Shihan Ronnie Williams has over 35 years of training in Martial Arts. He has served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve for over 26 years. Currently, (Ret.) First Sergeant Williams holds the title of Shihan 6th degree black belt in Shotokan Karate, with a background in Aikido, Jujitsu, Taekwondo-Do and Ground Fighting Techniques. He teaches a Martial Art style based upon Okinawan and Japanese Art of Shotokan. Emphasis is also placed upon basic principles, mental calmness, situational awareness, suppleness and a strong base.
Shihan Williams' training background in Jujitsu, Aikido and Ground Fighting Techniques in the U.S. Army Combative Program as a Master Instructor will develop his student’s ability to cope with diverse situations. He stresses self discipline and respect for self and others, both in the Dojo and in day to day living, as a major principle of promoting a peaceful life.
2001 – Born in Durham NC, USA
2005 – Began training in Shotokan Karate under his father Shihan Ronnie Williams Sr.
2007 – Began training in Tae Kwon Do under Master Freddie McNeil.
2010 – Earned 1st Degree Black Belt in two different systems Shotokan Karate and
WTF/ATF Tae Kwon Do.
2010 – Registered internationally in Shotokan and Tae Kwon Do trough the INTERNATIONAL COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS UNION ASSOCIATION (ICMAUA).
2010 – Earned international teaching certification trough ICMAUA.
2010 – Official letter of Appointment to join U.S International Martial arts team to compete in Cardiff, Wales for the US quest for the GOLD.
2010 – Assistant instructor at Showstoppers Martial Arts, which was founded by his father, Ronnie Williams Sr., in 1990. Also assists with Self-defense workshops on a local and International level.
2011 – 2012 Ranked in the Top Ten Junior Black Belt Competitors by the USA INCTKD Association.
2013 – Earned a 2nd Degree Black Belt in two different styles, Shotokan Karate and
WTF/ATF Tae Kwon Do.
2013 – Earned a 2nd Degree Black Belt in International Jidokwan.
1976 – Presently enlisted in the US Army.
1978 – Expert Infantry Badge US Army.
1978 - Began Martial Arts Training in Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do while stationed in Korea.
1981 – Earned a 1st Degree Black Belt in two different styles, WTF, ITF Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do.
1989 – Earned 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido WTF /ITF/ATF.
1990 – US Army Drill Sergeant School.
1990 – US Army Hand-to-Hand Combative Instructor.
2001 – Internationally registered in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido Martial Arts
Union Association and earned the instructor’s certification.
2005 - Teaching classes at Showstoppers Martial Arts, which was founded by fellow soldier, (Ret.) First Sergeant Ronnie Williams, in 1990. He also finds time to teach Self-defense workshops combative to soldiers in the U.S. Army and Army reserve.
2015 - Earned a 4th Dan with the World Korean Martial Arts Association and International Jidokwan Association.
Certified Battle Focused Instructor for US Army.
US Army Level 3 Combative Instructor.
Member of FunaKoshi Shotokan Karate Association.
International Combat Shotokan Union, ICMAUA Lifetime Member, and Examiner.
Certified Combat Life Saver.
International Certified Instructor Shotokan Karate.
Internationally registered 6th Degree Black Belt Shotokan.
5th Degree Taekwon Do Certified Instructor through the Jidokwan Association.
Internationally Certified 2nd Degree in Aikido through ICMAUA.
"Martial Arts training helps to instill courage and self confidence. With competence come the understanding of controlled aggression and the ability to remain focused while under duress."
Junior Sensei Williams has intense training in the Kobudo weapons Bo and Nunchakus. Austin holds to the highest standard in his training and leads from the front. He believes, “you get out what you put into your training!"
Sensei Deans has intense training in the US Army he’s also one of the highest-ranking enlisted members in the US Army today. Command Sergeant Major Deans holds to the highest standard and leads from the front.