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Mr. Ray Ferrell, Ni-Dai Soke

9th Degree Black Belt
Ni-Dai Soke 
Shorinji Toraken-ryu Arts

Present Head of Family
Shorinji Torakenryu Sogo Kempo Jutsu

Also Serves As
President & Chief Instructor
for the
American Kempo Karate Association

Martial Arts Credentials:

9th Degree Black Belt
Shorinji Toraken Ryu Sogo Kempo Jutsu

1st Degree Black Belt
Goshin Do

Mr. Ray Ferrell has also studied the Chinese martial arts of Emperor Long Fist Tai Chi Chuan, Taoist Temple Ba Gua Chang and Shaolin Hsing Yi Chuan as well as Temple Chi Kung, acupressure and traditional Chinese medicine from D E "Wei" Kash (Sifu), OMD, Hanshi, Tenth Degree Black Belt. He has been awarded for accomplishments in the Wu Tang and Shao Lin Iron Palm. Ray Ferrell is also a vice president of the American Chinese Chi Kung Acupressure Association in North Carolina. Ferrell was awarded the "Most Respected Martial Artist Award" for the Cloud Forest Chin Woo Athletic Association in 1998.


Mr. Ferrell began his training in the martial arts in 1978 and has been a personal student of Dr. Ron Cherry (Soke) since 1983. Dr. Cherry (Soke) has named Mr. Ferrell as his successor to the American Kempo-Karate Association and to the Shorinji Toraken Ryu Arts.

On March 18, 2000 Dr. Ron Cherry (Soke) Performed an Inheritor/Successorship ceremony and handed the system and organization to Mr. Ray Ferrell making him the (Nidai Soke) or (present head of Family) and 2nd generation Soke to the Toraken Ryu Arts.

On August 2nd, 2003 Dr. Ron Cherry promoted Mr. Ray Ferrell to 9th degree in the Shorinji Toraken Ryu Sogo Kempo Jutsu Arts.