Ken Melbourne was awarded a Judan, 10th degree in Taiho Jitsu by Bernard "Gil" Gilbert, President of the International Taiho Jitsu Federation.
Grandmaster Gilbert, a graduate of the 1956 Taiho class at the Kodokan,  said that Mr. Melbourne has shown an incredible knowledge of the techniques needed by Law Enforcement in the present day.
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Melbourne Makes 10th in Taiho