Training,History and Accomplishments

Instructor Boyd has been involved in the Martial Arts since 1966. He currently holds the rank of 2nd Dan Black Belt in Farang Hapkido and 1st Dan Black Belt in Farang Mu Sul.He originally started his Martial Arts career in San Francisco, California and has continued his studies in the Bay Area and also in the Military. He joined Schleeterís Academy of Martial Arts in 1995 and has studied since in the arts of Farang Hapkido and has simultaneously trained in Farang Mu Sul since 1998.
  • 1966-1968; San Francisco, Ca.
      Studied Karate Instructor Joe Molo through the P.A.L. at City Hall
  • 1969-1971; Burlingame, Ca.
      Studied Judo at Cahillís Judo Academy under Master Ben Cahill
  • 1972-1974: Daly City, Ca
      Wrestled for Westborough Jr. High School
      Earned Medals for 2nd in the Greater Bay Area and 4th in Northern California.
  • 1987 Maryville, Missouri
      1st dan black belt in Modern U.S. Hapkido.Certified by Grand Master Chan K. Yu
  • 1978-1986: D.O.D.; United States Navy
      Served out of Yokosuka, Japan from 1978-1981
      Served out of Holy Loch, Scotland from 1981-1986
      Achieved the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class
      Part of the Shipboard Security Forces
      Recipient of 3 Expeditionary Medals
      Recipient of 5 Battle Efficiency Awards
      Recipient of 3 Humanitarian Medals
      Recipient of Good Conduct Medal
      Veteran of the Iranian Hostage Crisis
  • 1983-1985
      Studied Nunchaku techniques with Karate Instructor.
  • 1995-Current Hollister, California
      Studying Farang Hapkido under Master Schleeter.
      Achieved 1st Dan Black Belt in Sept 2000
      Achieved 2nd Dan Black Belt in June 2004
      June 2004 completed 8 seated hour meditation
      Currently an Instructor in Farang Hapkido
  • 1998-Current Hollister & San Francisco, California
      Studying Farang Mu Sul under Grand Master Michael DeAlba
      Achieved 1st Dan Black Belt in Farang Mu Sul in March 2002
      Awarded Instructors Certificate in March 2002
  • 2001 Certification
      The American Teachers Association of the Martial Arts as Instructor in Farang Hapkido
  • 2004 Hollister, California
      Completed CPR & First Aid Certification Course
  • Awards of Appreciation
      1999 Farang Hapkido; Award of Appreciation
      2000 Farang Hapkido; Award of Appreciation
      2002 Farang Mu Sul; Outstanding Support
      2004 Farang Mu Sul; Most Spirited Student
      2004 Farang Mu Sul; Outstanding Support, Warrior Quest Championship
  • Tournaments
      1996; St. Joseph, Missouri; Mid American Tae Kwon Do Championship
      1997; Castroville, California; Salinas Valley Championship
      1997; St. Joseph, Missouri; Mid American Tae Kwon Do Championship
      1998; Watsonville, California; Mixed martial Arts Tournament
      1999; Hollister, California; Seismic Open Martial Arts Tournament
      2000; 1st Annual Farang Mu Sul Warrior Quest Championship
      2001; 2nd Annual Farang Mu Sul Warrior Quest Championship
      2002; 3rd Annual Farang Mu Sul Warrior Quest Championship
      2004; 4th Annual Farang Mu Sul Warrior Quest Championship
      2005; 5th Annual Farang Mu Sul Warrior Quest Championship
  • Workshops And Seminars
      1996; St. Joseph, Missouri. Hapkido Seminar Taught by GM Lee & GM Yu
      1997; St. Joseph, Missouri. Hapkido Seminar Taught by GM Yu
      1998; Monterey, California. Kyudo workshop taught by Sensei Yohiko Buchanan, Renshi; 5th Dan Black Belt
      1998: Hollister, California. Farang Mu Sul workshop
      1999; Sacramento, California. Attended the Gathering Seminar
      1999; Campbell, California. Attended Gasshuku training seminar
      2000; Pacifica, California. Attended knife seminar taught by GM DeAlba
      2000; Campbell, California. Attended Gasshuku training seminar
      2001; Campbell, California. Attended Gasshuku training seminar
      2001; Redwood City, California. Attended ATAMA sponsored seminar
      2002; Hollister, California. Combative Fighting Skills Seminar taught by GM DeAlba.
      2002; San Francisco, California. 1st Modern Farang Mu Sul Black Belt/Black Sash summit meeting @ FMS-WHQ, San Francisco.
      2003; San Francisco, California. 2nd Modern Farang Mu Sul Black Belt/Black Sash summit meeting @ FMS-WHQ, San Francisco.
      2003; San Francisco, California. Modern Farang Mu Sul Knife Seminar taught by GM DeAlba and Instructor Terry King.
      2004; San Francisco, California. 3rd Modern Farang Mu Sul Black Belt/Black Sash summit meeting @ FMS-WHQ, San Francisco.
      2004; Hollister, California. 4th Modern Farang Mu Sul Black Belt/Black Sash summit meeting.
      2004; Hollister, California. 1st Modern Farang Mu Sul DeAlba Black Belt/Black Sash Instructors seminar (Dan-Bong Sul-Seminar).
  • Demonstrations
      1997; Monterey, California. Gathering Spirit; Pacific Assoc. Of Women Martial Artists (Assisted Master Schleeter and Instr. Beth Dudzik).
      1998; Hollister, California. Hapkido demonstration at Hollister Fairgrounds.
      1999; Seaside, California. Hapkido Demonstration (assisted Master Schleeter)
      2000; Hollister, California. Hapkido Demonstration for Hollister Street Fair.
      2002: Hollister, California. Led Hapkido Demonstration for the Hollister Street Fair.
  • The Future
      I will continue to advance my studies in martial arts. I wish to achieve as high a rank as I can not for the next belt but for the continued learning and emersion into the martial, physiological, mental, and spiritual training that it will provide. I will also continue to teach others so that they can share what I have discovered and grow with me. There is great joy in teaching as knowledge blooms in discovery that the best way to learn is to teach.