WORLD MARTIAL ARTS BLACK BELT HALL OF FAME
‘GRANDMASTER OF THE YEAR 2015’
‘MASTER OF THE YEAR 2009’
‘INTERNATIONAL INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR 2006’
GRANDMASTER DR. JOSEPH J. TOY
FIS, OLJ, GPROM
Date Of Birth: 3 September 1966
Area of Activity: Quebec City, Canada
Position / Portfolios
- Instructor of the Chinese Association of Quebec (1986).
- Instructor and Program Director of the PEPS at the Laval University (1987-2003).
- Honor President of the “Peace and Development Campaign” (1988).
- Member of the Hall of Fame at the School Commission des Islets (1997).
- Honorary Police Officer for the Surete du Quebec (Provincial Police) (1988).
- President of the Canadian Wushu and Kuoshu Federation Section of Quebec (1988).
- President of the Chinese Association of Quebec (1999).
- Provincial President of the Canadian Kusohu Federation (CCKSF) (2000-2003).
- President of the Chinese Martial Arts Symposium of Quebec (2001-2003).
- President of the Chinese Cultural Festival of Quebec (2002-2003).
- President of the International Chiu Chi Ling Association in Canada (2004).
- Action Casting VP of Marketing and US Operations (2009).
- Vice-President of Development for Naturmania (Outdoor Wear and Apparels) (2010).
History on Martial Arts Involvement
- Started practicing Chinese Martial Arts since he was four years old.
- 1988 – Manages the Jocelyn Toy Martial Arts School.
- Instructor in charge of the adapted program in Tai Chi Chuan at the Institute of Physical Rehabilitation of Quebec from 1988 until 1990.
- 1993 – Person in charge of the program Tai Chi Chuan at the Cegep of Saint-Foy.
- Trainer of Patrick Bochard, speed skater, part of the Olympic Canadian Team from 1996 until 1999.
- 1996 – Chosen by the delegation of the Shaolin Monks of China to be their Master of Ceremony and spokesman of their demonstration in Montreal.
- Instructor at the World Martial Arts Convention (WKF) from 1999 until 2003.
- Security Chronicler at Salut Bonjour Quebec (2002-2003).
- Person in charge of the program, ‘Tactical Defence’ in collaboration with the RCMP from 2002 until 2003.
- Member of the Organizing Committee for “Un Monde a faire” of the Quebec City Chamber of Commerce from 2006 until 2008.
- 2007 – WBO spokesperson for EARTH WATER (United Nation World Water Program).
- 2008 – Creation of the first U.S. Kung Fu National Team.
- 2010 – Spokesperson for Sifu Toy Miracle Therapeutic Bags.
Achievements / Honours / Awards
- 1998 – Trainer of Pascale Aubin-Rheaume, bronze medal winner at the Commonwealth Games.
- 1999 – Best Chinese Martial Arts Instructor in Quebec, according to the “Generation Tao” magazine.
- 2000 – Certified International Judge.
- 2005 – Named World Ambassador of Hung Gar Kung Fu.
- 2006 – Inducted as ‘International Instructor Of The Year’ at the World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall
- 2007 – Highest Achievement Award in Kung Fu (International Hung Gar Kung Fu Federation).
- 2007 – Received the Governor’s Medal from the Canadian Government.
- 2008 – Inducted as ‘Master of the Year’ at the 5th World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame,
- 2013 – Recipients of the “Diamond Jubilee Medal” from Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom.
- 2013 -“Pacem in Terris” (Peace On Earth) from Vatican in Rome awarded by the Prince of Russia,
Vladimir Bariatinsky of the Knights Order of Malta
- Author of the book, “Kung Fu, An Art, A Philosophy, A Way of Life” (1990).
- Author of the book, “Forms of Hung Gar” (1991).
- Extra role in the Robert Lepage movie, “Le Confessional” (1994).
- TV presenter of the show, “Kung Fu in Prest Tradition” broadcasted on network of Cogeco Group (1996).
- TV presenter and originator of the show, “Tao Secrets of China” broadcasted on Telecom (1996).
- Star and coordinator of fighting choreography for “Black Hand Killer” in development from Zuno films (2001-2003).
- Star and coordinator of fighting choreography for “Kung Tac” in development from Productions 10th Avenue (2002-2003).
- Main actor and coordinator of fighting choreography for “Bonzai” from Productions Weinberger – Schauspiel (2003).
- Main actor and coordinator of fighting choreography for “Red Dragons” (2004).
- Spokesperson for Arctic Cat Snow Mobile and ATV.
- 2008 – Released self- defense training DVD titled, “Armed and Fashioned”.
- 2008 – Signed reality TV show deal (Last Bastion Entertainment/Rubicon Entertainment.AMI).
- 2009 – Worldwide distribution deal with CAV Distribution for “Armed and Fashioned” and future DVDs to be produced.
- 2010 – Starring in the hit TV show, “Life of a Master” for a U.S. Network.