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Jai Yen Yen System
Martial Arts &
Self Defense


Honorary Lifetime Members

Jeff
Jeff Nieland - 9th Degree Blackbelt
Founder of Jai Yen Yen Began studying the martial arts in 1954.
Additional Training: Judo, Wrestling, Shotokan, Isshin Ryu, Tae Kwon Do - Ji Do Kwon & Kang Duk Won, Cha Yon Taekwon (Chayon Ryu), Hapkido, Shito-ryu, GoJu Ryu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Shutokan, Aikido, Yoshu Shin Kai, Tae Chi Chuan, Kali,and Wing Chun.
Lago Vista, TX

Duke
Duke Ali Shariff-Bey - 9th Degree Blackbelt
Founder of Jai Yen Yen Began studying the martial arts in 1965.
Additional Training: Goju Ryu, Isshin Ryu, Tae Kwon Do AFKO, Judo, Yudo, Kyokushinkai, Su Jung Do Karate, Sanuces Ryu, Tang Soo Do, Hakko Ryu Jujitsu, Aikido, Do Hap Sool, Sil Lum, Jeet Kun Do, Drunken Monkey, Krav Maga, Founder of Uhuru Budo Kai.
Prairie View, TX

Andy
Andrew Harrison - 9th Degree Blackbelt
Founder of Jai Yen Yen Began studying the martial arts in 1947.
Additional Training: Boxing, Wrestling, Hakko Ryu Jujitsu, Judo, Goshin Jujitsu.
San Antonio, TX

Jack
Jack Gridley - 9th Degree Blackbelt
Founder of Jai Yen Yen Began studying the martial arts in 1963.
Additional Training: Aikido, Shotokan, Judo.
Dunedin, FL

Franco
Fernando Franco Jr. - 9th Degree Blackbelt
Founder of Jai Yen Yen Began studying the martial arts in 1968.
Additional Training: Kyokushinkai, Judo, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Goju Ryu, Tang Soo Do, American Kickboxing, Mui Tai Boxing, Boxing, USABA certified coach, Krav Maga.
San Antonio, TX

Randy
Randy Ames - 9th Degree Blackbelt
Founder of Jai Yen Yen Began studying the martial arts in 19??.
Additional Training: Tang Soo Do
Whereabouts Unknown

Active Member Roster

Michael
Shihan Michael Zang - 9th Degree Blackbelt
Sensei of Jai Yen Yen
Began studying the martial arts in 1975.
Additional Training: Judo/Jujutsu, Kuk Sool Won, Kaikido(Shotokan/Chinese Boxing/Jujitsu), Hapkido, Iaido, Police Defensive Tactics Training and PPCT Instructor, Developed the Jai Yen Yen "Street Safe" Course, Founder of Kyoshintankai.
San Antonio, TX.

Tommy
Thomas Hooks III - 7th Degree Blackbelt
Began studying the martial arts in 1982.
Additional Training: TaeKwonDo, Kendo, Aikido.
Philadelphia, PA

John
John Almendarez - 4th Degree Blackbelt
Began studying the martial arts in 1995.
Additional Training: Kyoshintankai.
San Antonio, TX

Stephanie
Stephanie Glover - 2nd Degree Blackbelt
Began studying the martial arts in 1992.
San Antonio, TX

Chris
Christopher S. Crum - 2nd Degree Blackbelt
Began studying the martial arts in 1981.
Additional Training: Kenpo, Shotokan.
Austin, TX

Josh
Joshua M. Zang - 2nd Degree Blackbelt
Began studying the martial arts in 1991.
Additional Training: Hapkido
Dallas, TX

Robert
Robert Zang - 2nd Degree Blackbelt
Began studying the martial arts in 1996.
Additional Training: Kyoshintankai.
San Antonio, TX

David
David Aguilar - 1st Degree Blackbelt
Began studying the martial arts in 2004.
Additional Training: Kyoshintankai.
San Antonio, TX

Ken
Ken Dill - 1st Degree Blackbelt
Began studying the martial arts in 1994.
Additional Training: Kung Jung Mu Sul.
San Antonio, TX

Guy
Guy Nuesca - 1st Degree Blackbelt
Began studying the martial arts in 1993.
Additional Training: Ninpo Taijutsu.
San Antonio, TX

Brian G.
Brian Garcia - 1st Degree Blackbelt
Began studying the martial arts in 1998.
Additional Training: Boxing, Karate, Kyoshintankai.
San Antonio, TX

 

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