officers Association (lifetime membership).
Chic Daniel retired as a Detective from the Los Angeles Police Department in 1998 after 25 years of service. Chic spent twelve years assigned to the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit. During this time, he was involved in the service of hundreds of high risk search warrants and the creation of tactics used in the service of these warrants. Chic was also a member of the Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) dealing with barricaded suspects, hostage situations and the growing number of suicide related calls. He was assigned for nine years as a narcotic detection canine handler at the Los Angeles International Airport and was involved with the training of numerous narcotic canines. Chic has taught and continues to teach classes dealing with Search Warrant Preparation and Service, Crisis Negotiations, Suicide by Cop, Airport Interdiction and Courtroom Testimony relating to Narcotic Detection Canines. In addition, Chic is a technical advisor for the film and television industries and has provided personal protection for martial arts celebrities. He has worked on such films as Collateral, Oceans 11, Swordfish , Insomnia, Cradle 2 the Grave, and many more.
The President and Founder of the International Shorin Ryu Karate Kobudo Federation is Master George W. Alexander. He is acknowledged as the "World pioneer of Shorin Ryu Karate". He began his training in 1964 while serving in the United States Marine Corps. His Marine Corps assignments enabled him to journey to the orient including mainland Japan, Okinawa and Southeast Asia. He began training in Shorin Ryu Karate in 1964 while stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He quickly earned a reputation as a rugged fighter in the Marine Corps. During his career he trained with a host of noted masters. He made it a point of seeking out the best instructors.
A decorated veteran, he served as a team leader with the US Marine's 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company in Vietnam. In 1967 and 1968 while stationed at Dong Ha, Vietnam he led jungle teams which gathered intelligence information. Since then he has become a uniquely qualified and popular instructor with international teaching credentials and experience. He has traveled widely to spread the teachings of Shorin Ryu Karate.
Ranks and Titles
- 9th Dan Hanshi Shorin Ryu Karate
- 9th Dan Okinawa Kobudo
- 9th Dan Hanshi Jujitsu
- 7th Dan Kendo
- 6th Dan Kukishin Ryu Bujitsu
- 3rd Dan Judo
Master Alexander earned a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida in 1979 and did graduate work in Asian history at the same university under Dr. Tsung I. Dow. He then received his Ph.D. in political science. He received his Master Certificate and teaching credentials in Shorin Ryu Karate and Kobudo in 1983 from the All Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate and Kobudo Association. He now holds the rank of 9th Dan Hanshi in Shorin Ryu Karate and Kobudo and is also acknowledged as an expert in Jujitsu and Kendo, the Japanese form of swordsmanship.
In 1989 he founded Yamazato International, a company specializing in martial arts publications and video productions. He has been featured in a series of videotapes on Karate, Kobudo and Jujitsu. In 1991 he was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He has competed in Tournaments and was the 1997 National AAU Karate champion and voted one of the world's top 100 martial artists by the International Martial Arts Federation. He has won many titles including USA Karate Champion and World Karate Champion. He has served as a director and advisor for many martial arts organizations and is currently a vice president of the World Union of Martial Arts Federations.
Master Alexander has always been fascinated with the history of the martial arts and is an oriental art collector. As a result of this fascination, he has done much historical research and translation work and written numerous articles on the martial arts. According to Master Alexander, "History and technique seem to intertwine themselves." He has written two of the leading books on Okinawan karate history. The first, Okinawa Island of Karate is an in-depth study on Okinawan Karate history. The second book is a translation of a secret text known as the Bubishi (Martial Art Spirit). He has also written The Shorin Ryu Karate Training Manual and Warrior Jujitsu, a complete training guide in the art of Jujitsu. In addition, he has written the Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Japanese Martial Arts and Japan's Warrior Nation The Samurai in the Twentieth Century. He has been featured in a video called The Secrets of the Bubishi. Master Alexander has established the Budokan Martial Arts Training Center and Museum in Reliance, Tennessee.
Dye Sensei began his martial arts training with the study of Kodokan Judo in Inglewood California in 1962 under the instruction of Sensei Treese. He paid for his lessons by coming to the dojo after school and cleaning the dojo and helping his instructor with teaching classes and public demonstrations.
In 1964 Dye Sensei moved to Costa Mesa, California where he began training with his second Judo instructor Sensei Earl Robbins. Dye Sensei continued his training and competition and was soon given a teaching position as a Judo instructor at the Boys Club.
While continuing his training in Judo, Dye Sensei started studying Shito-Ryu Karate in 1967 under Sensei Fumio Demura of the Japan Karate Federation in Santa Ana California. Dye Sensei would later go on to study Shotokan Karate in 1978 under one of his Boys Club Judo students and a long time student of Demura Sensei, Dan McGeough Sensei. He finally received his 1st Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate Jutsu in 1997 under Earl Treichel Sensei of the Coast Defensive Arts Center, in Huntington Beach, California. On January 25, 2002 Dye Sensei was awarded the rank of Sandan in Shotokan Karate Jutsu by Treichel Sensei.
In 1966 Dye Sensei became a Reserve Police Officer for the City of Costa Mesa, California. In 1967 he became a full time Costa Mesa Police Officer and retired in 1997 after serving 31 years. His assignments included Patrol, Desk Officer, Custody Officer, Court Liaison Officer, Investigation and Lead Staff Defensive Tactics Instructor for the department. After his retirement, he opted to stay on as a Senior Reserve Officer (from 1997 to 2000) so that he could continue to train officers in Officer Safety and Defensive Tactics. He has instructed over 300 officers on the use of the Orcutt Police Nunchaku and has testified as a court expert on the use of force.
Although Dye Sensei began his early study of Aikido around 1967 under the instruction of Ernie High Sensei, he began a serious study of Yoshinkan Aikido in 1978. In 1990 Dye Sensei was awarded his 3rd Degree Black Belt and Teaching Certificate from the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido, Soke Gozo Shioda. In 1998 Dye Sensei received his 4th Degree Black Belt in Yoshinkan Aikido from Shihan Sam Combes of the Kadokan. He has produced an 8 volume set of video tapes on the use of Yoshinkan Aikido techniques for law enforcement and has been featured on national television and in leading martial arts magazines.
In 1993 Dye Sensei was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame and received the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1995 he was awarded an 8th Degree Black Belt in Aikido Taiho Jutsu by the World Martial Arts Sokeship Council. Recently, Dye Sensei was inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame 2000 and the World Head of Family Shokeship Council's Hall of Fame in 2001, where he received the Founder's Award.
Dye Sensei was awarded an 8th Degree Black Belt as a Technical Advisor to the Keisatsu Aikido of America Inc. by Shihan Sam Combes of the Kadokan in 1996.
In January of 2003, Dye Sensei was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as an Independent Instructor for Ki International to help teach members of the U. S. Army Special Forces Airborne Division techniques that would ultimately be used for both war time use and homeland security.
On April 7th, 2000, Dye Sensei was named Soke of Shuyokan and promoted to the rank of Judan in Shuyokan Ryu, by Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu and other high ranking black belt members of the World Professional Black Belt Martial Arts Organization.
Under the direction of Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu, Shuyokan is authorized to teach and offer classes in Lua, the ancient Hawaiian martial art system of self defense.
Shuyokan has been serving the community of Costa Mesa since 1980 and offers group classes, seminars and private lessons for adults, youth and, law enforcement in both the traditional and practical training aspects of such martial arts as Yoshinkan Aikido, Kodokan Judo and Jujutsu and Shotokan Karate Jutsu.