Universal Shorei-Goju Karate System

Shujin Master Ben Peacock, 9th Degree

Shujin Master Peacock is instrumental in designing and founding the Universal Shorei-Goju Karate System. During his career, he found it was difficult for a small individual to withstand and defend against a larger opponent until noticed a yellow jacket intimidating a 6 foot 2 in muscle builder. The bee was so persistent that the muscle builder dropped his bag and run into the street for safety but was almost hit by a car. This pnenomenon intrigued Master Peacock, so he stood and watched the confrontation. The man slowly and quietly went back to the side walk to retrieve his bag and noticed the bee had landed on the bus stop sign. He approached the sign very carefully and smashed the bee to smithereen. Master Peacock then began to study the flight of bees to figure out how he could apply that analogy to his martial arts ability. He realized the bee had practically no flight pattern as to document it to use for martial arts training. However, he remained confident that the bee was totally in charge until it stood still and was overcome. From that point on, he knew that standing still was not a good attribute to insert in your martial arts training while in combat. He later found what he was looking for when asked by the company he worked for to study the limitations of human mechanics for the purpose of designing hospital equipment. From those studies he found several mathematical formulas that dictated movement in humans, their advantages and their disadvantages. He then formulated those mechanics into martial arts formulas which consisted of a "Circle", Triangle, Square, and a two fifth theory. From those elements, he was able to develop an effective martial arts system that is dominant today.

Resume Of Shujin Master Benjamin J. Peacock
C.E.O. & Founder - Universal Shorei-Goju Karate System

  • 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 3 years 1972, 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 in the tournament of the century at the arie crown theatre 1976
  • 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 times National Kata Champion in 1984
  • Won World Master's Kata Championship, Chicago State University- Great Lakes Regional Karate Championship - 1985, Defeated Bob Bowles, United States Karate Association Champion
  • U.S.K.A. World Karate Kata Champion 1985, Defeated Ric Beach, U.S.K.A. Champion, award presented by Grandmaster Robert Trias
  • Won World Master's Kata Championship, Anderson Indiana, Glenn Keeney's Championship 1986, Defeated Randy Holman, United States Karate Association Champion
  • National Black Belt Sparring Champion, Frank Novak, 19xx, Defeated Tony Orr
  • National Black Belt Sparring Champion Grand Champion Runner Up, Frank Novak, 1986, 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
  • Held World Karate Championship Title 1987, 1988, 1989, & 1990 (See Photo)
  • 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
  • Designed, developed and ran the 1st most points in two minutes Tournament 6/10/1992
  • 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
  • Received 7th Degree Black Belt in 1995
  • Designed, developed and ran the 1st Continuous Sparring Tournament 09/23/2000
  • 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
  • Taught over 9000 students
  • Developed over 50 Black Belts
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