"U.S.A & -JAPAN ATEMI INTERNATIONAL JIUJITSU FEDERATION
HEADED BY TAISHO, SOKE GM. IRVING SOTO 10Th DEGREE BLACK BELT, COVER RED BELT
FROM SOKE IRVING SOTO I LIKE TO SALUTE ALL THE MASTERS, GRANDMASTERS"
SOKE GRANMASTER IRVING SOTO KUMITE CHAMPION 1O TH DEGREE BLACK BELT COVER RED BELT
Soke Grandmaster Irving Soto 8-time undisputed world kumite Champion /10th degree black belt cover red belt
>Soke Irving Soto is a winner of numerous world championships And the last person to be taught atemi- jujitsu aiki-jujitsu, he has been studying and teaching the martial arts of atemi jujitsu for the last 50 years; he has traveled all over the world to demonstrating his
Techniques and been teaching the military arm forces like the army. Soke Soto has been in numerous commercials such as MTV, NBC, Phil Donahue Show Live TV, Inside Edition, New York, Newsday, Barbra Sang live TV network show.
Aaron Banks Show of World Oriental Show and Hong Kong Television by Raymond Chow he has appeared in sports TV ESPN Sports Martial Arts Channel and the list goes on.
Soke Grandmaster Irving Soto is member of the law enforcement community he has taught the sp force over sea and the united states and the federal police, New York Sheriffs federal correctional facilities and NYPD tactical defense for DEA. FBI, US Treasury, seals team 5 and 6 for the Navy, as well as teaching for the DOD police academy and the department in Aberdeen Maryland. Soke Soto has received accommodations from former Mayor Susan Golding of San Diego, CA former Mayor Dinkins of New York City and Mayor of Hollywood CA Johnny Grant, Brigadier General, US Army Commanding Rodger A Nadeau.US Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Colonel US Army Deputy Installation Commander John T Wright for his hard work in teaching the US arm force 2001.2003,2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,2008, 2009.
Soke Grandmaster Irving Soto is a winner of numerous world championships and the last person to be taught atemi-jujitsu and jujitsu. He has been studying and teaching the martial arts of atemi aiki jujitsu for last 51 years. He has traveled all over the world demonstrating his techniques and has been in numerous commercial, such as MTV, NBC, Phil Donahue Show, Inside Editition, Barbra Sang show New York live Tv network, Aaron Banks live TV Show of World Oriental Show, and Hong Kong television by Raymond Chow. He has appeared in Sport TV, ESPN Sport Martial Arts Channel and list goes on Soke Grandmaster Irving Soto is member of the law enforcement community.
Soke grandmaster Irving Soto has taught the United States armed arm forces, and some of the police department around the county, New York City Sheriff’s, federal correctional officer tactical defense for DEA, FBI, US Treasury, Seal teams 5 and 6 for the navy,
As well as teaching for DoD police academy in, Aberdeen Maryland, Soke Grandmaster Irving Soto has received accolades from former Mayor Susan Golding of San Diego ca, former New York city Mayor Dinkins, And the mayor of Hollywood ca Johnny Grant, Brigadier General, US Army Commander Rodger A Nadeau,
US Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Colonel US Army Deputy Installation Commander John T. Wright for his hard work in helping the with the US Army.
I was born in Bronx in 1954, 1956 my mother moved to Brooklyn, New York at the age of 2 years old. One of my first professors that I trained with a Japanese man called Tashioshi, he taught in jujitsu. I received my first-degree black belt at the age of 11-year-old. Through Tashioshi I went to Japan I fought the internationals of 16years old. I became the open champion. Tashioshi moved away in the early 1970’s, I continued my thirst for martial arts science knowledge of jujitsu.
I continued to further my instructions with a group of masters from the neighborhoods of Brooklyn New York City. In 1973 I was invited by the Japanese association to compete in the open kumite championship in Japan upon winning the championship 1973. I was invited to the humble dojo of koshimitsu Yamamoto and to compete in the open kumite after winning kumite championship. I was asked to be under the guidance of Yamamoto to further my instructions in the advance technique atemi aiki-jujitsu. I continued to further my instruction by traveling back and forth from Japan and USA. In 1990 I receive my 10th degree black belt in Atemi -Aiki jujitsu Upon my teacher death I was awarded full sokeship to continue the work. I won the kumite for 8 years and for 8- times from 1973,1974,1975,1976,1977,1978,1979,1980. World kumite champion.
I would like to pay my special thanks to some of the masters who took out time teach me the martial arts science of jiu -ju-jitsu,
I wrote this in Oct. 1997. It's called Immortal Man. Thanks for being such a great teacher and friend.
Who must endeavor
Through his students
Will live forever
Teaching the way
Atemi Ki Do
The art of enlightenment
As we grow old
Attaining a balance
Between yin and yang
Energy and harmony
That we must understand
Ki our life force
The strength from within
The way the joints bend
Learning so much
From our Professor
An immortal man
Who will live forever