Enrichment for Today
Empowerment for Tomorrow

ADMAS is affiliated with the National College of Martial Arts. This organization is presided over by Hanshi Lou Angel in the U.S.A. All test results are officially certified by this body

Godan Renshi Bill Rumley-van Gurp

Godan Renshi Bill Rumley-van Gurp was born in California, USA. He started his martials arts career in 1988 on board of the U.S.S. Enterprise studying the Shorin-Ryu system. After resigning from the U.S. Navy he continued his martial arts study in Reno, Nevada. There he achieved his 1st Dan in 1997 in U.S. Urban Goju Karate and Shaolin Kempo.

After moving to the Netherlands in the same year, Bill continued his study, being tutored using video material, which afforded him his 2nd Dan in 2000. In the same period, he founded what was to become American Dragon Martial Arts School, which started off originally as a lunch hour self-defense program at his employer's. He is still running an English Language junior karate program for children of his expat colleagues.

After achieving 2nd Dan, ADMAS was born and the school currently has a small but dedicated group of students. Bill continued his study under the guidance of Renshi Lawrence Emmons and associated his school with the NCMA under Hanshi Lou Angel who awarded him his 3rd Dan in 2004 and his 4th Dan in 2006. In 2012, Bill was awarded his Godan (5th Dan) degree, as well as the honorary title of Renshi.

In spite of some physical difficulties, Godan Renshi Rumley-van Gurp continues to develop his martial arts skills as well as those of his students.

Assistant Teachers

Yodan Renshi Patricia de Jager

Yodan Renshi Patricia de Jager from the Netherlands started her martial arts carreer with judo when she was just 4 years old. At the age of 19 she achieved her first Dan. After judo, she studied Thai boxing and Shotokan karate. She received her first Dan in Shotokan in 1995. She left martial arts for a couple of years and started to work on fitness, but martial arts never left her mind. In 2005 she came to American Dragon Martial Arts School where she achieved in 2007 her 1st Dan and in 2011 her 2nd Dan. Her specialty is combining the different martial arts and take the best of them and use them in combination with fitness and a healthy lifestyle. That is also why she appreciates the ADMAS philosophy, as it combines Goju-karate and Shaolin kempo and focusses on personal development and personal awareness, things you can also use in daily life.

Yodan Renshi Ron Rumley-van Gurp

Yodan Renshi Ron Rumley-van Gurp from The Netherlands started training with ADMAS in 1998 and achieved his 1st Dan in U.S. Urban Goju and Shaolin Kempo in 2004, followed in 2008 by his Nidan grade, all with American Dragon Martial Arts. Yodan Renshi Rumley-van Gurp specializes in the artistic forms within martial arts and is deeply interested in exploring the interaction of mind, spirit and body.