Special Competitive Accomplishments

Daniel Pope leads by example. A Black Belt sport karate champion, Mr. Pope has won over 250 awards in sport karate tournaments in Regional open-style championships, National open karate championships and World karate championships (WTSDA)

1984-1992 Member of the World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA).

Grandmaster and Master
Grandmaster J. C. Shin
& Master Daniel Pope

  • In four WTSDA International Karate Championships
    1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, Daniel Pope won 6 gold and
    3 silver medals.
  • In 1991, Master Pope won and was presented the coveted Regional 8 Cup by Grandmaster J. C. Shin of
    the WTSDA for the Region's (PA, NJ, Delaware, NY, Virginia, Maryland) Best All Around Champion.


United Martial Arts Referee Association (UMARA)

  • In open tri-state (greater Philadelphia region) competition,
    Daniel Pope was ranked #1 lightweight 1993-94-95, and in that time won six fighting Grand Championships.

North American Sport Karate Association
(NASKA) National Competition 1993-1995

  • Master Pope toured the country, attending 32 tournaments in two years, including events in Boston - Rhode Island - New York - Philadelphia - New Jersey - Delaware - Maryland - Washington, D.C. - Virginia - Detroit - Denver - San Diego
    taking home many 1st place finishes. At the end of this vigorous schedule, Daniel Pope ranked #3 in the nation in Korean Forms, and ranked in the top 5 in the Super Lightweight Sparring NASKA North American standings.

Other Competitive Awards

  • Grand Champion Winner or Finalist in over 60 tri-state Black Belt Karate competitions Forms - Sparring 
  • Over 100 first place finishes
  • 1982 Distinguished Service Scholarship Award presented by Temple University Karate Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1994 - Philadelphia National Karate Team - Most Outstanding Competitor.
  • 1995 Semi-Contact Kickboxing Diamond Ring Lightweight Champion - Greater Philadelphia region. Sponsored by Upper Darby Kickboxing/Boxing Gym, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Competition consisted of four tournaments throughout 1995. Daniel Pope won all six of his matches unanimously. 
  • 1998 - NBL Semi-contact kickboxing middleweight champion. 
  • 2004 Athlete of the Year - Abundant Life Fellowship Church
  • 2008 News Of Delaware County Readers Choice Award Best Martial Arts School, Delaware County
  • 2009 Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Business Man Of The Year
  • 2014 - Philadelphia Historic Martial Arts Society Hall of Fame

Daniel Pope gives full credit to the Lord Jesus Christ for all of the above accomplishments.
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