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July 27, 2019  9:00 AM at Walnut Creek YMCA


We are very happy to announce that Grand Master Greg Ferry has been promoted to 9th degree by Soke Michael DePasquale, Jr.! The promotion was official on November 15, 2017.

Grand Master Ferry, from all of your students, we congratulate you and thank you for all of the knowledge that you continue to pass along.

We’re doing our best to keep the water from spilling out of our hands, sir.


Grand Master Greg Ferry has been dedicated to the disciplines of Martial Arts since he began his training in 1977 under an original Korean Master. His many years of experience have earned him several high rankings and honors which make him one of the most well respected Martial Artists in the United States today. He is currently a 9th degree Grand Master in the ITF style of Tae Kwon Do. Grand Master Ferry also holds a black belt in WTF Tae Kwon Do. His other rankings include a black belt in Hapkido and a brown belt in Gracie-style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In addition to his rankings, Master Ferry has earned the Samurai Award for lifetime achievement from the International Federation of Jiu Jitsuans. He is a 2006 inductee for Master of the Year within the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, and has held several rankings for national competition.
Master Ferry owns and operates Central Iowa Martial Arts in Des Moines, Iowa.

Over the years, he has instructed countless students in the ITF style of Tae Kwon Do and a unique blend of self defense techniques. It is this blend of mixed martial arts that gives his students the opportunity to become proficient in a range of stand-up, weapon, and ground fighting. Some of his students have included those who have competed and ranked in local and national Tae Kwon Do tournaments, as well as several MMA cage fighting title holders.

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