In 1987 the original organization was launched as the WHC, Inc. Within several years such well known martial artists as Dr. Thomas Burdine, Dr. John Rubiano, Dr. Dan Grady, Dr. Karl Marx, Dr. Clement Riedner, Professor Wally Jay, Professor Florendo Vistacion, Professor Rick Boyer, Professor Gary Dill, and Professor Jim Arrasmith were members of the board. Since that time the organization has gone through several name changes and membership changes.
For 11 years the organization has functioned under the name World Headfounders Council. On the weekend of September 25, 1998, dr. John Williams, from Canada, the original Gunshi and creator of the WHC, due to new political ventures and aboriginal rights, relinquished responsibilities and leadership to Dr. John Rubiano, Youshiki-Soke of Rhode Island, USA.