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Daniel Baker


Dan Baker

9th Degree Black Belt - Kajukenbo
3rd Degree Black Belt - Kodokan Judo (Studied In Japan)
2nd Degree Black Belt - Tae Kwon Do
3rd Degree Black Belt - Japanese Gojo-Ryu Karate
49 Years Martial Arts Training
39 Years - Kajukenbo Training
1961 Golden Gloves State Champion- North Dakota
1966 Outstanding Wrestler- State Champion South Dakota
1967 & 69 Tactical Air Command Air Force Champion - Wrestling
1969 Interservice Greco-Roman Champion - Wrestling
World Wide Air Force Wrestling Champion
Freesyle & Greco-Roman 3rd In World Championships - 1969
1974 - Texas State Collegiate Wrestling Champion &
Outstanding Collegiate Wrestler
1978 - Member Of The National Collegiate Karate Championship Team
Coach - Southwest Texas State University Karate Team
19 Times Texas State Collegiate Champions
Coach - Southwest Texas State University Wrestling Team Collegiate Champions - 1986,88,& 89
Coach - Southwest Texas State University Judo Team (Texas State Collegiate Champions )- 1991
Coach - 1991 (NCAA) Judo All-American- Scotty Scott
1986,1995, 1996 & 1997 - Texas Black Belt Grand Champion - Kata
1991 - 1996- United States Karate Champion - Kata
Instructor - Southwest Texas State University - 23 Years
Combat Photographer USAF - Viet Nam 1968-69
1981 - National Champion - Corporate Cup 10,000 Meter Relay Team
1995 - World Champion - (NBL) - 18+ Black Belt Self-Defense - (SKI) - Sr. Open Forms
1993-99 - Rated #1 In The Nation - (18+ Kempo/Polynesian Forms)
1994-98, 2000, 2005 - United States Karate Champion - 1995 Grand Champion - (Black Belt Forms)
1995 - 1999 - Rated # 1 In The Nation - (Trad. Forms, Self-Def., Creative Forms, Chore.Fighting)
1994 - 1995 & 1998 -1999- National Black Belt League - Hall Of Fame (Cowboy Conference)
1995 - National Black Belt League - Hall Of Fame (Top Black Belt Competitor In U.S.A).
1996 -National Black Belt League - Hall Of Fame (Azteca, Maya, Rocky Mt., Great Plains Conferences)
1996 - National Black Belt League - Hall Of Fame (Can/Am National Conference)
1996 - Ski (Sport Karate International) Overall Points - Top Black Belt Competitor In The World
1996 -Sport Karate Internat'l.- Internat'l.Amateur Champ. - (35+ Open Forms, 18+ Breaking 18+ Self-Def.)
1996 -Tnt (Texas National Tour) - State Champion (Sr Open Forms & 18+ Self-Defense)
1994 - 96 -Aok (Amateur Organization Of Karate) - State Champion (Sr. Open Forms)
1995-96 - Aok (Amateur Organization Of Karate)- Referee Of The Year (Central Region)
1997- National Black Belt League- Hall Of Fame (Can/Am Nat'l.,Latin Nat'l.,Mid-Am Nat'l Conferences)
1997- Rated # 1 In The World- (Sr. Trad. Forms, Sr. Creative Forms, 18+ Kenpo/Poly Forms)
1997- Rated # 1 In The World- (18+ Trad. Weapons, 18+ Self-Def., 18+ Choreographed Fighting)
1997- Rated # 1 In The World- (18+ Breaking, 35+ Sparring, 42+ Sparring)
1997- National Black Belt League World Champion- (18+ Black Belt Breaking)
1997- Sport Karate International Internat'l. Amateur Champ.- (18+ Trad. Weapons, Sr. Open Forms)
1997- Ski (Sport Karate International) Overall Points- Top Black Belt Competitor In The World
1996 & 1997-(Member)-Neal Adams Firefighters, National Karate Team-World Champions
1997- (Coach)- Neal Adams Firefighters, National Karate Team -World Champions
1998- Sport Karate International - International Amateur Champ.-(Sr. Open forms)
1998-1999- Rated #1 In The World-(Sr.Trad. Forms, Sr. Open Forms, 18+ Kenpo/Poly Forms, 18+ Breaking, 18+ Trad. Self Defense, 18+ Choreographed Fighting, 35+ Sparring, & 42+ Sparring)
1998- Hall Of Fame(Western Pacific Nat'l., Pan-Am Nat'l., & Latin Nat'l. Conferences)
1998- Hall Of Fame-(Cowboy Regional Conference)
1998, 2000 - Hall Of Fame (TOP -Adult Male Competitor-WORLD GAMES)
1999- Hall Of Fame-(Cowboy, Great Plains, & Pacific Regional Conferences)
1999- Hall Of Fame- (Can-Am & Pan -Am National Conferences)
1999-Front cover SPORT KARATE INTERNATIONAL Magazine.
2000-01 Hall of Fame (Can-Am and Pan-Am Conferences)
1998-2000- (COACH & MEMBER) - TEAM U.S.A. National Karate Team
2000-01 World Champion (NBL) 18+ Choreographed Fight/Self Defense, 42+ Open Forms
2001 World Champion (NBL) 18+ Breaking, 35+ Hard Traditional Forms
2002 World Champion (NBL) 45+ Creative/Musical Forms
2003-04 World Champion (NBL) 45+ Hard Traditional Forms, 45+ Creative/Musical Forms
2005 Ranked #1 in the World (18+ Traditional Self Defense, 18+ Choreographed Fight/Self Defense, 18+ Contemporary Soft Style Forms, 45+ Hard Traditional Forms)
2002 Hall of Fame (NBL) Cowboy Regional Conference
2004 Hall of Fame (NBL) Latin American National Conference
Coach-Southwest Texas State University Karate Team TOP 25 KARATE SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD
1993-16th
1995-10th
1996-5th
1997-5th
1998-3rd
1999-21st
2000-16th
2001-8th
2002-18th