Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness
Waleed Al Merie is a 9th Dan in Karate (Hanshi) Kancho (Director) Waleed is highly respected by his peers all around the world. Kancho Waleed resides in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and oversees his martial arts organisation the "World Riyu Jitsu Karate-do Organisation." Kancho Waleed is a well known and highly respected martial arts leader from the UAE. His influence cannot be understated when many thousands of loyal students both past and present can attest to the positive influence his martial arts teaching has had on their lives. Kancho Waleed initially studied and gained his black belt in Kyokushinkai Karate. As a competitor he stood out at the now famous 2nd World Championships for Full Contact Karate in japan run by the Kyokushinkaikan of Mas Oyama. It was from this connection that Kancho Waleed developed his network became branch Chief for Kyokushinkai in UAE but after the passing of Sosai Mas Oyama, Kancho Waleed decided to become an independent organisation. Kancho Waleed is a man of integrity and truth, his coaching style has produces many world class competitors that also includes his own son, champion full contact karate and MMA fighter Khalid Al Merie.