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PKC Elite Society

Founded in 2014, The PKC Elite Society, is an invitation only group, which comprises many of the PKC’s top black belt competitors and leaders. The goals of The Elite are to foster and encourage a spirit of loyalty and fraternity among members; to maintain the highest martial arts standards; and to promote closer relationships between and among members to further their common interests in martial arts and the Professional Karate Commission.  The inaugural members above were hand picked by Mr. Keeney.

All members proudly display the PKC Elite emblem on their uniform or display the PKC Elite Lapel Pin at all PKC events and functions.

New Society Members:
Society Members nominate new member candidates prior to the PKC International Karate Championships each year.  New candidates will provide a resume for review and interview for induction at the PKC International Championships.  Candidates must receive a two-thirds majority vote of the current membership to qualify for induction.

(L-R) Donnie Michael, Derek Brading, Eddie Bethea, David Buker, John Venson, Steve Fickes, Reginald Venson, Glenn Keeney, Rick Batie, Jeff Davidson, Dr. Lance Hoover, Christopher Kirby, Kimberly Bridges, John Manley, H Eugene Talbott, Phil Morgan

Current Elite Members–above
2014 Inaugural Elite Members: Eddie B. Bethea Jr., Herb Johnson (deceased), Glenn R. Keeney, Judy Wade (deceased), John Venson, John Manley, Phil Morgan, Tom Ward, Donnie Michael, Jeff Davidson, Dave Buker, Reginald Venson, H Eugene Talbott, and Dale McCutcheon (inactive).
PKC Elite Emblem

38 thoughts on “PKC Elite Society

  1. On 7/19/14 I attended the Black Tiger Warriors Open tournament and my points are not entered from that tournament. I had gotten a first in weapons, kata, and chanbara. I also got a second in kumite. whenever you can get back to ma about this is fine

      • I have a photo of the 2014 pkc certified region 7 tournaments and the black tiger warriors open is on that list

        • It is against PKC policy to sanction a tournament Regionally without also sanctioning the tournament Nationally…I assure you this event did not carry a PKC National Sanction in 2014. All PKC Sanctioned events are recorded on our schedule within 30 days of the event, if you see a flyer with a PKC logo that is not listed on our schedule, please let us know prior to the event. You will have to contact Mr. Starks about this Black Tiger Event, but no National points will be awarded for the event. The Black Tiger was sanctioned by PKC National Headquarters in 2013, but not in 2014.

  2. I have sent a check in several weeks ago to renew my PKC account R7-13262 and it has not been renewed and the check has not been cashed. Please help

  3. Dear Mr. Keene,

    May 12, 2015 I sent a renewal of Jared Belmont’s membership in the PKC. It was paid by check in the amount of $25. The check has not been cashed and we haven’t received notification of the renewal. Could you please let us know the status of the renewal.


    Susan Kies(Jared’s grandmother)

  4. Am a life member do you sell a jacket or shirt with the pck logo with my name on the front life member? Please let me know.
    …………. Dan . terry l squires

  5. How long does it usually take to get the associate school membership material once payment is made online ? Thank you

    • You can purchase a patch from National Headquarter by sending a note requesting a PKC member patch (please include $5).
      Our office address is P.O. Box 20936 — Hot Springs, AR 71903
      Patches are also available from your regional Director, and you will usually find the PKC patch for sale at most PKC events.
      Thank you for your support.

  6. Current member of PKC (# R-2-438). New mailing address 10815 Torulosa Court. Indianapolis, IN 46234. please send my membership renewal due to my new address.

    Thank you

    Edward Jordan

  7. Hi I’m a small school in Jasonville looking to progress my students to the next level of competition. Point fighting and full contact kickboxing. If you would please send information regarding our registration and requirements to join the PKC it would be much appreciated.

  8. Good evening…. I am wanting to make you aware of a few changes, I am no longer a part of the 7 star dragon organization under the instruction of Terrell Davis…. I am now a student of Piceless Martial Arts, under the instruction of Grandmaster Anthony Price and Master Norene Price…. I have also changed my address, it is now 3987 vine ST. #5 Cincinnati, oh 45217

    • When you have questions about your experiences at specific events, you should immediately seek out the tournament arbitrator. Every tournament has an arbitrator to address all tournament competition concerns.

  9. THANK YOU, Hanshi and Mrs. Keeney for negotiating our Wyndham room rates down to $89 for the PKC Internationals over Labor Day weekend. They would otherwise be $159 per night per the hotel.

  10. Attended a PKC sanctioned event today The All Star Karate Championships and my boy took 3rd in forms. However, the boy that took 1st did a CMX style form to music in a traditional kata. When asked why he was in this division the answer was they combined the two. CMX wasn’t even listed on the event flyer and no one else did CMX. Is this allowed? If so, why? My boy lost valuable points because of this.

    • Mr. Simpson, we have looked at the flyer Mr. Price distributed and no where on the flyer does is specify traditional kata is required. Many school owners are teaching a mix of traditional and creative style martial arts. The divisions could not have been combined, since there was no CMX style division listed on the flyer. The promoter simply permitted a creative style competitor to compete in the appropriate division for his/her age and rank. The alternative would have been to turn away the competitor. The PKC promotes open tournaments to all styles of martial arts, these tournaments although encouraged to run traditional styles are not required to run a strict traditional program. Promoter contact information is listed on the schedule for every promoter. You may contact any promoter and ask questions prior to attending any tournament on the schedule. Any promoter who has a creative/musical division listed on the flyer would likely not have permitted this to happen since there was a specific division available for the creative competitor.

      • Thanks for the quick response. I agree in the fact that no competitor should be turned away; however, it’s difficult enough for these kids (under 17) to compete in their own traditional style let alone mixing in CMX. Very few event flyers mention “Traditional” as part of their verbage as it always understood that it’s traditional. CMX has always been a stand alone event and should remain one going forward on all flyers. If a child shows up and wants to do a creative and there’s no division then that child does a traditional form. All Martial artists know a traditional form not all Martial artists do CMX or have a Creative as part of their portfolio. I want to add that my child does CMX and that others there also do CMX but it was not listed and therefor no one brought their players or music lists. It was an easy fix in my opinion that would’ve been fair to the whole and not the one. Still much love for the PKC as we’ll keep marching in the direction of the drum beat but things like this need to be addressed at annual round table meetings with PKC leadership.

  11. I just signed my son Daniel Barrett up for PKC for Region 4 and he is wanting to go to a tournament this weekend and obviously we have not recieved his membership information since this was just done. What do we need to do in order to make sure he can receive any points he may earn at this tournament? Thank you so much.

    • Daniel has been added to the online member list for PKC Region #4. His member number is R4-13744. He can write this number on his competitor tickets to ensure he receives his points. Best wishes!

    • My apologies..we are making our annual updates to the pages and a character in the code was knocked out of place. This has been corrected and the page is now visible again. Thank you for letting us know. We will be checking all pages thoroughly at the end of the update to be sure they are all working properly. We should be finished late today. Best regards!

  12. Hi Mrs. Keeney,

    I don’t see any points for August 19, 2017, All Stars Karate Nationals. Will they be posted soon?



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