Master March was also a guest fighter with the Ohio Karate Institute Competition Team at Jhoon Rhee's Grand Nationals in Washington D.C. Master March was also a member of the Michigan Board of Directors of Karate Institute and the United States Tang Soo Do - Moo Duk Kwan Federation
Master March went on to be the founder and President of United States Korean Karate Association, an organization that is still active today. Many of his students who have opened up clubs of their own are members of the USKKA. Master March’s vision for the USKKA was (and still is) to promote the highest standards of physical and mental performance and discipline while training and teaching traditional Tang Soo Do the way it was taught by Grand Master Hwang Kee himself. Master March has trained with, and has been promoted by Grand Master Hwang Kee personally, so he knows from first hand experience what Grand Master’s standards of excellence were and what Tang Soo Do stands for.
Some of Master March’s accomplishments:
Bachelor's Degree in Education
Majors: Biology and Physical Education
Master's Degree in Educational Leadership
Master's Degree in Physical Education
Personally trained with Grand Master Hwang Kee, the Founder of Moo Duk Kwan - Tang Soo Do, and was promoted to 4th Dan by him in 1976.
Started first Korean Karate class for college credit in Michigan at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.
Held first Intercollegiate Karate Competition in Michigan at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.
Master March was one of the nation’s best fighters when he was actively competing in the ‘70s and early ‘80s. He has over a hundred state and national titles to his credit (in Forms as well as Fighting) and has had many of his students go on to successful competitive careers. He has been listed in magazines of the time like: Professional Karate, Summer 1973, Spring & Summer 1974, Great Lakes Region’s Top 10. He captained the East Coast & Midwest Black Belt Teams and was also ranked in the Top 10 by Official Karate Magazine in the mid-70s. He fought (and has beaten) many of the top fighters of that era, as evidenced by the coverage in most of the magazines of the time (his picture appears numerous times in these publications).
Please check out the Photo Album 2 page that highlights the magazine and newspaper coverage of Master March’s competitive career.
Master March was awarded his 7th Dan Black Belt on the 17th of October 2010 by KJN Chung Il Kim (10th Dan, Pin #475) in Chicago, IL. Long time student Master Floyd Soo also tested that day and was awarded his 6th Dan.