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Non-Political and Democratic

Adherence to Tradition

The International Society of Headmasters and Headfounders is a non-political and democratic foundation. The sole reason for membership refusal to any applicant is a failure to meet our minimum requirements.

Since the International Society of Headmasters and Headfounders was formulated in 1986, there have been exactly 3219 martial artists who applied for recognition and membership, and only slightly under 20 successfully met the minimum requirements as either a legal inheritor or first generation founder of a legitimate martial art system.

An Elite Fellowship

Qualification is the ``only way`` to gain membership

The International Society of Headfamilies and Headfounders was established to create an elite fellowship for that very small group of martial artists who have achieved the right to be called a “grandmaster” by their peers. Prospective members must undergo a thorough background investigation to verify their ranks and backgrounds before they are accepted.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not an action but a habit.”

Aristotle

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ISHH Headfounders

People recognized by the I.S.H.H.Inc. Gunshi & Waizufu Sponsors as Japanese Shodai-Soke and Youshiki Soke or Chinese Daiyong-Sigung and Xiadai-Sigung

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Shodai Soke Prof. John Rubiano
Kindai Kamiuchi Kokon-Ryu Kempo, Saigo Ha Daito-Ryu Aikibudo
Ishh - International Director | Chief Executive Officer | Yokoyori to Gunshi Williams | USA Director -Saigo Ha Daitoryu
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Shodai Soke Prof . Rick LeClair
9th Dan Inazuma Tai-Jitsu Ryuha, Saigo Ha Daito-Ryu Aikibudo
Yokoyori |Director - USA
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Youshiki Soke Marisio Troncoso- Chile
8th Dan Okinawa Shorin-Ryu, Kushinkai Karate, Kobudo
Director for Chile
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Youshiki Soke Dan Grady
10th Dan
Founder - Christian Martial Arts
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Youshiki Soke Charles B. Stanley
9th Dan Shorinji Mokotokan Do Kempo
US Kempo and Jujitsu Federation | Makoto Ken Kyu Kai
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Gunshi-Iemoto Professor Toshio Kaneta - Japan
Head of Family - Kaneta-Ha Shito-Ryu Karate
Shito-ryu World Motobu Ha Association
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Gunshi-Iemoto Professor J.K.Yamaue - Japan
Head of Family - Yamaue-Ha Aikibujutsu
Buddhist priest of Daishoji Imperial Temple and Saga Imperial Palace / Daikakuji Temple
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Youshiki Youshiki Soke Professor Emeric Arus-Romania/USA
10th Dan Sendo-Ryu Karate-Do
Director - New York
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Youshiki Soke Professor Gary Dill
10th Dan Jeet Kune Do
Founder | Jeet Kune Do Association
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Shodai Soke Eugene Coutu
10th Dan Kenpo Kobudo Karate Ryuha Saigo ha Daito-Ryu
Director - Rhode Island
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Youshiki Soke Professor Clement Riedner
10th Dan Shiho Karano Ryu
Christian Martial Arts
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Youshiki Soke Richard Petronelli
10th Dan Kuntao Jujitsu Ree System Te
PETRONELLI'S TE COMBAT KUNTAO JU JITSU
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Youshiki Soke Talib Muhammad
10th Dan Kenpo Kobudo Karate Ryuha Saigo ha Daito-Ryu
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Youshiki Soke Mike Kleppin
7th Dan Nintai Fukutsu Ryu Kobujutsu
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Waizufu Wai Ming Chau-China
Head of Family - Wu Mui Pai Kung Fu
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Waizufu Peggy Chau-USA/China
Head Of Family Ng Mui Pai Kung Fu
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Gunshi - Iemoto Ted Petit
Head Of Family Kamishin-Ryu Aikibudo
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Youshiki- Soke Andrew Morrell - U.K.
7th Dan Cobra FMA
ISHH Director - United Kingdom
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Youshiki Soke Bryan Cheek - U.K.
8th Dan Jukoshin-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu
Founder and Chief Instructor of the World Elite Black Belt Society
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Youshiki Soke George Ross - U.K.
8th Dan Kagaku Michi Tekio Bujutsu
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Youshiki Soke Prof. Leonard C. Holifield
10th Dan Sikaron-Ryu Karate
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Youshiki Soke Mourad Sakhria
7th Dan Bushite-Karate Do
North Africa Director
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Youshiki Soke T.R. Crimi
10th Dan Hikari Ryuza Ryu Ju-Jutsu ®
Director - California
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Youshiki Soke Terry Gay
9th Dan Super ``T`` Karate Warrior Kickboxing
Director- Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin & Illinois
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Shodai-Soke Dr. Nicholas Dore
9th Dan Tensoku-Ryuha Saigo Ha Daito-Ryu Aiki Bujutsu
Yokoyori | Director - Arkansas
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Shodai Soke Montezuma C. Cantu' Sr.
10th Dan Tanaka-Ryu Saigo-Ha Daito-Ryu Aiki-Bujutsu
Yokoyori
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Youshiki- Soke Den Butler-U.K.
7th Dan Genshin-Ryu Jujitsu & Iaido
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Youshiki-Soke Ivica Zdrovkovic - Serbia
7th Dan Shinbukan Jujitsu
Director - Serbia
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Youshiki Soke Gholamreza Gholami- Iran
10th Dan Hanshi Ryu Karate Do Goshin Karate
Director - Iran
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Youshiki-Soke Andre Matkya-Freud-Belgium
9th Dan Hyoude-Jitsu
Director - Belgium
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Youshiki Soke Prof. M. Dorbayani-Hungary
7th Dan Koji-Do Karate
Director - Hungary
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Youshiki Soke Robert J. Gelinas
7th Dan Kajukido Ryu
Director - CT, USA
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Youshiki Soke Martin Folan-U.K.
5th Dan Kickboxing/Budo-Ryu
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Youshiki Soke Dave Franklin - Aus
7th Dan Cho Wa Ryu Jujitsu
Director - Australia
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Shodai Soke Prof. Scott Nelson
7th Dan Nel Son Ryu KarateDo Ryuha Saigo Ha Daito-Ryu Aiki Bujutsu
Yokoyori
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Shodai Soke Prof. Kevin Pell - U.K.
8th Dan Ishin-Ryu Ju-Jitsu Ryuha. Saigo Ha Daito-Ryu Aiki Bujutsu
Yokoyori
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Youshiki Soke Prof. Larry Hilton
10th Dan Hilton Ketsugu- Ryu
International Ketsugu Ryu | Federation - Hombu
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Shodai Soke Shihan George Ford - Canada
Yama Gawa-Ryu Bujutsu Saigo Ha Daito-Ryu Aiki Bujutsu
Yokoyori
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hodai Soke Dr. Frank Vargo - Ed.D
8th Dan Chie-Do-Ryu Aikido Saigo Ha Daito-Ryu Aiki Bujutsu
Yokoyori

Advantages of ISHH Membership

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