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Isaac Florentine

Isaac Florentine Martial Arts In 1972, Isaac Florentine began his career in the Martial Arts in Tel Aviv Israel. He first trained in Judo and...

John Chatwood Jujitsu

Professor John Chatwood 8th Dan Shinto Yoshin Ryu Jujitsu, started his martial arts career after graduating from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. He was twenty-three...

Lilly Rodriguez Passed Away

Lilly Rodriguez passed away on January 13, 2007  at UCLA Medical Center of complications relating to an infection. She was 59 years old. It was Lilly...

Jessie Bowen Aiki-Shinkai Karate

Karate International of Durham was founded in 1980 by Hanshi Jessie Bowen as a Karate International franchise school under the Karate International brand. Hanshi Jessie...

Dennis Conatser American Kenpo Karate

Dennis Conatser studied Judo in 1967 for a short period of time but his formal martial arts training in American Kenpo began in August...

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...

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...

Chucky “Quick Kick” Currie

Martial artist Chucky "Quick Kick" Currie, has won more martial arts titles than most people could win in 10 lifetimes. But what do you...

Fernando Figueroa

Fernando Figueroa began his martial arts training in 1993. His first system was Angry Tiger Kung-Fu. This system was modeled after the demeanor, and...

Toshiro Nagato: The Gentle Giant

"He is like the shadow of Soke Hatsumi and many see him as the one who will eventually take the helm of Bujinkan" The...

Masutatsu Oyama Kyokushinkai

Masutatsu Oyama was born in Ryong-Ri Yong-chi-Myo'n Chul Na Do Korea in 1923, and completed middle school in Seoul. In 1938, when he was...

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...

Lamar Fisher Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

Lamar Fisher was born on April 25, 1926 in Chico, California. He grew up in Chico and graduated from Chico Senior High School. He...

Garett Lee

Texas State Amateur Organization of Karate Champion Twice Texas Karate Organization State Champion Texas National Tour Champion National Black Belt League Champion 2nd Dan, Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate 3rd...

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...

Pierre Bergere of Uyba Karate

Mr. Pierre Bergere was born on December 31, 1932. He began his martial arts training in 1946 under Uyba Karate Grandmaster Shan Niles and...

Alex Limbaugh Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System

Alex Limbaugh, Professor Director of The Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System Hachidan, Eighth Degree Hachidan - Kodenkan Hombu Hachidan - Associate Professor American Judo and Jujitsu Federation Chief Instructor - The United...

Dwayne Rooster Machen

Dwayne Rooster Machen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFSpii8xE_o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i13Lpfbz2lk

Jonathan Kruger’s Training Judo And Jujitsu In Osaka, Japan

I would like to share some of my early experiences of training judo and jujitsu in Osaka Japan. When I left for Japan in...

Dave Bendigkeit Shintaikido

Martial Arts Beginning his training in 1967, Shintaikido Kaiso Dave Bendigkeit has earned a 6th Degree Black Belt under Grand Master Bob Maschmeier, and a...