Senior Master Joe Rickard
7th Dan in Tang Soo Do
1st Dan in Haidong Gumdo
Master Rickard’s interest is martial arts began with the movie Billy Jack and comic books like DC’s karate kid and Marvel’s Iron fist. He began training in Tang Soo Do under John Ennis in 1984 and received his 1st Dan in 1987. He attended Mansfield University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History with an emphasis in education. While at college he was exposed to Judo. After graduating He moved to southern York County and opened a school in Delta PA. He currently holds the rank of 7th Dan in Tang Soo Do and 1st Dan in Haidong Gumdo (Korean sword art). He has competed locally, nationally and internationally and is currently chairman of the technical advisory committee which is responsible for curriculum development and standards. His other interest include History, cooking and science fiction.
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