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Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke

 

A few Achievements

for each year

Daniel Verkerke

 

 

 2016

This year GM Daniel Verkerke produced 4 Instructional videos 
demonstrating and teaching Seicho jutsu hand techniques.

 

Hand Techniques - Soft Circular, Sticking & Redirecting


2016 Hand Techniques, Hard Linear, Reflecting & Slide

 

2016 Hand Techniques Slingshot, Windmill, Elbow rolls

 

    2016 High Intensity Snap, whip punch

     

     

    2015

    International Circle of Masters seminars


    Group picture of participants and Circle of Masters Officials

     


      Vice President  C.O.M. GM Daniel Verkerke with President C.O.M. GM Dan McEaddy

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      World Head of Family Sokeship
      Grandmasters Council

      Gm Daniel Verkerke received the "Distinguished Grandmaster Member Award"


      GM Daniel Verkerke with founder of WHFSC GM Frank Sanchez and GM Gary Wasniewski


      GM Daniel Verkerke with honored guest Sigourney Weaver

       

      For more coverage of 2015 (click here)

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      2014

      GM Verkerke produced this latest video production to demonstrate
      and teach Seicho Jutsu Knife defense from a sewing machine attack

       

        

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        International Circle of Masters seminars


        C.O.M. Participants and officials pose for group pic

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        World Head of Family Sokeship
        Grandmasters Council

         

        GM Daniel Verkerke received "Legendary Grandmaster of the WHFSC Award"

        Grandmasters Group photo held after seminars and annual meeting


        During GM Daniel Verkerke's seminar

         

        For more coverage of 2014 (click here)

       

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      2013

        World Head of Family Sokeship
        Grandmaster Council

        Seminar symposium & awards banquet

        Seminar Instructors pose for group picture

        GM Daniel Verkerke received "WHFSC Grandmaster Shogun Award"


        Head table during awards ceremony / banquet

      For more coverage of 2013 (click here)

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      2012

       

        International Circle of Masters seminars


        Group photo of participants and Circle of Masters officials


        GM Daniel Verkerke Vice President of the I.C.O.M.  teaching seminar.

         

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        World Head of Family Sokeship
        Grandmasters Council

        Seminar symposium, awards presentation and annual meeting

        Ice sculpture of the W.H.F.S.C. logo

        GM Daniel Verkerke received "WHFSC Platinum Anniversary Grandmaster Member" award


      The Head table overlooking this prestigious event


      GM Neal Hummerstone with GM Daniel Verkerke

       

      For more coverage of 2012 (click here)

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      2011

        Gm Daniel Verkerke produced the below video
        defending from a reverse grip knife attack.

         


Seicho Jutsu in Sri Lanka


        GM Verkerke being interviewed by TV crews in Sri Lanka


        Seminar participants during GM Daniel Verkerke's seminar in Sri Lanka

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        Kuching Malaysia at the World Hall of Fame Conferance


        GM Daniel Verkerke received the "Continued Excellence in Martial Arts"


        GM Daniel Verkerke with Dr Prof Song Swee Hee after awards presentation

         

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        GM Daniel Verkerke was honored to be the Chief guest speaker
         for the Tamil Association at the University of Waterloo

         
        GM Verkerke presenting the performers with awards from the Tamil Association

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      GM Daniel Verkerke also received " Grandmaster Warrior of the WHFSC"
      Pictures to be posted later

      For more coverage of 2011 (click here)

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      2010

       

        GM Daniel Verkerke produced the below video teaching
         Seicho Jutsu Knife fighting against the Straight Grip

         

         

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        World Head of Family Sokeship
        Grandmasters Council

        Gm Daniel Verkerke received "World Grandmaster Ambassador of Martial Arts" award.


        Awardees presenting their awards for photo


        GM Verkerke was once again honored to be seated at the Head table overlooking this prestigious event

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        Gm Daniel Verkerke received "Golden Lifetime Achievement Award of Honor"

         

        For more coverage of 2010 (click here)

       



2009

 Coverage of Daniel Verkerke's Seminars in Malaysia

 coverage of the August 1st seminar with pictorial

Click here to view Asia seminar 1

coverage of the August 5th seminar with pictorial

Click here to view Asia seminar 2

 coverage of the August 9th seminar with pictorial

Click here to view Asia seminar 3

coverage of the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Conference with pictorial

Click here to view Asia conference 2009

 coverage of the visit with Mahaguru with pictorial

Click here to view Asia mahaguru visit 2009

coverage of the August 12th seminar with pictorial

Click here to view Asia seminar 4

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Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke was once again honored to receive the GRANDMASTER PINNACLE AWARD and to be seated at the Head table of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council Hall of Fame Seminar Symposium May 2009. GM Verkerek also conducted a seminar for this weekend long event which is available on DVD .

To view more coverage visit us at: Click here to view  

WHFSC coverage:  http://www.bushido.org/whfsc/promo/whfscevent.htm
or the photo gallery at our group site on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=95677420267

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Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke was honored to receive the DIAMOND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from the Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors in Atlantic City NJ.

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2008

 

GM Daniel Verkerke was once again honored to meet the Honorable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada. We would like to thank the Prime Ministers Office for this photo.

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GM Daniel Verkerke Featured in WHFSC Grandmaster Series DVD

 

Produced Instructional DVD titled 'Mastering the Cane / Hanbo". This is a great update from the earlier 1993 Production titled "Seicho Jutsu Hanbo / Cane, Basic to Advance..

Historic Celebration: As a fourth level Master Daniel Verkerke began teaching Seicho Jutsu in 1983 after his release from the Canadian Armed Forces. In 1984 he opened the main Seicho Jutsu Headquarters on 91 Water Street south, where he ran the schools on 65 Main Street and 904 Main Street Cambridge Ontario. During this time he continued to provide Black Belt instructors from his own schools to teach children's self defense for the public schools and cities community services as well as traveling to other schools demonstrating his art. The International Headquarters is still located at 91 Water Street south and is used to host International students.

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also included are certificates from the Federal and Provincial Government as well as Mayors Office

World Head of Family Sokeship Council
Awards Banquet 2008
HALL OF FAME
San Antonio Texas, USA


The head table of the Prestigious event from far left; Grandmasters Frank Sanchez,
Phil Little, Daniel Verkerke, Sabree Selleh, Don Jacob, Don Warrener

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World Head of Family Sokeship Council
Seminar Symposium 2008
San Antonio Texas, USA


Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke demonstrating for the TV crews

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GM Daniel Verkerke was once again honored to meet the Honorable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada. We would like to thank the Prime Ministers Office for this photo.

 

Produced "EXTREME BLACK BELT DEFENSE VOLUME 6"

This is an excellent example of Seicho Jutsu Defense with over 40 Self Defense scenarios covering hundreds of techniques. The DVD includes coverage from the Seicho Jutsu gathering of the Masters held the summer of 2007 and is now released for January 1st 2008

To view video trailer and purchase online

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2007

Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke had another very successful Asian tour where he was appointed by the Minister
of Industrial Development and Minister of Modernization to the Advisory Council and Ambassador for Canada during an awards ceremony in Kuching  Sarawak on the Island of Borneo. Mr. Verkerke was also a special guest at the Department of International Affairs MALAYSIAN MARTIAL ARTS GRANDMASTER ASSOCIATION in Kuala Lumpur where he attended a conference in planning the biggest martial arts event in Asia to take place Fall of 2008 with the support of the King. Because of the great influence Asia has had in the development of Martial Arts, Daniel Verkerke was honored to provide his assistance skill and knowledge for the betterment of the Martial Arts in Asia. Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke was also teaching "The Art of Growing" known as Seicho Jutsu to the NanYang Wushu Federation. This seminar covered sticking with the redirection of energy. Other highlights for the year include the DVD production called "ADVANCED GROUNDFIGHTING", Hosting the Seicho Jutsu Masters gathering in Cambridge Ontario, Produced a 6 episode show for the Martial Arts Channel called "Combat Sense" and continued teaching seminars in the USA and Canada.

Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke 2007 Asia tour

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr. George Chan Hong Nam who is also Minister
of Industrial Development and Minister of Modernization of Agriculture is seen
here appointing GM. Daniel Verkerke to the Advisory Council and Ambassador
for Canada

For more coverage of this ceremony with pictorial

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Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke teaching a seminar to the Nanyang Wushu
Federation students during his Asian tour.

For more coverage of this seminar with pictorial

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Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke was a special guest at the
Department of International Affairs
MALAYSIAN MARTIAL ARTS GRANDMASTER ASSOCIATION
in Kuala Lumpur where he attended a conference in planning the biggest
martial arts event in Asia to take place Fall of 2008 with the support of the King.

For more coverage of this Conference with pictorial

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 Seicho Jutsu Gathering of the Masters 2007

Gathering of the Masters was held July 20th - 22nd at GM. Daniel Verkerke's home studio
and the Seicho Jutsu Institute of Advanced Studies in Cambridge Ontario Canada.

Our special honored guest's were; World Wrestling Champion Waldo Von Erich, Grandmaster's Ron Balas and Dennis Janes.
This event was filmed with Senior Seicho Jutsu Black Belts performing their self defense routines as well as a sword fighting demonstration by  Daniel Verkerke and fellow black belts. The DVD will be available after Grandmaster Verkerke's Asian tour in August.

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NEW LOCATION FOR THE SEICHO JUTSU INSTITUTE
CAMBRIDGE ONTARIO CANADA

This is a state of the art facility with over 1000 sq ft of high density mats,
full nautilus training circuit, theory and practical aspects of all training including
meditation and spiritual development.
Click here to view to view Institute

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World Head of Family Sokeship Council
Awards Symposium 2007
HALL OF FAME
Orlando Florida, USA


Seicho Jutsu representatives Larry Myyra, Kapley Judge, Daniel Verkerke and Michael Petrella
posing for a picture with
Gen.Alexander Retuinskih, GM Dan McEaddy "center".

This was once again a fantastic event held by the World Head of Family Sokeship Council.

For much more information and pictorial coverage please follow below link:


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May 25th 2007
World Head of Family Sokeship Council
Seminar Symposium

Orlando Florida, USA

Seicho Jutsu Instructors gathered in Florida to demonstrate the
Art before a group of International Grandmasters.

Group picture of Grandmaster Instructors

To view pictorial coverage of this great seminar

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2007 Newly Released

Combat Sense Series

To view intro clip

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2007 Production "Defending Against a Knife"
By Daniel Verkerke with Kapley Judge

The Knife is one of the deadliest weapons out there and unfortunately far to many people are not giving the blade it's due respect. In this episode we demonstrate how most of the self defense techniques being taught today will get the practitioner killed or seriously injured. We will demonstrate and explain the most practical ways to defend from an assortment of knife attacks, including reverse grips. Using Combat Sense you will develop a great awareness of possibilities which will most likely save your life some day, if ever your confronted with a knife wielding attacker.

 

2007 Production "Defending from a Seated Position"
By Daniel Verkerke with Michael Petrella

In this production we cover various situations where and when your most vulnerable from a seated position and the best way to defend and counter.

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2007 Production "Defending against Kickers"
By Daniel Verkerke with Jake Westlake

Learn to easily defeat a kicker. In this episode you will be taught the pros and cons of kicking. We demonstrate and explain the reasons why people kick. It is all about learning the positives and negatives to everything. People kicking have great vulnerabilities, and this is demonstrated with a various amount of kicks including spinning kicks. Once you learn the advantages and disadvantages you will easily be able to defend and beat a kicker.
The only thing you need to develop is Combat Sense.
Start your training today and become a part of the Combat Sense solution to self defense.
 

 

2007 Production "Defending Attacks from Behind"
By Daniel Verkerke with Kapley Judge

During this lesson you will learn not only the most efficient and effective actions and reactions in dealing with attacks from behind, but you will also learn the mistakes people make in various other self defense systems. Combat Sense is the most realistic approach to Self Defense, and should be practiced by everyone interested in learning or teaching genuine self defense.
This presentation accounts for the mind set of an attacker which will reflect the actions and reactions of the attacker. Please view this introductory clip to get a better understanding of why you should practice with Combat Sense.
 

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2007 Production "Defending against Control Grabs"
By Daniel Verkerke with Jake Westlake

It will be easy to see how many common defenses are simply too slow or too dangerous to apply in a life-or-death situation. Combat Sense lesson will show you how to defend yourself in a hurry when you are grabbed by one wrist in-line with your opponent; one wrist when your opponent has to reach across their body; and by two wrists above and below your waist. By making you fully aware of all possible actions and reactions during a physical confrontations, you will be able to react with Combat Sense.

 

2007 Production "Defending Frontal Assault"
By Daniel Verkerke with Michael Petrella

In this lesson you will be taught how to defend yourself in the fastest possible way, dispelling techniques that are too slow or just plain ineffective. Combat Sense solutions will be given to a number of attacks including punches, lapel grabs, full clinches, and even head butts to name a few.
 

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Newly Released for 2007
A Daniel Verkerke Production

If your serious about groundfighting and want to improve your game, this DVD will surely be your inspiration. Grandmaster Verkerke demonstrates and explains the finer points of flowing techniques into another, using the resistance and counters your opponent.

Featuring an amazing amount of ground techniques  for submitting your opponent. Main topics featured are: Arm & Wrist Locks, Chokes and Leg & Ankle Locks for ground fighting.

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2006

Received the Grandmaster Leadership of the Year Award from the WHFSC, which is the most elite Grandmaster Council in the World. Hosted the Seicho Jutsu Gathering of Masters in Cambridge Ontario Canada, Taught an advanced seminar in Florida USA on redirection of energy, Produced the Seicho Jutsu Extreme Black Belt Defense Volume #5 DVD, Officiated the Master Division for the Millennium Internationals. Appointed Mohamed Iqbal who is a long time International student to be the Sri Lanka representative for Seicho Jutsu

Daniel Verkerke felt privileged to meet the Minister of Justice and Attorney
general of Canada during a dinner in his honor.

Announcement

Grandmaster Verkerke was happy to announce the birth of his Granddaughter Hailey Danielle, September 15th

We would like to congratulate the proud parents Katie and Daniel Jr.

 NEW RELEASE 
A Daniel Verkerke Production

EXTREME BLACK BELTS
Volume #5 2006

Extreme Black Belt defense is "not for beginners or timid individuals." The moves are deadly, effective and reality based. Explosive action.. learn not to be a victim and see how you can protect yourself from an aggressive attacker.  

The techniques are endless in demonstrating ways of self defense using hand and leg techniques against strikes, chokes, grabs and kicks.
 Counterattack techniques are tremendously effective and brilliantly executed to unleash some devastating and highly successful results.

 

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 Seicho Jutsu
GATHERING OF THE MASTERS
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada


Masters Gathering held at the personal studio of Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke
was once again a huge success with 15 Senior Seicho Jutsu Black belts
in attendance with guest Grandmasters Ron Balas and Louis Dabila

Group picture of Senior Seicho Jutsu Black Belts

Back row from left; Rob Fergusen, Mike Petrella, Ken Scott, Jake Westlake, Edward Wilson,
Fred Renkowitz, Tony Reardon, Ryan Telfer. Front row left; Larry Myyra, Dawn Verkerke,
Daniel Verkerke, Kapley Judge, Aubrey Millard and Lesa Park
 

May 27th. 2006  12th Annual
INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Sponsored by: World Head of Family Sokeship Council

The WHFSC is the most prestigious Grandmaster Council in
the World and is recognized Internationally for it's Elite membership.

GM. Daniel Verkerke pictured on the left was honored again to be seated at the head table.

During this prestigious event.

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Daniel Verkerke congratulating student Kapley Judge in front of the packed filled Banquet Hall.

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May 26th World Head of Family Sokeship Council
Seminar Symposium

Orlando Florida, USA

Group picture of seminar instructors

GM. Daniel Verkerke demonstrating proper technique for the crowd of spectators and participants. Shihan Larry Myyra was the attacker.

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Seicho Jutsu Instructors and participants in attendance from far left; Larry Myyra, Kapley Judge, Mohamed Iqbal, Daniel Verkerke, Michael Petralla, Lesa Park, Aubrey Millard, Edward Rose.

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 Spring Millenium Invitaional Tournament
Sunday April 30th

It was another great weekend of Martial Arts friendship
and brotherhood. This great tournament was hosted by
Grandmasters Ron Balas and Dennis Janes. Seicho Jutsu
Black Belts which helped officiate  GM. Daniel Verkerke, Shihan's
Aubrey Millard, Edward Rose and Shodan Kapley Judge.

Pictured from the left, Jack Buckley, Eddie Rose, Daniel Verkerke

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The Bleachers were full during the children's competition.

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Seicho Jutsu students Ryan Telfer and Lesa Park during the Self Defense competition performing there winning combinations. Ryan and Lesa are students of Shihan Aubrey Millard's Kitchener Ontario school.

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SEICHO JUTSU BLACK BELTS 2006
A Daniel Verkerke Production

Video trailer filmed at the personal studio of GM Daniel Verkerke in Cambridge Ontario Canada. You can purchase the whole show from our DVD collection link. There are hundreds of techniques with demonstrations and explanations

Demonstrating in this clip are Black Belts; Jake Westlake, Kapley Judge, Mike Petrella, Ryan Telfer, Lesa Park, Master Aubrey Millard and Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke

 


2005

Began teaching the Pittsburgh Sheriff's Department with seminars in the Spring and Fall. Continued teaching the Non Violent System of Defense across USA and Canada. Toured Asia teaching in Singapore, Borneo, and Kuala Lumpur with visits to Tokyo and Taipei. Received Doctorate Degree in Asia presented by the Assistant Minister of Sport & Agriculture. Hosted by the Police Chief of Kuala Lumpur to discuss non violent control. Hosted "Gathering of the Masters" in Cambridge Ontario Canada

PICTORIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper with GM. Daniel Verkerke in 2005
 

Millennium Masters Seminars & Invitational Tournament
October  Cleveland Ohio

Another great weekend in Cleveland, Daniel Verkerke, Aubrey Millard and Eddie
Rose taught seminars back to back which lasted the whole day. The Millennium
Invitational tournament was held the following day.

Seminar participants.

Tournament officials

LAW ENFORCEMENT SEMINAR
September24th Pittsburg PA 2005

This seminar included representatives from Campus Police, Sheriffs Department,
State Police and Private Security. During this seminar GM. Daniel Verkerke
taught Law Enforcement Officers how to control an aggressors center of gravity
 without the necessity of strikes or kicks.

    

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September 2nd - 4th 2005
W.H.F.S.C. Awards Ceremony & Seminars

It was another busy weekend for GM. Daniel Verkerke in Orlando Florida.
After conducting his seminar on redirection of energy utilizing body movements
Mr. Verkerke also sat on the screening board reviewing new membership
applicants. GM. Verkerke enjoyed the Awards ceremony and entertainment
from the Head Table and participated in announcing awardees from the podium.

Pictured during the seminar.

During the award ceremony

 

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July 20th - August 8th  2005
GM. Daniel Verkerke's Asian Tour

During this tour Mr. Verkerke was teaching in, Singapore, Borneo,
and Kuala Lumpur with visits to Tokyo and Taipei. For further coverage visit:

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 June 24 -26 / 2005 Gathering of the Masters Cambridge Ontario

The annual meeting of the Masters were held at  GM. Verkerke  studio in Cambridge, Ontario Canada. Grandmaster and Masters in attendance were Eddie Rose, Ron Balas, Dennis Janes, Dawn Verkerke, Daniel Verkerke, Rob Fergeson, Luis Dabila, Jake Westlake, Aubrey Millard & Dan McEaddy.

Masters and Grandmasters in attendance

May 15th 2005 Ohio Tournament

GM. Daniel Verkerke presenting 1st place Black Belt division medal to Master Hodgkiss

Seicho Jutsu Master, Aubrey Millard and his winning
students pose with Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke

  GM. Daniel Verkerke featured seminar Instructor PA. USA

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Picture of Demonstrators

 


GM. Stan Triplett, Master Chuck Chobot, GM. Dan McEaddy, 
& GM. Daniel Verkerke pose for a picture after the big event.

April 21st. 2005 Seminar for the Pittsburgh Sheriff's Department.

GM Daniel Verkerke during Law Enforcement Seminar
in the Pittsburg PA Corthouse

Deputy Sheriff Eddie Rose thanking GM. Daniel Verkerke for the NVS seminar.

GM. Verkerke teaching controlling techniques with the retractable baton.

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2004

Produced Revolutionary Sword Techniques DVD, Endorsed "THE POST" The Post is a exerciser stretcher designed  by World Famous Wrestling Legend Waldo Von Erich who was  the World Heavy weight Champion during the late 60's early 1970's. Became a member of the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre and took flying lessons throughout the summer. Hosted the Circle of Masters Gathering July 23rd.  Served on the examining board reviewing new members for the Worlds Greatest Grandmaster Council and was seated at the head table once again during the Awards Ceremony in Orlando FL..

 

2004 WHFSC INTERNATIONAL HALL OF FAME AWARDS BANQUET
SEPTEMBER 4, 2004 Rescheduled to October 24, 2004 due to Hurricane Frances

Grandmaster Verkerke experienced his 1st hurricane while stranded in Orlando during hurricane Frances. There was a state of emergency and everything was closed. The rescheduled event went great in the end of October. GM. Daniel Verkerke served on the examining board for new members and was seated at the head table once again during the banquet. http://www.bushido.org/hof/pictorial6.html

CIRCLE OF MASTERS GATHERING JULY 23rd 2004

Grandmaster Verkerke demonstrating techniques during the gathering of masters held in Cambridge. Pictured left; Shihan Eddie Rose of the PA, Sheriffs department. center; GM. Daniel Verkerke, right student Master Aubrey Millard.

GM. Daniel Verkerke took some time off of his busy schedule this year to experience his quest  to learn how to fly. He became a member of the Waterloo Wellington Flight Center and took flying lessons throughout the summer. This prevented him from his usual tour dates, but he felt it was well worth it.

GM. Daniel Verkerke has agreed to endorse THE POST
The Post is a exerciser stretcher designed  by World Famous Wrestling Legend Waldo Von Erich who was  the World Heavy weight Champion during the late 60's early 1970's. GM. Verkerke is to be featured in commercials & infomercials advertising this new stretch and exercising machine

links to world heavy weight champion Waldo Von Erich;


http://www.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingBios/vonerich.html

http://www.garywill.com/wrestling/canada/vonerich.htm

http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/w/waldo-von-erich.html

http://stampedewrestling.com/titlehistorycdn.htm

 

 

Grandmaster Dan Verkerke shown with Professional Wrestling Legend, Waldo Von Erich (CANADA

 

 

GM Verkerke was busy again filming his latest instructional production on Seicho Jutsu Sword applications. This production which is now available on DVD features Revolutionary Sword Techniques and is over an hour long. These techniques will develop the ability to be proficient with any type of sword.

Video Trailer for Sword DVD
A Daniel Verkerke Production



2003

 Conducted numerous seminars in Asia, Europe, USA and Canada. Appointed Canadian Ambassador for the International Martial Arts Research Institute while in Malaysia, Received Grandmaster of the year award at the 1st World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame in Asia, Received the title Honorable Cossack of the International Organization <Cossatstvo of Ukraine> presented by General Anatoliy Popovych, Received the International Grandmaster of the Year Award in Las Vegas presented by the Hawaii Martial Arts International Society, Hosted the International Circle of Masters gathering in Cambridge, produced coverage titled Martial Arts show available in DVD, Produced Instructional video on reversals and counters to throws available on DVD.

Pictorial Coverage

March 22 2003 Cambridge, Ontario. Seicho Jutsu seminar covering Reversals and Counters to throws and take downs. Hosted by the Jiko Ryu . Conducted by GM. Daniel Verkerke. For further information or reservation. "Click on the Pictures below"

 
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Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke pictured far right in red was once again teaching the Seicho Jutsu Emblem Theory during a Seminar in Mississauga Ontario. 

He was assisted by senior Seicho Jutsu Black Belt Aubrey Millard. Participants are seen here to the right.

April 26 2003  GM Verkerke taught in England. This seminar was hosted by TY-GA Karate
at the Kensington Leisure Centre, London UK. Topics taught: A.C.C. Advanced Confrontational
Combinations. For more information or reservations: 


Pictires taken while teaching TY-GA Black Belts

May 31 2003 Kitchener Ontario. GM Verkerke taught a Hanbo / Cane seminar.
This seminar is hosted by the Kitchener Seicho Jutsu school. Pictures below.

June 21st 2003 Timmerman's KJMS, Sault Ste Marie. Topic:> EMBLEM THEORY - Master, Manipulate and Control an opponents center of  gravity. These techniques utilizing the Emblem Theory allows the  practitioner total control over the opponents force.
GM. Verkerke will  teach control over force and gravity by way of legs, hips and  shoulders.

 GM Timmerman highly recommends this seminar to students of all ranks.

Picture of seminar participants
 

June 27 - 29 2003 Cambridge Ontario. Exclusive annual meeting of the Grandmasters.
Private gathering filmed for the Martial Arts Show.

Masters and Grandmaster who performed for the Gathering.

July 12 -13 2003 Las Vegas Nevada Honored by Hawaii Martial Arts International
Society for International Grandmaster of the Year

Do you recognize this Mortal Combat Villain?

July 30 - August 7 GM. Verkerke was in Asia conducting seminars, demonstrations as
well as being honored at the Black Belt Hall of Fame for "Grandmaster of the Year" representing Canada.

To read a brief coverage of the Asia trip visit: Word Document Asia Trip

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2002

December - Interviewed by KarateKidz, November - produced 4 part Seicho Jutsu Black Belt Series, October conducted Knife seminar in Sault Ste Marie, Presented GM. Timmerman with the Martial Arts Medallion of Honor on behalf of the Circle of Masters during the 32nd Can Am Classics, September - filmed and produced Martial Arts music video with GM. Dan Mc Eaddy's sound tract titled "Fighting Angel". August - conducted Advanced Knife Seminar in Orlando FL. June - Hosted GM. Wasniewski from UK and held seminar for him in Kitchener Ontario. Hosted the International Circle of Masters meeting in Cambridge Ontario and filmed video coverage Produced by Bushido Productions, April  - Featured in "The Karate Voice" published in USA
 

2002 Sources of References (click the links)

 

Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke and the SEICHO JUTSU INSTITUTE
in Cambridge Ontario Canada

Hosts

Grandmaster Dr. Dan R. Mc Eaddy
Founder Angelic Ninjutsu

Click here to view coverage

 

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Seicho Jutsu Black Belts pose with guest instructors after a good seminar in the Kitchener school
Grandmasters came from as far away as England.

2002 INTERNATIONAL CIRCLE OF MASTERS
HONORS AND AWARDS CEREMONY

Canadian edition Cambridge Ontario

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SEICHO JUTSU BLACK BELTS 2002
Volume # 4

This video trailer was filmed at the personal studio of GM Daniel Verkerke in Cambridge, Ontario Canada. You can purchase the whole show from our DVD collection link. There are hundreds of techniques with demonstrations and explanations.

Demonstrating in this clip are Black Belts; Jeremy Dancey, Dawn Verkerke, Tony Reardon, Aubrey Millard and Daniel Verkerke


2001

 Held the first International Circle of Masters meeting in Cambridge Ontario Canada. Formatted the Seicho Jutsu Kama System and began teaching seminars in PA. FL. NJ. USA and Ontario Canada. Produced the Seicho Jutsu Kama System instructional video on VHS and VCD. Received World Head of Family Sokeship Council's Man of the Year Award in Orlando FL. Received grading to 10th degree Black Belt Angelic Ninjutsu. Received Grandmasters presentation with the title Professor from the International Circle of Masters.

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PICTORIAL COVERAGE

Saturday October 13 2001 Seicho Jutsu Kama System Seminar in Sault Ste. Marie. Sitting on chairs from the right. GM. Daniel Verkerke, GM. Rudy Timmerman and Sensei Aubrey Millard.

Saturday September 01 2001 Seicho Jutsu Kama Seminar in Orlando FL. Hosted by the WHFSC's 7TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS/ SEMINAR SYMPOSIUM 

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Saturday July 14 2001 Seicho Jutsu Kama System Seminar in Easton PA. Hosted by Grandmaster Stan Triplett's Martial Arts Academy. Grandmaster Verkerke taught  many variations of strikes, controlling and finishing techniques

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 Saturday April 14 2001 This was Thee Martial Arts Grand event for the city of Cambridge.

In attendance were 4 Grandmaster members of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council which consist of the most elite, acknowledged and respected martial arts Grandmasters Internationally renowned. 

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 Thursday April 12 2001 Grandmaster Dan R. Mc Eaddy Seminar

This was an amazing seminar conducted by Ninjutsu Grandmaster and President of the Circle of Masters Dr. Dan McEaddy. Mr. McEaddy began his seminar with an introduction and explanation of his style of Ninjutsu followed by some extremely painful techniques covering the touching arts based from poison hand. 

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2001 Sources of References (click the links)

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Canadian Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke (left) congratulates UK.
Grandmaster Gary Wasniewski after receiving his award plaque

Video introduction for the Kama DVD
filmed at the Water St. School of Seicho Jutsu in Cambridge Ontario Canada

2000

 Televised appearance of the Seicho Jutsu demo team for a martial arts charity function. Featured in "The World's Martial Arts Elite" book. Conducted seminar / demonstration for the W.H.F.S.C's International Martial Arts Hall of Fame and received the Millennium Leadership Award. Accepted position as the Communications Manager for the World Head of Family Sokeship Council.

September 2000
INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS/ SEMINAR SYMPOSIUM

Demonstrations / Seminars that were put on by the various Grand Masters this year were excellent.
There were Grand Masters from the Phillipines, Isreal, Europe, Russia, South America, the US and Canada.
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2000 Sources of References (click the links)

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Members of the IFMAO who received induction into the 2000 International Martial Arts
Hall of Fame in Orlando FL. From (left) Giovani Acevedo, John Marek, Daniel Verkerke,
Eddie Rose, Dawn Marsh, Dan Mc Eaddy and Aubrey Millard.

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This video was taken at a martial arts charity event in 2000. Grandmaster Verkerke and his Senior Black Belt students; Steve Hankins, Fred Renkowitz, Rob Ferguson, Dawn Marsh, Aubrey Millard, and Ben Jolicure dedicated their time to perform at this charitable event. This event was also aired on TV. As a result of this, Dawn Marsh was also featured in the newspaper for her performance.


1999

 Formed the Combat Arts Club, May 16 Received "Humanitarian" of the year award from Martial Arts Masters, Pioneers & Legends Hall of Fame. Conducted numerous seminars throughout the year. Sept. 4. Received "Grandmaster Instructor" of the year award as well as "Outstanding Contribution" at the World Head of Family Sokeship Councils International Hall of Fame. Received a plaque / clock for "Unconditional Time And Contribution to the Martial Arts" on behalf of the International Circle of Masters and the World Head of Family Sokeship Council.

Advanced Ground Fighting, Chokes
& Take Downs

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ADVANCED KNIFE FIGHTING

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ADVANCED ARM LOCK COURSE
 
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BASIC TRAINING LEVEL 1

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BASIC TRAINING LEVEL 2

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99 Sources of References (click the links)

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Grandmaster Dan Mc Eaddy assist Grandmaster Verkerke who received 3 of the
above awards. This was the first time one Grandmaster received multiple awards.

 

SEICHO JUTSU BLACK BELTS 1999
Volume #
3

This video trailer was filmed at the Seicho Jutsu Headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario Canada. To order full DVD please check our DVD links on the top bar of web page.

Demonstrating in this clip are Black Belts; Shayne Reid, Rob Ferguson, Fred Renkowitz, Dawn Marsh, and Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke.

 


1998

 March 2nd. Received membership "Goshin Jitsu Kai Kenpo Karate Association" was also appointed (Canadian Director) March 28th. Received membership "World Jug-Tai Head Society / Founders Society of International Styles" (Greece), May 17th. Inducted into the "Martial Arts Masters, Pioneers & Legends Hall Of Fame" received (Grandmaster of the year award) as well as membership into their council. Sept. 5th. Inducted into the W.H.F.S.C. International Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Florida) "Grandmaster Instructor of the Year" award.

98 Sources of References (click the links)

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Grandmaster Ed Brown (left) presenting Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke
with the Grandmaster of the year award in CT. USA


1997

 Jan. 21st. received membership and rank recognition from "American Kenpo Bu-Jutsu Karate Association.", Feb. 17th received (Man of the Year Award) from "International Society of Combat Martial Artists.", May 14th. received rank recognition in "Jae Mu Kwon Hapkido" (6th.Dan)., June 22nd. received (Hanshi - Director of Life) certification from "Mukashi Kai International, Ryu Nippon Bugei & Budo" (Germany)., Oct. 18th received (Philosopher of the Year) from the "International Circle of Masters annual Hall of Fame for his Book titled (Spiritual Development Enlightenment of Life) ", Oct. 20th. Received (Grandmaster of the Year) from "Master Martial Artists International Hall of Fame"

97 Sources of References (click the links)
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(Above) GM. Verkerke addresses the Circle of Masters before introducing the Canadian Art of Seicho Jutsu.
(Right) Group photo of C.O.M. inductees

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Group photo of 1997 Seicho Jutsu Instructors.
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SEICHO JUTSU BLACK BELTS 1997
Volume # 2

This video was filmed at the Seicho Jutsu Headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario Canada, and  is over 5 minutes long. It includes a demonstration from some of the old time Seicho Jutsu Black Belts.

Demonstrating here are; Ed Wilson, Jacques Morin, Rob Ferguson, Fred Renkowitz, Steve Hankins, Dawn Marsh, Master Larry Myyra and Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke

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Crowds gather to view Seicho Jutsu Demonstration, Victoria Park Kitchener


1996

 Feb. notified of acceptance into the World Head of Family Sokeship Council., Sept. 7th. Received (Grandmaster of the Year Award) at the "W.H.F.S.C. International Martial Arts Hall of Fame" Sept. 20th. Received 5th. Dan rank recognition in Judo from "Amateur Judo Association of Great Britain., Oct. 1st received shidoshi certification "Commando Kai Ninjutsu" Oct. 28th received membership with "Master Martial Artists International., Received personal membership with "American Bujinkan Association.", Published "Freestyle Martial Arts Magazine "Dec. 1st. Received Senior membership "Barrhead Judo Club" (Scotland).

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Daniel Verkerke (under the arrow) receiving
Grandmaster of the Year Award. Jacksonville, FL


1995

 Visited and video interviews with Grandmaster Mike DePasquelle Sr. and Grandmaster Dr. Dan McEaddy NJ., Featured article (Developing Perspective by Daniel Verkerke) published in "GrandMaster Magazine" November / December issue., Conducted Double stick seminar, Conducted and produced Arm Lock Seminar video., Interviewed Royce Gracie on behalf of GrandMaster Magazine.

95 Sources of References (click the links)


This Video trailer was Filmed at the Seicho Jutsu
 Headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

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(above) GM. Verkerke interviews Royce Gracie for Grandmasters Martial Art Magazine. Published out of Alberta Canada.

(right) GM. Verkerke (center) with participants of the Advanced arm lock course.

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1994

 Wrote produced and starred in "The Emblem Theory" an instructional tape on the foundation of Seicho Jutsu., Began teaching and choreographing stunt fighting to senior students., Completed an action film making course in New York. Produced, directed and choreographed "It's the Real Thing" a stunt fighting demo tape. Awarded 9th. Dan Black Belt Ninjutsu sanctioned by the Scientific Martial Arts International Association - certified by Grandmasters: Dr. Dan McEaddy and Joseph Versocki 10th. Dans recognized by the W.H.F.S.C., Received membership and appointed Canadian representative for the "Circle of Masters".

94 Sources of References (click the links)

1993

 Wrote produced and starred in 5 instructional videos covering: Knife, Hanbo, Nunchaku, Double Sticks, and Black Belt requirements., Second television appearance - featured in Spotlight C.K.C.O. for martial arts accomplishments., Toured England promoting Seicho Jutsu, and appointed a British representative., Inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio.

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1992

 Marked his first feature appearance on television, also choreographed fight scenes and played a small role in a movie. Featured in two more newspapers and accepted position as Director of Martial Arts training at the Black Dragon a 3.8 acre martial arts training and recreational facility.

 

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1991

 Maintained duties as Chief instructor for the School of Defensive Arts and President of the National Freestyle Martial Arts Organization while continuing to conduct seminars of his art. Conducted a four day martial arts demonstration in Kitchener Ontario.


1990

 Accomplished one of the highest goals an instructor could attain when his senior student achieved the rank of Shihan - (Master Instructor). Continued to provide Black Belt instructors from his own school to teach children's self defense for the public schools and cities community services as well as traveling to other schools demonstrating his art.

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1989

 Remained Chief instructor for both locations of the S.D.A. and President of the N.F.M.A.O. Published Ninjutsu Jieitai Ryu Seicho Jutsu written by A. Varga. Wrote and published Spiritual Development Enlightenment of Life. Featured in two more newspapers. Conducted Nunchaku seminar, Hanbo seminar, Elemental powers seminar, and a 5 day summer training course on Seicho Jutsu. Provided Neighborhood Associations with Black Belt instructors to teach children's self defense. Continued demonstrating Seicho Jutsu for public schools through cities community services.

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Grandmaster Hatsumi from Noda City Japan posses with Grandmaster Verkerke.

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Grandmaster Verkerke's Senior students pose for a picture at the Seicho Jutsu Main St. School 1989

 


1988

 Appeared as feature instructor for the local newspaper. Promoted the Canadian Martial Arts Festival. Toured the Netherlands promoting Seicho Jutsu. Promoted the Philippine Martial Arts Seminar. Featured in the Arnis, Kali, Escrima newsletter in New York. Received acknowledgment and best wishes for future success from the Ministers of National Defense, Fitness & Amateur Sport, and the Prime Minister of Canada. Inducted into the "Who's Who in the Martial Arts Elite Group" and featured in the book. Conducted Spiritual Quest Seminar on self development, and the first elemental powers seminar - (motion through emotion). Wrote produced, directed and starred in an instructional personal protection video for the Executive Protection Agency. Began demonstrating Seicho Jutsu at public schools.

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Master Verkerke teaching double sticks at his Main Street school 1988
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Master Verkerke's students at the main street school

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1988 Seicho Jutsu Seminar Clips

Daniel Verkerke is seen here demonstrating and explaining the theory of Motion through Emotion during this 1988 Seicho Jutsu seminar


1987

 Opened his second martial arts school on Main Street while still maintaining the Hombu Dojo on Water St. Cambridge Ontario Canada.

1987 Gun - disarms

This is from one of the Seicho Jutsu classics. Daniel Verkere demonstrating cord and gun disarms. The footage was taken from the Executive Protection training video. Notice the Grey Belt with Black stripes explained in the Seicho Jutsu History link.


1986

 By this time the National Freestyle Martial Arts Organization spread Internationally to America, Europe, Asia, and South America. Master Verkerke continued teaching at the S.D.A. and writing for the N.F.M.A.O.


1985

 Remained Chief instructor for the School of Defensive Arts and President of the National Freestyle Martial Arts Organization. Began promoting Freestyle Martial Arts through Inside Kung Fu magazine. Held the first Seicho Jutsu seminar in Paris Ontario.

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Daniel Verkerke demonstrating a jumping side kick
at the Hombu Dojo in Cambridge Ontario 1985


1984

 Opened the Hombu Dojo 91 Water St. (S) Cambridge, Ontario (School of Defensive Arts). Wrote the Freestyle book of Philosophy. Founded the Canadian, American, and National Freestyle Martial Arts Organizations.  The Freestyle Philosophy became the catalyst and foundation for the development of what is now known as Mixed Martial arts.


1983

 After receiving his honorable release from the Canadian Armed Forces Master Verkerke began teaching Seicho Jutsu to private students at the Y.M.C.A.


1980 - 1982

Master Verkerke furthered his studies of the martial ways by serving full time as a professional soldier receiving his TQ.1, TQ2, TQ3, Infantryman, Winter Warfare and Aslt Pnr. Qualifications. He began teaching hand to hand combat at this time and served as a regimental police.

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Daniel Verkerke Jan.1981 Canadian Forces Base "Wainwright"
 Operational Training Detachment which later became PPCLI Battle School


1977 - 1979

 Master Verkerke studied Tae Kwon Do and Karate. Tae Kwon Do for development of kicking, and Karate for the full contact sparring because they did not allow contact sparring in the Tae Kwon Do school he attended.


 

1973 - 1975

accepted into first formal Judo school Y.M.C.A. Registered and licensed under the Ontario Judo Black Belt Association through 1974 and 1975.


 

Prior to 1973 informal Uke for older brother who was a champion Judoka in his own division. 1st. in Ontario, 3rd in Canada.

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