Master Arthur Sikes
MASTER SIKES, started his martial arts training at age 9yrs,when
his uncle introduced him to Judo and Boxing. Later, his training
continued in the military when he joined the Screaming Eagles
- 101st Airborne Infantry, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and 3rd Army
Engineers. He received Special Forces training in Combat Judo.
In the late 1950's Grand Master Sikes began to study the various
styles of Okinawan Karate with American instructors, and holds
a 5th Degree Black Belt in Karate from his teacher Great Grand
Master Willem A. Reeders. Under the guidance of Master Durant
and Grand Master Reeders, Grand Master Sikes studied Goshen
Martial Arts. Simultaneously, Grand Master Sikes studied with
Master Willie Wetzel - Indonesian footwork and held the title
GURU - (translated means teacher).
the late 1960's Grand Master Sikes was a champion fighter and
referee in the PK Circuit. In 1972 , he put aside these activities
to begin his "TEMPLE" training in the mountains, in
Meditation for Spiritual Enlightenment. He was given his rank
and title by his teacher Great Grand Master Willem A. Reeders,
who in the early 1960's - 1980's was Liu Seong, head of the
World Kung Fu Federation through Huc Choi Hau of China (translated
means Peoples Republic of China or Chinese People). This rank
was certified and witnessed by:
A. Reeders - Indonesia - China - USA
Vice President Tam Kim Sjong - Hong Kong
Chairman Paul Tjan - Toronto Canada
Advisor Sam Wong - Toronto Canada
Grand Master Wong resides in the USA and became Liu Seong of Huc
Choi Hau Federation.
Grand Master Willem Reeders as Liu Seong (at his Transition in
1990) was once said to have been "the deadliest man in the
world". He held a 10th Degree in Kodakan Judo, only two other
people in the world ever equaled this rank (during his lifetime).
He also had mastered the deadly art of Kun Tao, the particular
form of combat which is reserved for royalty, and only revealed
within the family from Father to Eldest son or next immediate
male descendant. Great Grand Master Reeders has descendant sons
studying the arts in America and Asia, and a nephew (Master Teacher)
teaching an Indonesian style of the arts in California, where
his sons were studying the arts.
Grand Master Reeders was also the subject of study for the television
series "Kung Fu," the program which originally aired
during the 1970's and continues to be broadcast in syndication.
The Reeders family, to this day, remains a very well known family
throughout all China and especially in the martial art world.
Grand Master Reeders, awarded only one person, Grand Master Art
Sikes, the rank of MASTER 4TH DEGREE in Chinese Kung Fu through
the Liu Seong Kung Fu Federation. This is the highest rank awarded
in the USA and has been witnessed by those stated above. These
credentials can be verified through the World Kung Fu Federation
located in New York State. Great Grand Master Reeders was a teacher
to many American students, including the DeTorres brothers in
New York State. Every man who claims authentic credentials from
Great Grand Master Willem A. Reeders can be verified by the World
Kung Fu Federation.
trained in eastern philosophy, psychology, religion and spiritual
growth, Grand Master Sikes holds the unique distinction of being
the only "Non-Oriental" to be recognized in America
as holding the rank of 4th Degree Red Sash (Master). This is acknowledged
by the Chung Hwah Kung Fu Hui of China, the International Kung
Fu Federation of nearly 4,000 traditional Kung Fu practitioners
in North America, Canada and the Far East. Grand Master Sikes
is also recognized worldwide by Meditative, Martial Art and Medical
Communities in regions as diverse as Indonesia, China, Japan and
Africa. He is a member of several Martial Art Halls of Fame.
the early 1980's the Great Grand Master Reeders retired from the
World Kung Fu Federation, as did Grand Master Sikes. In addition
to regularly teaching martial arts, they both individually formed
Non-Profit Corporations to serve the public. After the passing
of Great Grand Master Reeders in 1990, Grand Master Sikes claimed
the title of "Grand Master" of his own style which he
created here in America.
Master Art Sikes subscribes to and teaches a rigorous system of
meditation and physiological exercises for the development, self-preservation
and channeling of the "Life Force" energy, in order
to promote Spiritual Enlightenment or (Knowledge of Self). His
students speak of him in terms of the Tao or "natural way"
of doing things. In America, natural ways are referred to as "alternative
health". Elsewhere in the world, American health practices
including pharmacology and surgery are considered "alternative"
The ancient mystical philosophy (the philosophy of MAAT) is the
highest teaching of the Yoga Wisdom. The concept of the Absolute
reality is embodied in the NETER (NTR) of Egypt, the NTU of the
Yoruba; the AMMA of the Dogon, the BRAHMAN in Hinduism, the TAO
of Taoism, the Darmakaya of Buddhism, the Kingdom of Heaven of
Christianity, the KETHER of Kabbalah, the Great Spirit and QUETZALCOATLE
of Native Americans, and ALLAH of the Muslims.
the early 1980's Grand Master Sikes opened the North American
Self Defense Association College of Arts and Sciences for Higher
Education (a Post Secondary College in the State of Nevada). He
also created the Nevada National Research and Development for
Natural Health and Nutrition. In the mid 1980's Grand Master Sikes
formed Youth of America Research and Development, designed to
develop specific programs for youth to enhance and enrich their
quality of life.
African-Asian sciences and Royal Arts that Grand Master Sikes
expounds throughout the world, encompasses not only the technical,
physical and spiritual aspects of these sciences, but also the
historical and developmental aspects of these arts and sciences
Great Grand Master Reeders, nor his student Grand Master Sikes
were ever challenged by anyone. If this had occurred the challenger
would have had to defeat the UNDEFEATED #1 STUDENT-GRAND MASTER
Master Sikes has dedicated his life to enriching the lives of
others, by unselfishly teaching a true and original art. He has
been studying and teaching for well over 40 years.
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