Grandmaster Jerry Cook
GrandMaster Cook has been teaching for over 30 years. He is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Karate, a Master (Te-Ching) of Chinese Kung Fu and a Professor 8th Degree Black Belt in the Pierce Family Kung Fu System. He specializes in teaching Black Belts exotic forms and weapon systems. He has certified hundreds of Black Belt Instructors and has schools throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Jerry R. Cook started his martial arts training in 1971 in junior high with the study of American Boxing and Wrestling. In 1973, he studied Shotokan with Master Charles Dixon. In 1974, he trained in Kempo Karate and taught his way through high school, eventually receiving a Black Belt from the A.K.K.A. In 1980, he studied Aikido under Master John Takagi. In 1984, he received a Black Belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu under Sensei Alvarez. In 1985 he learned Tiger & Crane from Buck Sam Kong, and later from Masters Hung & Ru Hu Zhu. He also learned 116 Wing Chun Mokjong from Master Fong. In 1987, he received a Black Belt under Master Gene Chicoine for Chinese Kung Fu and 108 Ba-kwa from Dr. Wong, and later from Masters Hsu & Ting-jue. He received a black belt in Green Dragon Kung Fu / Shuai Chaio / Chang 108 Taichi from Master Chicoine & 108 Long Fist 1-10 fighting methods from master Ma, later Pan Qing Fu’s 18 combat style. In 1990, he received a Black Belt in Budo Kan Ju Jitsu under Dr. Lindsay Anglen. In 1992, he began work with GrandMaster Jin Heng Li in Wu Shu, receiving a Black Belt Master status.
In 2002 he received a 7th Degree black belt in Kajukenbo, certified by C-Jo Emperado & GrandMaster Pierce. He also studies with Shaolin monk Shi Yong Kai in styles of Yi-Chin-Ching, Baji & Chen Taichi, and he has also worked with Chen Xaio Wang, Chen Bing & Chen Zhang. In 2005 he received one of the most knowledgeable masters award from the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and was put on the International Grandmasters Council. In 2007 he became a Doh-Yi master with Daoist priest Jaing Jing, Sun Baek specializing in Wu-Tang sword & Dao-Yin. 2008 he received Grandmaster scrolls from Ninjitsu Grandmaster Ashida Kim & Grandmaster Lawrence Day Black Dragon. In 2011 he received IMACC Professorship, Gandmaster in Grandmaster John Wongs Tanglang Lotus Clan & received a 9th Degree black belt in Pierce Combat method Kajukenbo & the Black Dragon Fighting Society.
Master Cook has schools throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
In 1984, Jerry was District Representative for the World Ranking System. In 1987 he was Vice-President, Arizona Chapter of the National Shuai-Chaio Organization. In 1988, he was Chief Administrator and Head Instructor for American Shaolin-WuTang and the School of Five Form Fist. In 1992, he was Operations Manager and Head Instructor for World Martial Arts under GrandMaster Jin Heng Li. In 1998, Jerry came to work with United Martial Arts in teaching, research and development under Michael J. Leone.
He helped build the Yang Tze Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ under Master Dr. Xiao Pu Quan. Master Cook has won over 50 martial arts championships and has over 165 traditional Chinese Kung Fu forms to share with other martial artists. He has produced over a dozen books and videos in the arts. Master Cook specializes in teaching and certifying martial arts instructors in more than 200 schools. He has learned from some of the greatest teachers of the time and enjoys sharing that knowledge with others.