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About Dennis

Dennis Burgess, aka Master Sup, is not only a 10x World Brick Breaking Martial Arts Champion and Hall Of Fame Inductee but also a dedicated community advocate and activist who fights for social equality, and for healthier and safer streets in Ward F.

BIOGRAPHY
Born in Jersey City, one could say Dennis Burgess was also born into Martial Arts. His father already a Martial Artist started Dennis Burgess’s training at age 3. The passion of this discipline and its philosophy became instantly a part of him and young Dennis would from then begin a mastery of mind, body and soul power, he is still living today. 

When he was 5 years old his first Master was the Korean Don Kim Parks, first Olympic coach for the American Tae Kwon Do Team. From him he would learn all the basics. Franklin Walker who is currently Jersey City Schools’ Superintendent, also took a great part in his mentorship as his gym teacher and football coach.  

Meeting the legendary Great Grand Master Ron Jeter was a turning point on Dennis Burgess life. His most influential mentors were Martial Artists such as Great Grandmaster Master Aaron Banks, Chief Grand Master Rico Guy, Grand Master Jerry Robinson, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, Grand Master Ron Van Clif, Grand Master Austin Wright just to name a few. 

To keep gaining layers in his mastery, Dennis Burgess moved  to Japan, where he gained and learned even more mind power from Grand Master Ishu Ki and 4 years of cultural immersion. 

Many more practices and accomplishments later, Dennis Burgess returned to Jersey City, his native place, where he started getting involved in full time community services and created his own system in 1999 called  World Mi-Bo Soulpower Karate System. 

Dennis Burgess’ tool of choice is fighting in Brick Breaking. It helps him to save so many more young people. As he says: “If you don’t trust, you do not respect ”. To all these young people looking up to him, Brick Breaking is the ultimate proof of mental strength no one can deny.

While having the possibility to travel the World and teach his art, Dennis made a conscious decision to stay in his home town and passionately started helping his community in Ward F- young adults and seniors. His involvement started natural while teaching classes in his garage. To keep his students focused and upbeat he started to add music to a combinations of martial arts and thai chi moves while ending every session with empowering word and his first fitness program for young and seniors was created. Before long he opened his own Karate DoJo then opened more locations in New York, South Carolina and other cities teaching the art of martial arts and self-defense. His system is now in practice giving results with over 10,000 students in many countries all over the world. 

Dennis Burgess has created champions all over the world, teaching them traditional version of martial arts including MI-BO Soulpower Karate. With his tremendous wealth of knowledge he also helps and participates in associations such as The Boys & Girls Club of Jersey City and Hoboken, where he’s been holding gang-awareness, anti-bulling and terrorist awareness programs for over 9 years certified by Detective Ben Wilson’s Intervention Program. He cooperates with the directors of pre-college youth programs in Jersey City, NJ State College as well as schools, universities and churches all over the USA. 
Dennis Burgess is a very strong component of GAIN, an anti-bullying and anti-gang awareness national association doing an amazing preventive and active work to help, teach and empower  the youth. 

Dennis Burgess is not only a professional bodyguard  who worked not only in the entertainment industry protecting celebrities such as James Brown, Fred ”The Hammer” Williamson, Reverend Al Sharpton, diplomats, sports figures, TV stars and corporate clients but he also is a year long professional bounty hunter. Dennis Burgess has also participated in independent martial arts movies and magazines. 

WHY IS DENNIS BURGESS RUNNING? 
There hasn’t been a male candidate elected to this council seat in nearly 30 years. We have lots of problems in Ward F that need to be fixed urgently. We need to help our home owners, our young adults, our veterans and we have to make sure that all Ward F residents profit and benefit from the growth in our city while healing our community with needed programs and fighting crime activity in Ward F. It’ll take us the village and me as a candidate who truly cares about Ward F. It’ll take courage, passion, integrity, true commitment, team work and leadership to address and fix our problem and heal our community. I’m dedicated, determined and passionate about our Ward F residents and won’t stop until I get the job done. 
 
So far Dennis Burgess is the only independent candidate running for City Councilman of Ward F. Remaining independent  means he won't depend on any political supporter and can focus on working directly for the people of Ward F while approaching all necessary aspects in our Ward F neighborhood. Mr. Burgess strongly believes in the power of unity and history which he will encourage to bring healing to many areas of Ward F such as street violence, health, youth, senior and veterans programs. 

AWARDS
CERTIFICATE OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD: From U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Donald M. Payne
M.C.R.A.C.D.C. AWARD: From the office of Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham 
PROFFESSIONAL MOTIVATION YOUTH SPEAKER AWARD:from the State of New Jersey 
COMMUNITY ACTIVIST AWARD: State of New Jersey  
COMMUNITY CORP AWARD: Office of the Hudson County Executive Thomas A. Degize 
LOVING LAFAYETTE WORLD LEGEND AWARD: Jersey City and the Hudson Community Communities
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOR OUR YOUNG LEADERS AWARD: Office of Viola S. Richardson, Councilwoman, Ward F, Jersey City
MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD: Office of Jersey City, NJ, Mayor Jeremiah T. Healy
SAVE OUR YOUNG TOMORROW'S LEADERS AWARD: City of Jersey City
ANTI-BULLYING-GANG AWARENESS AND INTERVENTION AWARD: From G.A.I.N. - Detective Ben Wilson

7 TIMES WORLD MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE:  Madison Square Garden, NYC, NY
10 TIMES WORLD BRICK BREAKING IN FIGHTING CHAMPION 
WORLD BRICK BREAKING AWARD
WORLD BRICK BREAKING RECORD HOLDER
HALL OF HONORS & SPIRIT AWARD
BUDO AMERICA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 
WORLD M.M.A HONORS AWARDS
CERTIFIED TAE BO FITNESS INSTRUCTOR by its creator Grand Master Billy Blanks
WORLD MARTIAL ARTS CHARACTER BUILDING AWARD: USA Hall of Fame Board of Directors 
and more... 


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