Certified as a 5th Dan / Master of Hapkido
From Grandmaster Ron Suggs founder of American Hapkido Heuk Choo Kwon Association
Certified as a 4th Dan / Master of Hapkido
From Grandmaster Pedro Rodriguez founder of World HukJuSool Hapkido Association
3rd degree black belt in Nihon Ryu JuJutsu through Master Rodriguez and the federation of JuJutsuans Sleeping Lion Street JuJutsu. Covers all defense on the ground.
(Combines: Judo, Greco Roman/Freestyle Wrestling and Weaponry with Brazilian and Japanese JuJutsu)
Master Wilson has had extensive study in Brazillian and other forms of Jiu Jitsu. He has traveled to train with the best in these arts.
Tae Kwon Do:
Certified as a 2nd Degree Black belt in JiDoKwon TaeKwonDo
through Grandmaster Suggs as well as Instructor and Dojang certification in TaeKwonDo
2nd Degree Black Belt in W.T.F. Tae Kwon Do (World Tae Kwon Do Federation)
2nd Degree in Traditional Moo Duk Kwon/ Tang Soo Do Tae Kwon Do From Mr. Feagan.
Certified Traditional Korean Weapons Instructor through The World Huk Ju Sool Hapkido Assoc.
Sleeping Lion Weapons Master program
Certified Kali Short stick and Knife instructor through CQDT and Grand Master Rodriguez
Black sash in Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) Kung Fu through Grandmaster Sifu Lee Gar Lin
Certified: Level Three Close Quarter Defense Tactics Instructor through C.Q.D.T.
Reiki Master/ Instructor from Hands of Fire Reiki and Charly Williams. A part of our healing arts/internal training component
Extensive study also in:
Chinese and non ranking systems of: Kung Fu, Ving Tsun, Jeet Kune Do, Greco Roman Wrestling, Western Boxing, Aikido, JuDo and Karate.
Recognized as a Scholar of East Asian Studies in the Martial Arts through the KiDoKan International and Grandmaster Ramey
2004 U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame:
“Mixed Martial Arts Instructor of the Year”
(Has since been nominated several times into this and other Martial arts Hall of Fame organizations.)
Sleeping Lion Martial Arts
Sleeping Lion Martial Arts was voted Best Martial Arts School in Flagstaff, by the Flagstaff community via the Daily Sun Newspaper every year since 2006.
As a Martial Arts Video Artist he has produced and sent videos on martial arts around the country.
As a writer he has written Martial Arts related manuals and stories.
As a competitor of several years (Full contact TaeKwonDo) Mr Wilson won many medals. Usually golds in sparring, silvers in breaking and bronzes in forms.
Former President/Founder of the A.F.M.A. (American Freestyle Martial Artists)
Mr Wilson has also used his martial arts knowlege and awareness to work as a private eye, a bouncer, instructor of many police and detention officers, instruction of the disabled, blind, deaf, young to elderly and has taught many seminars on a variety of topics.