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

Thursday Instructor
4th Dan Karate-do
1st Dan Iaido

Tammi Neblock

Tammi Neblock

Friday Instructor
4th Dan Karate-do

Eric Schober

Eric Schober

Monday Instructor
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

Charles Kerr

Charles Kerr

1st Dan Karate-do

Janey Hume

Janey Hume

1st Dan Karate-do

Steve Hume

Steve Hume

1st Dan Karate-do

Joanna Richardson

Joanna Richardson

1st Dan Karate-do

Olivia O’Dell

Olivia O’Dell

1st Dan Karate-do

Jim Wilkins-Luton

Jim Wilkins-Luton

1st Dan Karate-do

Andrew Carson

Andrew Carson

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

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.

Whole Armor Martial Arts – Black Belt Register

Note: This is an Honor Roll of all students who have earned a Shodan rank 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

Shiho Karano – Iaido Yudansha

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