Martial Arts Goodyear Teaching excellence for over 25 years

Master Johnny R. Williamson, 6th Dan

Master Williamson is the founder and owner of Starworld Martial Arts Academy.

Me Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

He is married and has four children.

He began studying Taekwondo in the 1970’s and then joined the United States Army and started studying Tang Soo Do with the World Tang Soo Do Association in 1985 in New Jersey under Master Vance Britt. He earned his Black Belt in 1988 and received orders to go to Germany. While he was stationed in Germany serving for the United States Army he opened his first Tang Soo Do school on the Military Base. While in Germany he also was exposed too and briefly studied the arts of Aikido and Chinese boxing. By 1992 he had opened three Tang Soo Do Schools in Germany.

Back stateside he got stationed in sierra Vista, Arizona in 1992. He opened a Tang Soo Do school where he retired from the Army after 20 years. In Arizona he reestablished his passion for Aikido under Master Mitsugi Saotome; teaching both Aikido and Tang Soo Do in Sierra Vista, Arizona. 

Since then, Master Williamson became a Board Certified 6th Degree Senior Master Instructor, a certified Bully Expert Professional, World Tang Soo Do Regional Director and a Certified Practical Self Defense Adjunct Professor. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and has a Life Time College Teaching Certificate from the Arizona State Regency Board.

Master Williamson has published a number of highly respected books including 7 Strategies to Defeat a Bully (English and Spanish), the Instructor’s Guide to teaching anti bullying strategies, the Encouraging Happiness for children and the Practical Self Defense Guide for College Students.


Grandmaster Shin with  Master Williamson in Sierra Vista, AZ 2003


(up top) Master Williamson with his daughter and Master Britt in Greensboro, NC 2012. Master Williamson with Grandmaster Beaudoin in Gilbert, AZ 2013