Founder, Doug Cobb, Roku-Dan (6th degree black belt)
» Studying Martial Arts for more than 43 years.
» Recognized and honored by the World Head of Family Sokeship Council in June of 2012 as the head and founder of the broader system Gendai Bu Jitsu.
» Promoted to 8th Dan by the AMAA in 2006 as the Head of Gendai Goshin Jitsu.
» Isshinryu Karate-Do & Kobudo (Roku-Dan or 6th degree black belt)
» Neko Ryu Goshin Jitsu (Go-Dan or 5th degree black belt).
» Kodokan Goshin Jitsu (Ni-Dan or 2nd degree black belt)
Other fields of study and recognitions received include Hakkoryu Ju Jitsu and Judo; Shitoryu Karate, International Combative Arts (Mix Martial Art Combining Soft Chinese Styles w/ Small Circle Ju Jitsu & Silat), Weapons of the Philippines: Arnis/Escrima/Kali, Pikiti Tirsia Knife Fighting, Aikido & Executive Protection Defensive Tactics; 2004 Inductee into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Soke of the Year; 2006 Inductee into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Founder of the Year; 2006 Inductee into the AMAA Hall of Fame as Grandmaster of the Year; Promoted to 8th Dan by the AMAA in 2006 as the Head of Gendai Goshin Jitsu; Re-inducted into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame (2008) as an alumni and Self-Defense Grand Master of the Year; Awarded a Ph.D./Ma.D.Sc, Doctorate of Martial Arts Philosophy & Martial Arts Science by the University of Asian Martial Arts Study (2008).
He has a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from East Carolina and has also worked professionally as a Chromatographer.