Internationally known martial artist, Hanshi Jason David Frank is an 8th Degree Black Belt stemming from 40+ years of training, teaching, and personal growth. At age 4, he began his journey at Red Dragon Karate under the guidance of Shihan Louis D Casamassa, setting into motion his future of living by the Code of the Dragon. At age 12, Hanshi Jason David Frank earned his first Black Belt and became committed to passing on the Code of the Dragon through teaching. Within 6 years, at the young age of 18, Hanshi Frank became the owner of Red Dragon Karate where he began his journey 14 years before.
Hanshi Jason David Frank continued to expand his martial arts knowledge while filming TV series and movies. Through his studies, he concluded that there was not one single style of martial arts that was all encompassing and thus in 1994, created his own system called Toso Kune Do meaning “Way of the Fighting Fist.” This style inforporates many different forms of martial arts and encourages the journey to personal excellence. Hanshi Frank opened schools under the name Toso Kune Do and in 1996, he was introduced to his future business partner and lifelong friend Kyoshi Rick Herbster, the owner of the Rising Sun Karate Academy in New Jersey. RSKA Corp was established soon after.
Hanshi Frank has trained with a long list of prestigious and internationally known martial artists including ShiHan Louis D. Casamassa, Sensei Chris Casamassa, Kyoshi Rick Herbster, Kyoshi Steve la Valle, Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, Stan Ward, and most recently with world-renowned Muay Thai trainer Grand Master Toddy. Grand Master Toddy has inspired Hanshi Frank’s full contact Muay Thai career.
Hanshi Frank incorporates tactical training into his work. He trains under one of the world’s best tactical trainers, Retired Master Army Sergeant Tu Lam. Mr. Lam spent 23 years in the Army serving amongst the U.S. Army Special Forces, deployed to 27 different countries, most of them war zones.
In the early 2000s, Frank had success as an MMA Fighter, winning his debut professional fight in 2010. He also had 7 previous amateur fights.
Hanshi Frank understands that dedication and hard work in life and martial arts can have a longstanding impact on people’s lives. Jason David Frank continues to grow and share his experience in martial arts so that others can benefit from the art, just as he did.
- 1994: Hall of Fame Award – American Karate Kung Fu Federation
- 2000: Fastest Growing Karate School – Fast Track Award
- 2000: Educational Funding Company – Program Direct Award – Rising Sun Karate Academy
- 2001: Centurion Club Award
- 2003: Master of the Year Award – World Karate Federation
- 2004: Master of the Year for Free-Style Martial Arts – USA Martial Arts
- 2005: Arnold Schwarzenegger Classics Master Appreciation Award
- 2006: One of America’s Top 10 Karate Schools – Awarded by President Nick Cokinos – Educational Funding Company
- 2007: Black Belt Hall of Fame Award – This award was given by Master Alan Goldberg in Atlantic City, New Jersey
- 2007: Black Belt Hall of Fame – Most Successful Industry Leader. This award was given by Doctor Jim Thomas, 10th Degree Black Belt