Lori Lantrip Stanley (7th Dan) is the President for WKU World USA as well as the WKU World International President of Forms. She is the founder and owner of East-West Karate, a martial arts school in Indiana, USA. Stanley, originally from Evansville, Indiana, has been on the International stage since 1987. She has 10 World Titles with WKA and WAKO under her belt, and was a member of Team United Professionals and was also on the WAKO and WKA USA Teams. Stanley has been featured in martial arts publications including Official Karate, Fighter Magazine, and was 1 of 5 women to be on the cover of the prestigious Karate Illustrated (1984) which voted her fighter of the decade for the 80’s. Since 2002 Stanley has been working diligently behind the scenes, hosting WKU World Championships in Orlando, Florida in 2008, 2012, and 2016.
Flemming Schröter (9th Dan) has more than 40 years of experience in Martial Arts. He started with Judo in 1970 and Sosai Mas Oyama´s Kyokushin karate in 1973. He is former japanese Kyokushin karate Champion, European Kyokushin Karate Champion, World Guinness Tameshiwari Champion, Switzerland Kyokushin Karate Champion, participating at the 2nd and 3rd World Open Karate Tournament in Tokyo ( 1979 and 1984) and 7 x times Danish Kyokushin Karate Champion.
He is also a former Kancho for WKA Amateur Division, Fuku Kancho for Kaicho Jon Bluming 10. Dan s Kyokushin Budokai (IBK), Chairman for WKA Scandinavia, Branch Chief for IKOK Sosai and today he is Branch Chief for Kyokushin-kan International Denmark under Kancho Hatsuo Royama 9. Dan. and member of the Kaicho Jon Bluming´s IBK.
Toni Dietl is is a German karateka (7th Dan), non-fiction author and former national coach in the Deutscher Karate Verband. He is a multiple winner of Karate World Championship and European Karate Championships medals. He is also the founder of the Kampfkunst Kollegium and head of the Karate Team Bodensee, one of the largest Dōjōs in Germany. According to the Guinness Book of Records of 1990, Toni Dietl is the best kumite performer in Germany. He received the Silver Laurel Leaf from the German President Richard von Weizsäcker. Between 1980 and 1992, he was the leader in the world rankings of the WKF.
Patricia Dalton (7th Dan) is a multi World and European champion medalist. She is the chief instructor of the Cork Institute of Technology TKD club, which is the country’s most successful college / university club. She was female competitor of the year for 1997 and 1998.
Her wins include the West African Cup, the NordRhein Westfalen (Germany), the British Championships, Ireland vs. Wales and the Battle of the Champions. She was a cover story on Tae Kwon-Do and Korean Combat Arts. Mrs. Dalton is also assistant instructor for the South West TKD centre in Tralee.
Abdul Rahman El Rayess
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Grandmaster Abdul Rahman El Rayess (10th Dan) is one of the founders of the Lebanese federation of Kickboxing Sports (lfks) and Arab Federation of Kickboxing Sports (AFKS).
Rayess is the current President of the Lebanese Federation of Kickboxing Sports, and President of WKU Asia, started practicing Martial Arts with Karate & Kong Fu in the early 1969 with his Coach Jean Chakib ElKhoury. He has served many times over as chief referee for the WKA, WPKA, ISKA and the WKUWORLD.
Del Sampson (8th Dan) started his kickboxing career at the age of 10, when he first began training in Stourbridge. Throughout the years he worked and trained part time, before finally opening a full-time martial arts academy in the 1980s.
Since this time, Del has established himself as one of the most respected and successful martial arts coaches, training multiple World and European Champions over the years, and many of his students have gone on to establish their own successful martial arts clubs based on his teaching and training philosophy.