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Kisshomaru Ueshiba: Aikido

Kisshomaru Ueshiba was born on June 27, 1921 in Ayabe, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. He  was a prominent Japanese master of aikido. He was the...

Florendo Visitacion or Professor Vee of Vee-Arnis-Jitsu

Professor Florendo Visitacion, or, as he is commonly called, Professor Vee, was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines in 1910. He began early, informal training...

Jiyrandori and the Unification of Jiujitsu Disciplines by the Kodokan

Introduction Under bujitsu, it is basic criterion to question actual fighting performance capabilities as equal to its ability. The goal of this article is to...

Harold Long: Isshin-Ryu Karate

Harold Long was born in Rockwood, Tennessee, on September 3, 1930. He was one of thirteen children born of Bessie Marie Fance Long and John...

Don Buck: Kyokushinkai

When war broke out in 1941, Don Buck attempted to join the service, but he was too young. When he turned 16, in 1942,...

Seikichi Toguchi Shorei-Kan Karate

Seikichi Toguchi Sensei was born in Naha on May 20, 1917. He began studying martial arts learning the basics of Okinawan Te from his...

First Gene LeBell Grappling World Challenge

Gene LeBell’s Grappling World comes to grips with a legacy of skill and tradition that has made “Judo Gene” one of the most famous...

Cordelia Clancy and Concrete Jungle Self-Defense™

After reading a disturbing account in a local newspaper of the abduction and murder of two young sisters, Cordelia Clancy created Concrete Jungle Self-Defense™...

Peter Choo: Kajukenbo

Peter Choo was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was one of the co-creators of Kajukenbo which was formed in Palama, in the Kalihi area...

Shoshin Nagamine: Matsubayashi-Ryu

Karate master Shoshin Nagamine was born on July 15, 1907 and passed away on November 2, 1997. He was born in Tomari, Naha, Okinawa and...

Ex-Fighter Bob Wall Jailed for Grand Theft

Black Belt Times LOS ANGELES—Bob Wall, who starred opposite Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon and fought on Chuck's Norris competition team three decades ago,...

Pat Johnson Tang Soo Do

If you don't believe Pat Johnson deserves to be Black Belt magazine's 1995 Instructor of the Year, you try teaching turtles how to fight. Among...

Yuen-Chou Hu

Great-Grandmaster Yuen-Chou Hu (1906-1997) was a native of Fut San and was more well-known in Hong Kong by the name Van Cheuk Woo. He...

Antonio Ilustrisimo Kali Ilustrisimo

Antonio Ilustrisimo known as Tatang was born in Bagong, Bantayan, Cebu in 1904 and died in 1997. He was the Grand Master of Kali Ilustrisimo, a...

Marilyn Fierro Inducted to the New York Jewish Sports Hall of...

Growing up in the East Bronx in the 1950s, Marilyn Fierro was a self-described "klutz" who certainly had never heard of Hank Greenberg, Moe...

Taisabaki No Kata – The Body Movements of Form

By Dr. William Durbin ~ It has been acknowledged by most authorities, at least those who actually train in traditional martial arts, that Kata is...

Ted Lucaylucay Interview

Ted Lucaylucay October 5, 1945 - March 30, 1996 Steve: The first question would be how long have you been involved in the martial arts, Guru Ted...

Yasuichi Matsumoto: Judo

A Japanese judoka, Yasuichi Matsumoto, was born on May 25, 1918 and died on March 6, 1996. He won the All-Japan Judo Championships in...

Ramona Gatto Kickboxing

Ramona Gatto was the first IKF Pro World Champion and went on to win "3" IKF Pro World Titles. Ramona Gatto knocked out a then-inexperienced...

Masahilo Nakazono Aikido

Masahilo Nakazono was born in Kagoshima, Japan, to a family of many generations of practitioners of Oriental Medicine, he was the 8th generation. He...