Shihan Pete Pukish
Shihan Pete Pukish, owner and chief instructor of Satori Martial Arts & Healing Center, has been training in the martial arts since 1977 and since 1986 has dedicated himself as a full time Instructor.
Shihan Pukish has has promoted over 150 Satori Black Belts and Instructors spanning a 25 year career.
- January 2007 promoted to sixth degree Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu.
- June of 2007, promoted to sixth degree Black Belt Shuri Ryu Karate.
- 2007 – Awarded the title of “Shihan,” which translates to “Teacher of Teachers.”
- 2005 – Voted International Instructor of the Year by the American Budokai International.
- Voted Athlete of the Year 2005 by Atlanta Sports and Fitness Magazine
- 2003 – Inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame
- 2001 – Awarded the title Renshi, which means “Scholar” or “Polished Expert.”
- 2001 – “Karate Instructor of the Year” by the American Budokai Society
- 2001 – Named State Representative for American Budokai Society, overseeing Karate and Jiu Jitsu in the state of Georgia.
- Recipient of Distinguished Award from Professor Ramon Lono Ancho.
- State Director over Shuri Ryu Karate Do and Shinto Yoshin Kai Jiu Jitsu in Georgia
- Chief Instructor and the Chief Technical Director for Jiu Jitsu for the American Budokai International (ABI).
- Founder of Satori Defensive Tactics and Consultants, an organization dedicated to training highly skilled law enforcement agencies such as Police Departments, SWAT Teams, Military Units and large corporations.
- Founder of Satori International, an organization dedicated to assisting martial artists and martial arts Instructors throughout the world who wish to enhance their skills and art as practitioners and Instructors.
- Regional Director for the IBSSA (International Bodyguard and Security Service Association)