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Shujin Master Ben Peacock's impressive record wasn't accomplished single handedly

Although Shujin Master Peacock's record is impressive, he admits that his career was elevated by working out and training with the best competitors the martial arts had to offer. Pictured above are just a few of the individuals responsible for his success. Names such as Jimmy Jones, Preston Baker, Ken Knuson, Walter Spears, Alvin Campbell, and many more that are listed in his article. Master Peacock gives all of his opponents a share of the credit for his success. They were the ones who intensified his training process so that at each competition he would "Bring It!" Master Peacock talks about the competitors who challenged his abilities to the apex of his skills. Read the article "The Competitor"

When you finish reading about Shujin Master Peacock's career, check out all of his articles page.

Started his career in September of 1966

Earned 1st Degree Black Belt from Grandmaster James Jones in 1968

Won Lightwweight Sparring National Championship in 1972 (See Photo)

Held Lightweight Sparring Championship for 4 years 1972, 1973, 1974, & 1975 (See Photo)

Earned 2nd Degree Black Belt in 1972

Head Instructor for J.J. Karate LTD for 8 years

Earned Degree in Commercial Art from The Famous Artist School 1974

Earned 3rd Degree Black Belt in 1975

Won Lightwweight Sparring National Championship in Cleveland, Ohio in 1976 - Defeated Sonny Ono

Won 1st place Kata and 2nd place sparring Grand Championship in the tournament of the century at the arie crown theatre 1973 Defeated by Shorty Mills (See Photo)

Earned 4th Degree Black Belt in 1976

Won over 600 awards and trophies during 1977 to 1983

Earned 5th Degree Black Belt in 1977

Runner up Grand Champion, Tournament of Champions 1979, Defeated by Master Preston Baker (See Letter)

Acquired Electro-Mechanical Engineering Degree, 1979

21 time Kata Champion in 1984 consecitively - Defeated by Ric Beach on 22nd try

Won World Master's Kata Championship, Chicago State University 1985, Defeated Bob Bowles

Won World Master's Kata Championship, Anderson Indiana, Glenn Keeney's Championship 1975, Defeated Randy Holman (Trophy was stolen at tournament)

National Black Belt Sparring Champion, Frank Novak, 1981, Defeated Tony Orr

National Black Belt Sparring Champion Runner Up, Frank Novak, 1982, Defeated by Jerry Norworthy in triple over time

Opened private school "3 Circles School of Karate & Physical Fitness, Inc." in 1983

Earned Associates Degree in Computer Science from Govenors State University 1983

Chapter 14 in the book written by William F. Hinton "The Universal Mind", pages 147 - 162, 1983 (See Cover)

Grand Champion Kata Form, Joliet Showdown 1984

USKA Great Lakes Regional Championship - Grand Champion Kata, 1984

Chicago Masters Division Sparring Champion - Battle of Chicago, 1984

Grand Champion Kata, USKA Great Lakes Regional Championship, 1985

Master's Division Champion, A.K.A. Nationals, 1985

Chicago Open Master's Division Sparring Champion, 1985

World Games Kata Grand Champion, Christopher Hardy's 7th Annual Chicago Open 1986, Defeated Hidi Ochi and Sonny Ono

World Games Kata Champion Korean Style, Christopher Hardy's 7th Annual Chicago Open 1986, Defeated Bong Yu

World Games Open Kata, Christopher Hardy's 7th Annual Chicago Open 1986, Defeated Mike Chataratubut

World Games Lightweight Sparring Champion, Christopher Hardy's 7th Annual Chicago Open 1986

World Games Lightweight Sparring Grand Champion, Christopher Hardy's 7th Annual Chicago Open, 1986

World Games Japanese Kata Champion, Christopher Hardy's 7th Annual Chicago Open,1986

Acquired Trade School Status from the Cook County Board in 1986

Recognized in the Who's Who in the Martial Arts Elite 1987 - Page 44 (See Cover)

U.S.K.A. Illinois Championship, 2nd place, Lightweight Sparring Champion, 1987

Joliet Showdown Championship, Lightweight Sparring Champion, 1987

Joliet Showdown Championship, Grand Champion Kata, 1987

Founded, designed, and structured the Universal Shorei-Goju Karate System in 1987

Earned Degree in Business Management from Lake Forest School of Management in 1988

17 times Master's Division Kata Champion, 1990

Founded and heads the K.A.R.A.T.E. Administration in 1991

Earned 6th Degree Black Belt in 1991

Honorable Mention in the book written by Ron Van Clief "Black Heroes of the Martial Arts", 1994 - Page 78

Honorable Mention in the book written by William F. Hinton "Men of Steel Discipline",1994, page 130 & page 136 (See Cover)

Retired from competition 1995 (Suggested by Walter Spears)

Received 7th Degree Black Belt in 1995

Master's Division Kata Champion, JAMA Nationals, 2000

Received 8th Degree Black Belt in 2006

Received Martial Artist of The Year Award from M.A.K.A., 2012

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