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Martial Arts Qualifications
of Master James Wallace McMurray


  • As of Jun 2014. 52 years active service in the martial arts.
  • As of Sep 2014, 42 years teaching service.
  • Over 40 years Elite Forces (military) trainer in close quarter-combat
  • Member of the Korean Martial Arts Brotherhood (K.M.A.B)  (3/2011)
  • 9th Dahn Black Belt W.K.F., Hanminjok Hapkido Association (3/2011)
  • 9th Dahn Black belt Moo Hap Sool Kido (3/2011)
  • 8th Dahn Black Belt World Kido Federation (10.2007)
  • 8th Dahn Black Belt Moo Hap Sool Kido (10/1998)
  • 8th Dahn Black Belt Namookwan TangSooDo  (10/1998)
  • 7th Dahn Black Belt Namookwan TangSooDo  (3/1988)
  • 7th Dahn Black Belt World Kido Federation (2/1993)
  • 6th Dahn Black Belt Moo Hap Sool Kido (10/1986)
  • 5th Dahn Black Belt Universal Taekwondo Association (6/1984)
  • 5th Dahn Black Belt World Taekwondo Federation (6/1984)
  • 4th Dahn Black Belt Korea Taekwondo Association (2/1980)
  • 4th Dahn Black Belt Moo Hap Sool Kido (7/1978)
  • 3rd Dahn Black Belt Hwarangdo (9/1978)
  • 1st Dahn in Korean Judo (6/1975)
  • 3rd Dahn Black Belt Moo Duk Kwan/Tang Soo Do Taekwondo (12/1973)
  • 1st Dahn in Taekwondo (4/1970, R.O.K Army, Vietnam)
  • Master Seminar Presenter, Traveling Speaker and Promoter


 
 
  Awards & Recognition  

  • Inducted into the 1st Korean Martial Art Masters Hall of Fame (Canada 8/2014)
  • Member of the Core Korean Martial Arts Brotherhood established in 3/2011
  • 12th individual to be promoted to 9th Dahn Black Belt Under W.K.F. Hanminjok Organization and the Honorable Grandmaster In Sun Seo
  • 4th U.S Citizen to be promoted to the rank of 9th Dahn Black Belt Under W.K.F. Hanminjok Organization
  • A senior member of the World Kido Federation under GM In Sun Seo
  • Sport Martial Arts Museum Ambassador.
  • Citizen of the Year 2000
  • Regional Director for the World Kido Federation  (Jun, 2001)
  • First Referee of the Year by Texas Taekwondo Association U.S.T.U. (1986)
  • Co-Instructor of the Year by Amateur Organization of Karate (1986, along with Rick Arnold )
  • U.S. Army, Fort Hood, TX. Martial Arts Coordinator and Consultant
  • Two Timed Referee of the Year by Amateur Organization of Karate (1984, 1985)
  • First Referee of the Year by Amateur Organization of Karate (1984)
  • National Top Weapons Competitor (Region 6, 1982-1989)
  • Voted and recognized as the #1 Black belt Competitor in North Carolina (M.A.A.-1975)
  • AAU/USA Certified Referee Level A-1
  • U.S. Certified Referee, sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee
  • International Referee Level A-1, Sport Competition of Hapkido  (World Kido Federation)
  • CEO of the Moo Hap Sool Kido System used around the world (constantly updating)
  • Founder of the House of Discipline Martial Arts Group
  • Started the first military "combative course" for the U.S. Army at Forth Bragg, N.C. under Lt. General Henry Emerson.
  • One of the original 12 Black Belt to be certified and designated by the U.S. Army as a military martial arts instructor (1975)


 
 
  Accomplishments  
As of Sep 2012 GM. McMurray has:
  • Conducted 198 Martial Arts Seminars
  • Produced 1 Southeast Coast Professional Karate Assn Lightweight Kickboxing
  • Produced 1 Southeast Coast Professional Karate Assn Super-Lightweight Kickboxing
  • Produced 2 Golden Greek Award Winner
  • Produced 22 Texas State Champions
  • Produced 62 U.S. National Champions
  • Produced 112 U.S. Junior Olympian Champions
  • Produced 1 Germany National Champion
  • Produced 13 Gold Medal National Champions
  • Produced 32 Gold Medal Junior Olympians
  • Produced 24 Gold Medal Senior State & Junior State Champions
  • Produced 20 Silver Medal National Champions
  • Produced 38 Silver Medal Junior Olympians
  • Produced 69 Silver Medal Senior State & Junior State Champions
  • Produced 30 Bronze Medal National Champions
  • Produced 48 Bronze Medal Junior Olympians
  • Produced 115 Bronze Medal Senior State & Junior State Champions
  • Produced 11 successful Amateur Organization of Karate Tournaments
  • Produced 7 highly successful AAA-Rated Amateur Organization of Karate Tournaments
  • Produced 3 successful USTU Olympic Sanctioned Tournaments
  • Produced 1 successful AAU/USA Association Tournament
  • Produced 2 successful World Taekwondo Federation International C.I.S.M Championships
  • Hosted World KIDO Seminar, Texas 2001

 
     
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