2014 KMAM-HOF PIONEER INDUCTEEJames McMurrayGrand Master McMurray began his martial arts journey in 1962 at age twelve and he received his ﬁrst black belt at age twenty. He has studied martial arts for more than ﬁve decades and he has trained with a number of renowned teachers including: Grandmaster Seo In Sun (Kuk Sool and Kido), Sensei Ralph Linquist and Grandmaster George Dillman (Isshinryu), Grandmaster Jim Brown (Moo Duk Kwan/Nam Moo Kwan Tang Soo Do), Sensei Lorraine Lewis (Shoreiryu), Master Michael Echanis (Hwarangdo), Master Owen McDonald (Okinawa-Te Weapons), and O-Sensei Philip Porter (Judo/Jujitsu).Grand Master McMurray is a former Special Forces / U.S. Ranger Combat Instructor who served two consecutive assignments in Vietnam and Southeast Asia with the 5th Special Forces Group, at B-52 (CCC) and later TF2AE. He is a qualiﬁed sniper, an expert marksman with riﬂe and pistol, an expert in unarmed self-defense, and highly adept at unconventional warfare. He also specializes in “silent-sentry take-out” via pressure points, ﬂex-weapon strangulation, and bladed weapons. Grand Master McMurray continues to share his vast knowledge of martial arts, life skills, and leadership, through exciting and thought-provoking seminars to the civilian population.Grand Master McMurray, a 9th Dan KMA Icon, is the Founder and Director of the House of Discipline Martial Arts Group, based in the City of Harker-Heigts, TX, which was founded in 1983 at Fort Hood, TX. He formulated the United Taekwondo Military System and the Moo Hap Sool Hapkido Society, both of which are currently taught in Afghanistan, Canada, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Panama and the United States. GM McMurray’s martial arts’ style, is deemed to be one of the most effective hand-to- hand combat systems in the world by many martial arts, military, and police, organizations. Concerned about the direction and options for todayʼs youth, Grandmaster McMurray has taught martial arts, life skills, and leadership, to children and teens for more than 30 years. He has coached a number of youth groups to win state, national, and international, martial arts competition titles.