Master Ron Van Clief has trained and taught Martial
Arts well over 40 years. He has appeared internationally
on television and radio demonstrating his art, as
well as at many colleges and universities lecturing
and presenting the Ron Van Clief 101 curriculum. He
holds a black belt or the equivalent in Karate, Ju-Jitsu,
Aiki-Jitsu, Kung-Fu, Arnis de Mano and Zen Jutsu.
Further he is a master of the Sword, Sai, Nunchaku
and other martial arts weapons.
Master Van Clief is a 10th Degree Red Belt and founder
of the Chinese Goju System, with the title "Shidoshi".
Ron Van Clief has established more than 25 schools
in over 18 countries. He has starred, choreographed,
appeared, or assumed roles as stunt man in more than
forty motion pictures. He served as a policeman in
New York and served several years as a United States
Marine. Shidoshi Van Clief, is formerly commissioner
of the World Contact Karate League.
Van Clief continues to bestow his knowledge with his
remote instructors and students via seminars and through
books and video. He has competed in more than 900
tournaments during forty years of international competition.
He continues to compete in the "All American
Annual Championships" held in New York, and most
notable, he's a 5 times World Champion.
1994 he fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship
IV, at the age of 51 against the undefeated Champion
Joyce Gracie. Grandmaster Ron Van Clief competed in
many brutal full contact matches in Asia to prove
his systems effectiveness to the world of Martial
living in the Caymen Island, he was the Chief Instructor
for the Royal Cayman Island Police Department. In
1995, he was inducted into the World Martial Arts
Hall Fame, with the Life Time Achievement Award. In
2002, he was inducted in the Black Belt Hall of Fame.
Currently, Ron Van Clief maintains his enthusiasm
for producing quality action martial arts choreography
for big screen film and HBO. He gives demonstrations,
seminars, and lectures throughout the world and serves
as technical advisor to the United State Secret Service.