Soke Albert C. Church Jr. (1930-1980)
In 1964 Don Angier (Deceased) inherited "Shidare Yanagi Ryu Aiki Ju-Jutsu" to become the first American Soke. It was through the efforts of Soke Albert Church who in 1967 inherited " Shaolinji Tetsuken Ryu Kempo". The tradition of "Sokeship" have become a lasting part of the American Martial Arts.
In 1978 Soke Church sponsored Sokeship to Clement Riedner and his Nippon Shiho Karano Ryu. In 2006 Soke Riedner granted Sokeship to Rick Greene and his Midori Kazoku Bushi Jujutsu.
Jusan Soke Albert Church, inherited Shaolinji Tetsuken Ryu Kempo, Deceased
Dai Soke Clement Riedner, President of the first World Sokeship Council, Soke Riedner received Sokeship from Soke Albert Church.
Soke Richard Hallman Vice President of the USSC and Council Member
Nidai Soke Stephen Barber, inheritor of Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System also a USSC Council Member
Nidai Soke Chris Greene, inheritor of Midori Kazoku Bushi Jujutsu also a USSC Council Member
Soke Dan Hausel, USSC Council Member, Soke Hausel received Sokeship from Dai Soke Rod Sacharnoski
Soke John Enger, USSC Council Member
Soke Scott Sikes, USSC Council Member, Soke Sikes received Sokeship from Soke Clement Riedner.
Soke Jim Long, USSC Council Member