MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE
Master Jones, along with other great martial artists such as Bruce Lee, Benny "The Jet", Frank Dukes and Bill Wallace is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame. He was inducted four times: as Instructor of the Year in 1996, as Honored Guest in 1998, and as Outstanding Contributor to the Martial Arts in 2000 and 2001. He has over 48 years experience in the martial arts and has been teaching for over 38 years. He has studied over 14 different styles of martial arts, including Okinowan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean styles. He holds 8 different black belts: two First Degree, a Second Degree, two Third Degree, two Forth Degree, and 3 Fifth a.k.a (Master) Degrees, plus a ninth degree a.k.a (Grand Master) Degree in Tae Kwon Do. Master Bill Jones has also been recognized 9 times by Martial Arts Hall of Fame's around the world.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:
- 1996 MAN OF THE YEAR
- 1998 MASTER OF THE YEAR
- 2000 & 2001 OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE MARTIAL ARTS
- 2003 WORLD "KARATE UNION HALL OF FAME
- 2003 FEDERATION OF MARTIAL ARTS
- 2004 TAE KWON DO MASTER OF THE YEAR
- 2005 MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME MASTER OF THE YEAR
- 2005 PIONEER AWARD
- 2007 GRANDMASTER OF THE YEAR
- 2008 LIFE TIME ACHIEVMENT AWARD
- 2008 USA MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME INDIANA
Master Bill Jones is a 17-time World Champion in weapons and traditional Tae Kwon Do forms.
He has earned the coveted award of Grand Champion in State, National, International and World competitions.
He won Competitor of the Year nine times and placed first in all categories; all of the nine titles were consecutive.
He has won over 345 Championships. He was undefeated for 18 years in Worldwide Tae Kwon Do forms competitions.
He has won 9 silver cups and 52 medals, 51 of which were Gold.
Master Jones has been recognized worldwide by Masters and Grandmasters for his teaching accomplishments and his unparalleled loyalty and dedication to the Martial Arts. Master Jones has numerous honorary awards from Kukkiwon, the world governing body of Tae Kwon Do. He was also honored by being chosen to present a demonstration for the Korean Ambassador.
Master Bill Jones is actively involved in the local community. He is the President of M.A.A.D. (Martial Artists Against Drugs), the largest organization of its kind in the world.
He has contributed time and money to many charitable organizations including the Children's Diabetic Association, St. Jude's Children's Research Foundation, the Police Activity League, and drug abuse education and rehabilitation programs.
He has received more than 100 awards and commendations in connections with this work, including one signed by the President of the United States. One of his most precious is from NARCON (Narcotics Anonymous) for his work in helping to build a drug - free future.
Master Bill Jones plays himself in the 1992 action movie Weapon of Choice. He has been featured on television and in many magazines. He shares the cover of an issue of Black Belt Magazine with the great Bruce Lee. This issue featured an article about Master Jones' unparalleled skill with the double nunchucks.
Master Jones continues to personally teach all his classes. His youngest student is 3 1/2 years old, his oldest 72.
No one is turned away from his dojang (studio). He embraces the economically, physically, and mentally challenged.
Master Jones is renowned for his skill in teaching students with dyslexia and or A.D.D (Attention Deficit Disorder) and other learning complications.