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Grand Master Praim's Resume

 

 

   

Martial Arts Certification  

  • October 2018 -10th Degree Black belt

  • April 2010 - 9th Degree Black Belt

  • June 1992 - 8th Degree Black Belt

  • April 1986 - 7th Degree Black Belt

  • April 1978 - 6th Degree Black Belt

  • March 1975 - 5th Degree Black Belt

  • May 1970 - 4th Degree Black Belt

  • October 1966 - 3rd Degree Black Belt

  • July 1962 - 2nd Degree Black Belt

  • October 1961 - 1st Degree Black Belt

  • 1959-1962 - Studied Martial Arts in Korea   

 

Selected Special Awards  

  • 2014 - Recognized by the Canadian Commonwealth 2014 as an inductee

  • 2014 - Inducted into the International Korean Martial Arts Master Hall of Fame as a living legend

  • 2012 - Leadership Award given by Grand Master Dr. Ibraham Ahmed

  • 2010 - Founding Member of the League of Grand Masters

  • 2009 - 50 Years in Martial Arts Award

  • 1992 - One of the first Inductees in the Michigan Hall of Fame

  • 1992 - Letter of Appreciation for Outstanding Leadership - World Moo Duk Kwan Federation

  • 1986 - Appreciation Award - for contribution to the Martial Arts in Canada - Paddy Savage, Director

  • 1985 - Listed in: "Master, Founder, and Leaders of American Martial Arts"

  • 1983 - "25 years in Martial Arts Award"- Presented by Chuck Norris - National Testing & Awards Banquet

  • 1982 - Listed in Who's Who in American Martial Arts

  • 1978 - Letter of Appreciation - American Moo Duk Kwan Association

  • 1975 - Letter of Commendation - American Moo Duk Kwan Association

  • 1975 - Listed in Who's Who in the Martial Arts

  • 1975 - Listed as Instructor of Best Club in North America - by "Professional Karate Magazine"

  • 1974 - National Director's Award - Al Gene Caraulia, President, Karate Institute of America

  • 1967 - Appointed Director of Moo Duk Kwan for State of Michigan - by Grand Master Hwang Kee

  • 1965 - Commendation for furthering city culture through the teaching of Martial Arts - City of Warren, Michigan

 

Education  

  • 1991 - Kepner Tregor - Managing Involvement

  • 1990 - Pressure Pointe Control Tactics Defensive Tactics (PPCT)

  • 1978 - Certified 6th Dan Master Instructor - American Moo Duk Kwan Association

  • 1975 - Certified 5th Dan Master Instructor - American Moo Duk Kwan Association

  • 1972 - Certified in Physical Training and Defensive Tactics - Michigan State Police

  • 1972 - Wayne State University, Physical Education

  • 1972 - Associate in Arts - Macomb Community College

  • 1967 - Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking and Human Relations

  • 1966 - Full Instructor Certification - Korean Moo Duk Kwan Association

   

Teaching Experience  

  • 1962 to Present - Tang Soo Do Grand Master with over 50 Years of Instructing experience

  • 1973 to 1992 - Established and instructed "Instructors Certification" Programs in USA & Canada (retired)

  • 1965 to Present - Established Martial Arts Courses at:

            Marygrove College (1976)
            Monroe Community College (1973)
            Mid-Michigan Community College (1973)
            Western Michigan University (1973)
            Central Michigan University (1973)
            Macomb Community College (1965)
            Adult Education Programs
            Youth Programs
            YMCA
            Parks and Recreation
            Junior and Senior High Schools
            Senior Citizens Programs

  • 1972 - Criminal Justice Center, Macomb Community College

 

  National Workshop and Course Preparations

  Professional and Amateur Fighting Techniques

  • Theories of Tournament Competition

  • Forms (Kata) and Kicking Techniques

  • Tournament Judging

  • Teaching Methodology

  • Women Self Defense Classes and Seminars

  • Youth Self Defense Classes and Seminars

  • Martial Arts Club Organization   

 

Martial Arts Coaching Experience

  •   1971 to Present - Karate Institute - Head coach, professional and amateur fighters

  • Professional World Rated Fighters

             1. Everett Eddy (Heavyweight)
             2. Johnny Lee (Heavyweight)

  •  Professional Regional Rated Fighters

             1. Robb Hogan (Heavyweight)
             2. Mike March (Middleweight)
             3. George Reynolds (Lightweight)

  • 1972 to 1975 - Michigan State Team Championship - Head Coach

  • 1974 - United States World Karate Team selected by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) as Head Coach (I respectfully rejected their offer).

  • 1972 - North American Karate Team - Head Coach

  • 1971 - Ohio State Karate Team Champions

 

   Tournament and Special Events Experience  

  • 1984 - 1987 - Created KI National Scholarship Award Fund

  • 1983 - International Awards Banquet, Black Belt Testing & Tournament (Chuck Norris, Guest of Honor) Promoted and Directed

  • 1982 - Professional Karate Association (PKA) Promoted and Directed three (3) full contact events, ESPN television coverage

Tournament Director or Co-Director

  • 1974 to 1977 - Great Lakes Regional Four Season Karate Championships 

  • 1974 to 1976 - Moo Duk Kwan National Championships

  • 1974 to 1975 - Battle of Atlanta (over 1500 competitors)

  • 1973 to 1974 - Grand National Karate Championships (over 1500 competitors)

  • 1971 to 1977 - Michigan State Karate Championships

  • 1968 - First National Karate Team Championships - Ford Auditorium

  • 1968 - First Midwestern Intercollegiate Karate Championship

​Tournament Chief Referee

  • Michigan State University Karate Championship (6 years)

  • Michigan Isshin Ryu Open (5 years)

  • United States Karate Association (USKA)

  • Top 10 Professional Karate Championship (2 years)

  • Ohio State Karate Championship (2 years)

  • Cleveland Karate Championship (2 years)

  • Tae Kwon Do Championship (2 years)

  • Hidy Ochial National Karate Championship

  • North American Karate Championship

  • World Moo Duk Kwan International Championship

  • Mu Sa Duk Kwan Championship

  

Administration Experience  

  • 1986 to 1992 - Executive Director, Karate Institute (retired)

  • 1971 to 1986 - National Director, Karate Institute 

  • 1977 to 1974 - Michigan State Representative for the American Amateur Union (AAU)

  • 1965 -  Co-founder, American Tang Soo Do Association

  • 1962 to 1971 - Founder and Chairman, Korean Karate Clubs, Inc

 

 Publication  

  • 1975 - "Promotion Certification Manual"

  • 1973 - "Green Belt Manual"

  • 1970 - "Introduction to the Moo Duk Kwan"

  Films 

  • 1974 - "Karate"

  • 1971 - "Karate Action"