Aloha Dr. Williams Thank you for taking time from your busy
schedule to grant me this interview.
DW. You are quite
welcome, I consider it an honor to talk with you.
If I understand correctly you're one of the very few female
martial arts Grand Masters is that correct?
DW: Could be,
I really don’t know. For females to become a higher rank
than 4th degree is an accomplishment, because we have to work so
much harder than our male counter parts to prove we are worthy.
So although I do not know how many Grand Master or Founders there
are in the states that are women, I would say not many.
How long have you been in martial arts?
DW: I have been
in the martial arts for 43 yrs. I began my journey on Jan. 02,
1964, in the art of Wing Chun. I still continue my journey even
today, because I do not believe that a person could learn
everything about martial arts even in one life time.
How did you become a Grand Master?
DW: I became a Grand
Master by developing my on system. Tae Su Jutsu. Tae Su Jutsu was
certified as a new and separate martial arts system on Feb. 7,
2002, by Professor James Keane founder of Keane-do Kenpo-Ken fat,
and the Kajukenfu Budo Kai Kan Kenpo. Tae Su Jutsu has the honor
of being a member of both the Kajukenfu martial arts family, as
well s the American Freestyle martial arts family. I received
10th Dan ranking from The Unified Martial Arts Federation on Feb.
01, 2004, and I am recognized as a Founder/ Grandmaster by the
International Black Dragon Society of Healing and Combat Arts. I
consider it an honor to be a member of both.
Rick: Why do
people need to take martial arts lessons?
DW: In today's
world, there is more and more violence being reported. Everyday,
it seems that it is on the rise. This is especially true for
Women and Children. Because of this self defense is very
important. To know enough even to get away from an attacker,
could mean the difference between life and death.
There are very many popular martial arts styles out there. What
makes your style of martial arts different?
DW: Tae Su
Jutsu is a self-defense system. Now what I mean by that, is that
it is a system strictly for self defense, and not like some
schools or systems, where they also teach sport. Sport passed off
s self defense is a dangerous thing. Self defense should be
strictly for the street. Therefore, there should not be any sport
techniques in it. Tae Su Jutsu has one thing in mind, to prepare
the student to defend their lives if they have to. We do not
compete in tournaments, and the fighting we do is as realistic as
possible, including what is called the “what if”
situations, where a person may attack you at any time, and you
must defend. Tae Su Jutsu, is also a science of the body, so it
goes into much more explanation of muscles used, and how they
work to enhance the technique.
Rick: Where are your
DW: I am located in Smyrna GA. 12 miles
NW of Downtown Atlanta.
Rick: As I understand that's a
small town. This is the World Wide Web, If people want to learn
your art how can they go about doing this?
DW: LOL, I
don’t think 45,000+ people is a small town. Smyrna is a
small city, especially compared to the size of it when I was
growing up. People who live close to me, can contact me by
e-mail. For others I have a book and video./DVD set they
Rick: Do the ebooks have pictures?
No, they were meant to go with the video, or DVD. However, the
books are so in depth in the explanation of techniques, that it
is possible to learn form the book....I have already had more
than one student who did have only the book, and when they came
to me to take class, they did as well as those in it. Depends on
Rick: What level of martial arts experience
would you recommend for these ebooks?
DW: I would say a
person should already be taking a class, or have a basic
understanding of the martial arts in general.
there is something they don't quite understand do your readers
get free email consultations when they order your ebooks?
Absolutely, I am available to help anyone how needs help
in Tae Su Jutsu, all they have to do is e-mail me at
I will answer all e-mails as soon as possible.
you have any closing comments Dr. Williams?
DW: I think
this system would be good for everyone. I believe that even if a
person already knows another system, or is taking another system,
that Tae Su Jutsu has something to offer, the beginner -through
Rick: Dr. Williams I'd like to thank you for
your time. I understand you have a mother to care for and a
school to run so I will not take up any more of your busy
DW: Not a problem at all Rick. You and I have
known each other for a long time and pleasure is always mine.
Thank you for asking me to do the interview.