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Haku Michigami Judo

Judo Master Haku Michigami was born on October 21, 1912 in Ehime Prefecture, Yawatahama City, Japan. He was an excellent fighter and an exceptional martial arts...

Tony Troche

Grandmaster Tony Troche has over 65 years in the martial arts. He has had the opportunity to travel the world and study under many...

James Ibrao Tells His Story

Kenpo Karate Grand Master, James Ibrao, tells his own story about his involvement in the creation and the development of Ed Parker Sr's Kenpo Karate. I...

Emin Boztepe Not A Sportsman

Emin Boztepe has been studying martial arts since 1976. During that time this Turkish born practitioner earned ranks in Taekwondo, Shotokan karate, Muay Thai, Turkish freestyle...

Anita Wilson Aikido

I was born in West London in 1963, my father was very involved in the martial arts and a dan grade in Karate he...

Adam Newhouse

For 40 years, at Shotokan Karate dojos in the United States and Japan, Adam Newhouse has learned from the best. But the more he...

A Tribute To Grandmaster Larry Caster

A great man and a true martial arts legend passed away Friday, Grandmaster Larry Caster. He was one of the original karate greats from...

Azato Anko: A Short Story About My Teacher Part Two

The Two-Story Shoulders of Kanna Part Two Azato's Political Force The Lesson in Azato Village By Gichen Funakoshi Translated & Edited by Patrick & Yuriko McCarthy Editor's Note: This article...

Nikolai Lee: Hapkido

Nikolai Lee was born August 12, 1989 in Gainesville, Florida. He grew up in a martial arts family surrounded by the martial arts mindset....

Kamil Kroczewski

Sensei Kamil Kroczewski started training in karate in 1990 in Lodz, Poland under Sensei Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski, President of European Traditional Karate Federation. A few...

Thomas McGonigal Mixed Martial Arts

After 17 years Tom McGonigal closed Bristol Karate Club and opened Tom McGonigal's Mixed Martial Arts. Anyone who knows him will tell you -...

Frank Sanchez: San-Jitsu

10th Degree Black Belt, Grandmaster Frank Sanchez, is one of the true modern day Sokes of martial arts. His system of SAN-JITSU is Guam's first...

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...

LoK Yiu Passed Away

LoK Yiu 1922 - February 6, 2006 Master Lok Yiu passed away on February 6th, 2006 at the age of 83 after battling lung cancer. He was...

Buck Wheat Judo & Jujitsu

Born in November 1950 in Honolulu, Sensei Buck Wheat started judo and jujitsu in 1957 at the age of 7 at Professor Okazaki's Kodenkan...

Keiko Fukuda: A Lifetime of Judo

An elderly woman, Keiko Fukuda, sits in the only chair allowed on the light green carpet of padded mats in the judo club. It's just...

Ray Arquilla Iron Dragon Kosho Shorei Kenpo

Ray Arquilla began his martial arts training in 1965 under the Tracy Kenpo System. He earned his Shodan, 1st degree Black Belt in 1972....

Duane Ethington

Duane Ethington is a 9th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 9th in Iss-Hogai, American Jujitsu. He is a member of...

Tino Tuiolosega Founder of Limalama

Tu'umamao Tino Tuiolosega, Grandmaster and Founder of Limalama Arts of Self Defense was born in American Samoa on July 2, 1931 to, Tu'umamao Tuiolosega,...

Robert Posslenzny Taiho Jutsu

Shihan Robert Posslenzny is presently a Sergeant with the University of Southern California Department of Public Safety. He holds a 5th degree (Godan) black...