Belt Tree

Lee Wedlake’s “Family Tree” of Black Belts

Current as of 15 September 2017

8th Degree
Gary Ellis, England
Steven White, NH
Graham Lelliott, CA

7th Degree
Kurt Barnhart, IL (5/2011)
Steve Hatfield, OH (7/2012)
Michael Wallace, GA (12/2014)

6th Degree
Bruce Meyer, SC  (1/2011)
Brian Price, PA (5/2011)

5th Degree
James Lowell, IL ,TN, CO
Ed Bilski, IL – Marc Shay, PA
Danny Sullivan – LA (10/13) Genie Byrd – FL (11/13)
Thomas Kozitzky – Willich, Germany- Marc Sigle, Germany (10/14)
Lance Soares (4/15) – Ed Cabrera, FL (1/17) – Jack Nilon, Australia (8/17)

4th Degree
Jory Carson, IL(deceased)– Ken Herman, FL
Tim Walker, FL — Ingmar Johansson, Sweden
Jon Landin, IL — 
Pete Miragliotta, FL
Sean P. Kelley, FL – 
Mike Squatrito, FL*
Sam Babikian, PA (8/10) – 
Bill Damewood (4/11)
Nick Dreiling, SC 

3rd Degree
Thomas McLennan, IL — William Roma, IL
Brad Scornavacco, CO — Steve Casamento, FL*
Jon Schenk, FL–Paul Meyer, SC
Larry Pate, FL —  Jane West, FL
William Fields, FL — Manuel Rivera, IL
Barbara Barnhart, IL (9/09) – Keith Mathews, GA (6/10)
Carlos Weil, FL (11/13) – Peter Galvano, FL (12/2014)- Don Rushing, IL

2nd Degree
John Frett, IL–David Henderson, IL (TX)
Jeff Meth, PA–Ken Miller, FL (Deceased)
Barry Polonitza, FL*–James Tucker, IL
Tony Velada, IL–Robert Brandt, FL
Richard Stone, FL (Deceased)  – 
Ozzie Rivero, FL (IN)
Frank C. Triolo, FL – Tim Hannahan, FL
Samuel West, FL – Charles Cockrill, FL
Rich Kozik, IL–Rich LePage, GA
Craig Brasher, FL — Brian Fox, IL
Matthew Walk, FL (1/2013)

1st Degree
Ed Barr, IL–Paul Bergen, IL
H.Peter Boczar, IL (Hong Kong)
Deborah Colbacchini-Frank, IL(FL)–Richard Donah, IN
Joseph Kowalik, IL–Michael Lappin, IL
Ed Maul, IL(MI)–Joe Merritt, IL–Brian Muszynski, IL
Hamdie Razik, IL–Duane Shue, IL–Pete Theos, IL
Robert Weaver, IL–Michael Schumacher, IL
Gil Taillon, FL
Kariyann Smith, FL–Brad Congress, FL
Chad Dugan, FL–Steve Catapano, FL (NJ)
Jack Garris, FL–Valarie Hoffman, FL
Jeff Sackett, FL–Steve Abshire, OH
Renee Squatrito, FL – Wendy Pollack, FL (5/10)
Phil Buck, England – 2004 – Daniel Delenela, TX (12/15)

 

Other Black Belts Trained By
Lee Wedlake

Gil Hibben, KY–5th Degree
Robert Willis, WI–3rd Degree
Keith Wadsworth, FL–3rd Degree
Bill Long, CA/CO–2nd Degree
Ed Parker JR., CA–1st Degree
Gary Setzer, GA — 3rd degree
Jim Deery, PA – 4th Degree May 2012
Greg Schreffler, GA – 2nd degree
Felix Indest, LA –  2nd degree
Alex Collo, PA – 3rd degree
Dawn Barberito, LA – 1st degree
Harrison Best, CO – 3rd degree

Ranks are what they were when I worked with them

* Indicates the “ax has fallen” and they are cut off from our lineage, i.e. a dishonorable discharge