Grandmaster Gary M. Pointer’s humble martial arts journey began over 40 years ago in Saint Louis, MO. Through the years, Grandmaster Pointer has had the opportunity to be personally invited and trained by some of the world’s highest ranking Grandmasters. Over the decades, he has studied several martial arts disciplines and systems including but not limited to Karate, Gung Fu, JiuJitsu, TaeKwonDo, Hap-Ki-Do, Shootfighting, etcetera; with some of the world’s leading authorities in their respective fields of those arts.
In the earlier years, his initial training within the Korean and Japanese military arts disciplines began respectfully under Kyung Woo Yu (ChungDoKwan TaeKwonDo) and Melvyn P. Brown Sensei, 10th Dan founder of Yoshin Ryu ‘Combat’ JiuJitsu. Master Yu encouraged young Pointer to train with Chung Do Kwan’s TaeKwonDo 9th Dan Grandmaster Duk Sung Son of New York, NY. During his travels Grandmaster Pointer also learned from Master Earl Alston and 9th Dan Grandmaster Russell J. Perron (TangSooDo) from Denver, CO. Grandmaster Pointer also continued his traditional Korean studies with ChungDoKwan TaeKwonDo’s 9th Dan Grandmaster Jong Song Kim and the founder of HanMuKwan Hap-Ki-Do and the former Korea Hapkido Federation Technical Director, 9th Dan Grandmaster Yong Ki Song from South Korea. Upon Grandmaster Pointer’s release from active duty military, he was introduced to 10th Dan Grandmaster Leo D. Wilson (MYB or Shin-Shin JuJutsu and MYB or Shin Nagre Karate) founder of the Midori Yama BudoKai. He also was very fortunate to have met and been invited to study with martial arts Icon and pioneer Dr. Moses Powell, 10th Dan founder and creator of the Sanuces Ryu Eye-to-Eye JiuJitsu system. These experiences, events and opportunities were truly a blessing for Grandmaster Pointer to have these gentlemen of the martial arts as friends, teachers, mentors and guides of the martial way.
Grandmaster Pointer also has alliances and affiliations with several international and national martial arts entities in which he has chartered recognition as a certified, registered and licensed ranked Grandmaster instructor, administrator and official representative within the Korean and Japanese military arts and sciences. Currently, he is a member of the executive board of directors for the Korean Martial Arts Instructor’s Association and the United States’ national director for the Korea Hapkido Federation HaeMuKwan. Grandmaster Pointer is also humbled and honored to be a historic member of the world’s first and most prestigious grandmaster’s organization, the World Head of Family Sokeship Council.
Grand Master Pointer is also the co-host of the “World Martial Arts Magazine Show” at www.actionradio.net sponsored by www.worldmartialartsmagazine.com . Be sure to add him to your friends at www.worldmartialartsnetwork.ning.com .