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The Furqan Shabazz Show presents Soke Runako of the Rudo Ryu Jujutsu system. We will have an indepth interview in the Rudo Ryu System and Dr. Moses Powell influnce in the carribean and Trinidad.
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 GREAT GRAND MASTER AARON BANKS- January 28, 2007 Madison Square garden WORLD PROFESSIONAL MARTIAL ARTS ORGANIZ0ATION, Hall of fame (world renowned Grand Master)   - USA MARTIAL ARTS ORGNIZATION, 2007 Induction category (Soke of the year)   - KUROSHI-DO HALL OF FAME 2008-  November 8, 2008 USA Atlanta Georgia (Soke of the year)   - ACTION MARTIAL ARTS MAGAZINE HALL OF HONORS 2010- (Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts As A Grand Master) TEACHING HISTORYPurple Dragon Karate International, Trinidad W.I.: Branch Instructor - Chaguanas Branch, 1994 – 1999, Tunapuna Branch, 1992 – 1996Assistant Instructor – Port-of-Spain, Barataria & Belmont Branches, 1991 – 1999Martial Arts, Fitness, Karobics, Private Instruction in Self Defense Provided Specialized Training to Athletes and Security PersonnelMember of Winnie Mandela’s Security TeamMotivational Lectures at Black Belt Grading Exams (Purple Dragon Headquarters)Grading Exam AssistanceTrinidad & Tobago Academy of Aiki-Jitsu, Trinidad W.I.: Chief Instructor, 1982 – 1989Purple Dragon Karate International, Trinidad W.I.: Assistant Instructor - Arima Branch, 1975 – 1977, Barataria & Belmont Branches, 1973 - 1975PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONSFederation of Martial Arts of Trinidad & Tobago – Assistant TreasurerBushido Karate Dojo – Jiu Jitsu AdvisorLittle Dragon School of Martial Arts – Jiu Jitsu AdvisorInternational Seishinkai Karate Union LLC – Far Rockaway Dojo-cho (Representative)TRAINING HISTORY4th Dan Black Belt: December 1997, (Don Jitsu-Ryu) Purple Dragon Karate International – Professor Don Jacob2nd Dan Black Belt: March 1994, (Don Jitsu-Ryu) Purple Dragon Karate International – Professor Don Jacob3rd Dan Black Belt: September 1987, (Shito-Ryu) Seishin Kai Karate Union – Soke Shogo Kuniba2nd Dan Black Belt: July 1975, (Sanuces-Ryu) New Modern Jiu Jitsu PIA Association – Grandmaster Robert Crosson1st Dan Black Belt: May 1973, (Sanuces-Ryu) Modern Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Karate Self-Defense Association Inc. - Dr. Moses Powell3rd Dan Black Belt: April 1975, (Don Jitsu-Ryu) Purple Dragon Karate International – Professor Don Jacob2nd Dan Black Belt: November 1974, (Shotokan) Purple Dragon Karate International – Professor Don Jacob1st Dan Black Belt: April 1973, (Shotokan) Purple Dragon Karate International – Professor Don JacobInception: July 1970, (Shotokan) Purple Dragon Martial Arts Association – Professor Don JacobSEMINARS, CLINICS & OTHER COURSES COMPLETED WITH PROS OF THE MARTIAL ARTS WORLDDon Jitsu Ryu – Professor Don JacobKatas Weapons & Goshindo Jiu Jitsu – Soke Shogo KunibaSanuces Ryu Jiu Jitsu – Dr. Moses Powell Kumite Ryu Jiu Jitsu – Soke Li’l John DavisSmall Circle Jiu Jitsu – Professor Wally Jay Urban Contemporary Jiu Jitsu – Professor Bill McCloudTournament Sparing – Sensei Troy Makaskell Sugar Ryu Jiu Jitsu – Grandmaster Robert CrossonNational Jiu Jitsu & Karate Union – Shihan Lemuel StroudTournament Sparing – Sensei Linda Denley (12 times, World Champion)Tournament Sparing and Tae-Bo – Billy Blanks (World Renown Tae Kwon Do Champion & Founder of Tae-Bo Fitness System)CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2006 – 2nd SELF DEFENSE – Twin Towers Classics2005 – Grand Champion KATA – Windsor Championship2005 – 1st WEAPONS, 1ST KATA – Windsor Championship1999 - 1st WEAPONS, 1st SELF DEFENSE, Grand Championship Finalist - Caribbean Grand Slam, National Black Belt League1998 - 1st WEAPONS, 1st KATA, 1st SELF DEFENSE, Grand Championship Finalist - Caribbean Grand Slam, National Black Belt League1997 - 1st WEAPONS, 1st KATA - Caribbean Grand Slam, National Black Belt League1996 - 2nd WEAPONS, 2nd KATA - Caribbean Grand Slam, National Black Belt League1994 - 2nd WEAPONS, 3rd KATA, 3rd KUMITE - Caribbean Grand Slam, National Black Belt League1993 - 2nd WEAPONS, 2nd KUMITE - Caribbean Grand Slam, National Black Belt League1992 – 2nd KATA, 2nd KUMITE – Caribbean Grand Slam, National Black Belt League1971 - 1ST KATA, 1ST KUMITE - Intermediate Division, Purple Dragon Tournament1973 - 1ST KATA, 1ST KUMITE - Black Belt Division, Purple Dragon Tournament1974 - 1ST KATA, 2nd KUMITE - Black Belt Division, Purple Dragon Tournament1974 - 2nd OVERALL – Battle of the Zodiac, Purple Dragon TournamentOFFICIAL JUDGE/REFEREE: Winsdor Championship, 2005Caribbean Grand Slam, 1992 – 1999BKD-SKKU Trinidad Karate Tournament, 1987WORK DONE ABROAD: St. Thomas & St. Croix, Demonstration & Teaching, 1973Grenada, Demonstration, Teaching, Grading Exam Assistance, 1974St. Lucia, Demonstration, Teaching, Grading Exam Assistance, 1977Grenada, Teaching, Seminars, Arbitration Purple Dragon, 1998Cayman Islands, Teaching, Seminars, Arbitration Purple Dragon, 1998New York, Demonstration, Teaching, Grading Exam Assistance, 2000 & 2001Trinidad, Jiu Jitsu Bootcamp, Seminar, 200540th Annual Oriental World of Self Defense, Demonstration 2006APPEARANCES: 40th Annual Oriental World of Self Defense, Demonstration 2006Ron Howard’s On the MatsTrinidad ExpressNBL MagazineCERTIFICATIONS:Internation Seishinkai Karate Union LLC: Certificate of Association, Issue Date – December 10, 2004University of the West Indies, Extra Mural Studies Unit: Custom Tailoring 1985- 1986, Issue Date – July 18, 1986COMMUNITY ACTIVITY:Founding Member/Secretary of Prizgar Lands Action Committee (PLAC), Trinidad W.I. The committee’s purpose was to affect the upliftment of the community through improvement of roadways, waterways and community facilities, and by creating employment opportunities & local sports teams for youth participation. Chairman of St. Tekle Haimanot Brotherhood of St. Gabriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Brooklyn, New York
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Founder of the Rudo Ryu Jiu Jitsu System, July 2003Director/Founder and Chief Instructor of the Amethyst School of Martial Arts Int’l Inc. April 2004
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