Grandmaster Terryl D. Richardson has been a devout member, of the Martial Arts community, for more than 49 years. He started learning the self-discipline of a martial warrior from the very young age of eight years old, when he was taught boxing skills by his uncle, Harlen Marbley, (1968 Olympic Bronze Medalist – American Boxing Team). At the age of eleven Grandmaster Richardson was introduced to his first of several Martial Arts forms/systems; the art of Wu-Shu. He was introduced to this system by a neighborhood friend, Sijo Anthony Graham. Grandmaster Richardson achieved his first of many black belts, in this system, from Sijo Graham. As Grandmaster Richardson continued his pursuit of the discipline of Wu-Shu, he began to understand and appreciate the benefits and diversity of other Martial Arts systems. This led him to seek out other teachers such as Grand Master Gregory Kennedy of Simba Dojang, who became like a big brother to him and introduced him to the art of Tae Kwon Do. Later, Grand Master Kennedy introduced him to Senior Master Lawrence Holmes of Simba Dojang, with whom Grandmaster Richardson continued to train and study the art of Tae Kwon Do. Grandmaster Richardson also received a black belt in this system. Grandmaster Richardson also enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he honed his boxing skills as well as continued his martial arts training and theoretical studies. During his tour of duty, he held several titles, such as Post Lightweight Boxing Champ for Fort Gordon, GA, and Welter Weight kickboxing champ in Tacoma, WA. Grandmaster Richardson also served as an Alternate for the U. S. Army Boxing Team, and earned his Army Air Assault and Airborne wings as well as his Jungle Expert patch. Also during his tour, he helped redesign the hand to hand combat course for the Air Assault Academy. After Grandmaster Richardson left the Army he was introduced to Grand Master Serge Baubil the founder of Hoshinkido Hapkido. He trained in this system and received his 1st Dan. Grandmaster Richardson then found Grand Master Joe Parrish, who trained him in the system of Tang Soo Do.
SYSTEM - HIGHEST RANK ACHEIVED - INSTRUCTOR
Tang Soo Do - 9th Dan - Dr. Joseph Parrish
Hapki Yu Sul - 8th Dan - Grand Master Chang H. Park
Balintawak - Level 6 completion GM Bobby Taboada
Tae Kwan Do - 7th Dan - Grand Master Furman Marshall
Sanuces Ryu Jiu-Jitsu - 7th Dan - Al Wood
Wu Shu - Senior Master - Grand Master Anthony Graham
Smoking Sticks- Guro- Grandmaster Rodel Dagooc
Grandmaster Richardson is a profound devotee of each system of Martial Art for which he has trained and received rank. He has dedicated over 49 years studying Martial Arts and Martial Art History. He has also studied the arts of: Judo, Muay Thai, Jeet Kun Do, Shotokan and Aikido. GM Richardson has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the benefits of each system. To provide continuous improvement opportunities for his students, Grandmaster Richardson developed his own system, Kum Jung Horang Yee Mu Sul, (Black Tiger Martial Technique), which has been formally recognized by the World Korean Martial Art Union, and the United States Head of Family Association. Grandmaster Richardson’s system provides a complete, eclectic offensive art, maximizing the best of each system’s individual merit, and mitigating the pitfalls of their defensible weaknesses.