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