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Local martial arts leader, Kyoshi Peter Keko was honored with the Masters Leadership Award by the prestigious World Head of Family Sokeship Council (WHFSC) during the 21st Anniversary Celebration and Awards Banquet on June 1 in Orlando.
The WHFSC is the world’s largest and most elite gathering of Martial Arts Grandmasters and Masters worldwide. The awards ceremony honored influential martial arts leaders representing a myriad of martial arts styles hailing from Israel, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, England, the USA and more.
Master Keko was also promoted to the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt during a ceremony held by the Grandmasters Council. He received his promotion from his teacher, 10th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster Phil Little, of South Carolina. Master Keko’s certificate is signed, stamped and accepted by the members of the council.
The weekend celebration began with two days of seminars highlighting well known as well as elusive styles of martial arts. The banquet featured dazzling martial arts demonstrations and entertainment in an atmosphere of camaraderie among fellow leaders of the martial arts world.
The WHFSC was founded in 1992 by renowned Grandmaster Frank E. Sanchez of Guam. The WHFSC is composed solely of 9th and 10th Dan Grandmasters and their equivalents. At present time, the Council has more than 160 members worldwide of every conceivable martial arts style and origin. Their list of members reads like a virtual “Who’s Who” of the martial arts world.
The WHFSC serves the martial arts community by providing in-depth investigations into the validity, knowledge and skill of their membership. The Council embodies the most authentic, traditional and eclectic martial arts styles and personalities around the world.