Rodney Kauffman- 9th degree black belt NE-DU-U-KON-TAE Karate Kung Fu System
Started Martial Arts In 1966 to 1988 Under GM Yeen Lee Chong and Dr. Chen Mu Chow In The NE-DU-U-KON-TAE Karate Kung Fu System
1972 Started Tae Kwon Do under Master Mike Brown
1976-1975 trained in weapons bladed, escrima, kali under Professor Nick Desantze and Master Al Fuzy.
1980 to present started training in Ch’Uang Chuan Pai Chinese Boxing under GM David Grago Sr,
1982 to present started training in Shao Lin Kung Fu Lung Fa under Sigung GM Frank Morris Jr.
1983- 1985 traind in Chinese Kenpo and Kick Boxing under Marty Boyd.
Competed in many State, National, World Competitions.
Have conducted seminars for Martial Arts Schools, Tournaments, College’s, YMCA’s, YWCA’s , Youth Centers, Hospitals, With special emphasis on Child Personal Safety, Rape, In Home Personal Safety, Women’s Organizations and Senior Citizens Organizations.
1992 Promoted to Captain for the Associated Special Investigators and Police International.
1991 Registered Member Of The United Stated Police Defensive Tactics Association National Youth Gang Task Force.
1991-1995Training Officer Of The Year
1992 Ohio Peace Officer Training Council Instructor for Law Enforcement and Private Security.
1998 Karate Kick Boxing Hall Of Fame Law Enforcement Training Officer/ Instructor Of The Year.
2005 Kick Drugs Out Of Alliance Out Standing Service Award.
Rank Certification Received From
2003 6th Dan from American Karate Black Belt Association Chin Sook Hage Kwan.
2013 United States KIDO Federation 7th Degree Black Belt GM Jeff Helaney.
2015 World Tae Sool Association Traditional Korean Tae Kwon Do 8th Dan Black Belt GM Troy Trudeau.
2015 United Artist Karatedo Association Council 8th Degree Black Belt GM Albert Hippert.
2015 United Artist Association and Philippines Karate Union Life Time Membership.
2006 International Martial Arts Council Of America 7th Degree Black Belt NE-DU- U- KON TAE KARATE.
2016 CH’UANG CHUN PAI-Wing Pai Federation International 9th Level Black Sasn/Dan GM David Grago Sr.
2016 Shao Lin Kung Fu Lung Fa System 9th Level Black Sash GM Sigung Frank Morris Jr.
Hall Of Fame’s
1998 International Karate Kick Boxing Hall Of Fame Law Enforcement Training Officer Of The Year.
2003 USA Martial Arts Hall Of Fame Legend/Landmark Award.
2004 United States Martial Arts Hall Of Fame Master Instructor Of The Year.
2009 World Head Off Sokeship Council International Hall Of Fame Master Instructor Of The Year.
2013 United States KIDO Federation Hall Of Fame Diamond Life Time Achievement.
Sir this is just some special things that I have acquired and mean the world to me because most of the above was presented to me by my peers and some of the Icons that have paved the way through the martial arts and laid the ground work for me to follow! I Hope that I have made my GM, Instructors, Peers, and fellow Martial Artist proud by always being humble, respectful but most of all always trying to further my training by attending seminars, clinics and sharing knowledge with fellow Martial Artists and the Greats that have made the arts what it is for today and for years to come! I will always stay humble and true to all who have helped me in my martial arts journey and life as a whole!!
Thank you Sir for your interest in my martial arts journey , God bless and looking for a long journey together and sharing many memories..