Mr. Kelley’s rank advancements:
- Promoted to 5th Degree in 1995 by 8th Degree Lee Wedlake
- Promoted to 6th Degree in 1999 by 9th Degree Richard ‘Huk’ Planas, first generation Parker Black Belt and ten-year Vice President of Ed Parker’s IKKA
- Promoted to 5th Degree in 2000 by kickboxing legend Joe Lewis in Joe Lewis’ American Karate Systems.
- Promoted to 7th Degree in 2007 by 10th Degree Michael Robert Pick, first generation Parker Black Belt endorsed by GM Dave Hebler,Master Rainer Schulte and witnessed by GM Bill “Superfoot” Wallace.
Awards, Citations and Affiliations
- Youngest martial artist included in the 2001 book, THE JOURNEY, the Oral Histories of 24 of the Most proficiant American Kenpoists of Today
- Voted into “who’s Who” of Martial Arts in 1992 by KARATE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE
- Chosen for the Crime Stoppers Award by the Palm Beach Crime Prevention Association
- Awarded “Citizen of the Month” by the TOWN CRIER NEWSPAPER
- Member of Bill Wallace’s Superfoot Systems
- Member of Joe Lewis’ American Karate Systems
- President of the Chinese Karate Federation and International Instructor
- Appeared in the 2008 Movie Release “Protecting The King” produced by David E. Stanley CEO of Impello Films as an extra during the Kenpo Fight scenes.
- Received award from the Mayor of Maipu’- Chile 2008 for coming to his City and teaching Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate.
- Featured in the Martial Arts Magazine “Inside Kung-Fu” in the July & October issues 2008.
- Appeared on the TV Pilot “Ranking Marcial” in 2008 and 2009.
- Featured in martial arts magazine “Budoka International” in 2007, 2008, and 2009 South American Release
- Security/Safety specialist
- Producer of Video/DVD library
- “Sticky Hands” video with Frank Trejo (10th black)
- Kenpo for Kids video
- “The Guardian” training defensive tactics video
- “Infinite Oversights” training DVD’s (a 6 DVD series)
The Guardian Angels
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