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Shihan Eric Taylor

Head instructor of Tatsumaki Tactical Jujutsu

Shihan Eric Taylor boasts an extensive background in martial arts, having commenced his training in 1981. With over 41 years of experience in hand-to-hand combat, he has honed his skills in the instruction of Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino Martial Arts. He has served as the Regional Representative for Nisei Bujutsu Federation of America and currently holds the position of Regional Representative for TreceHampas Arnis. His job function encompasses marketing, media outreach, and preparing students for the next level. Additionally, he has assisted Soke Harris Warren with Tactical Enrichment Training for law enforcement personnel, civic organizations, and martial arts organizations worldwide. Shihan Eric Taylor's instruction emphasizes individual development of self-discipline, awareness, and respect for self and others, as well as the values and attitudes necessary for the proper application of the Martial arts.

Summary of Qualifications

  • 7th Degree International Zone Fighting

  • 7th Dan Japanese Jujutsu 

  • 7th Trecehampas Arnis De Mano & Awayan

  • 5th Degree Black Belt Shinjimasu International Upkudo  Karate

  • 4th Degree Black Belt Nisei Bujutsu Federation NBFA

  • 1st Degree Gunji Taiho Jutsu

  • 1st Degree Black Belt Judo

  • Who's Who Martial Art Elite Black Belt Award IFOJJ

  • Koga Ryu International Fellowship AikiJujutsu

  • INF Defensive Tactics IFOJJ

  • World Head of Sokeship Council Regional Instructor Award

  • NBFA Soke Award

  • USA Martial Hall of Fame Award Japanese Jujutsu Master of the Year

  • USA Judo Level One Coaching Certification

  • Wah Lum Tam Tui Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu

  • Police Tactics instructors of America registration id#5006

  • Stuntman Certification -  Great Hits Martial Arts & Stunts Phi-long Nguyen Universal Studio

Instructors he has trained with

  • ​Soke Harris Warren Founder of Nisei Bujutsu Federation

  • Soke Felix Vasquez Koga Ryu Ninjutsu

  • Soke Vincent Marchetti Police Tactics of America

  • Soke Michael DePasquale Yoshitsune / Combat Jujutsu

  • Grandmaster Andy Sanano Trecehampas Arnis De Mano & Awayan

  • Grandmaster Chan Pui of Wah Lum Northern Praying Mantis Kung

  • Grandmaster Gary Baker Founder of Upkudo Karate Federation

  • Shihan Delcidez Diaz   El Mambi Judo / Shihan Walter Evans Sanuces Ryu




  • Soke Instructor Award 2017

  • WHFSC Regional Instructor of year 2014

  • Bushido Award 2015

  • WHFSC Sensei Awards 2010                       

  • N.B.F.A Regional Rep Florida, 2009 – Present        

  • Mayor Ed Austin Appreciation Award 1995

  • Mayor Tommy Hazouri M.T.V Award 1990

  • World Head of Family Sokeship Council (WHFSC)

  • ​United States Jujutsu Federation (USJJF)

  • American Federation of Martial Artist (AFMA)

  • Toastmaster  District 47 Champion 2011

  • American Judo & Jujitsu Federation (AJJF)

  • International Federation of Jiu-Jitsu (IFOJJ)

  • Society of Black Belts of America (SBBA)

  • Police Tactics Instructors of America (PTI)


Shihan Eric Taylor has competed and won numerous first place trophies in open and closed tournaments such as: U.S. Open, Fame International Circuit,  North America Sport karate Association, Battle of Atlanta, Goju Ryu Karate Invitational, Battle of Jacksonville, International Kung fu championships, Florida Sunshine State Games Judo, Amateur Kickboxing record 42 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, Amateur Kickboxing Titles Held: 1990 USA vs Russia, South East LightWeight Kickboxing Champion, I.S.K.A LightWeight Kickboxing Champion, W.K.A Kickboxing Champion, and Florida State Kickboxing Champion.

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(727) 327-9800

1901 13th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713, USA

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