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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...

Willie Lim Combat Tai Chi Master

Willie Lim was born into a Malayan family of Kung Fu practitioners, his uncle was Head of the Eagle Claw division of Ching Wu...

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...

Taekwondo’s Own Jhoon Rhee Has Died

Jhoon Rhee was born on January 7, 1932 and died on Monday, April 30, 2018. He passed away after a long illness in hospice care...

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...

Peter Aerts – Kickboxing

Peter Aerts was born on December 25, 1970 in the Netherlands. He is a Dutch kickboxer who won the K-1 WORLD GP tournament 3...

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 -...

Dr. Robert Goldman Keynote Speaker and Eternal Warrior Recipient at AMAA...

Grandmaster of Success, Dr. Robert Goldman, was the Keynote Speaker at the 2018 AMAA WHO'S WHO in the Martial Arts Legends Awards Banquet on August 4,...

Bas Rutten Honored at International Sports Hall of Fame 2018

On Saturday, March 3, 2018 Bas Rutten was honored with induction into the International Sports Hall of Fame 2018  The 2018 ISHoF awards ceremony was...

Dr. Stephen Abayomi Meeks

Warrior, scholar, healer, mentor… all of these words describe Dr. Stephen Abayomi Meeks, yet none of them come close to expressing the depth of...

Mark Steven Grove – Kurai Kotori Ryu Ninjutsu

Mark Steven Grove began training in martial arts in 1972 and has spent his life pursuing the art of the Ninja. During his early...

Adam Mizner

Sifu Adam Mizner practices the internal arts of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), Nei Gong and meditation. He teaches Yang Style Taijiquan in the tradition...

Jean Phoenix Le Grand: Lost Legacy Systems

Shidoshi Jean Phoenix Le Grand is the Founder and Creator of Lost Legacy Systems Traditional Mixed Martial Arts and all the systems within it....