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Bill Hardyman




Bill Hardyman, Sensei


Date of birth:  January 17, 1956
Place of birth:  Moulton, Alabama
When started training:  1981
Where trained:  Athens, Alabama
What styles:  Wado-Ryu with additional training in Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido, and Aikijujitsu.

First instructor:  Don Hendrix
Date of first black belt:  Sho-Dan in 1985
Date of each subsequent black belt rank:
 Ni-Dan (2nd degree) in 1993.
 San-Dan (3rd degree) in 1994.
 Yon-Dan (4th degree) on March 9, 1996
 Go-Dan (5th degree) on June 22, 1999
 

Current rank:  Go-Dan (5th degree)
Any organizational positions:  Assistant to the State Representative; Stevenson Sensei.

Date opened first school:  1994
Where first school located:  Ardmore, Alabama

Any other pertinent or relevant information:

1. Taught Karate for Calhoun Community College, in Huntsville, Alabama from 1984 to 1990.
2. Assistant instructor under Stevenson Sensei, Athens Recreation Center, from 1990-1994.
3. Women's Self-Defense instructor.
4. Second highest ranking Wado-Ryu Black Belt in the State of Alabama.
5. Holds a Masters Degree in Education.
6. Trained under the New Master Otsuka.
7. Regular instruction under Mr. Cecil T. Patterson.
8. Married Pamela Kay Setterlund (Third Brown belt - Wado system) on June 15, 1996.  Has two daughters, Angela (Blue belt - Wado system), and Kayla.
 


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