About Master Art Mason


About Grand Master Art Mason

Grand Master Art Mason began his formal martial arts education on November 10th 1984 in the Chung Oh system Grand Master Oh from Kitchener was at the time a 7th Dan Black Belt Hapkido master as well as a 7th Dan Taekwondo master.

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

During his early years his head  instructor was Master Philip Hollohan, where he spend 16 years under his direct supervision. At the rank of Green Belt began his teaching career in the arts therefore creating a passion to pass on his learning. At the rank of assistant Black Belt, which is a probationary Black Belt level we still use today he began to run a branch school for Master Hollohan. During this time his passion and hunger for the arts continues to grow.

At the rank of Blue Belt Master Arts oldest son Curt was taken in as a student at the very young age of 4 1/2. Little did he realize how much the arts would influence his life, his family and his future.

In fall of 1999 Master Art Mason come to the decision it was time to embark on his own, leaving very peacefully his instructor of 16 years. This was a difficult decision require much thought and support from his family, most of all his oldest boy Curt (18 at the time). However things came together and finally after about 9 months of work The Peaceful Warriors’ were born.

Art Mason’s Peaceful Warriors’ Martial Arts

On March 1st 2000 Art Mason’s Peaceful Warriors’ Martial Arts opened it’s doors in Belle River Ontario beginning a new era.  They took their first students on July 1st 2000. The school grew quickly resulting in an expansion to Windsor.

Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts Dojo 2001

Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts Dojo 2001

On October 15th 2001 Art Mason’s Peaceful Warriors’ Martial Arts opened its doors in Windsor Ontario, since that time it has been a cornerstone martial arts school in the city.  Rather then go the route many school do, the Peaceful Warriors stuck true to their Hapkido roots resulting in a pure street self defense Dojo rather than sport.  During this early time there were many expansions of the school, which resulted in 4 locations across Essex County.

Today Art Mason’s Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts is still running in his absence. Currently is has been take over by his senior students, as they continue the legacy he, and his sons’ Master Curt Mason, and Master Scott Mason began.


Black Belt Credentials

  • Founder: Art Mason’s Peaceful Warriors’ Martial Arts 2000
  • Founder: Hon Sang Mu Sa Hapkido – Eclectic style incorporating a lifetime of learning.
  • 9th Dan (Degree) Black Belt Hon Sang Mu Sa Hapkido (Grand Master)
  • 6th Dan Black Belt Pressure Point System (Kyusho Jitsu Master)
  • 5th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo (Master)
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt Kosho Shorie Ryu

Other martial arts studied

  • Cane system
  • Systema – Russian Combat System
  • Small Circle Jujitsu

Other Programs Certified

  • Women’s Self Defense Expert
  • Kid’s Safe NSA certification
  • HPPT Certification’s 3 Level Full Instructor (Humane Pressure Point Tactics)

Teaching Credentials

  • International Instructor – World Budo Alliance
  • International Instructor – World Head of Society (June 2001 Lifetime)
  • Kyusho Jitsu (Pressure Point System) Master Instructor Level 5 (all levels)

His other Martial Art Honours

  • United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inducted 2000 – Master of the Year
  • International President World Budo Alliance 2000-2003
  • World Organization of Martial Arts Sports Award – Saudi Arabia

Books Written by Master Art Mason

Grand Master Art Mason Today

Grand Master Art and his son Master Scott currently reside in Brasov Romania.  Brasov is a beautiful mountain town located in Transylvania.


Brasov Romania

Brasov Romania

Considering himself to be semi-retired Grand Master Art Mason keeps busy with a small Dojo teaching only adults, plus an online Kyusho Jitsu business after founding the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance and it subsidiaries.  Master Art also travels teaching pressure point seminars and is available to do so for any group interested. You can learn more about this here!

Spare time is spent walking the city and the mountain trails of Brasov with his 3 babies, Thor, Alpha and Gandalf.


Thor, Alpha and Gandalf

Thor, Alpha and Gandalf


  • Glenn Farac says:

    Good afternoon Great Master. My name is Glenn Farac. Im 35 years old from Sydney, Australia. I just watched your video on chi that was posted on youtube. Ive been training for the past year in Mian Quan ( Yang system). It is a very powerful system, I have built a good amount of chi thus far, through body compression etc. Im still not at the point of hitting bags yet, bar iron fist training, as im stretching out my tendons and building up power. I just had a question about cooling down your chi post training. I have found some mild anxiety in the morning occasionally and felt overheating from time to time. Does this relate back to the chinese symbol of steamed rice that it shares with chi? Would you have any pointers on breathing down and silencing your chi post training. Thankyou so much!

    • Art Mason says:

      Good Day! I have not experienced this myself, but I know it can be a problem. Consider a cool shower or cold compress to the top of the head, or back of the neck. Chi flow can increase the internal temperature and perhaps this is the cause of the anxiety you feel at night. Let me know if it works. I will ask a friend also re this issue.

  • Paul Hunter says:

    Hello Art, who did you study kosho ryu under? If you write back
    it may take a day or two for me to write back to you, becauce we are moving. Thanks Paul

    • Art Mason says:

      A gentleman by the name of Richard Buchan from Ajax Ontario. Good luck with your move!

      • Paul Hunter says:

        Hello. I sorry I did not see this because of the move and other things. You say on you site you have a 6th Dan in kyusho. Who from. Just wondering. I ask about Kosho ryu
        because i been with Hanshi Juchnik since 1993 or 1994.
        looks like we study many of the same arts. Have a nice day. Paul

        • Grand Master Art says:

          Hi Paul,

          My Kyusho is DKI. I was a direct student of Grand Master Steve Stewart (9th Dan DKI) in London Ontario. Drove back and forth several times per month from Windsor to London. Great times! I miss those days. My certificates are all on the wall at my Dojo in Canada. Kosho was in the early 2000’s with Kyusho International out of Toronto. Very talented groups but I did not continue the pursuit. Too much politics for my tastes. Have a great day!

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