Soaring Dragon Martial Arts




About Grandmaster Paul DeVoe

I started training in martial arts when I was four years old and I trained in 5 different arts over the past 22 years. 
When I was four I started in sanchin-ryu and trained from four until I was seven years old. Then I went into Hapkido and trained from seven until I was ten years old.  
While I was still training in hapkido I took up Chun Kuk Do I started that when i was nine years old. There was a camp ground my family went to in Ohio and there was a chun kuk do instructor there teaching during the summer so I joined and stayed all summer and went back every summer until I was 11. The only reason I stopped was because the instructor stopped teaching there. 
One day my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I got older. I told them I did not know but I realized what that was going to be when I met Michael Towers 10th degree black belt he taught many different styles but mostly Ninjutsu.  
He was half Japanese and half Caucasian. He met a woman when he still lived in Japan she was from Lansing Michigan. When she came back to the united states he came with her and opened up a dojo in Lansing. I heard about Ninjustu classes opening up so I checked into it. 
I was 11 at the time and I was with him for 8 years up until his death in 2006. I was in the hospital room when he died from leukemia. Before he died he told me that I was his first student, and that I was like a son to him. He asked me to promise him to continue his teachings and I promised him that.  
Five minutes Later He passed away, after his death I took 2 years off from training then I started training in Isshin-Ryu in 2008. I started training in Isshin-Ryu in 2008. I studied untill 2010 then i took a break from Isshin-Ryu to go back and train with people around michigan who taught the other style that I studied in.
In August 2009 while training in Isshin-Ryu I heard of a ninjutsu school holding black belt testings for students who no longer have there master I decided to get tested and was going for my 3rd degree black belt. 
The instructor said I was so good that he not only promoted me but he skipped me a belt and promoted me 4th degree black belt. 

With all my belt degrees combined I was considered a 7th degree black belt but after creating kiwamu karate do, I became 10th degree black belt and grandmaster of kiwamu karate do in 2010.

I am also the youngest master in american history. I'am located and run my karate school in Jackson County Michigan During the summer I hold classes outside the reason is that many years ago that great masters of the martial arts trained outside to be one with the earth, but when the weather is bad and during the winter I train and teach inside the dojo.

Now I am teaching Martial arts. Not only for me but for my sensei, Master Michael Lee Towers and here I am keeping my promise. I miss you sensei r.i.p my friend.