GM Tom Harris

GM Tom Harris

GM Tom Harris

Hawaii Kenpo Karate, Kajukenbo, Tae Kwon Do, Iaido/Iai-Jitsu, Yoshitsune Traditional & Combat JuJitsu, Aiki Tora Ryu Aikido, International Combative Survival Tactics

Shihan Harris is a 8th Dan Black Belt Master Instructor with over 40 years of Martial Arts and Personal Safety experience. Shihan Harris earned advanced Black Belt ranks in Yoshitsune Combat JuJitsu, under the direction of Soke Michael DePasquale Jr; Kajukenbo, under the direction of Senior Grandmaster Dechi Emperado and Professor Harry Herrera, Aiki Tora Ryu Aikido, under the direction of Grandmaster Neal Hummerstone, Hawaii Kenpo Karate, under the direction of Dan Marigliotta, Grandmaster George Lim and Sensei Adrian Margarito and Tae Kwon Do, under the direction of Master Sun Keun Bai. Shihan Harris had extensive training in Judo, Yoshitsune Traditional and Hakkoryu JuJitsu, under the direction of the late Soke Michael DePasquale Sr. and Menkyo Kaiden Shihan Joseph Miller. Shihan Harris had extensive training in Iaido/Iai-Jitsu and the International Combative Survival Tactics (ICST) system, under the direction of Soke Neal Hummerstone.

Shihan Harris was recognized as an “Outstanding Regional Kenpo Instructor of the Year” for two consecutive years by the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Shihan Harris was inducted into numerous Martial Arts Halls of Fame. Shihan Harris was a Karate Tournament competitor winning many 1 st place awards with 5 Grand Championships. Shihan Harris was featured on Fox Channel 5 Special News Report on Street Safety/Self-Defense and Cablevisions TV Program Hear Me Out featuring his Anti-Bullying Program. Shihan Harris appeared in Karate International, Black Belt, Action Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do Times, and Combat Warrior E Magazines. In 2015, Shihan Harris made his acting debut in the upcoming Martial Arts action film The Operative. Shihan Harris was recognized as an Outstanding Regional Kenpo Instructor of the Year for two consecutive years by the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Shihan Harris was inducted into numerous Martial Arts Halls of Fame. Shihan Harris was a Karate Tournament competitor winning many 1st place awards with 5 Grand Championships. Shihan Harris was featured on Fox Channel 5 Special News Report on Street Safety/Self-Defense and Cablevisions TV Program Hear Me Out featuring his Anti-Bullying Program. Shihan Harris appeared in Karate International, Black Belt, Action Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do Times, and Combat Warrior E Magazines. In 2015, Shihan Harris made his acting debut in the upcoming Martial Arts action film The Operative.

Shihan Harris is the Director and Instructor for the Federation of United Martial Artists (FUMA) Crusade Against Crime which includes; the Streetwise Safety and Anti-Bullying programs for Women and Children. Shihan Harris conducts Self-Defense training seminars for local and nationwide community organizations; including security and law enforcement personnel. Shihan Harris is currently teaching at the DePasquale JuJitsu & Mixed Martial Arts Academy in River Vale, New Jersey with Soke Michael Depasquale Jr.

HIGHLIGHTS OF MARTIAL ARTS AWARDS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1999 - THE WORLD CHRISTIAN MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME
The Golden Lifetime Achievement Award

US OPEN WORLD MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Top 10 Black Belt World Rating (Breaking)

2000 - WORLD WIDE MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME
Tae Kwon Do Competitor of the Year Award

2001 - FLORIDA BLACK BELT HALL OF FAME
Dojo of the Year

THE INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME
Outstanding Regional Kenpo Instructor of the Year

2002 - ACTION MARTIAL ARTS MAGAZINE HALL OF FAME/SPIRIT AWARDS
The Continuance of Excellence in the Martial Arts Award

THE NORTH AMERICAN BLACK BELT HALL OF FAME
The Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award\

2003 - FLORIDA BLACK BELT HALL OF FAME
The Silver Lifetime Achievement Award

2004 - WORLD KARATE UNION HALL OF FAME (E. Stroudsboro, Pa)
The Silver Lifetime Achievement Award

LEGENDS OF THE MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME
The Silver Lifetime Achievement Award

THE INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME
The Silver Lifetime Achievement Award

2005 - 1st ANNUAL MARTIAL ARTISTS BATTLE AGAINST CANCER
Open Karate Tournament Tournament Co-Director

2006 - 2nd ANNUAL MARTIAL ARTISTS BATTLE AGAINST CANCER
Self Defense Seminar Director

(KSDI) SOUTHEAST TRAINING SEMINAR/LUAU (Daytona Beach, FL)
Seminar Instructor

2007 - THE IFOJJ MARTIAL ARTS UNIVERSITY LEGION OF HONOR AWARDS
The Samurai Warrior Award

LIM S HAWAII KENPO OHANA SEMINAR/LUAU (Mesa, Arizona)
Seminar Instructor

2008 - IFOJJ MARTIAL ARTS UNIVERSITY LEGION OF HONOR AWARDS
The Samurai Warrior Award

(KSDI) NATIONAL SEMINAR/TOURNAMENT/ LUAU (Las Vegas, NV)
Seminar Instructor*

2009 - COMBAT WARRIOR E MAGAZINE HALL OF FAME
Kenpo Master Instructor of the Year Award

(KSDI) NORTHEAST TRAINING SEMINAR & LUAU (Springfield, Mass)
Seminar Instructor

WORLD PROFESSIONAL MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME
The Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award

WORLD KARATE UNION HALL OF FAME (E. Stroudsboro, PA)
Seminar Instructor

2010 - 3rd ANNUAL MARTIAL ARTISTS BATTLE AGAINST CANCER
Masters Training Seminar Director

(KSDI) NATIONAL SEMINAR/TOURNAMENT/LUAU (Las Vegas, NV)
Seminar Instructor

2011 - THE IFOJJ MARTIAL ARTS UNIVERSITY LEGION OF HONOR
The Daimyo Award

IAMA HALL OF FAME
The IAMA Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award

KARATE KIDZ CAMP (Blairstown, NJ)
Self-Defense Master Instructor

GEMS CLUB (Paterson, NJ)
Self-Defense Instructor for Girls (6 thru 18 years old) Workshop

2012 - CAMP DANZAN RYU JU JITSU (San Francisco, Calif)
Masters Training Seminar Director

(IFOJJ) KARATE UNIVERSITY CAMP (Orangeburg, NY)
Seminar Instructor
(KSDI) Northeast Training Seminar & Luau (Enfield, Ct.)
Seminar Instructor

4th ANNUAL MARTIAL ARTISTS BATTLE AGAINST CANCER (R)
Masters Training Seminar Director

2013 - 5th ANNUAL MARTIAL ARTISTS BATTLE AGAINST CANCER
Masters Training Seminar Director

(WKU) WORLD KARATE UNION HALL OF FAME, (Tannersville, Pa.)
Seminar Instructor

(MAU) MARTIAL ARTS UNIVERSITY (Tappan, NY)
Seminar Instructor

(KSDI) NORTHEAST TRAINING SEMINAR/LUAU (Enfield, Ct.)
Seminar Instructor

THE UNIVERSAL SONG DO KWAN ALLIANCE HALL OF FAME
2013 Meritorious Service Award

THE UNITED FELLOWSHIP OF MARTIAL ARTISTS HALL OF FAME
2013 Golden Lifetime Achievement Award

CROSSROADS CADET ANTI-BULLY CAMP (Passaic County, NJ)
Seminar Instructor

2014 - IFOJJ MARTIAL ARTS UNIVERSARY LEGION OF HONOR, (Ft. Lee, NJ.)
Seminar Instructor

ALL STAR SPORTS KIDZ CAMP (Blairstown, NJ.)
Seminar Instructor

KAJUKENBO NORTHEAST OHANA GATHERING/LUAU (Springfield, MA.)
Martial Arts Instructor

KAJUKENBO OHANA SEMINAR/LUAU (Bayamon, Puerto Rico)
Seminar Instructor

(WKU) WORLD KARATE UNION HALL OF FAME (Tannersville, Pa.)
Seminar Instructor

THE UNITED FELLOWSHIP OF MARTIAL ARTISTS HALL OF FAME
Inductee

2015 - INTERNATIONAL COMBATIVE SURVIVAL TACTICS (ICST) (Deland, Fla.)
Staff Instructor

IFOJJ MARTIAL ARTS UNIVERSITY (Ft. Lee, NJ)
Seminar Instructor

KAJUKENBO NORTHEAST OHANA GATHERING/LUAU (Springfield, MA.)
Seminar Instructor

THE UNITED FELLOWSHIP OF MARTIAL ARTISTS HALL OF FAME
Inductee

SOCIETY OF BLACK BELTS OF AMERICA (Denville, NJ)
Golden Lifetime Achievement Award

LEGENDS OF THE MARITAL ARTS (Mt. Pocono, NJ)
Golden Lifetime Achievement Inductee

2016 - POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL) OF BERGEN COUNTY (Hackensack, NJ)
Seminar Master Instructor