Founder of USAdojo.com and FightCon.com
Stamos was born in Hollywood, California on February 6, 1955 and she grew up in Tarzana, California.
She attended the University of Redlands graduating with
a B. A. Degree in
English, and with minors in theater and religion. While attending
Redlands, Dana participated in a foreign studies program, living
in Salzburg, Austria.
While there she studied European culture, art history, and
the governments of Europe. During her junior year in college,
she toured with an
acting troupe, traveling in the United States and in Canada’s
Newfoundland and the British Maritimes.
After graduation, Dana became the Awards Coordinator for R.I.M, a Hollywood
company who produces millions of dollars in public service television programming.
As R.I.M. Awards Coordinator, Dana coordinated and helped produce the first
R.I.M. Awards program shown on KABC Television. R.I.M. awards are similar
to the Emmy’s or the Oscar’s, awarding quality media in television,
motion pictures, art, music, and literature.
Dana has worked in public relations and as media coordinator for numerous
organizations. She has organized major press events for key political figures,
and has assisted in events coordinated by the White House Staff Office.
Nancy Reagan, Dana Stamos and Ronald Reagan
Dana has three grown children who were born in Santa Cruz, California.
In Santa Cruz Dana owned and operated the Santa Cruz Fitness Center. In
1986 she moved to Reno, Nevada.
In the past, Dana was Area Director for Washoe County Special Olympics. She
coordinated hundreds of athletes and coaches in 15 different sports and
organized numerous local and state games.
She was the Executive Director
for the Reno Executive Club, planning events for hundreds of Reno’s
top executives. She was also President of the Sierra Nevada Chapter
of the ASSOCIATION OF COREL ARTIST & DESIGNERS and is a member of the
local Craftman’s Club.
Dana has worked with computers for many years and has taught both MAC
and PC based systems to people of all ages. She took a year off from her
business and set up a computer lab for the teachers and students at a local
elementary school as her way of contributing to education.
Dana owns and operates Visual Impressions, a graphic design, digital imaging
and web design company. She is a CORELDRAW! instructor and is part of COREL Corporation’s beta team. Her clients include
national companies like RMX, a UPS Company, for whom she has produced everything
from business cards through full color brochures, trade show booth graphics,
building signs and web sites. She has produced menu’s and table tents
for numerous restaurants and ads for companies like Enterprise Rent A Car,
Red Robin and Crystal Springs Water Company. Dana has enjoyed designing
and producing projects such as the Beat the Heat Contest for McDonald’s
and KREN Television and she has designed everything from back stage passes
for musicians like Dru Hill and for Budweiser, Coors and Planet Hollywood.
She has even designed music CD’s. Visit Visual Impressions, Dana's
business web site for examples of her work.
Dana has designed and created web sites for many different types of companies including law offices, restaurants, doctors, children's boutiques, dental companies, and bird toy companies and many other types of businesses. She owns and operates Sierra Nevada Yellow Pages.
Dana is a Christian and she enjoys deep theological discussions. She has studied with the likes of Francis Schaeffer, and other well known Christian thinkers of this century, and she likes reading scholars like C. S. Lewis.
Dana is also a performance animation artist with CHOPS Live Animation, and does real time 3D character and 2D animation shows, that means its live. (Watch Videos)
Dana owns and operates AllAboutMartialArts.com, MartialArtsEntertainment.com USAdojo.com and WorldWideDojo.com, the world's largest, most visited, martial arts web sites filled with information for anyone who wishes to learn more about her passion,
the martial arts. She developed theMartialArtsSchools.Directory, an online directory of martial arts schools, businesses, organizations and events. She also owns and operates FightCon.com, a martial arts video web site like YouTube, sharing thousands of martial arts videos and TheMartialUniversity.com, a web site that augments martial arts training with video training online. THE MARTIAL MALL, is another web site she developed and runs. It is an easy to use directory that links to martial arts supplies, products and services on the web.
Dana Stamos and Jeff Jones
sky diving together, Perris Valley, California
Dana likes all kinds of extracurricular activities, but she loves martial arts. She travels extensively, but when she can she loves to train. Dana has studied Tang Soo Do Karate, Danzan Ryu JuJitsu, Goju-Shorei Karate and Weapons, Isshin-ryu Karate-do, Ryukyu Kempo (Tomari-te), Kyusho-Jitsu mix, Multi-Martial Arts System (MMAS) as well as the Russian Martial Art, Systema.
On Saturday, July 12, 2003, Dana was inducted into the
Hawaii Martial Arts International Society Hall of Fame 2003 for her "Outstanding
Contributions to the Martial Arts". On Saturday, August 16, 2008, Dana was very honored to be inducted into Masters Hall of Fame for her "Contributions to the Martial Arts" and into the Academy of Masters as a Founding Member. On September 5, 2009 Dana was honored to be inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame as "Woman of the Year"! On September 7, 2013 she received the Martial Arts History Museum Honors Award. She received an award from Alan Goldberg's Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2014 for "Excellence in Promoting Martial Arts".
Dana Stamos says, "I am not the greatest martial artist, but I am the greatest lover of the martial arts!"