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Gordon Richiusa

Gordon Richiusa
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Gordon Richiusa is an Italian American who has been a martial artist for some 50 years. He teaches the Five Bird System. Gordon earned a Master of Arts degree in English and has written numerous articles, stories, books and scripts under his own name and his pen-name, Gordon Rich. He has been a teacher of English Composition, Film as Literature, Creative Writing, and Scriptwriting and He holds two teaching credentials and continues to teach and to write with his wife Barbara.

Message in a Bottle – Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock, the Queen of Martial Arts Films, gave us her Message in A Bottle, as part of the upcoming full-length interview that will...

Gordon Richiusa – Renaissance Man

USAdojo: Gordan, you are an incredible man. You just released your second novel, The Panda Chronicles. You received your second-consecutive Book of the Year...

Archery Certification Program

In conjunction with the US Archery Association Gordon Richiusa offers his Archery Certification Program for martial arts schools that allows schools to reap benefits offered...

Earnie Shavers Interview

"Earnie Shavers hit me so hard, he shook my kinfolk back in Africa" ~ Muhammad Ali: This interview is with Earnie Shavers who was called “The...

Message in a Bottle – Eric Lee

Eric Lee reigned as "The King of Kata" from 1970 to 1974. During this time, he amassed over 100 world titles in Kata competition....

Emil Farkas: The Man, The Magician, The Martial Artist

At the surface, Emil Farkas' profile is similar to many other sensei's who have been in the arts for half a century. He is...

Ernie Reyes Sr. Leading By Example

Raised by Filipino immigrant parents, the infectiously optimistic Ernie Reyes Sr. believes he was born to be a martial arts teacher. In the world...

Jhoon Rhee – Hope of Healing The World

"We must strive to achieve human perfection. I define human perfection as a person who never knowingly makes a mistake. If we all live...

Bob Ozman Passes Away

It is with a sad heart that I announce that Bob Ozman, the first karate instructor in the San Fernando Valley, creator of Mushin-Gi-Tai,...

Jim Thomas Interview

There are martial artists who are known more for the work they do, then by their name or their titles. James Thomas is one...

Robert Kovaleski and Eric Kovaleski – Father and Son

In this edition of Legends and Legacies for USAdojo.com we present two separate interviews, one with father, Robert Kovaleski and Eric Kovaleski, the son....

Message in a Bottle – Jim Thomas

Jim Thomas is the director of the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, an awards ceremony where martial arts greats such as Conan Lee...

Message in a Bottle – Earnie Shavers

Gordon Richiusa got boxing legend, Earnie Shavers to give this brief yet focused Message in a Bottle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oah_se9-XGs

The Panda Chronicles

The Panda Chronicles is fiction, based on unbelievable fact. Real life undercover narcotics Detective Rico Rose was known as the Panda on the streets....

Mike Murray Interview

Mike Murray is a well-known figure in the Mixed Martial Arts world. He was one of three people who were present, for instance, when...

Message In A Bottle – Mike Murray

During a Legends and Legacies Interview, Mike Murray gives us his Message in a Bottle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM3UgrVEavY

Message In A Bottle – Ernie Reyes Sr.

Martial Arts Master, Ernie Reyes Sr. is co-founder and head instructor of West Coast World Martial Arts, where he has been teaching for more...

Bob Ozman: My First Karate Instructor

I am particularly proud to contribute this column, which focuses on Bob Ozman my first karate instructor. I began lessons with Bob Ozman as...

Isshin-ryu: The Style that Tatsuo Shimabuku Built

On January 14, 1956, Tatsuo Shimabuku went to sleep and had a vivid dream. In his sleep he saw a vision of a goddess,...

Message in a Bottle: Bob Ozman

Bob Ozman, Grand Master in Isshin-Ryu, student of Tatsuo Shimabuku, creator of Mushin-Gi-Tai, a new way to defend oneself was interviewed for Legends and...