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Byron Mantack

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Grand Master Byron Mantack is a 9th degree black belt in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate, and a 7th degree in Kenpo karate. He is chief instructor at the Martial Arts Academy, a ministry of the church he attends in CA. He teaches Martial Arts with Christian principles, with emphasis on tournament fighting and practical street defense.

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

There are certain names that are associated with the development and promotion of the martial arts, names such as Sosai Masutatsu Oyama, Kyokushin karate;...

Always Martial Arts Students

GM Williams, Master Gabriel and GM Mantack Promotion to 7th Dan Kenpo Dear Fellow Martial Arts Students, I am very grateful to All About Martial Arts...

Being Ethical in Martial Arts

Being ethical is indeed professional, but the gesture goes beyond the mere compliance with law. It means being completely honest concerning ALL facts. It...

Renshindo – Proficiency in a Contest

In this segment, I would like to speak some more on the principle of proficiency in a contest, (Renshindo). The primary goals of the...

Byron Mantack: Okinawan Shorin-Ryu

In 1957 Byron Mantack was introduced to the Martial Arts in his home country, the Caribbean Island of Jamaica, at the tender age of...

The Physical Aspect of Martial Arts

Continuing my attempt to help instructors rethink their priorities when teaching the martial arts, I share the following insights. We know that the primary aim of...

Accountability in the Martial Arts

I submitted this article because there has been a disturbance in the force and I feel this is being caused by a lack of...

Martial Arts Instructor Accountability

We all expect martial arts instructor accountability,  but have you noticed that, more often than not, allegations of misconduct, inappropriate sexual behavior, and improper...