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Alvin Linzy Grand Master Judan 10th Dregree Black Belt
ALVIN LINZY GRAND MASTER- BIOGRAPHY
10th Dan - International Taiho Jutsu
7th Dan - Shorei Goju Ryu System
1965: Joined the United States Navy, was stationed in
Washington. D.C.. Met Bernard Gilbert, Sensei in
Arlington, Virginia, in December of 1965. This was my
introduction to Taiho Jutsu.
1967: Was stationed in Norfolk. Virginia and continued
my studies with Bernard Gilbert Sensei until I was
shipped out to Vietnam.
1968: Returned state side and was stationed in Norfolk.
Virginia where I found that Bernard Clilbert, Sensei had
shipped out for Vietnam. Discharged, came home, began
training with an old friend, Lionel Jones Sensei.
1969: Signed up at the Chicago Judo and Karate
Association located in Roseland, Illinois on Michigan
Avenue. My first Sensei there was Patrick Goddard, his
teacher was John Konsovick and his Sensei was John
Keehan. The Director of the school was Gene Wyka.
1970: Received Shodan from Lionel Jones Sensei in
Karate-Do (Gojo Ryu).
1971: Received my Yonkyu Karate-Do Goju Ryu from
Wayne Washington Sensei, who I started with at the
Chicago Judo and Karate Association. Wayne
Washington Sensei and Ron Washington Sensei are both
very close friends of mine.
1976: Met Charles Plaines Sensei in downtown Chicago,
Illinois at the United States School of Law Enforcement. I
began training under Charles Plaines, Sensei in
Shotokan and Taiho Jutsu at the YMCA Hotel, in Chicago,
Illinois where I found an old friend of mine, Bill Brown
who was training there as well. I found out that Plaines,
Sensei and Bernard Gilbert, Sensei knew each other very
well and did a lot of training together while in and out of
the military. They were both part of the Strategic Air
Command (SAC) also found out that Bernard Gilbert
Sensei had returned to Maryland.
1977: Returned to Maryland where I trained in Taiho
Jutsu under Gilbert Sensei. Awarded my Shodan in Taiho
Jutsu by Bernard Gilbert Sensei.
1978: Returned to Chicago, Illinois continued training and
stayed in contact with Bernard Gilbert Sensei.
1982: Received my Sondan from Bernard Gilbert Sensei
in Taiho Jutsu.
1993: Followed Charles Plaines Sensei to Waukegan,
Illinois and from there I never left his side. We traveled
everywhere together. I assisted him in training sessions,
we attended tournaments together.
1994: Received my Shodan in Shotokan from Charles
Plaines Sensei. Received my Godan in Taiho Jutsu from
Bernard Gilbert Sensei.
1995: Opened a school in Harvey, Illinois, Asian Ways,
teaching Shotokan. Began training under Dennis Perdue,
Sensei in Hosinul, a Korean art and Preston Baker Sensei
and Otis Baker Sensei in Shorei Goju Ryu. Trained under
Dennis Perdue Sensei and Bob Schwartz Sensei in Tai
Chi Chaun. Received my Shodan from Dennis Perdue
Sensei and my Shodan from Presston Baker Sensei and
Otis Baker Sensei. The school was open for five years.
1996: Received my Shodan from John Townsley Sensei
in Ryu Kyu Jui jitsu.
1997: Received my Nidan Shotokan Japan Ways, Joseph
1998: Received my Sandan from Dennis Perdue Sensei and my Nidan from Preston Baker Sensei and
Otis Baker Sensei.
1999: Received Pankration Number Twenty from Tom Savano Sensei. Received Sandan, Shotokan
Japan Ways, Joseph Mathis, Jr.
2001: Received Yodan, Shotokan Japan Ways, Joseph Mathis. Jr.
2003: Received Fourth Kyu from the United States Jujitsu Federation, Bruce Bethers Sensei.
2004: Received Godan in Goju Ryu from Preston Baker Sensei and Otis Baker Sensei.
2005: Received Godan Shotokan, Japan Ways, from Joseph Mathis Jr. Shichidan.
2006: Received 7* Dan Master Instructor Examiner Shichidan Taiho Jutsu, Bernard Gilbert Sensei.
2008: Received my Judan in Taiho Jutsu from the International Taiho Jutsu Federation, Bernard
2009: Received Grand Master Certification from the International Taiho Jutsu Federation, Bernard
Gilbert Sensei; received Shichidan from Preston Baker Sensei and Otis Baker Sensei.
2010: Opened school of marital arts Far Eastern Arts Academy , 7316 South Racine, Chicago, Illinois
60636, in honor of Charles L. Plaines Sr. Sensei.
President, United States Taiho Jutsu Federation
Senior Technical Advisor, International Taiho Jutsu Federation
General Secretary, Midwest International Referee Council
Member at Large, United States of America Karate Federation (USAKF)
Lifetime Member, United States Karate Do Ki (USKK)
Lifetime Member, United Martial Arts Association (UMAA>
Lifetime Member, Japan Ways
Member at Large, Hwa Rang Do Federation
ASEP certified leader level coach
Licensed regional and state referee
Licensed national judge
President Far Eastern Arts Academy