From Jeff Anderson: Jeff Anderson owner of A3 Tactical, invited David Dye, Paul Hayes, Pierre Ciofassa, Robert Scott, Dave Hopkins, Mike Saenz and Geoff Meed to conduct a 6 hour seminar for 31 Marines attending the Martial Arts Instructor Course, at MCRD San Diego. MAIC Chief Instructor, Kenneth Carter presented all instructors with a letter of appreciation and a Plaque.
Congratulations to Kenneth Carter, Ed Flosi, Tony Cortina, Richard Rodriguez, Phil Johnson and Robert Scott on their induction into the 2012 U.S.A. Hall of Fame. These members of the Shudokan Ryu Taiho Jutsu have distinguished themselves as leaders in the Martial Arts Community and we are proud to have them in our lineage.
From Jeff Anderson: Several members were in New York for a week to train Military Police from Ft. Smith and West Point with A3 Tactical, owned by Jeff Anderson. Members included, Jeff Anderson, Pierre Ciofassa, Ed Igoe, Ken Plunkett, Tony Cortina, David Dye and Leonard Rosson. The training included Defensive Tactics, Soldier Rescues and Evacuations from Vehicles, Building Searches, Take-downs and Tactics at the NYPD Shoot Houses in the Bronx and Shooting Range for M9 Pistols and M-4 Rifles. A day was also spent visiting with the Emergency Services Unit (ESU) Trucks 1 and 3, the 9/11 Memorial as well as NYC's most cherished sites. Thanks to the men who made those trips possible, Dave McNamee and Rainer Kroll. P.S. Dave, thanks for the shepherd's pie at the Paris Hotel.
From Jeff Anderson: Congratulations to Soke David Dye for celebrating his 50th year in the Martial Arts. A celebration was held at the Costa Mesa Community Center. A huge crowd was on hand to pay their respects to Sensei for his many years of friendship and mentoring. Thank you for all you have done for our organization and its membership!
From Jeff Anderson: Congratulations to Ed Flosi for being given a Shudokai Branch Dojo. PROELIA Defense and Arrest Tactics (PROELIA is Latin. It is the plural form of warrior, or "warriors"). Ed recently retired for San Jose Police Department and will continue to train Police officers and professionals at his facility.
From Jeff Anderson: Now, please excuse me while I beg! As you all know every year I try and do a project for a Wounded Marine. The Marine I have chosen for this year's 2011-2012 Project is Corporal Max Gauthier. Max was injured by a pressure plate IED in Afghanistan. He lost his right leg below the knee and has undergone multiple surgeries on his left leg and ankle as well. I am trying to raise funds to allow Max to participate in the Ride 2 Recovery. This bike ride, open only to Wounded Warrior participants, is 5-days and covers 350 miles. We need to finance a custom bike made specifically for his prosthetic, a $3000 entry fee, ground and air travel plus hotel expenses. PLEASE go to RebuildingWarriors.com meet Max, and make a donation. Anything helps! $2, $5, $10, $20 or $100, whatever you can afford. I know times are tough but YOU have your health! Please help this young man find his way back into society. Let him know someone cares. THAT SOMEONE IS YOU! Please, I ask you to think about helping someone who DESERVES it in 2012. This Marine was injured protecting our Nationís freedoms!!
From Jeff Anderson: Congratulations to James Frakes and Ed Leveridge both of whom welcomed new baby girls into the family!
First Sergeant James Frakes and Gunnery Sergeant Thurmond Purdiman have both returned safely from serving a tour in Afghanistan with the USMC. Colonel Mark A. Smith has returned to his civilian duties as an Indiana State Trooper. Mark has been deployed on active duty as a USMC Commander since 2004. Thank you all for your service to our great Nation.
We wish Josh Lewis well as he travels to the Far East to do a mission through a non-profit to deal with the problem of sex slavery and human trafficking.
Ron Clayton competed and finished respectfully in the Spartan Challenge run in Malibu. This run is an obstacle course inside an 8 mile run! Congrats, Ron you make us proud.
We wish all of our members a Merry Christmas and a peaceful holiday season.
From Jeff Anderson: I would like to thank Soke David Dye for allowing me to sit on his Black Belt Promotion Board. I was honored to be in the company of Sensei Bob Smith, Sensei Paul Hayes, Sensei Scott Harrington, Grandmaster Gary Amen, Soke David Dye, Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu and Master Sam Combs. Congratulations to all of the new Black Belt members of the Shuyokan. Remember, a Black Belt is the beginning of the journey, I look forward to training with you.
From Jeff Anderson: A great day of range training for Jeff Anderson, Daniel Rodriguez (LAPD), Robles (LAPD), Tom Conger (LASD) and his son, Chris (RMI). I would also like to thank members of the Shuyokan for sharing their toys. Wilson Steele and the Willett family, Paul, Michelle and Stephanie showed up with a small arsenal. We were also joined by John Dalton and a stuntman friend. All in all, it was a good day despite the rain and cold weather. Remember, if it ain't raining, it ain't training!
From Hanshi Daneil Hect: Jeff Anderson was promoted to 7th degree Black Belt and awarded the title of Kyoshi.
Kyoshi - This title is usually conferred at the Rokudan or Shichidan, depending on the system and sometimes referred to as lord over Sensei, Shihans, and Renshi. Also, another definition is one's "inside" is correct, with both the intention and action being pure. "Knowledgeable person."
Many people can train all their lives and not receive these titles. They are awarded for special accomplishments within the field of martial arts.
Kyoshi Jeff Anderson embodies role of a martial arts master, I am proud to have him as a senior leader in the Shudokan Ryu Taiho Jutsu system.
When you get a chance please congratulate Jeff on his significant accomplishments in the Martial Arts.
Yours in the Arts,
Daniel Hect, MLS
Shudokan Ryu Taiho Jutsu
From Jeff Anderson: Jeff Anderson, Pierre Ciofassa, Ed Leverich and Robert Scott instructed a tactical class for CQB Instructors. Coincidentally, Tony Cortina was at the same range complex instructing Marines in shooting and close quarter fighting techniques pre-deployment to Afghanistan. Leonard Rosson continues to grow his Security Training Concepts business, providing tactical and legal training to security personnel and Law Enforcement.
Jeff Anderson gave a Concert Security Seminar to the crew of Rascal Flatts. Lead singer Gary Levox also participated. I would like to thank Mark McGrath for the opportunity to train with his guys and for being such a gracious host!
From Jeff Anderson: Congratulations to Mark McGrath, Phil Rapagna, Bob Smithson and Darlynson Lira for their induction into the Masters Hall of Fame. The event was great and full of Law Enforcement, Military as well as celebrity Martial Artist. I would also like to congratulate Grand Master Greg Wooldridge on his promotion.
From Jeff Anderson: Congratulations to Robert Scott, Daniel Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, Kenneth Plunkett, Brian Prizzi, Kenneth Davis, Gregory Trost and Eric Reid for their 1st Dan Blackbelt promotions. In addition, promotions to senior belts were earned by Leonard Rosson, Pierre Ciofassa, Edward Igoe, Phillip Johnson, Kenneth Carter II, Matthew Wiberg, Tony Cortina, Edward Flosi, Christopher Waters, Von Verbanic and Jeremiah Thomas. (view their current ranks on the Belt Registry page) Special thanks to Soke David Dye, Sensei Bob Smith, Sensei Paul Hayes and Sensei Pierre Ciofassa for sitting on the Testing Board.
From Jeff Anderson: Jeff Anderson, Andy Wiesmann, Pierre Ciofassa, Ed Leverich and Matt Wiberg taught several Stuntmen and Actors in weapon manipulation and basic range skills, 7 hours and thousands of rounds expended... a good day by any standard.
From Jeff Anderson: Congratulations to Robert Scott for attaining certification as an Impact Weapons Instructor as well as Range Master. Robert will train other security personnel more effectively with this knowledge.
From Jeff Anderson: Congratulations to Andy Wiesmann, Joshua Lewis, Matt Wiberg, Ray Sefo, Earl White, Phil Rapagna and Robert Parham for their induction into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame. All inductees were nominated for induction by Jeff Anderson. This is a prestigious honor for anyone and these standout Martial Artists represent the best.
Tony Cortina continues to train and condition Police Officers in Upland at Cortina's Combatives and Conditioning, this training also includes: Combative Skills, Defensive Tactics and Self Defense. Training is given 4 days a week, asking price: Donations!
From Jeff Anderson: Jeff Anderson, Andy Wiesmann, Pierre Ciofassa and Ed Leverich took several cast and crew members of The Event and Law and Order LA along with other aspiring actors for a weapons manipulation and live fire range at Burro Canyon Shooting Range in Azusa. Good times were had by all, let's do it again soon!
From Jeff Anderson: Happy New Year to the Shudokan Ryu membership! I would like to thank Soki David Dye and Hanchi Dan Hect for their continued support and mentoring. Hanchi Dan Hect is still on active duty Air Force orders. Many of you have trained at the Shuyokan with Soke Dye and his blackbelts. If you are in the Costa Mesa area, stop by and say hello. These guys love to train and treat us all like family. Taiho Justu classes are given weekly don’t miss the opportunity to study under Soke Dye. I am training once a week. Let me know if you are interested. Pierre Ciofassa is giving Knife Classes for Law Enforcement for Shudokan Members in LA off of Arlington on Sundays, I will give you contact info if you need it. Great classes at a great price!
From Jeff Anderson: Congrats to Ed Leverich for completing LAPD's Tactical Shotgun Instructors Course. This course was very demanding and is taught by a fellow Masters Hall of Fame Alumni, John Casper.
Thanks to Andy Wiesmann, Pierre Ciofassa and Ed Leverich for putting on a shooting clinic for several Non-Shooters at Burro Canyon Range in Azusa. Handgun, Shotgun and Urban Police Rifle instruction was given to several students with no Shooting background. This course was submitted for police training in Afghanistan.
From Jeff Anderson: Good Luck and Godspeed to Chris Kessler and Wayne McAnally as they are both being reassigned overseas. They are leaving their assignment at the Martial Arts Instructor Course. These Marines had a direct impact in MCMAPS training for hundreds of USMC personnel deploying to hostile environments overseas. Thanks to those who donated their time, money and gifts to many of our USMC personnel who are deployed during this Christmas season. After sending boxes you realize how fortunate we are here on the sacred soil of America. Please take time to thank ALL our service members.
From Jeff Anderson: Andy Wiesmann and Jeff Anderson finished a 2 year protection assignment for the executives of Silpada Designs. Silpada recently sold part of the company to Avon which has assumed security responsibilities. Thanks for allowing us to share our knowledge and work with such a professional staff. Stay safe!
From Jeff Anderson: I would like to thank the USMC Martial Arts Instructor Course (MACE) Cadre and Class 7-10, for allowing me to be the guest speaker at the MACE Graduation Ceremony. I was honored to speak to these warriors and discuss training issues concerning all styles of Martial Arts. These warriors will return to their assigned units to train their fellow Marines in MCMAP Techniques.
From Jeff Anderson: Congrats to Edward Leverich, Robert Foreman, Elbert McAnally, Thurman Purdiman, and Ed Flosi for their induction into the 2010 Masters Hall of Fame. These Martial Artists were recognized for their skill, leadership and commitment to the arts.
From Jeff Anderson: Congrats to USMC - Robert D. Fischer and Kenny Carter were promoted to 2nd Dan. Kenny is being assigned to MCRD San Diego as a Drill Instructor. We wish him well.
April 17, 2010
From Jeff Anderson: Congratulations to Carl Tyler for his promotion to 4th Dan. As you know, this ranking puts this Martial Artist in the Masters Category. 3rd Dan was earned by Leonard Rosson, Starr Thompson, Richard North and Pierre Ciofassa. 2nd Dan was earned by Robert Foreman, Christopher Kessler, Glenn Paulson, Edward Leverich, Elbert McAnally, and Ramon Cossio. Earning their 1st Dan Black Belt were Jeremy Kuckenbaker, Edward Flosi, Johnathan Thornburg, Ronald Clayton, Thurman Purdiman, Von Verbanic, Christopher Egge, Jorge Luna, Jeremiah Thomas, Leonel Barillas, Tairon Colonel and Conrad Ewy. Testing was held at the Shuyokan Martial Arts Center in Costa Mesa. I would like to thank the Testing Board which consisted of Soke David Dye, Soke Daniel Hect, Shihan Jeff Anderson, Sensei Bob Smith and Sensei Paul Hayes. Congratulations to these talented Martial Artists for a job well done!
January 29, 2010
From Jeff Anderson: I would like to thank the United States Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor Course (MAIC), Class 3-10, for inviting me to be the guest speaker at their Graduation Ceremony. It was an honor and a privilege to speak in front of the School of Infantry Command Staff, Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and families of the 19 Marines and 1 Navy Corpsman who graduated this very challenging two week course as MCMAP Green Belt Instructors. I would especially like to thank Lieutenant Colonel S.E. Bien and Captain Max Frank.
August 8, 2009
From Jeff Anderson: The Masters Hall of Fame (Hanshi Daniel Hect-CEO) held its 10th anniversary event at the Long Beach Convention Center in conjunction with the Long Beach Internationals. This year the Hall dedicated the event to Martial Artist in Uniform. As an Ambassador, I inducted Bas Ruttan, Shawn Tomkins, Starr Thompson, USMC Captain David Herron, USMC Captain Todd Widman, USMC (RET 1st SGT) Carl Tyler, Ken Rossen, French Foreign Legion General Tamas Weber, LAPD Officer Anthony Ellis, USMC Gysgt Christopher Kessler, Master Greg Jones, Deputy Mark Jones, Deputy Chris Jones and Brian Stone. The event was packed with celebrities and featured Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff and Don "The Dragon" Wilson as guest speakers.
July 26, 2009
From Jeff Anderson: Jeff Anderson and Andy Wiesmann just returned from a week long security job in Kansas City Mo, tough duty but someone has to do it.
From Jeff Anderson: Congratulations to Hanshi Daniel Hect for winning 3 medals at the World Police Games. Dan medaled in Sparring and Forms.
June 20, 2009
Congratulations to Jeff Anderson, for being inducted into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame, for Lifetime Achievement. He also received his Doctorates Degree in Martial Arts Philosophy and Science, from the University of Asian Martial Arts Studies the same day.
June 13, 2009
From Jeff Anderson: Jeff Anderson, Andy Wiesmann, Nick Smolich Ed Igoe, Dave Hopkins, Mike Saenz and Pierre Ciofassa and Kenny Plunkett, conducted a 5-day training program for 31 PSD Marines at Camp Pendleton. I would like to thank the command staff for their support during this contract. These Marines will deploy overseas for 7-9 months and will be tasked with providing protection for their Battalion Commander and visiting VIP's while in theatre. Formations, rescues, hand to hand, building searches and a 12 hour, live fire range exercise were the highlights of this training.
May 19, 2009
From Jeff Anderson: Jeff Anderson, Starr Thompson, Dave Hopkins, Mike Saenz, Brandon Quaid and Pierre Ciofassa conducted a training symposium for the Green belt (MAIC) Martial Arts Instructor Course at School of Infantry (West) The unit volunteers as Subject Matter Experts (SME) each month to introduce these warriors to other fighting styles.
April 15, 2009
From Jeff Anderson: Jeff Anderson, Andy Wiesmann, Dave Hopkins, Mike Saenz, Brandon Quaid, Pierre Ciofassa and Ed Hernandez conducted a training class for the Green belt Martial Arts Instructor Course (MAIC) at Camp Pendleton.
March 20, 2009
From Jeff Anderson: Congratulations to Andy Wiesmann, Patrick Nash and James Hart for their promotion to 5th Dan. As you know, this ranking puts these Martial Artists in the Masters Category. Testing was held at Camp Pendleton. The Board consisted of Jeff Anderson, Andy Wiesmann and James Hart. Testing for 2nd Dan were Ed Igoe, Leonard Rosson, Mark A. Smith, Nick Smolich, Starr Thompson, and James Tucker from Orange County Sheriff's. Earning his 1st Dan Black-belt was SSGT Robert Foreman from the USMC. Robert held the position of Chief Instructor at the Martial Arts Instructor Course (SOI W) and is deploying overseas shortly.
March 17, 2009
From Jeff Anderson: Jeff Anderson, Andy Wiesmann and Starr Thompson became Subject Matter Experts (SME) for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor Course (SOI West). These men were recognized for their technical skills and teaching ability and will assist the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors once a month teaching Taiho Jutsu to the graduating class of Marine Instructors. In addition, Anderson & Associates is sponsoring the Gung-Ho Award given to the honor graduate of each class.
January 20, 2009
From Jeff Anderson: This year was started off right! Jeff Anderson, Andy Wiesmann, Nick Smolich and Ed Igoe conducted an 8-day training program for 100 PSD Marines at Camp Pendleton. These Marines will deploy shortly for 7 months and will be tasked with providing protection for their Battalion Commander and visiting VIP's while in theatre. I would also like to thank Master Dave Hopkins, Brandon Quaid and Mike Saenz for their expertise and professionalism teaching survival skills and role playing as bad guys.
October 27, 2008
From Jeff Anderson: I would like to acknowledge the efforts of, and give my thanks to, Paul Hayes of Phase One Web Site Design for his efforts to ensure my biography is first class. Paul, your ongoing efforts are much greatly appreciated.
August 24, 2008
The Brown and Black Belt Registry has been updated. Congratulations to all those who, through their hard work and dedication, have been promoted!
August 20, 2008
From Jeff Anderson: Congratulations to Craig Carrol, GySgt James Frakes, David Herron, Starr Thompson and Todd Widman, for earning their 1st Dan Black-belts. James just returned from Iraq after a 7 month Combat tour. Todd and Dave have separated from the USMC and returned to Montana, where they own and operate Cross Fit, Flathead, a cross training facility for athletes of all disciplines in Kalispell. David also holds a Black-belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAPS). Both men were Marine Corps Captains and served in Iraq as Platoon Commanders. Starr has been involved in the martial Arts for over 20 years. He is currently teaching and training with MMA's elite athletes at Elite Mixed Martial Arts in Westlake Village.
August 18, 2008
I would like to welcome the Marines from the 2/24 PSD home after a second deployment to Iraq. I not only enjoyed the pre-deployment training, I am overwhelmed by the friendships that have developed between us. I want to thank you for your personal sacrifices on the home front, and know that we are all sorry for your losses. We pledge to honor your fallen angels in our future service to the USMC.
August 16, 2008
Congratulations to Leonard Rossen, Nick Smolich and Ed Igoe for their induction into the 2008 Masters Hall of Fame. The event was a huge success and very well attended. I am honored that the Martial Arts Community recognized these trainers of "Brave Men" for their career accomplishments.
October 30 - November 4, 2007
Jeff Anderson and Andy Wiesmann trained another Personal Security Detachment from the U.S. Marines at Twenty-nine Palms, CA. These Marines were trained in protection techniques, skill sets such as close quarter shooting, driving techniques and hand to hand combat skills that supplement their MCMAP (Marine Corps Martial Arts Program) training program. I would like to thank Kung Fu Master Dave Hopkins, Silvio Macias, Brando Quaid and John Salvitti for the lessons they shared with these Marines. I would also like to thank West Covina Police officers, Kenny Plunkett and Jeff Munn for teaching these Marines Law Enforcement techniques that translate directly to the current Theatre of Operations. These Marines have since deployed to Iraq. This USMC unit makes 1291 Marines trained by Anderson and Wiesmann since 2004.
I would like to welcome the Marines from the 1/24 PSD home after a successful 7 month deployment to Iraq. We had the honor of training these fine young men and I am proud to say this is our first and only unit with no casualties. Congratulations for a job well done, America owes you all a debt of gratitude.
Patrick Nash continues to teach Defensive Tactics for the Riverside Sheriff's Deputy Academy. Pat is responsible for all Basic Academy instruction, the reserve officer 832 PC classes as well as AOT and Probation. Pat spends his free time teaching kick boxing and aerobics at a local training facility.
James Hart, Todd Rheingold and Scott Thielman continue to teach and train Combat Wrestling for Fullerton College Basic Recruit Academy. James, Todd and Keith Bacon are active LAPD SWAT officers. Scott is working a special assignment for LAPD.
Andy Hwang is teaching Arrest and Control Tactics (ARCON) for LAPD but has recently been tasked to supplement the recruit training division for several new recruit classes.
Richard North is a K-9 Deputy for San Diego Sheriff's. He is also the owner-operator of Southbay Jui Jitsu Club in Chula Vista, CA. Richard has studied Jui Jitsu under Professor Roy Harris and is about to test for his Brown Belt in Jui Jitsu.
Gary Cates, Heath Baker, Carson Simmons and Derrick McGowan all work for a company specializing in bail recovery and fugitive apprehension.
Chris Barsteceanu and Leonard Rosson are both teaching Defensive Tactics for College of the Sequoias Basic Police Academy, AOT and Probation. Chris also teaches MMA at the Hanford Fight Club in Hanford, California.
Nick Smolich and Ed Igoe continue to train all things tactical and are very involved in Defensive Tactics as it relates to Law Enforcement survival training.
John Garzon has been reassigned to the West Coast working for DHS/ICE Detention.
Colonel Mark A. Smith is the officer in charge 4th Marine Division Forward West continues to train and deploy hard charging United States Marines to foreign lands.
Chris Waters is working as a patrol Sgt. for Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
May 27, 2007
Jeff Anderson was given a promotion to 6th Dan and the establishment of an Affiliated Dojo by Hanshi Daniel Hect. Jeff has been training under Hanshi Daniel Hect since 1994.
May 20, 2007
- Daniel Hect has assumed the position of C.E.O. of the Masters Hall of Fame as Stephen Spry stepped down from the position to pursue other opportunities.
- Daniel Hect–promotion to 8th Dan and recognized by the World Professional Black Belt Martial Arts Organization.
- Shudokan Ryu testing May 27th at Sensei Dye's dojo: 1300 hrs
- Jeff Andersonpromotion to 6th Dan and establishment of an Affiliated Dojo.
- Robert Posslenznypromotion to 6th Dan and establishment of an Affiliated Dojo.
Dear Mr. Hect:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the fantastic job you did on June 26th. All comments I have heard are of a positive nature. The fact that many of the women are anxious to participate in another such class is a tribute to the quality of the presentation.
It's nice to know that there are those concerned about the safety of women to spend their time teaching this class. Based on the feedback, we are tentatively thinking of scheduling another class in early in the fall.
We look forward to working with you in the future.
Roberta Floyd, Ed.D.