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Leeann Morris – Jiu-Jitsu

Leeann Morris has been practicing martial arts since 1993, when she began training in Tang Soo Do. She currently holds the rank of 4th...

Jonathan Stewart Has Passed Away

Jonathan Stewart began studying boxing and judo when he was seven years old. In 1953, while in Korea, he was introduced to the Korean...

Tu Lam

Tu Lum is an edged weapons master who has studied Filipino martial arts, military tactical weapon fighting, and designs his own blades. Tactical blades...

Ralph Jaschke Has Passed Away

8th degree Black Belt Ralph Jaschke began his karate training in 1967 under Sensei Tom Redmon. Ralph was awarded his Black Belt in 1970...

Kevin Ross Muay Thai

Kevin Ross is often referred to as the face of American Muay Thai. He got a late start to the sport beginning his training...

Vincent Marchetti Has Passed Away

Vincent Marchetti began studying Judo when he was 12 years old and had already earned his Black Belt in Judo when he began to...

Rainer Schulte

Rainer Schulte was born in Germany at the outbreak of World War II. During World War II, when he was only 5 years old, he...

Mark Mikita: Fightology – The Study of Fighting

Mark Mikita opened his first martial arts school in 1978 and he has been teaching full time since. He is a lifelong practitioner of...

John Duncan: Integrated Combatives

Dr. John Duncan is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine. John has been...

Terry L Wilson

Terry L Wilson is a 8th degree black belt in Shintoyoshin-Ryu Jujitsu and a 5th degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate. He is also a...

Mikhail Ryabko

Mikhail Ryabko began training when he was five years old and became involved in combative training when he was fifteen years old. He worked in...

Ben Largusa Villabrille-Largusa Kali

At the 1964 Ed Parker International Karate Championships held in Long Beach, California, Grandmaster Ben Largusa gave America its first demonstration of the Villabrille-Largusa...

Bob Mitchell: American Kenpo

Master of the Arts, Bob Mitchell, took his fighting from the street and the knowledge that Mr. Nuuhiwa supplied, and started his career in...

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...

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is a fourth degree Black Belt in Judo who was, at the age of seventeen, the youngest competitor in judo at the...

Kwong Wing Lam Has Passed Away

Sifu Kwong Wing Lam was born in Canton and began his training in Chinese martial arts at the age eight in Hong Kong. He...

Bruno Sammartino Dies

Bruno Sammartino is an Italian-American former professional wrestler, best known because he was the longest-running champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), holding...

Paulie Zink Yin Yoga – Monkey Kung Fu

Paulie Zink began studying yoga and martial arts as a teenager. While he was in college he met a Kung-fu master from Hong Kong...

Bill McGrath: Pekiti-Tirsia

Tuhon Bill McGrath began his training in the Pekiti-Tirsia system under Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje in 1975 at the age of 14; and...

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 -...