Supreme Grandmaster William A. Rankin

 

   
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Supreme Grandmaster Bill Rankin is a 10th Degree Black Belt of the Uchuno Shorin-ryu Karate Style. April 1, 2001 International Matsumura Seito Society Senior Advisor Lifetime member. 2001 International Matsumura Seito Society Grasshopper Award Supreme Grandmaster of the Year. World Head of Family Sokeship Council 2000 International Martial Artist Hall of Fame "Founder's Award". Member of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council as of September 2000. 1998 World Karate Union Hall of Fame Inductee as Grand Master of the Year. 1988 World Karate Grand Champion. Began training in hand to hand combat 1965, jungle warfare 1967, and studied Shito-ryu, Jujitsu, Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, Escrima, Tai Chi, Kenpo, Kempo, Iaido, Judo, Aikido and several styles of Kung Fu. Trainer of several police officers in Maryland, North Dakota, California, New Mexico, Texas and Florida. Click on the photo for additional information about Supreme Grandmaster William Rankin.

Training and Certification History

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Year

Training

Location

1965

U.S. Army Basic Training

Ft. Dix NJ

1965

U.S. Army marksmanship School

Ft. Dix NJ

1965

U.S. Army Infantry Special Combat School

Ft. Dix NJ

1965-66

U.S. Army Security Specialist School

Ft. Gordon Ga

1966

Search and Assault Tactics

Orleans, France

1966

Prisoner Jail and Housing Procedures

Orleans, France

1966

Emergency Response Course

Orleans, France

1967

International Police Armed Defensive Tactics

Bien Hoa, South Vietnam

1967

International Police Unarmed Defensive Tactics

Bien Hoa, South Vietnam

1967

Jungle Warfare, South Vietnamese Army

Di-an, South Vietnam

1971

U.S. Air Force Medical Technology

Sheppard AFB, TX

1977

Human Relations Education

Kadena AFB, Okinawa

1977

Police Defensive Tactics

San Antonio, TX

1979

NCO leadership School

Randolph AFB, TX

1979

NCO Academy

Randolph AFB, TX

1979

Administrator OJT Trainer

Maxwell AFB, AL

1985

International Espionage Prevention

Beale AFB, CA

2002

Police Kubaton Control Bar Basic Course

Moore, OK

2002

Police Kubaton Control Bar Instructor Course

Meridian, MS

2002

Universal Restraint Systems (Handcuffing)

Moore, OK

2002

Oleo Capsicum Spray Instructor

Moore, OK

 

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATIONS

Certification

Title

State

P-3678

Police Defensive Tactics

Maryland

P-7832

Police Defensive Tactics instructor

Maryland

P-9639

Use of Force Tactics

Maryland

P-9640

Universal Restraint Systems instructor (Handcuffing)

Maryland

P-9641

Police Kubaton Control Bar Tactics

Maryland

P-10017

Defensive Tactics Disarming

Maryland

P-10018

Oleo Capsicum Spray Instructor

Maryland

P-10019

Expandable baton Instructor

Maryland

2002-0001OK

Police Defensive Tactics Instructor

Oklahoma

2002-0002OK

Police Kubaton Control Tactics

Oklahoma

2002-0003OK

Police Kubaton Control Bar Instructor

Oklahoma

2002-0004OK

Oleo Capsicum Spray Instructor

Oklahoma

 

Health Care Provider

Title

State

American Heart Association CPR and AED

West Virginia/National

 

Martial Arts Training

General Martial Arts

Shorin-ryu, Shito-ryu, Okinawan Kempo, Chinese Kempo, Aikido, Krav Maga, judo, Jujitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, Filipino Stick and Knife Fighting

Certification

10th Degree Black Belt in Uchuno Shorin-ryu Karate and Kobudo (Weaponry)

 

 

Service Medals and Ribbons

Military Duty November 1, 1965 - June 1, 1971 U.S. Army

June 1, 1971 - September 1, 1988 U.S. Air Force

Enlisted-Medical-Senior-Level

Senior Enlisted Medical Badge

Combat Infantry Badge

 

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Defense Meritorious

Service Medal

 

 

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Meritorious Service Medal

 

 

 

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Air Force

Commendation

 w/1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

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Joint Services

Achievement Medal

 

 

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Air Force Achievement Medal

 

 

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Joint Meritorious Unit Award

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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

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Army Meritorious Unit Commendation

 

 

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Air Force

Good Conduct Medal

w/4 Bronze Leaf Clusters

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Army

Good Conduct Medal

 

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National Defense Service Medal

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Air Force

Short Tour Ribbon

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Air Force

Long Tour Ribbon

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Army

Overseas Service Ribbon

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Air Force

Longevity Service Ribbon

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Professional Military Education Graduation Ribbon

 

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Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

 

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Air Force Training Ribbon

 

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Army Service Ribbon

 

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Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Device

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Republic of Vietnam Service Ribbon w/1 Silver Star

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Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon

 

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