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Dante_JamesInstructor Master Dante James

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • History & Accomplishments of Master James
    • 1974-76 Trained in Shito Ryu Karate
    • 1976-79 U.S. Army-Military Policeman K-9 – Basic Self Defense and Police Tactics
    • 1978 Taught at Military Police Academy, Ft. Carson, Colorado
    • 1979 Began Training in Taekwondo
    • 1983 Received Black Belt from Mr. Bob Blankenship in Conway, Arkansas
    • 1985 Received National Instructor Certification – American Taekwondo Association
    • 1985 Established Denver Taekwondo Academy
    • 1987 Received 3rd Degree at Hae In Sa Temple in South Korea at testing presided over by Grandmaster Lee, Haeng Ung
    • 1989-91 Living in Japan, studying Aikido, Shorinji Kempo and Jodo
    • 1991-95 ATA Regional Chief of Internal Affairs
    • 1992 Received 4th Degree at testing presided over by Grandmaster Lee, Haeng Ung in Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 1998-2001 ATA Regional Chief Of Instruction
    • 2001 ATA World Champion-Forms
    • 2002 Received 5th Degree at testing presided over by Grandmaster Lee, Soon Ho in Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 2003 Began Training in Hapkido at Ki Martial Art Centers/WHA
    • 2006 Received Black Belt in Hapkido from Master Dan Piller at testing presided over by Master Jung, Tae Hee
    • 2007 Named WHA Colorado State Representative
    • 2007 Received 2nd Degree in Hapkido from Master Dan Piller
    • 2009 Developed and Taught first WHA International Instructor Certification Program
    • 2009 Named Director of Education for the WHA
    • 2009 Received President’s Award from WHA President Master Jung, Tae Hee
  • Seminars or Additional Training:
    • Single and Double Stick with Master Robert Allemier  ATA
    • Knife Defense with Master Lee, Gyung Kun  ATA
    • Doce Pares Escrima with Master Canete
    • Gracie Jujutsu with Royce Gracie
    • Combat Hapkido with Grandmaster John Pelligrini  ICHF
    • Traditional Hapkido with Grandmaster J.R. West  USKMAF
    • Traditional Hapkido with Grandmaster Larry Hampton  AHA
    • Traditional Hapkido with Grandmaster Hwang, In Shik  WHA
    • Visited and trained at Dojang or Dojo in Japan, France, Germany, Costa Rica and the Caribbean
    • Red Cross Certified CPR/First Aid
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