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Swiftdeer started learning Judo when he was 8 years old. In 1958, he received his 1st degree Black Belt in Judo from Ace Sugigari, through the Armed Forces Judo Association (AFJA). Later, the AFJA became the United States Judo Association (USJA).


In Jiu-Jitsu, Swiftdeer received his 1st degree Black Belt in 1959 from Ace Sugigari in Fort Worth, Texas. He then received his 2nd degree Black Belt from Tad Osaka in Kyoto, Japan in 1961-1962, and his 3rd and 4th degree Black Belts from Master Tadaharu Yamaguchi, 10th Dan, Supreme Master, Shorinji-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu. He received all his subsequent Jiu-Jitsu ranks through Master Tadaharu Yamaguchi and the Ten-No-Kishi Dojos Main Hombu, Kyoto, Japan and Rod Sacharnoski and the JJBBFA.


Swiftdeer received his 1st Black Belt in Karate from Kobayashi Sensei in Shotokan Karate. His 2nd Black Belt, in Shorei-Ryu-Kenpo, he received from Lowell K. Lum (Go Dan) through Nippon Kobudo Renmei. He also received Black Belts in Chito-Ryu directly from Master Chitose in Japan and in the USA.

Swiftdeer received various Black Belts in Shorin-Ryu-Karate in Okinawa. The ranks came trough Lowell K. Lum, Wallace W. Reumann. The current Japanese Master in Shorei-Ryu-Kenpo and Shorinji-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu is Master Kobahashi, from Kyoto, Japan.

Current Promotions

Recently SwiftDeer has received his promotions in  Jiu-Jitsu and Karate from Dr. Tad Kobahashi.  These are acknowledged and  recognized by the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame (WMAHF) through Dr.  Moore.  Soke SwiftDeer's current certification comes through the WMAHF  Certification Branch of the International Society of Black Belt Examiners and  The International Society of Sokeship Council.  All  his students are registered and belted through Ten-No-Kishi Dojos USA - AIFAA.

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