TESTIMONIALS AND AWARDS
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From Members, Important People And Organizations
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FACEBOOK POST REGARDING THE LATE GRANDMASTER RONALD DUNCAN made June 2, 2022 by Lady Sensei, Chisom Gerry - conversation between Soke Sanchez and Lady Sensei Chisom Gerry:
Soke Frank Sanchez
As you know sister Chisom, GM Duncan was a loyal friend and member of the World Head of Family/Sokeship Council when he was alive. His contribution to the martial arts & in particular NinJutsu is legendary & forever secured in history!
Yes Sir, thank you for being a friend, he treasured the organization and his membership.
From: Val Mijailovic firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: May 23, 2022 at 1:10:31 PM EDT
To: Frank Sanchez email@example.com
Subject: Re: Hello
Hello Grand Master Sanchez,
Thank you very much for awarding Soke Kubota and me with the certificates of recognition from the World Head of Family/Sokeship Council. We are honored. I will print the certificates and present Soke Kubota with his on your behalf next week…….
Masters Magazine - em3Video
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Val@MastersMag.com & Val1515@yahoo.com
On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 3:56 AM
"There are spirits that come to fulfill missions for many in this world; This is undoubtedly the case of our beloved Soke Frank Sanchez, who through his martial teachings and his circle of Masters and friends, has been leaving a deep mark on others. I salute that spirit and that person!"
Shidoshi Alfredo Tucci
NOTE: Shidoshi Alfredo Tucci is the Director/ Publisher of the world's largest martial arts publication, Budo International Magazine - CEO/ General Manager of Budo International Publishing Company and a noted martial arts book author.
NOTE: Plaque presentation during 2017 Orlando, Florida WHFSC event by the Head of the International Combat Hapkido Federation, GM John Pellegrini.
NOTE: Presented during 2015 WHFSC festivities in Omaha, Nebraska by Shihan Chris Marquez & Grandmaster John Byrne
NOTE: Message from Grandmaster Gary Alexander
NOTE: Letter of congratulations sent in reference to the WHFSC's 22nd Anniversary in 2014 by then President, the Honorable Barack Obama
(It should be noted that the World Head of Family/Sokeship Council is non-political. It holds no allegiance to any one party of the U.S. Government.}
NOTE: Letter of congratulations sent in reference to the WHFSC's 22nd Anniversary in 2014 by then Republican Senator, the Honorable Ander Crenshaw.
NOTE: Award presented in 2014 by member, Grandmaster Sergio Barriga's "Salon De Gala" held in South Florida.
The document was signed by such martial arts notables as Grandmaster Cynthia Rothrock, Grandmaster Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Grandmaster Mark Shuey, Grandmaster Carl Stone, Grandmaster Josie Murray, etc. recognizing Grandmaster Sanchez as the founder of the "First and Original USA Sokeship"/grandmasters council, the World Head of Family/Sokeship Council.
The award was presented by host/emcee for the event, Grandmaster Michael DePasquale Jr. to Grandmaster Sanchez with several members of the World Head of Family/Sokeship Council in attendance.
From: "o" firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2011 8:42:03 PM
Subject: Re: WISHING YOU THE VERY BEST!
On the council aka WHFSC?
Over the past 30 odd years, I have been asked and inducted to many of the organizations claiming to be the best of the best for Councils of Professors, Master, Grandmaster and Founders. Many to this day are not in existence anymore and those that are, are balancing on a thin wire. While those that claim to be organizations of integrity, time and time again, they fall by the way side to the one and only World Head of Family Sokeship Council. Why?
This organization stems from a humble beginning when it was founded in 1992 by the internationally known and respected grandmaster of San-Jitsu, Frank E. Sanchez. It has the greatest collection of prominent and elite practitioner of the martial arts. All members are screened, investigated and grilled for authenticity and the greatest asset emerges are the caliber of its members. Every year they have an annual "Gathering of the Eagles" where over 250 Grandmasters meet in Orlando, Florida to promote the growth of the martial arts. Integrity, honor and loyalty to the martial arts are alive and the sprite of camaraderie is obvious in THIS council.
I speak for my son Mark and myself. We are honored to belong to the best of the best and members of the Council.
Aloha and Mahalo Nui Loa,
Al Dacascos; GM
Mark Dacascos; Professor
Honored to receive mention by one of my mentors, Soke Frank Sanchez, in the September 2010 Edition of the World Grandmasters Council Newsletter. Having traveled to Russia with Professor Sanchez to train Spetsnaz nearly a decade ago, it is a privilege to receive this recognition from a gentleman who has unified the martial art world through his tireless efforts.
Master Scott Sonnon
WHFSC Master member/FlowCoach / TACFIT/Rmax (Facebook post 2010)
From: "Rick Lenchus" email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 11:40:06 AM
You are welcome to add my testimonial should you choose. As many of you know, I started in 1949 and received my 10th Dan from my sensei Kenjiro Kawanabe, direct disciple of the founder of Shotokan/ Shotokai Karate, Gichen Funakoshi Sensei. I was awarded this in Japan. This is my 61st year in the Art. My dojos are the "Legend Shotokan Karate" Worldwide and still going strong
When I was invited to join the SOKESHIP Council I had reservations, but on going there I saw many of my old friends like Peter Urban, Rico Guy, Joe Onopa, Harold Long, Gary Alexander, Don Nagel……Ronnie Van Clief, and so many great names that I was overwhelmed. It was a GREAT turn out and one I can honestly say has never been done before. Grandmaster Sanchez united every division of every art in the world of egos, and made us all equal as brothers under one flag. That was a miracle. I am proud to have the title along with my many brothers as SOKE
Grandmaster Rick Lenchus 10th Dan SOKE
One of the recognized Founding Fathers of American Martial Arts
and "Legend Shotokan" Karate
Graciela Casillas-Tortorelli firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 1:27 AM
Dear Grandmaster Sanchez,
I apologize for the lateness in responding……
I feel fortunate to be a part of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council, a reputable and genuine organization. It is comprised of dedicated and knowledgeable martial artist who have spent decades developing their skill and possess a passion for sharing their martial arts principles and styles with the world. It is an honor to be a member.
Graciela Casillas-Tortorelli M.S.
Department Chair HED/PE Department
4000 S. Rose Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 986-5800 ext. 1958
From: "Oscar & Dennis" email@example.com
To: "gmfrank e sanchez" GMFrankSanchez@comcast.net
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2010 10:52:06 AM
TO GRANDMASTER FRANK SANCHEZ
CONGRADULATIONS IN YOUR LIFELONG WORK YOU HAVE DONE FOR THE HALL OF FAME AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF SOKESHIP
MAY YOU GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
DR. DENNIS HANOVER
Grand Master Vince Palumbo
Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 7:59 PM
HELLO TO YOU GRAND MASTER SANCHEZ, ITS GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU BROTHER!
WE ARE ALL DOING JUST FINE HERE IN THE LAND DOWN-UNDER, THANKYOU!
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT ABOUT THE QUALITY MARTIAL ARTISTS THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR EXCELLENT ORGANISATION! YOU MUST FEEL SO PROUD TO HAVE THESE AWESOME MARTIAL ARTISTS ON BOARD!
THESE ARE THE WORDS FROM SUPREME GRAND MASTER CIRIACO 'CACOY' CANETE:
"I've learned from a very young age that it is important to move with the force, and to never resist against an opponent's attack, so I'll just try go with their force and then redirect their own energy back onto themself, so that it actually disperses their force of attack!"
"I move with the force, that's why I am a proud member of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council!", says SGM Ciriaco 'Cacoy' Canete of Cebu City, Philippines. THESE ARE THE WORDS FROM GRAND MASTER VINCENT C. PALUMBO:
"Firstly, we should all try to do real good, then better, and finally we give it our best, no matter what the obstacles are in our way, we should never let our efforts to rest, until we are satisfied that we have made all our good efforts to become even better, and then we must do our utmost to make our better efforts to become our best!" "I am a very proud member of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council, thank you!" OOSA!
With regards and respect from,
Grand Master Vincent C. Palumbo 9th Degree Black Belt
Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrima World Federation
Cacoy Pangamot Filipino Jiu Jitsu Association
ron van clief firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 7:45 AM
My opinion of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council is that it is the best organization of its type. The WHFSC is the only organization that actually investigates their members on their ranks, qualifications and lineage. The WHFSC is my family of founders, pioneers and masters in the world. It is my honor and pleasure to be a member of the WHFSC. The WHFSC represents what I got into the martial arts. HONOR, RESPECT, DIVERSITY, MASTERY, SPIRITUAL AND REGAL. GM Frank Sanchez is to be commended for his organization WHFSC, he is the founder, pioneer and grandmaster...He is also my brother! Thanks for everything!
Your brother, Ron Van Clief
NOTE: Plaque presented to Grandmaster Sanchez during a WHFSC event in San Antonio Texas arranged by member, Grandmaster David Grago
NOTE: Don Warrener's Intro for the 2008 book written by him called "The World Head of Family Sokeship Council"
NOTE: Letter above addressed to WHFSC Screener, Soke Edward Badiang
NOTE: Taika Oyata's students, Grandmasters Steven Stark and Bill Gossett still maintain membership in the WHFSC representing Taika Seiyu Oyata's system of Ryukyu Kempo. letter is also addressed to one of our Head Screeners for the WHFSC, Soke Edward Badiang
NOTE: Letter was written prior to Professor Jay finally deciding to designate his Son, Leon Jay to be the sole inheritor/ Soke Dai for Small Circle JuJitsu shortly before his passing.
NOTE: Letter was addressed to WHFSC Head Screener, Soke Edward Badiang
NOTE: Dr. Beasley's organization was one of the organizations that Sanchez joined after coming from Guam to Florida and prior to starting the WHFSC.