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Board of Advisors

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Mr.Jerry Reddy, 1st degree Black Belt
Jerry Reddy
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Mr. Drew Byrd, 4th degree Black Belt
Drew Byrd
Mr. Drew Byrd serves as the Technical Advisor of the Kajukenbo Kenpo-Jujutsu Association and was promoted to 4th degree instructor in the Park Method of Kenpo-Jujutsu in 2021. Drew began his martial arts training in 2006 with the World Kido Federation recognized International Jun Tong Mu Sool Kwan, practicing Hapkido under Grandmaster John B. Murphy. He achieved a 2nd degree belt in Hapkido before leaving to pursue a college degree, then joined the Kajukenbo Kenpo-Jujutsu Association in 2015. Though the two styles were linked by Dait?-ry? Aiki-j?jutsu, Drew was intrigued by the differences between Hapkido and the Park Method of Kajukenbo Kenpo-Jujutsu. His strong curiosity and admiration for martial arts led Drew to begin his training under Professor Park. He is a dedicated student and valued personal uke training diligently under Professor Park in the Plano, Texas school. Outside of martial arts, Mr. Byrd works as a high school English teacher.
Mr. Sergey Rathon, 1st degree Black Belt
Sergey Rathon
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Mr. Michael Ray, 1st degree Black Belt
Michael Ray
Mr. Michael Ray serves as one of the board members of the Kajukenbo Kenpo-Jujutsu Association and was promoted to 1st degree black belt in the Park Method of Kenpo-Jujutsu in 2021. Michael had no prior training in martial arts before joining Master Park's school back in 2017. He was first introduced to the Park Method by his friend and fellow Black Belt, Grant Reddy, with whom he started taking classes together. Michael's interest was immediately captured by the practical applications of self defense he learned, and he continued to volunteer his time and commitment to the Association as he climbed the ranks. Michael works as a Tax Analyst outside of martial arts.
Mr. John MacLeod, 1st degree Black Belt
John Macleod
Mr. John MacLeod serves as one of the Class Leaders of the Kajukenbo Park Method at the main school in Plano, Texas. He was promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt in 2021. John began his martial arts training in 1993 under Grandmaster Kim. He achieved orange belt before transitioning to the Parker System of American Kenpo under Master David Williams. John stepped away from martial arts to pursue a career and a family. With renewed interest, John joined the Kajukenbo Park Method in 2018. John was immediately drawn to this American self-defense martial art. Because of his strong desire and determination he advanced in grade very quickly. He is a dedicated and motivated student training diligently under Professor Park in Plano, Texas as well as with affiliate teachers to maximize his training. John has plans to open his own affiliated school and continue the Kajukenbo Park method and legacy. Outside of martial arts, John MacLeod works as technical advisor / trainer in the Environmental Sector of the Petroleum industry.
Grant Reddy, 9th degree Chief Master
Grant Reddy
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Independent and Affiliates

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Dr. Greg Steiner, 9th degree Chief Master
Dr. Greg Steiner, DC.
Dr. Greg Steiner, DC is one of the most senior members in the Kajukenbo Park Method and the first designated 1successor for the Kajukenbo Kenpo-Jujutsu Association. Dr. Steiner began martial arts training in the early 1970's and earned his first rank in a Chinese Gung Fu style. His family moved around a lot in those early years and during that time he was exposed to kenpo karate, two variants of Tae Kwon Do, Kyokyushin-kai Karate, Choy Li Fut Kung Fu and an unusual Vietnamese style brought to the US by a "boat person" and former Vietnamese Ranger. Over time he became a 5th degree in Shorin-Ryu Karate with cross training in Aiki-Jutsu and weapons. It was during these years that he also honed his skills in western boxing, Arnis-de-Mano and Escrima. He started training at the Southern Methodist University Kenpo-Jujutsu black belt club which is where he first met Michael Park and they became training partners in a very arduous practice of a Motobu-Ryu based system of Kenpo-Jujutsu. After returning to Dallas from an extended stay in Europe Dr. Steiner continued intensive training in Kajukenbo under Michael Park at his school in Plano, Texas. Chief Steiner's fitness level, education and martial art skills make him an ideal senior to represent the Kajukenbo Kenpo-Jujutsu Association.
José R. Vargas 4th Degree Black Belt
José R. Vargas
Mr. Jose R. Vargas is now a 6th degree senior instructor in the Park Method of Kenpo-Jujutsu and the head of the Kajukenbo Kenpo-Karate Association with schools in Lewisville, Texas and the state of Tennessee. Jose began his martial arts training in 1992 under the famous Grand Master Jose L. (Cherry) Ortega while attending the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico in the city of Aguadilla. He trained in traditional "old school" Kajukenbo until he left the island in 1998. He would later add Kajukenbo Kosho-Ryu Kenpo training under the supervision of GM Ortega. His job called for him to move to Texas where he was eventually able to search for martial art classes again. He found the Park School (Kajukenbo Kenpo Jujutsu Association) and after visiting the school and observing the quality of classes a few times, he was invited to join. It was at the Plano school that he was introduced to the Park System and his lineage which includes his Grand Master, Jim Kaleohano Roberts, a direct student of the founder Sijo Emperado and later the lineage of GM Robert's classmate GGM Aleju Reyes to SGM Alii Don Nahoolewa, and others including GGM Richard Peralta from the original or Kenpo-Karate branch of Kajukenbo. Mr. Vargas operates an affiliated school in Lewisville, Texas while still training diligently at the Park school in Plano, Texas. He is a dedicated student and teacher of Kenpo Karate and a valued personal uke for Professor Park.
Jake McCalmon 3rd Degree Black Belt
Jake McCalmon
Mr. Jake McCalmon is now a 5th degree instructor in the Park Method of Kenpo-Jujutsu and the Tennessee director for the Kajukenbo Self-Defense Institute (KSDI). Jake began his martial arts training in 2005 in the Ramos method of Kajukenbo Kenpo, under Sigung Andres Marquez III (in the lineage of Ahgung Tony Ramos via Grand Master Calvin Shin), in Fairfield, CA. Before being able to reach his first Dan, Jake left to finish school, moved and married. Jake returned to his martial arts study in 2009 under Al Tracy's style of Kenpo, however in 2011, Jake relocated to Texas when his company moved out of California. Jake took up the study of American Freestyle Karate, where he earned his first degree black belt, and also studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He discovered Kenpo-Karate of Plano in 2014 and was immediately intrigued with the opportunity to return to his roots in Kajukembo Kenpo and to train under Grand Master Park's tutelage. Jake has some experience in Escrima, Judo, and the Japanese sword. Jake is an avid student of the martial arts, and is honored to be part of the Park System and Kajukenpo Kenpo-Jujutsu Association.