Mr. Ron Hagelganz

Mr. Ron Hagelganz

Founder - Senior Instructor

5th Dan - Shiho Karano Karate-do
3rd Dan - Shiho Karano Iaido
2nd Dan - Tae Kwon Do
1st Dan - Shiho Karano Ju-Jitsu

Our Whole Armor Martial Arts ® Class Instructors

Tim Merriam

Tim Merriam

4th Dan Karate-do
1st Dan Iaido

Tammi Neblock

Tammi Neblock

4th Dan Karate-do

Eric Schober

Eric Schober

3rd Dan Karate-do

Andrew Colson

Andrew Colson

Whole Armor Martial Arts, King County WA.
4th Dan Karate-do

Our Whole Armor Martial Arts ® – Shiho Karano Ryu Black Belts

Michael Zumstein

Michael Zumstein

3rd Dan Karate-do

Fernando Perez

Fernando Perez

3rd Dan Karate-do

Tom Ruhe

Tom Ruhe

3rd Dan Karate-do

Rick Ferguson

Rick Ferguson

3rd Dan Karate-do

Luke Richardson

Luke Richardson

2nd Dan Karate-do

Daniel Quarto

Daniel Quarto

2nd Dan Karate-do

Dennis Quarto

Dennis Quarto

2nd Dan Karate-do

Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley

2nd Dan Karate-do
Law Enforcement Officer

Phil Anderson

Phil Anderson

2nd Dan Karate-do
Law Enforcement Officer

Janey Hume

Janey Hume

1st Dan Karate-do

Steve Hume

Steve Hume

1st Dan Karate-do

Olivia O’Dell

Olivia O’Dell

1st Dan Karate-do

Jim Wilkins-Luton

Jim Wilkins-Luton

1st Dan Karate-do

Trey Wilkins-Luton

Trey Wilkins-Luton

1st Dan Karate-do

Tim Hurley

Tim Hurley

1st Dan Karate-do

Clark Bondy

Clark Bondy

1st Dan Karate-do

Ian Melhorn

Ian Melhorn

1st Dan Karate-do

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller

1st Dan Karate-do

Gregg Chastain

Gregg Chastain

1st Dan Karate-do

Pete Muller

Pete Muller

1st Dan Karate-do
Law Enforcement Officer

So what does “Dan” mean anyway? Simply put, “Dan” refers to a level in the Black Belt ranks. At Whole Armor Martial Arts we use a traditional ranking system comprised of “Kyu” levels for color belt students, and “Dan” levels for Black Belt students. “Shodan” means “beginning degree”, and is one of the terms used for 1st degree Black Belt. 1st Dan is also used, then 2nd Dan or Nidan for 2nd degree, 3rd Dan or Sandan for 3rd and so on.

Whole Armor Martial Arts ® – Black Belt Register

Note: This is an Honor Roll of all students who have earned a Shodan rank (1st degree Black Belt) at Whole Armor Martial Arts. Only those recognized above are considered active by the Senior Instructor

Shiho Karano – Karate-do Black Belts

Luis Glass – May 22, 1993
Andrew Colson – Oct. 5, 1995
Michael Zumstein – May 20, 1999
Todd Olson – Aug. 16, 2001
Michelle Moore – Aug. 16, 2001
Joseph Barnett – Jan. 31, 2002
Kristin Zumstein – Aug. 22, 2002
Timothy Merriam – Feb. 27, 2003
Emilee VanDyke – Jun. 26, 2003
Anna Sunde – Jun. 26, 2003
Jesse Sunde – Jun. 26, 2003
Kenneth Moore – Nov. 20, 2003
Jeffrey Seifert – Aug. 26, 2004
TJ Moore – Dec. 2, 2004
Rob Root – Dec. 2, 2004
Erik Olson – Dec. 2, 2004
Tammi Neblock – Jul. 23, 2005
Fernando Perez – Dec. 3, 2005
Stewart Davis – Dec. 3, 2005
Tom Ruhe – Jul. 27, 2006
Rick Ferguson – Jul. 27, 2006
Sean Loehr – Nov. 30, 2006
Shawn Root – Aug. 2, 2007
Julio Ramirez – Aug. 2, 2007
Katie Root – Aug. 2, 2007
Suzy Zumstein – Aug. 2, 2007
Phil Anderson – Nov. 20, 2008
Luke Richardson – Nov. 20, 2008
Dennis Quarto – Jul. 27, 2009
Grant Carson – Nov. 19, 2009
Bryan Ruhe – Mar. 20, 2010
Daniel Quarto – Mar. 20, 2010
Gabe Dunham – Mar. 20, 2010
Eric Schober – Mar. 20, 2010
Trenton Butler – Mar. 20, 2010
Caleb Steinborn – Jul. 22, 2010
Stephanie Mazon – Mar. 24, 2011
Jim Hurley – Mar. 24, 2011
Meghan Anderson – Mar. 30, 2012
Matthew Richardson – Mar. 30, 2012
Steffen Schober – Mar. 30, 2012
Erica Dickson – Mar. 30, 2012
Charles Kerr – Aug. 1, 2014
Janey Hume – Aug. 1, 2014
Steve Hume – Nov. 20, 2015
Joanna Richardson – Nov. 20, 2015
Olivia O’Dell – Nov. 20, 2015
Jim Wilkins-Luton – Jul. 29, 2016
Andrew Carson – Jul. 29, 2016
Trey Wilkins-Luton – Jul. 29, 2016
Tim Hurley – Jul. 29, 2016
Clark Bondy – Jul. 29, 2016
Ian Melhorn – Jul. 29, 2016
Jonathan Miller – Jul. 28, 2017
Gregg Chastain – Jul. 28, 2017
Pete Muller – Jul. 28, 2017

Shiho Karano – Iaido Yudansha

Timothy Merriam – Dec. 28, 2007
Anna Younger – Dec. 28, 2007
Nathanael Wilde – Jan. 11, 2008