Joe began his training in 1974 and holds ranks in Kempo. Torite and TaeKwonDo. He has cross trained in Hosin-ryu, Shito-ryu, Modern Arnis, Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, Small Circle Jujitsu, Shiatsu, Taiji and Qigong.
He opened the Aldridge Karate Institute in 1985 and it is currently on of the oldest continually operating martial arts schools in central Virginia.
Ranks & Certifications:
- 1st Dan TaeKwonDo
- 8th Dan Okinawan Kempo
- 8th Dan Torite-jutsu
- Professor Certified Instructor, Torite-jutsu
- Certified in Okazaki Restoration Therapy
- Certified NRA Firearms Instructor
Rick Moneymaker has earned the "Man Of The Year Award" presented by the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, recognized by the International Society of Headfounders/Headfamilies as a 9th Degree Black Belt and Soke of TORITE JUTSU, awarded the Golden Lifetime Achievement Award and the Meijin Award presented by the directors of the International Shurite Yudansha-Kai. Inducted into the International Karate and Kickboxing Hall of Fame and inducted in Combat Magazines Hall of Fame.
Rick Moneymaker is also a High Dan Board member of the AKBBA and has appeared in five nationally published magazines and five international magazines.
Grandmaster Moneymaker has taught on the International Seminar circuit for over 20 years.
During his competition career, he won 25 Black Belt Heavy Weight Championships and 1 Grand Championship.
He has had the honor of Instructing numerous members of the Military, Police and Private Security Officers for over 20 years.
Ranks & Certifications:
- Kudan (9th degree black belt) Torite-Jutsu
- Kudan (9th degree black belt) Okinawan Kempo Karate-do
- Rokudan (6th degree black belt) Tae Kwon Do by American Black Belt (March 25, 2000)
- Godan (5th degree black belt) Isshinryu Karate-do
- Yondan (4th degree black belt) Aikibudo
- Nidan (2nd degree black belt) Japanese Goju-ryu Karate-do
- Level 2 Reiki Therapist
Awards & Recognition:
- Co-Founder and Grandmaster of the DSI
- Head Instructor and Co Founder of the TO-RI Karate Institute
- Author of Torite Jutsu Reference Manual.
- Author of the Torite Jutsu Technique Manual.
- Doctor Of Martial Arts Degree.
- Featured in 'Who's Who in Karate"
- 2000 International Instructor of the Year by the American Federation Of Martial Arts Hall Of Fame
Researcher and instructor in Chinese acupuncture theory - as applied to the martial arts and is a High Dan Board member of the AKBBA. Tom Muncy has been in the martial arts for 48 years and has attained numerous honors and awards including Judan, 10th Degree Black Belt in Torite Jutsu. Hachidan, 8th Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Kempp. 6th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. 5th Degree Black Belt in Aikibudo. Doctor of Martial Arts Degree and inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame. Grandmaster Muncy is also an avid practitioner and teacher of QiGong and Tai Chi.