PROFESSOR DON JACOB, Founder and Creator of the Purple Dragon Don Jitsu Ryu System®, an institution founded in 1970. He was born on a small twin island of Trinidad & Tobago and has studied martial arts for over five decades but is now a US citizen. He holds a 9th Degree Black Belt and the title (Hanshi) Grandmaster or Professor.
In his prime, he has competed in many parts of the world, traveled to over 70 countries, and is a recognized international instructor.
His students compete in major tournaments in Fighting, Forms, Self Defense, Weaponry, and Demonstrations. Professor Jacob has appeared on National and International television on several of the world’s most influential channels including ABC’s Wide World of Sports (USA) and Trans World Sports (UK).
He has enjoyed being featured in many Sports Martial Arts and Cultural magazines, such as NBL Sport Karate International and Black Diaspora magazine (US). His presence on the cover of the British magazine Oriental Arts – Karate of August 1980 was an achievement that will long be remembered.
He has done videos and starred in leading roles. Some of these are: Enter the Purple Dragon, Battle of the Pro-Am Champions, Australian Tour 1, 2, 3, and Don Jacob’s Fighting Techniques, among many others.
He has authored several books – the most outstanding High Impact Jiu-Jitsu, Purple Dragon Don Jitsu Ryu System Manuals 1 & 2, Fighting Man’s Bible, Purple Dragon Marketing Warfare, Rape Prevention for Women, The Purple Dragon Rules of Martial Arts Competition Handbook, Don Jitsu Ryu: Flesh and Bone, Don Jitsu Forms 1, 2 and Techniques.
He has benefited from being featured in The Official History of Karate in America (The Golden Age 1968-1986) and The Black Heroes of Martial Arts and thousands of newspaper articles, talk shows, and live appearances across the globe.
Professor Jacob was one of three Purple Dragon black belts to be made an Honorary Citizen of Alameda, California in 1984, and was given the keys to Honolulu, Hawaii, and Melbourne, Australia.
He was honored as “The Unsung Hero” by the U.N.C. The government came into power in 1995. Over two hundred standing ovations for his work have not spoiled him.
He has not been overshadowed by all of his acclaims even though he genuinely relished the ones where he received standing ovations from a full audience at Madison Square Gardens in New York City, NY; the Canadian National Exhibition, Seminars in London, England, and the Middle East.
The testimonials he has received and the commendations that have come are witnesses to the fact that he is indisputably one of the world’s most decorated athlete, and is ranked among the top performers and lecturers in the world.
Professor Don Jacob was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio USA in 1991. He was inducted into the World Head of Family Sokeship Council Hall of Fame on May 23 and 24, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas USA.
In the same year, he was inducted in the Kuroshi-DO Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia USA.
In 2010, Professor Don Jacob became the first and only martial artist in Trinidad and Tobago to receive one of the nation’s highest citizens awards – the Humming Bird Gold Medal – presented to him by the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at the country’s Independence Day celebration on August 31st at the Queen’s Hall Auditorium.
As a result of receiving Trinidad’s highest citizen award, Professor Jacob is a member of “The Distinguished Society of Trinidad and Tobago” Trinidad’s elite society for outstanding members in Trinidad.
On May 10th, 2016, Professor was once again recognized for his contributions to society and humanitarian works by the city of Newark, NJ and received a commendation from the Newark City Council.
Professor Jacob, the Founder (Soke), and CEO of the world famous Don Jitsu Ryu System®, manages, operates and teaches one of the finest, largest and most disciplined Martial Arts institutions in the world.
Professor Jacob system is taught in 50 plus Purple Dragon (Dojos) internationally Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Antigua , Tortola, St. Lucia, Cayman Islands, USA, Canada, and Europe to name a few. Professor Jacob visited every continent except Antarctica.
Year after year, people come from all over the world to train with Professor Jacob at Purple Dragon, as Purple Dragon Don Jitsu Ryu System® continues to transform youth and adults into strong and positive individuals. Purple Dragon® has turned people into champions and leaders, giving them a drive for accomplishment and SUCCESS! To learn more about Purple Dragon organization visit: www.purple-dragon.com or email email@example.com