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FRANK SANCHEZ

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10th dan grandmaster, Soke (Headfounder), Frank E. Sanchez was born April 21, 1948 in Tamuning Village, Guam (at the time of his birth, the area was not called Tamuning hut considered a part of Agana, which is the Capitol of Guam. He was made an Honorary Ambassador-At-Large for Guam in 1976. A student of the martial arts since his early boyhood years, Sanchez holds black belts in judo, jiu-jitsu, karate and a red sash in jing jow pai kung-fu. His most famous instructors include Hawaiian born Professor Siegfried Kufferath who was one of the legends of the popular worldwide Kodenkan Danzan Ryu (Hawaiian) Jiu-jitsu system and Yoshitoshi "Moon" Watanabe, former All Hawaiian Islands judo champion.

The art of SAN-JITSU referring to the 3 ways of "body, mind and spirit" combines elements of jiu-jitsu, karate, judo, jing jow pai kung-fu, wrestling boxing (which he learned from his father who was a boxer in the Navy) and street fighting. Guam's first Internationally recognized martial art system was formulated in the Village of Toto in 1971 by Professor Sanchez . Sanchez's book written later that same year on the sub ject of SAN-JITSU can still be found in the Reference Section of Guam's public libraries, the Pacific Islands Collection of the University of Guam and the Guam Museum. There are over 400 techniques in SAN-JITSU encompassing striking, kicking, grappling, pressure points, acupressure and resuscitation arts.

An Honorary member of and Advisor to over 23 International martial arts organizations, Sanchez founded the WORLD HEAD OF FAMILY SOKESHIP which is the largest and most elite of the martial arts grandmasters councils now in existence today along with the AMERICAN MARTIAL ARTS ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAI. which has members of all styles and ranks with branches in Scotland, England and Ecuador.

Articles on the subject of SAN-JITSUand Professor Sanchez have appeared in Inter national martial arts publications such as BLACK BELT, INSIDE KUNG-FU, INSIDE KARATE, MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING, BUDO DOJO, THE KARATE VOICE THE, KARATE STAR (from India), COMBAT (from England), etc. Professor Sanchez has also been inducted into more than 15 International martial arts Hall of Fames. 

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