The Self Defense School Of Kenpo

Self Defense in empty hand, stick and edged weapons - Private Instruction - No Belt Testing Fee's - No Contracts

Al Tracy gave out a lot of 10th degree diplomas to people that did not teach his system.  I don't have an answer for the question why would Al Tracy do such a thing.  THE ADVISORY COUNCIL  found up on tracykarate.com are now exposing individuals that never taught the Tracy System but received 10th degrees from Al Tracy.  They go even a step further  showing examples of those who actually taught the Tracy system but went from 5th degree to 10th degree.  I don't agree with what THE ADVISORY COUNCIL has done regarding these Black Belts.     I never excepted any Rank from any organization other then the one Al Tracy ran.  That was my agreement with him and to this day I stay true to that agreement.  Actually I don't care who Al Tracy gave Rank to and if they don't teach Tracy Kenpo then so be it. 

I received my Black Belt in 1976 from John Cochran and Jim Bracket who by the way was one of Dennis Nackords first Black Belts.  Mr. Nackord opened up Tracy Karate Studios in the Philadelphia area cira 1970. I received   my 3rd degree  Black Belt   from Arnold Golub, Thomas Mitose and Bruce Juchnick in 1984.  Bruce Juchnick wanted me to stop teaching the Tracy System which I refused to do and went with Al Tracy and was promoted to 4th Degree Black belt by Al Tracy in 1988.  I sold Tracy Karate Franchises in the Denver Area in the 1990s.  I received my 5th degree Black Belt from Al Tracy  in 1994.    I was promoted to 7th Degree Black Belt  in 2005 serial number 67.   Eight years later I was promoted to 8th degree Black Belt in 2013.   Do the math I was never fast tracked Rank Wise from 1976 to 2013 and keep this in mind, I have taught and practiced Tracy Kenpo the entire time. 

In 2015, I was promoted to 9th degree by Al Tracy with Ted Sumner also signing the diploma.   Al died and as far as I'm concerned that's where my personal Rank in the Tracy System of Kenpo should stay.  

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