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Richard Barathy The Man With Very Fast Hands

Richard Barathy was born in Elmont on New York's Long Island, but spent his last years in Dix Hills, New York. His international fame...

Tae Yun Kim TaeKwonDo

Born on the Lunar New Year, February 2, 1946, at 1:00am, Tae Yun Kim began her life in this world, not with the usual...

Scott Sonnon Sambo

Scott Sonnon is one of the world’s best known and most successful coaches in the mixed martial arts discipline of Russian Sambo. After living...

Miyako Fujitani Aikido

Miyako Fujitani, holds the rank of 7th dan. Her rank was conferred to her by the "Tokyo" Aikikai in Osaka, Japan. Miyako sensei has...

Su Kong T’ai Djin

Great Grandmaster Su Kong was born in Fukien in 1849. He came to the world with a genetic condition hyperthrihos that covered him with...

Difference Between a Fighter and a Warrior

Today we face a new era in the Martial Arts with very disturbing trends in MMA circles — modern 'gladiators' calling for the taste...

Victor Moore 4 Time World Champion

Victor Moore began his physical fitness and martial art training at the tender age of 7 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He started his physical training...

Antonio Graceffo: The Brooklyn Monk

Before the September 11th terrorist attacks, Antonio Graceffo was a successful investment banker working on Wall Street. In 2001 he left behind the world...

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Shusko

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Shusko is the director of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP). He is responsible for the martial arts training of...

Mike Pick – American Kenpo

In 1957 a small, hungry boy, Mike Pick, stumbled up to Ed Parker's old Kenpo Karate Studio doorsteps on Walnut Street in Pasadena, California....

Paul Ingram – Pekiti-Tirsia Kali

Guro Paul Ingram was introduced to FMA training at 15 through a friend's family and trained in a variety of Filipino styles. He now...

Martial Arts Participation Statistics

According to data from New York City-based research firm Simmons Market Research 18.1 million Americans participated in karate or some other form of martial art...

Haisan Kaleak Kuroshi-Do

Soke Haisan Kaleak is a dedicated Marital Artist and understands the value of the quote "each one teach one." He not only understands it...

Paulo Tocha Muaythai

Paulo Tocha was born in Africa. He is of Portuguese and Italian descent and he grew up in Mozambique and Johannesburg, South Africa ....

Tetsuhiro Hokama Goju-Ryu Karate

Tetsuhiro Hokama is 10th Dan Hanshi, President of the Okinawa Goju-Ryu Kenshi-Kai Karate-do, Kobudo Association and founder of the first Karate museum in the...

Taky Kimura

Japanese American martial artist, Taky Kimura, was born on March 12, 1924. He was one of Bruce Lee's top students and closest friends -...

Bohdi Sanders: The Not So Wise Warrior

About a month ago, USAdojo posted an article concerning the claims of author William “Bohdi” Sanders. A great deal of fore-thought and research went...

Chinese Wushu Duanwei Grading System

Introduction to the Chinese Wushu Duanwei Grading System The Chinese Wushu Duanwei System is a hierarchical system which the Chinese Wushu Association formulated to evaluate...

Professor Larry Cary Has Passed Away

Professor Larry Cary was an 10th Degree Black Belt in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and the Soke and Founder of Unity Martial Arts (System of...

Proper Martial Arts Ranks and Titles

Originally in Okinawa there were 15 ranks for Black Belt and these ranks ended with the Gold Belt. Yes, 15! In Japan, as martial...