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Mr. Epperson is the Soke of Gaijin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu and the President of the World Combat Arts Federation. The following organizations recognize him as Hachi-Dan (8th Dan) in Gaijin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu:

United States Martial Arts Association
1/01/2000
Eastern USA International Martial Arts Association
6/01/2000
World Combat Arts Federation
6/02/2001
The Hoteikan Dojo
10/06/2001
Long Island Judo & Martial Arts Association
5/19/2002
American Federation Of Jiu-Jitsu
12/2002
North American Ju Jitsu Federation
1/15/2003
Eagle Tiger Federation
1/23/2003
International Federation Of Modern Jiu-Jitsu
3/06/2003


Mr. Epperson has actively been involved with the Martial Arts since 1977. He has done extensive research and training in many different styles and systems over the past 25+ years. In addition to Gaijin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu, and as a result of many years of hard work, Epperson has tested and earned rank in multiple combative arts. Some of these include:

System / Martial Art
Rank
Instructor
Date
American Kenpo Karate
5th Degree Black Belt
Michael Lambert
6/10/2005
Jiu-Jitsu de Brasil
Faixa Marrom
Carlson Gracie Jr.
10/26/2013
Judo
Ni-Dan
O-Sensei Phillip S. Porter
12/27/1999
Mi Guk Kwan Hapkido
Chil Dan
Ed Annibale
8/28/2004


By having a thorough knowledge of these different arts, Epperson is able to conduct various seminars and incorporate Gaijin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu into virtually any practitioner's style.

Mr. Epperson would like to thank the following individuals for their influence and contributions to the formation of Gaijin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu:

Philip S. Porter (Judo & Jujitsu)
Carlson Gracie, Jr. (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)
Reno Claudio (Hoteikan System)
Gary Rasanen (Judo & Yudo)
Ed Annibale (Shen Do Aikijitsu & Hapkido)

If you have any questions regarding Mr. Epperson's certifications, please feel free to call him at (410) 262-2333 or send email to gaijinryusoke@aol.com.


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