Soke Michael DePasquale

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Soke Michael DePasquale Jr – 10th degree

New Jersey, USA


Michael DePasquale, Jr. was quite literally born to be a Martial Arts Master. The son of Michael DePasquale Sr., Grandmaster of the Yoshitsune Waza style of Ju-Jitsu. Michael Jr’s Martial Arts career began at the early age of five, with Yoshitsune Ju-Jitsu in which he presently holds the coveted rank of Ni Dai Soke (Heir to the rank of Grandmaster). He has completed and has been certified by the FBI Instructors’ program. Additional training: Bergen Community College:. Business Administration, Bomb seminar attendance, Security Management, Inc (specialized in knife and gun disarmament). Defensive and offensive knife techniques. Mr. DePasquale has also had training in evacuation skills.


  • Founder, Federation of United Martial Artists (FUMA – Crusade Against Crime)
  • International Protection – Security Position Executive Surveillance
  • Advanced Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Trainer of NYPD Defensive Tactics Instructors
  • Trainer of 1st Division of the Armed Special Forces
  • Trainer of FBI Personnel
  • Trainer of U.S. Marshals
  • Trainer of Postal Police
  • Producer of Anti-Crime Television Show (FUMA Crime prevention Clinic)
  • Conducted Crime Awareness/Anti-Rape Seminars
  • Body Guard
  • Author, Streetwise Safety Series
  • Consultant, Corporate, Institutional, and Educational Security
  • Creator, COMBAT CARDIO personal fitness/self defense program
  • International Law Enforcement trainer
  • Trainer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Film Production Security
  • Event Security
  • Political Candidate Security


  • Regis Philbin (6 segm.) – Guest Speaker: Anti-crime / streetwise safety demo.
  • Yo! MTV Raps – Guest Speaker: Anti-crime / streetwise safety demo.
  • Nickelodeon – Guest Speaker: Anti-crime Message
  • Attitudes – Guest Speaker: Handicapped / streetwise safety demo.
  • The 700 Club – Guest Speaker: Handicapped / streetwise safety demo.
  • 13 Week Mini Series – Producer: FUMA Crime Prevention Clinics


  • “Chop/Chop” – (1967)Documentary first Martial Arts film produced in the US by a major Production Company (Paramount Pictures)
  • “King of the Kick Boxers”
  • “Blood Brothers”
  • “China Heat: Paid in Blood”
  • “American Shoalin”
  • “The Power Within”
  • “Bloodmoon”
  • “The Cutoff”


  • Monarch Illustrated Guide to Ju Jitsu – Book (Simon & Schuster)
  • Ju Jitsu – Book (Simon & Schuster)
  • Women’s Guide to Self Defense – Book (Simon & Schuster)
  • Learn the Martial Arts in Eight Weeks – Book (Simon & Schuster)
  • Martial Arts for Young Athletes – Book (Simon & Schuster)
  • Step By Step Guide to the Martial Arts – Book (Hamlyn)
  • Who’s Who in the Martial Arts Elite – Book (MDP Enterprises)
  • Street Wise Safety for Women – Book (Charles E. Tuttle & Co.)
  • Street Wise Safety for Children – Book (Charles E. Tuttle & Co.)

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