Grandmaster Benedetto Stumpf, 9th Dan, is the
founder and President of the
German Tang Soo
and the Executive Director of the United Tang Soo Do
He was a Tang Soo
Do pioneer, introducing the art in Germany where he founded his
federation in 1987. He opened the first Tang Soo Do Club in 1972, in
Meriden Lendringsen. In 1976 he founded the second Club in Meriden
is a life-long martial artist, having been introduced to "Budosport"
by his grandfather at the age of four. Over the years, he has
trained in many different arts and styles - Japanese, Korean,
Okinawan and Chinese.
In addition to his
9th Dan in Tang Soo Do, he is a 10th Dan in Kempo Jiu Jitsu, a 9th
Dan in Okinawan Karate Do, 9th Dan in Hapkido, and 7th Dan in Kobudo
(weaponry), as well as a Master's Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
3-time German Karate Champion and Champion in
Breaking, he once attempted to break 42 tiles to
surpass the record, but shattering only 40. While it
did not break the record, it did bring him mush
recognition and respect.
He is a much sought
after member of the martial arts community and also the current
President of two additional organizations - the World Nibuikai Budo
Federation and the Euro-Independent Federation of Russian Kempo.