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Klaus Schuhmacher

BREVE BIOGRAFÍA Y TRAYECTORIA
EN LAS ARTES MARCIALES


El profesor Schuhmacher nació y se crió en Frankfurt, Alemania, Europa. Su carrera en las artes marciales comenzó cuando sólo contaba con diez años de edad, cuando su mamá lo matriculó en una academia de Judo y Hap-Ki-Do con el propósito de mejorar su autoestima. Soke Schuhmacher ha dedicado 44 años de su vida al estudio, entrenamiento, investigación y enseñanza de varios sistemas y estilos de las artes marciales. Su nombre es conocido mundialmente gracias a sus impresionantes técnicas de llaves de sumisión / puntos de presión y sus exhibiciones de artes marciales de alto impacto. La carrera del profesor Schuhmacher comenzó en 1972, bajo la dirección del gran Sigung Wong-Ying Kui, único representante del estilo Won-Gar Kung Fu en todo el hemisferio occidental. Estudió y aprendió sistemas chinos de artes marciales, y participó en el gran torneo de Wushu, celebrado en China en la época de los ochentas. Recibió entrenamiento en las artes marciales coreanas de cinco granmaestros; luego se dedicó a estudiar otros estilos en Asia y Estados Unidos. Lleva 24 años dedicado al estudio de la influencia de la medicina y filosofía china en Asia, Europa y Estados Unidos. ¡El Soke Schuhmacher es el padre de Hap-Ki-Do original en Tailandia, Yemen y Costa Rica y apareció con un artículo sobre "Oh-Do-Kwan-Hap-Ki-Do" en la Revista principal del mundo para Artes Marciales coreanas "Tae-Kwon-Do Times"! Soke Schuhmacher es el único alemán y uno de los pocos europeos que ofrece seminarios y clases privadas de artes marciales en Europa, Hong-Kong, Tailandia, Taiwán, Singapur, Costa Rica y los Estados Unidos (Los Angeles, Wisconsin, Alabama, Missouri y Puerto Rico ). A través de los años, Soke Schuhmacher ha trabajado hombro con hombro con algunos de los mejores maestros, granmaestros y leyendas de las artes marciales en los campos de entrenamiento más prestigiosos del mundo. Figuras como: Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, O’Sensei Phillip Porter, Guro Dan Inosanto, Granmaestro Peter Chong y Soke D. P. Hutton, son algunas de éstas. RECONOCIMIENTOS 1994 – Premio de excelencia de la Asociación Internacional de Karate Kobudo. 1997 – Miembro de la Sociedad Internacional de Soke Fundadores Principales. 1998 – Soke del año, por el Libre Concilio Internacional de Artistas Marciales. 1998 – Soke del año y miembro del Salón de la Fama de la Alianza Unida de Sokes. 1998 - Granmaestro del año, por la Asociación Estadounidense/Coreana de Karate. 1998 - Premio de excelencia de la Asociación Internacional de Karate Kobudo. 1999 - Fundador del año, por el Salón de la Fama de Maestros, Pioneros y Leyendas en las Artes Marciales. 1999 - Miembro del Consejo Internacional de Maestros, Pioneros y Leyendas en las Artes Marciales. 1999 - Pionero del año, por el Salón de la Fama de la Asociación Internacional de las Artes Marciales del este de los Estados Unidos. 1999 - Granmaestro del año, por la Asociación Unida de Artes Marciales en su Salón de la Fama. 2000 - Instructor Granmaestro del año, por la Federación Americana de Artes Marciales y su Salón de la Fama. 2000 - Distinguido Granmaestro del año, por el Salón de la Fama Universal de las Artes Marciales. 2000 - Granmaestro del año, por la asociación de Artes Marciales de Estados Unidos. 2000 - Contribución excepcional a la concesión magnífica de los amos de los artes de Martial " por los artes Pasillo de Martial de la acción de las concesiones del alcohol de la fama (2001) 2000 - concesión del Diamond. por cerca el I.A.K.K. Pasillo medalla especial de la fama (2001) " de los deportes filipinos Commission"(2001) Award for Continuance of Excellence in the Preservation of the Martial Arts" by the “Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame & Spirit Awards”, U.S.A. 2002 „International Grandmaster of the Year” by the U.S. Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame 2002 „ Ambassador to the Martial Arts" by the “Action M. A. Mag. Hall of Fame & Spirit Awards”, U.S.A. 2003 “Appreciation Award” by the Masters of the Martial Arts Exhibition, U.S.A. 2003 „Soke of the Year” by the Int. Genkotsu-Ryu Honbu Federation Hall of Fame, U.S.A. 2003 “International Grandmaster of the Year” by the W. F. of Martial Artists Hall of Fame GM Council, U.S.A. 2003 “Award as one of the World’s best Martial Artists” by the H.R. I.M.A.A. 1st Worldwide Hall of Fame 2003 “Certificate of Appreciation” by the Go Sei Ryu Goju Martial Science Family 2003 “Grand Masters Award for International Comradery in the Martial Arts” by the International Association of Martial Artists Hall of Fame 2003 „ 2 Stars Ambassador to the Martial Arts" by the “Action M. A. Mag. H.O.F. & Spirit Awards”, U.S.A. 2004 LOGROS OBTENIDOS 1980 – Ganador en 3 peleas profesionales de boxeo Thai en Thailandia. 1983 – 1987 – Miembro del Equipo Internacional de demostraciones de Artes Marciales. Estos realizaron alrededor de 270 demostraciones por toda Europa. 1986 – Campeón mundial en formas y armas Estilo Suave. 1986 – Campeón europeo en formas con armas Estilo Suave. 1986 – Gran campeón en 22 ocasiones en Katas y Formas con armas. 1987 - Dos victorias en el Kumite sin reglas de Hong Kong. 1987 – Premio de mejor peleador Kyo-Ryo-Ki de la K.H.D.K. RANGOS QUE POSEE Lo certifican y muchas diversas organizaciones Marciales internacionales de los artes de Asia y de América coloca al funcionario. Esto incluye a filas muy altas adentro Hap-Ki-, Tae-Kwon-, Ho-Shin-, Espiga-Soo-, Jiu-jitsu, Artes Marciales chinos y altas filas en el karate de Okinawan (Tamira-Kei-Shin-Ryu y Goju-Ryu), Okinawan Kobudo y Aiki-Jitsu, etc. ACTUALIDAD Soke Schuhmacher es uno de sólo un puñado de no-orientales en todo el mundo que posee un rango de Cinturón Negro décimo Dan; además, fue el primer no-oriental en recibir este alto rango en Tae-Kwon-Do, reconocido por más de 82 diferentes organizaciones en Artes Marciales. Tiene a su haber la creación de un sistema de defensa personal llamado “Hap-Ki-Do Progresivo”, el cual formalizó en su currículum en 1992. En agosto del 2000 recibió del Consejo Supremo de Sokes, un Doctorado en Artes Marciales. Fundador de 8 organizaciones internacionales separadas, y cinco estilos diferentes de Artes Marciales. Soke Schuhmacher ha desarrollado varios sistemas de rangos distintivos tales como “Senador” y “Diplomático”. Este programa de certificaciones ayuda a mantener un nivel de cinturones negros de alto rango, los motiva a entrenar con diligencia y certificar instructores de alta calidad en las Artes Marciales. El Profesor Schuhmacher dedica gran parte de su tiempo a preparar y actualizar su programa de Hap-Ki-Do Progresivo, producto de sus 25 años de experiencia practicando y enseñando este arte. Actualmente trabaja en la preparación de su primer libro titulado “The Complete Chinesse Martial Arts Factbook” ( Guía completa de datos en las artes marciales chinas ), un compendio sobre las artes marciales chinas y sus realidades. Además, continúa practicando el arte Filipino de pelea con palos, el cual comenzó a estudiar en 1983. Soke Schuhmacher apoya la lucha mundial por los Derechos Humanos, y cree firmemente en la igualdad y no discriminación e injusticias contra los seres humanos. Su meta principal es motivar a las personas a ser fuertes en cuerpo, mente y espíritu.


KLAUS SCHUHMACHER´S MARTIAL ARTS RESUME

Soke Schuhmacher's credentials and reputation are world renown.
In 1972 he began his experience of studying, training, researching, 
teaching, and performing several styles, and systems of Martial Arts.
Grown up in Frankfurt ~ Germany, his Martial Arts career began
as a little boy with Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, and Judo under the legendary
Grandmaster Heinz Guenther, who was after Senior Grandmasters
Erich Rahn, and Alfred Rhode, the second highest ranked
Judo / Jiu-Jitsu expert in Europe.

He is the founder of "Four Water Boxing", "Oh-Do-Kwan-Hap-Ki-Do",
five other styles / systems of Martial Arts, as well ten different global
non-profit Martial Arts organizations, including the "International
Council of Higher Martial Science Education", which is a worldwide
institution for a better control of higher Martial Arts levels, and ranks.
Therefore he also created several unique higher martial science
degrees, like the "Senator", "Minister", "Ambassador", and "Diplomat",
to keep the retention of high ranking black belts and to motivate,
properly train and certify Martial Arts Instructors.

Additionally he holds to his credit, the creation of the new scientific 
street defense system called "PROGRESSIVE HAPKIDO"
in 1992. Prof. Schuhmacher spends considerable time, 
and effort preparing his Progressive Hap-Ki-Do program. 
These program grow out of over 35 years learning, practicing,
and teaching the Japanese-Korean system of Hap-Ki-Do.

His Hap-Ki-Do instructors since 1975 were Song-Il-Hak, 
Sou-Bong-Kim (Father of Hap-Ki-Do in Europe), Yu-Un-Son, 
and Young-Um-Kim(both direct students of Soke Choi), 
Yang-Seung-Woo (Europe's highest ranking H.K.D. 
Grandmaster at that time). In 1984 Klaus trained 
under Chi-Han-Jae in Offenbach, Germany.

In 1989 he was one of the founders of the "German H.K.D. Federation"
and trained privately with Yoo-Kyung-Soon in Kassel.

Eventually he received additional lessons in Kum-Do, 
Taekwondo, Tang-Soo-Do, and other Korean Martial Arts 
styles from several different Grandmasters in Asia, and the U.S.A.

He introduced original Hap-Ki-Do in Thailand (1983),
in Costa Rica (1996), in Yemen (2006), and in Bangladesh (2008).

In 1995 he was elected as the chairman of the oldest international
open Martial Arts organization, the
"World Martial Arts League", which was first chartered in 1953.

In 1989 he organized the last legendary European Martial Arts
championships near by Frankfurt ~ Germany ~ Europe, were
hundreds of Black Belts, and Masters, from over 36 countries took part.

In 1998 he hosted the 1st international Martial Arts Hall of Fame ever
held in Europe and is responsible for bringing some of the greatest
Martial Arts Grandmasters and legends to Germany / Europe ! Some were:

O'Sensei Philip S. Porter ~ Highest ranking Judo Grandmaster in the
world 10. Dan and father of modern Judo in the U.S.A. Author of the
international Judo requirements for competition and testing.

Prof. Rico Guy ~ One of the world's leading experts for Japanese Sword fighting !

Dr. D. P. Hutton ~ One of the world's best knife fighting experts !

Prof. Amin Sami Hassan ~ Founder of Goju-Taichi-Qi-Gong

Sigung Tim Wolfe ~ One of the fastest Close quarter combat fighters,
and Grandmaster of Black Panther Combat Gung-Fu !

Grandmaster Peter Chong ~ Direct student of Mas Oyama !

Grandmaster Kenneth Lewis ~ Father of Kung-Fu of the Bahamas !

Prof. C. J. Krieger ~ One of the world's best Aiki-Jutsu experts !

Dr. Germon M. Smith ~ Grandmaster of African Martial Arts!

Some of the honors he received are:

"Special medal from the Philippine Sports Commission"(2001)

Award for Continuance of Excellence in the Preservation of the Martial Arts" by the
"Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame & Spirit Awards", U.S.A.

"Award as one of the World's best Martial Artists" by the
H.R. I.M.A.A. 1st Worldwide Hall of Fame in 2003 !

Some of his Martial Arts properties are:

World champion in Soft Style Weapon Forms 1986

European champion in Soft Style Weapon Forms 1986

22 times Grand Champion in Kata /Forms and Weapons

In 1987 he was a member of the A.F.M.A. US Team at a
World Championships in Austria

In the mid-eighties he won three professional Thaiboxing fights in Thailand

He also had two victories at Fullcontact non-rules matches
1987 in Hong-Kong

Between 1983-1987 he was a member of an international Show team 
were performed over 270 Martial Arts demonstrations all over in Europe

He is known throughout the world for his impressive joint lock techniques,
pressure point techniques and high impact Martial Arts exhibitions.

Martial Arts ranks, levels and qualifications

Mr. Schuhmacher holds honorary philosophy doctorates in different fields
of Martial Science, including a Doctorate in Hap-Ki-Do Philosophy for his
establishment of the educational Oh-Do-Kwan-Hap-Ki-Do System in 1986.

Klaus also was the first Non-Asian person world-wide,
who received a 10th Dan in Hap-Ki-Do !

All his multiple ranks, and qualifications are certified, recognized,
as well official registered by nearly 100 different Martial Arts
organizations / institutions, from over 22 countries. Some them
are very high ranks in Chinese Wu-Shu / Kung-Fu, and Karate,
Ho-Shin-Do, Gum-Do, Tang-Soo-Do, Ju-Jitsu, Okinawan Karate
(Tamiya-Kaishin-Ryu & Goju-Ryu), Aiki-Jitsu, as well high
degrees in Okinawa Kobudo, Judo, etc.

Klaus is the successor of Chinese "Ba-Zhong-Chuan-Fa", which he
started to study in 1973 under the supervision of the great Sigung
Wong-Ying-Kui. Until today, he is representing this system as the
only person in the Western Hemisphere. Additionally he learned
several other styles & systems of Chinese Martial Arts.

As one of the first non-Chinese Martial Artists, he also competed
in a big Wushu tournament in China in the early eighties.

Klaus also was the first who brought the Yip-Man (Hong-Kong style)
of Wing-Chun Kung-Fu to Yemen in 2006, and to Bangladesh in 2008.

Since 1975 he also studies traditional Chinese medicine, 
and philosophy in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.A.

Soke Schuhmacher is currently labouring to complete his books
"The Complete Chinese Martial Arts Factbook", and 
"The Ultimate Hap-Ki-Do Factbook".

Soke Schuhmacher is one of a few Germans, and one of only a handful
other Europeans who gives seminars world-wide since the early 80`s.
Since 1981, he taught different styles, and systems of Martial Arts
in seminars, and private consultations to people in the Caribbean,
the Middle East, Costa Rica, the U.S.A., Asia, all over Europe,
and also gave over 100 demonstrations outside of Europe.

He also is a Philippines certified Instructor for Stickfighting
(Minos-Perez Kali), which he practice since 1983.

Klaus is certified as a as a "Senior Instructor for Military Close
Quarter Combat Tactics", and as a "Master Defense Tactics Trainer"
for his many years of teaching U.S. Special Forces, Army, and
Airforce personal during their stay in Germany.

Since 1981 he taught Presidential Bodyguards, members of the
Special Force, Army, Navy, Air Force, CIA, FBI, Police, and has
given seminars, as well as private consultations all over the U.S.A,
Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin, and Central America.

Over the years Soke Schuhmacher met some of the best Grand Masters
and, Legends in the Martial Arts like Lou Thesz, Grand Master
Johnny Kuhl, Grand Master Ken Eubanks, Prof. Robert F. Edwards,
Sosei Reno Moralez, Grand Master Chuck Merriman, Grand Master
George Dillman, Grand Master Dr. K. Sung, Grand Master Jason Lau,
Grand Master Mike Anderson, Grand Master Anthony T. Goh,
Grand Master Michael De Pasquale Sr., Grand Master Gary Alexander.

He also had the opportunities to receive instruction during some of
the most prestigious camps and seminars worldwide, from experts
such as Soke Ed Parker, Prof. Peter Urban, O'Sensei Phillip Porter,
Soke D.P. Hutton, to name just a few.

His passion for the martial arts made him travel to nearly 60 countries !
Besides over 35 Hall of Fame inductions, Klaus was honored by the
world's leading publication on Korean martial arts "TaeKwonDo
Times Magazine" in their 30th anniversary edition, as the
"International Grandmaster of the Year 2009". See here !

This made him the first German, and European, who ever received a Hall of Fame induction, by one of the top three international Martial Arts magazines world-wide !

His goal in life is to touch people's lives, encouraging them to be strong
in mind, body, and spirit. He supports human rights worldwide and,
believes in standing up against any kind of discrimination and injustice.
 
 
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