Ryuji Williams was born in OKinawa, Japan in July
1989. He began his martial arts training in 1983 under the tutelage
of Grand Master Fusei Kise in Okinawa and and was awarded his
Black Belt in 1999 by Grand Master Kise while living in Okinawa.
He was promoted to Nidan in 2003 and subsequently awarded his
Sandan in July 2007. He earned his Yondan in 2010 from Nitta Seifuju,
He has competed in various tournaments all over
the Southestern USA as well as Okinawa, Japan since the age of
4 years old. He was inducted into the World Karate Union Hall
of Fame in 2003 as the Regional Competitor of the Year, the UMAA
Hall of Fame as Regional Fighter of the Year in 2007 and in 2009
as Instructor of the Year..
He currently trains under Seifuku Nitta, Hanshi,
Larry Isaac, Hanshi and Frank Williams, Kyoshi. He icurrently
serves as the Program Director for
Premier Martial Arts Havelock. where he teaches the
art of Shorin Ryu Karate and Okinawan Kobudo.
He serves the UMAA as our Executive Secretary
responsible for all correspondence, promotion and membership certificates
as well as other administrative assignments. He travels extensively
in support of his father, Frank Williams, Kyoshi and assists in
the training of our UMAA Members all over the world.
Below is a list of some of his martial arts rankings
Black Belts in:
- Yondan (4th Degree Black Belt) Shorin Ryu Karate
- Nitta Seifuku
- Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) Tuite Jitsu
- 1st Kyu
(Brown Belt) Matsukaze Ryu Jujitsu