WKKO International Chairman
Certificates of Yudansha, National and International Seminars and Courses of Instructors like: Kancho Gerard Gordeau, Sensei Herbert Knoester, Sensei Richard Offerbeek, Hanshi Uladzimir Pavetkin, Shihan Kahil Salam, Hanshi Nico Gordeau, Kaicho Jon Bluming, Sensei Hans Hesselmann, Shihan Artur Wiezowski, Soké Stanislav Holodkov and Shihan Andrew Rekunov.
Renshi R Pepels Ashigaru Netherlands
Chairman WKKO International / Europa
5th Dan Godan IIIII Kenpokai Karate / Jujutsu (under Stanislav Holodkov, Yuri Kostrov / Artur Wiezowski)
4th Dan Yondan IIII Kyokushin Budokai Karate (under Raffi Liven / Jon Bluming)
3rd Dan Sandan III Full Contact Karate (under Gerard Gordeau)
Chief of the Ashigaru Dojo's Regional, National and International.
Sensei Pepels started early 80's training Kempo in his childhood, he trained in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, Japan, Poland, Hungary and China where he trained in the Shaolin village. He started fighting in tournaments at the age of 11 in the systems Sanda and PKA and WAKO Karate / Kickboxing. When he left his former Dojo he started training Kyokushinkai and Ashihara Karate and joined up with the Kenpokaikan and the Shidokankan because they were not so divided as the Kyokushinkai groups after Sosai Oyama had died. Also both the Kenpokaikan and the Shidokankan were training more allround not only Full Contact Kumite but also groundwork ne waza and weapons and selfdefense. He fought active again in Kyokushin, Ashihara and Shidokan matches before he went to Russia and the Balkan were he learned the Military Martial Arts / Systema that would be combined within the Tactical Defense Combatives Organization many years later.
Sensei Pepels trained with many masters around the world in various systems in classes or seminars: Kancho Gerard Gordeau, Hanshi Nico Gordeau, Shihan Peter Mylonas, Hanshi Richard Buchan, Shihan Jan De Bruin, Shihan Robert Obertreis, Shihan Velin Hadjolov, Hanshi Larry Tatum, Shihan Mike Ilderton, Shihan Ruud Muller, Sensei Herbert Knoester, Sensei Richard Offerbeek, Mr Frans Stroeven, Sempai Cem Senol, Shihan Andrew Rekunov, Shihan Kahil Salam, Shihan Henk Kuipers, Hanshi Al Cunningham, Shihan Pedro Porem, Mr Zhang Jiansu, Mr Zhang Lipeng, Sensei Maurice Kleijnen, Shihan Theo De Gelaen, Mr Hans Hesselmann, Kaicho Jon Bluming, Shihan Yoshikazu Suzuki, Sempai Isamu Matsuo, Sensei Paul Valkenburgh, Sensei Erik Van Looy, Sensei John Haight, Shihan Artur Wiezowski, Sempai Abdel Qissi and Shihan Dean Rostohar.
Renshi is a member of:
IBK International Budokai Gordeau (No: 2015004)
MAIF Martial Arts International Federation (No: 027/us-wa)
IARJ International Association Russian Jujutsu
WKKO World Kenpokaikan Karate Organization
AIKO Ashihara International Karate Organization (No: 2039)
Personal Dojo website www.ashigaru.tk