Portrait painted by Ed Parker Jr. 2011
Dr. Alvin (Goldie) Mack Jr. PhD/Ma.Sc./Ma.Ph. is a 10th degree black belt in Kenpo Karate, he is a tournament competitor, an author, actor, a former member of the President's Homeland Security Anti-Terrorism Police Task Force and an instructor.
(Sifu Mack in 1982) Mack has studied martial arts since 1968. He has taught Shotokan and Tae Kwon Do. Since 1973 he has centered his attention on the Ed Parker Kenpo System. Mack was the undefeated Lightweight Champion of Europe from 1974-1976. He was the recipient of the Presidential Sports Award (1977), and Grand Champion of the U.S. Golden Karate Championships (1977). He was awarded the Best Sportsman Award at the MARS Nation Championships (1978). Winner of the 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Nations (1979), the Grand Open Champion of the Southwest Open, Lightweight Division (1980); and was voted a Top Ten Instructor by the Indian Karate Association (1980). He was inducted into the Karate's Who's Who Hall of Fame in 1982, the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Instructor and School of the year, the Battle of Atlanta Hall of Fame as Referee/Official of the year, the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Master Instructor of the year in 2007 and Team Coach for the US National Team at the Good Will Games held in Honolulu , Hawaii February 14 - 19 2008 and appointed Alliance State Director for the state of Texas January 2008. Dr. Mack received his Doctorate of Martial Arts Philosophy on February 17, 2008 & Martial Arts Science on July 1, 2009 from the University of Asian Martial Arts Studies and was inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame (for the second time in two years) Distinguished Master of the Year on August 2, 2008 in Nashville, TN, the Masters Hall Of Fame on August 16, 2008 and was inducted into the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame on January 10, 2009. Dr. Mack was once again inducted into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Golden Lifetime Achievement Award) on June 20, 2009, Masters Hall of Fame (Life Time Achievement Award) on August 8, 2009 and will be inducted into the I.I.M.A.A. Hall of Fame on March 14, 2010 and has been nominated as "Humanitarian of The Year" for the 2010 U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame "Hall of Heroes" on May 8th, 2010 in Los Angeles, Cal. Voted in as the president of the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame January 2013 and inducted into the Sports Karate Museum October 5, 2013.
(Sifu Mack in 1992)
Mack has served as a Police Officer in Texas and as a Deputy Sheriff in Kansas. He has conducted over 200-300 anti-rape seminars across the nation annually for the past 20 plus years. He is the author of "The Technical training Instructor's Course," a methods text for martial arts, and of a number of training courses.
(Officer Mack -Denton Police Dept 1987-1994, and 2004-2005)
As an actor Mack has worked as a extra on the following films; Blade & Blade II, Necessary Roughness, True Friends, Pearl Harbor, and Shaft. He has also appeared in the following TV series as a featured extra and for stunts; Walker Texas Ranger (1990-2001), Sons of Thunder, and The president's Man.
(Nessecary Roughness - On the set with Sinbad. Filmed at UNT)
Mack currently studies under Jack D. Farr. He is the Director and Founder of the Universal Martial Arts Academy and Training Center.
(Mr Farr is on the left. Sifu Mack is mentioned in Mr. Farr's article.)