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Get information and learn about the Wayne County Healthy NEW ME program a nutrition and exercise program geared to Wayne County residents of all ages to prevent obesity and chronic diseases.

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Thanks to all of you that attended the 2012 Expo-It was a great success!---For future event information go to www.worldmartialartscollege.com
Welcome!
Liberator Movie

Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa will make an appearance at this years World Health Fitness Wellness Expo. Read his bio here.

Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock will appear at the 2012 World Health Fitness Wellness Expo for a fighting workshop. Cynthia Rothrock is one of the greatest martial arts/action film stars in the world, Few other performers can match her presence and energy on the silver screen. Click here to learn more about the undisputed "Queen of Martial Arts films".

Kevin Big K Taylor Speed Breaking Workshop

Speed brick breaking Seminar by Kevin "Big K" Taylor. More info here


Visit the variety of products and services presented by all of the vendors at the Health, Fitness, and Wellness Expo. See demonstrations, enjoy samples, get information, participate in seminars. Spectators and vendors are welcome too enjoy the day! Something for the whole family. Plenty to see and do at 2012 Healthy Life Style Expo!

Don the Dragon Wilson

Don "the Dragon" Wilson will appear at the 2012 World Health Fitness Wellness Expo. Click here to find out more information about his latest movie "Liberator" starring Lou Ferrigno, Don "the Dragon" Wilson, Michael Dorn, Tara Cardinal, Jessica Jade Andres, Darwin Harris, Ed Asner, and Peta Wilson.

Congressman Hanson Clarke

Michigan Congressman Hanson Clarke, who represents the 13th district, will be awarded an honorary black belt at this year's event. Learn more about Congressman Clarke by clicking here.

Phil Cavanagh, J.D. MBA - State Rep for Michigan's 17th District

Phil Cavanagh, State Representative for Michigan's 17th District, welcomes you to the
2012 World Health Fitness Wellness Expo

To read the Representative's letter click HERE

2009 Battle of Detroit

Senator Stabenow received an Honorary Black Belt

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Grand Master Kil Sang Sop, and Grand Master Dr Ibraham Ahmed at 39th World Event. Senator Stabenow received an Honary Black Belt at the 39th event.

LEADERSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT
GRAND MASTER JAMES SAFFOLD

Founder of the American Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation
To learn about Grand Master James Saffold click here.

Grand Master Dave Weatherly
Grand Master Dave Weatherly a 9th degree black belt in Hapkido.
Ismael Ahmed
Ismael Ahmed has been named associate provost for integrated learning and community partnerships at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He will join UM-Dearborn on Jan. 3, 2011. Ahmed will be responsible for connecting academic initiatives with the community. He will work closely with the deans and faculty to foster an institutional perspective... [Read More]

Board of Directors of the League of Grand Masters

Board of Directors of the League of Grand Masters

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Master Ali Koubeissi
Master Ali Koubeissi - Vice President USA Tae kwon Do Michigan
Visit Master Al Koubeissi's Tae Kwon Do School Website
Master Yong Sup Kil
Leadership Award recipient Master Yong Sup Kil
World Tae Kwon Do Champion, Korean National Champion
Visit Master Yong Sup Kil's Website

Master Gurjot K. Singh
Master Gurjot K. Singh, M Ed., MSIR is a retired US Army Ranger, Drill Instructor and S.E.R.E. (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) Instructor who completed his Post-Graduate work in Instructional Design for the US Army Civil Service Corps. Read more here...

TJ Storm
If you ask three time "Martial Art Masters Hall of Fame" inductee TJ Storm how his action career started, you might not expect to hear that his Mother forced 8 year old Storm to take Karate because he was "hyperactive and clumsy". However, hardly anything about Storm is as it appears. Read more here...

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A Health Fitness Wellness event. Healthy information, browse booths - get your blood pressure checked along with other onsite tests from both main stream and complimentary medicine and therapies. Get resources and information from the State Department of Human Services, Karmanos Cancer Institute, and other non profits on programs and benefits! See and or participate in a live Martial Arts Tournament. Get information and learn about the Wayne County Healthy NEW ME program a nutrition and exercise program geared to Wayne County residents of all ages to prevent obesity and chronic diseases.

All competitors receive a very nice Participant Award (This is the best tournament for new competitors-everyone goes home with something!). Judges and special guests receive Beautiful Plaques, and Competitors that place 1st, 2nd or 3rd receive beautiful trophies-- Ten 4 foot Grand Champions in sparring divisions.

Separate forms divisions for Tae kwon Do- Tang Soo Do, Karate, Chinese arts. Traditional, Extreme and Open forms divisions. Point and Continuous fighting division!!. ( You select!)

General Admission Free

(Free will donations accepted at door for health care charity)

Photos with the Stars

11-12noon-Cynthia Rothrock $25
12-1 Don the Dragon $25
1-2 TJ Storm $25
2-3 Big K or Gurjot Singh $25
3-5 Cynthia, Don, and TJ Storm $45

* a third of the proceeds go to our health care charities!

Great 8 X 10 color photo


Register Online Now!

COMPETITION REGISTRATION TAKEN ONLINE AND AT THE DOOR
FROM 9:00 AM -10:30 AM

PROGRAMS START AT 11:00 AM sharp. (see schedule of events below)

Registering online is easy to do with our simple instructions. Paying with PayPal is fast, easy, and completely secure. You can visit our registration page by clicking here. If you have any questions, click the Contact Us link on the left side of the page. You can submit your comments using the Contact Us form on that page. Spectators are admitted to the capacity of the facility with a free will donation to our Health Care Non Profits of any amount.

Martial arts competitors may register Online
1 Event - $45 2 Events - $50 3 Events - $55 4 Events - $60
5 Events - $65 6 Events - $70 7 Events - $75 8 Events or more - $80

Pay With PayPal

Firas A. Abueida

Firas A. Abueida 9 years old "King of Night" Blind Student from Master Koubessi's School does Board breaking Demonstration!


General Admission Free

( Free will donations accepted at door for health care charity)

A Health Fitness Wellness event. Healthy information, browse booths - get your blood pressure checked along with other onsite tests from both main stream and complimentary medicine and therapies. Get resources and information from the State Department of Human Services, Karmanos Cancer Institute, and other non profits on programs and benefits! See and or participate in a live Martial Arts Tournament.

All competitors receive a very nice Participant Award (This is the best tournament for new competitors-everyone goes home with something!). Judges and special guests receive Beautiful Plaques, and Competitors that place 1st, 2nd or 3rd receive beautiful trophies-- Ten 4 foot Grand Champions in sparring divisions.

Separate forms divisions for Tae kwon Do- Tang Soo Do, Karate, Chinese arts. Traditional, Extreme and Open forms divisions. Point and Continuous fighting division!!. ( You select!)

Battle of Detroit events start promptly at the following times:

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Vendor and Field House set up.
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Registration
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Vendors Area Open
  • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM How to get into Film and Stunt Fighting" --seminar taught by Cynthia Rothrock-- movie star and martial artist--see her bio elsewhere on this site.
  • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Fighting Seminar by Don" the Dragon" Wilson Movie Star and World Champion.
  • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Speed brick breaking Seminar by Kevin "Big K" Taylor Guiness Record Holder. More info here.
  • 10:15 AM - Opening Ceremony
    • Katelyn Philpot performs the Star Spangled Banner
    • Welcome to University of Michigan Dearborn by: Associate Provost Ismael Ahmed
    • Leadership Award presentations
    • Special presentation of Honorary Black Belt to US Senator Hansen Clarke
    • Recognition of Stars, Sponsors and Special Guests
  • 10:30 AM - Firas A. Abueida 9 years old "King of Night" Blind Student from Master Koubessi's School does Board breaking Demonstration!
  • 10:45 AM- Big K Smashes through 400 cement blocks in under one minute
  • 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Black Belt/Official Meeting
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Competition starts Musical forms,weapons,extreme forms
  • 11:30 AM - 5:00PM - Forms all divisions, followed by sparring all divisions
  • End at 5:00 PM on Saturday

2012 Leadership Awards

Grand Master David PraimGrandmaster David J Praim is the Executive Director of KI. He began teaching Tang Soo Do in Michigan in 1962 (one of the pioneers of Michigan Martial Arts). Under his instruction and guidance, members of KI have won thousands of trophies in local, national & international competition and are nationally known as representatives of one of the finest martial art organizations in the country.

Mr. Praim was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1939 and went to Mt Clemens High School in Mt. Clemens Michigan. Dropping out of school, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1956 at the age of 17.

Continue Reading Mr. Praim's Bio here.


Grand Master Dave WeatherlyGrand Master Dave Weatherly started Martial Arts training in 1961 in Korean Yudo (Judo). After 1 year Great Grand Master Jae Sun Ji began teaching Hapkido Sun Moo Kwan in the same building.  Master Weatherly became his first American student. Back in those days classes were held 7 days per week. If you did not attend every available class, you were generally considered a poor student ("Pa Ja")! A PaJa, because of his lazy attitude, was never taught any of the advanced techniques, and was only shown simple, basic skills. Classes were very physically, intellectually and spiritually demanding, and a great number of the students never lasted through their first month of training.

Continue reading Grand Master Dave Weatherly's bio here.


Master Yong Sup Kil is a seventh dan black belt, a four-time Korean national martial arts champion (1973-1980), and the 1975 world champion. Since 1994, he has been coaching U.S. national teams, junior national teams, and U.S. national collegiate teams at the World Taekwondo championships.In 2000 Master Kil was named Coach of the Year by the United States Taekwondo Union (USTU). He served as a USTU official delegate to the 2000 Olympic Games and represented the United States as a delegate to the summer Universiade Games (World University Olympiad Games) in 2003.

Continue reading Master Yong Sup Kil's bio here.


Grandmaster Joseph HernandezGrand Master Joseph Hernandez received his first Dan in 1976. He received his 4th Dan in 1987 from the World Chang Moo Kwan Association, World Tae Kwon Do Federation and the Universal Tae Kwon Do Brotherhood, Inc. He was promoted to 8th Dan in April of 2011 by his friend, coach, teacher, mentor and Godfather Grand Master Professor Eugene A. Humesky, Ph. D, 9th Dan. He will travel to Korea in 2012 to review in front of the Kuk Ki Won for his Korean Certification.

Click here to read Grand Master Joseph Hernandez's full bio.


Grand Master James SaffoldGrand Master James Saffold - As a young man growing up in Detroit, Michigan in the 1950’s and 1960’s you had to be tough and ready to defend yourself. Having three brothers to wrestle with, a reputation in school as being able to stand up for himself, as well as working as a farm hand during the summers led young James Saffold to grow up strong.  His parents and brothers, by their examples, were all very positive influences in his development.

In 1965, James entered the US Army and went through basic training. Because he showed a natural aptitude while still in basic training himself, he was made an assistant instructor and asked to teach other trainees how to defend themselves in unarmed (hand to hand) combat.

Click here to read Grand Master James Saffold's full bio.


B.A. Defense
B.A. Defense is a black belt program with certification provided by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation in Korea, the World Martial Arts College and the US Tae Kwon Do Han Moo Kwan Assn.. Their goal is to provide you with high quality training and instruction. Your training in Tae Kwon Do will strengthen awareness, balance, concentration, and discipline while teaching you self-defense in a family fun atmosphere. Visit their website at http://badefense.webplus.net/index.html 
and also their Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/pages/BA-Defense/106574076030768. .

The next event will be March 24, 2012 at the University of Michigan Dearborn Field House. Reserve your space now. There will be no refunds once registered. Click here for more information.

Flyer
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Shelby & Kelly Perkins with Dr. Stewart & Grandmaster Frank Trejo.
Shelby & Kelly Perkins with Dr. Stewart & Grandmaster Frank Trejo


Senior Master Larry Billingslea

Senior Master Larry Billingslea -- Louisiana US Tae Kwon Do Han Moo Kwan State President


Combat Warrior E-Magazine The January 2008 edition of Combat Warrior E-Magazine features Grand Master Dr. Ibraham Ahmed, an 8th degree black belt, certified by the Korea Tae Kwon Do Han Moo Kwan Association and World Tae Kwon Do Federation. Dr Ahmed is one of the highest ranked black belts in the world of Tae Kwon Do. His credentials and reputation are world renowned.

Dr Ahmed has more than 41 years of experience in teaching, studying and researching Tae Kwon Do. He is an International Master, Instructor, Coach and Certified Referee. He placed in the Korea National Championships between the years of 1968 and 1970. He was also a U.S. Army Military Police and instructor in Korea and trained with such notables as Grand Master Kim Young Soo, Sang Sop Kil, and the Great Grand Master Kyo Yoon Lee of Han Moo Kwan.


Jeff Wagner
Jeff Wagner is a life long practitioner of martial arts, having achieved a 6th degree black belt in Praying Mantis Kung Fu and Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai and Wing Chun. ... [Read More]


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