Director of AWA AIKI JUJITSU
Mr. Vic Louis is the first one to tell you NOT to call him grandmaster or master or whatever.. He prefers Sensei or Mr. Louis which is a true testament to the genuineness of this martial arts icon. Mr. Lois is a veteran of the martial arts with over 60 years experience. He trained directly under O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, Koichi Tohei and Robert A. Trias.
Grandmaster Louis received his first black belt in the US Marines in 1950 over 58 years ago. He is a 10th Dan in and head of family of the Hikado Karate Do system and also holds dan ranks in Aikido, Aiki Jujitsu and Karate and he oversees the ranking activity of the Shurite Kempo Technique Association. He received his 9th Dan ten years ago and was recently awarded his 10th Dan in 2008. Mr. Louis is also currently a registered Private Detective in the state of Ohio.
One of Mr. Louis' more notable students is the late Stan Hart, who like Mr. Louis, did much to proliferate karate and the Okinawan striking arts across the country.
He is a living legend and wealth of knowledge that everyone in AWA may benefit from.