Biography

Grandmaster Ronald Pierce

Grandmaster Ronald Pierce brings 47 years of martial arts experience in many diverse arts and is the highest ranking member and co-founder of Pierce Family Gung Fu. The other co-founders are Professor Bob Suttles and Professor Jerry Cook. All three of these individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the group and all are highly respected and recognized throughout the martial arts community.

What is Pierce Family Gung Fu? Put simply, it is a culmination of forms and techniques, which are thousands of years old, adapted for modern day use. Included are the best techniques and concepts of many styles and systems, such as stick arts, Chin Na grab arts, bladed weapons, throwing arts, etc. The techniques and forms have been modified with modern training methods, taking the realities of today’s world into consideration. n addition, the system covers the

healthful aspect of the arts, including Chi Kung, Tai Chi, and the Combative aspects geared for today’s streets which include empty hand applications as well as weapons, (improvised weapons, modern tactical weapons, and traditional martial arts weapons). Modern forms competition is also covered.

It is his extraordinary teaching talents that makes Grand Master Pierce a teacher’s teacher. His uncanny ability to recall and devise techniques for different scenarios is totally astounding and uncanny. Grandmaster Pierce credits his many years of training to the talented teachers he learned from. His attitude of always being a “student” and learning from others provides a great goodwill towards all.

* *Certified 9th Degree Black Belt Kajukenbo Emperado Method from Sijo Adriano D. Emperado (Martial Arts Legend, Hall of Fame Member and co-founder of the Kajukenbo system of Martial Arts)

* *Certified 6th Degree Black Belt D.O.C.S. under the late Grand Master Victor A. Hughes - Black Belt Hall of Fame Member.

* *Certified 6th Degree Black Belt Taekwondo under Grand Master Charles Parks.KSDI (Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute) and Black Belt Society Member.

* *Executive Vice President United States Martial Arts Bureau Agency - Martial Arts Consumer Bureau - Washington D.C.International

* *Chinese Boxing AllianceAmerican

* *Karate Black Belt Association

* *Korean Taekwondo Association

* *Member U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame