Who's Who Top Educators

James “Jimm” McMurray

Title: (1) Director; (2) Fourth Position Founder
Company: (1) House of Discipline Martial Arts Group; (2) Korean Martial Arts Brotherhood
Location: Killeen, Texas, United States

James “Jimm” McMurray, Director of the House of Discipline Martial Arts Group and Fourth Position Founder of the Korean Martial Arts Brotherhood, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in martial arts.

As a ninth-degree black belt in Hapkido, Mr. McMurray has been a grandmaster and the director of the House of Discipline Martial Arts Group in Harker Heights, Texas, since 1995. Since 2011, he has excelled as the fourth position founder of the Korean Martial Arts Brotherhood. As a military veteran and combat instructor who served two tours in Vietnam, he teaches and trains soldiers and police officers.

Mr. McMurray has more than 50 years of professional experience in martial arts. Alongside his primary positions, he is a martial arts coordinator and adaptive martial arts athlete instructor with the City of Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department. Mr. McMurray has also garnered experience as an actor, stuntman, fight choreographer, photographer and videographer.

In recognition of his professional success, Mr. McMurray has been inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors. He has also been inducted into the Korean Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame and the Texas Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Mr. McMurray attributes his success to surrounding himself with good people, understanding and supporting others.

Mr. McMurray began learning martial arts in 1962 when he was 12 years old. As a grandmaster of three different schools of martial arts, he intends to continue teaching and building his legacy in the coming years. Among his professional accomplishments, Mr. McMurray is proud of his ability to teach children. He is also proud of being hired to provide training to hospitals and emergency services personnel.

To keep abreast of his field, Mr. McMurray is a senior member of the World Hapkido Federation and the Hanminjok Hapkido Association. He has also maintained affiliation with the Korean Martial Arts Masters Association and the International Hapkido Federation. In his spare time, Mr. McMurray enjoys graphic design and photography.

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