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Soke Eugene Coutu, Founder

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Soke Eugene Coutu

Soke’s Martial Arts career began in 1967 at the age of 17 when he entered the Marines. Promoted to Sergeant, he received a Presidential Citation for his exemplary service in battle.

Returning home in 1970, Soke began his formal training in 1971 under the tutelage of Frank Cerio. After earning his brown belt in 1976, he was introduced to and began training with Nick Cerio. By 1984 Soke was the Chief Instructor for Nick Cerio’s Kenpo International.

In addition to earning his Black Belt in Judo in 1997 under Prof. John Wooten of the US Judo Federation, Soke furthered his studies under Professor Talib Muhammed. In April of 1998 Soke was awarded his 8th degree Black Belt and the title of Professor in Kenpo-Kobudo.

In March of 2000, Soke Coutu was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame (WMAHOF) when he received the Headmaster of the Year Award, Grandmaster of the Year Award and was further honored to receive his Doctorate of Martial Arts. PhD. Soke Coutu now sits on the Executive Board of the WMAHOF. In July of 2001 Grandmaster Soke Eugene Coutu was awarded his 10th Degree.

Celebrating over 35 Years of Excellence of Martial Arts

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