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Mark Gerry

Mark Gerry Loves Life

Recently Mark Gerry was roasted by some of martial arts biggest celebrities. Read more about the Mark Gerry Celebrity Roast on the Sports Based section of WorldWideDojo.com.

Sifu Mark Gerry loves life, his family and friends. Throughout his life he has been successful in many different businesses including Star’s Limousine Service, Gerry’s Martial Arts Schools and Gerry Properties (where he owns and rents apartments and homes in the San Francisco Bay Area). He teaches martial arts, works as an actor and stunt man, is a singer and dancer, world wide tour guide, photographer and talent/fighter manager.

He is President of Mark Gerry Properties, Grandmaster of Gerry’s Martial Arts, President of the World Martial Arts Masters, a History General for the Museum of Sport Karate, a Housing Commissioner” on the Alameda County Housing Commission, Director on the Preserving Alameda County Housing Inc. Board Of Directors, and a Director on the Northern California Community Housing Services, Inc. Board of Directors. Mr. Mark Gerry has served as the Executive Director for Serenity Houses of Alameda County, Chairman of the advisory Board of Cronin House and on the Board of Directors of Horizon Services, Inc. Horizon operates eight drug and alcohol recovery programs in Alameda, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

Sifu Mark Gerry likes to sing and dance, and he is currently studying ball room dancing. He loves to bike, swim, scuba dive, cave dive, skydive, hike, shoot. Martial Arts is a big part of his life. He began studying martial arts at the age of nine and has trained and learned from some of the best instructors in the world. His love for travel and adventure have taken him around the world many times and he checks off his “Bucket List” as he goes. Mark Gerry is World Black Belt certified in “America in Defense,” cabin crew self-defense and is a certified instructor in World Black Belt’s America in defense program and World Black Belt’s frequent flyer courses. He is also a fully certified Travel Marshall.

The main loves in Mark Gerry’s life are his family and friends. His kids are his pride and joy and his family and friends come before everything else in his life.

Mark Gerry’s moto is “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do, than by the things you did do. Throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore! Dream! Discover!

Sifu Mark Gerry trains in and teaches martial arts seminars all over the world. He is the highest ranking Dillman Karate International Black Belt on the West Coast with the formal title of Grandmaster and the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt in Ryukyu Kenpo. He was promoted by Great Grandmaster George Dillman Sept 1, 2006, inside Shaolin Temple in China.

Master Mark Gerry is a certified Master under the World Okinawan Shorin-ryu Karate-do Kobudo and Kobudo Association and was awarded “Sifu of the Year” for 2003 and “Sigung of the Year” for 2004. Sifu Mark Gerry held the ranks of 7th Degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo and 7th Degree in Tae Kwon Do. He was promoted by Great Grandmaster Sijo Adriano Emperado in 2004. In July of 2011 he was promoted to 8th Degree Black Belt by Great Grandmaster Al Novak.

Sifu Mark Gerry has been in martial arts films and on television shows. He has been inducted into numerous martial arts halls of fame including Masters Hall of Fame on August 7, 2004 and the Hawaiian Martial Arts International Society HALL of FAME July 16, 2005. He has been in Black Belt Magazine, Kung Fu Magazine,Tae Kwon Do Times, and in news papers, and has performed at some of the biggest martial arts events in the world. He has performed demonstration at the top of the Great Wall of China, inside the Forbidden City, at the London Hall of Fame, inside the Shaolin Temple in China, and at countless great events.

For the previous two years Grandmaster Mark Gerry has been teaching and training Pro Muay Thai fighters in Thailand and traveling world wide learning and teaching martial arts. Sifu Mark Gerry is an expert in Nerve Point Fighting (“REAL” Pressure Point Fighting and knock out techniques).

On November 4, 2008, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors appointed Mark Gerry as a “Housing Commissioner” on the Alameda County Housing Commission for a 4 year term. It is a great honor to serve the Country of Alameda as the first “Landlord” to be a Housing Commissioner. The Housing Authority of the County of Alameda was created on August 15, 1968. Its principal programs and its funding are through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Housing Authority provides rental assistance to over 7,000 low income households through its Section 8 and Affordable Housing programs. The Housing Authority provides this assistance without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability status.

Sifu Mark Gerry teaches privately and by appointment at 20885 Redwood Road #222 Castro Valley, CA 94546. Phone: 510-886-3499.

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