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Hoosain Narker Ashihara Karate

Maybe you have visited Cape Town, South Africa, a Metropolis situated at the base of the majestic Table Mountain. You may not know, however,...

Kimber Hill Modern Martial Arts System

Kimber Hill is Century’s Lil’ Dragon Program National Spokesperson. She co-authored the Lil’ Dragon Instructor Training Manual and she trains and certifies martial arts...

Jae-Chul Shin Passes Away

Grandmaster Jae Chul Shin was one of the most recognized names in Tang Soo Do. He was born in Korea in 1936, and began studying...

Andrew Adams

Andrew Adams taught English, journalism, and drama at Sullins College in Virginia and was subsequently a staff member at the Japan Times. He was also a contributor to Black Belt magazine....

Bill Morrison

Bill Morrison began studying karate in July 1972 at the age of 17 after he'd got beaten up in his front yard by someone...

James Benko Tae Kwon Do

Grand Master James Benko is one of the highest ranked non-orientals in the world recognized throughout the world. He has dedicated his life to...

Zee Lo Martial Arts and Medicine

Born and raised in China, Dr. Zee Lo started his martial arts training with his grandfather at the age of 5. As a teenager,...

Eddie Morales: Goju Ryu

Hanshi Eddie Morales was the third of four children. He lived in Williamsburg Brooklyn New York where he began his study of martial arts....

William Aguiar and Ashida Kim Doing Kata Dante

William Aguiar and Ashida Kim each doing the same set of techniques from Kata Dante.

Holly Holm

American mixed martial artist Holly Holm competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight division. She is a UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. Holly Holm is a...

John Sosa Aikido and Muay Thai

Khru John Sosa grew up in Chicago Illinois, and later relocated to Dallas, Texas. He came from a long line of martial artist and...

Rip Pressure-Point Expert Ed Lake Dies

The martial arts community lost one of its leading exponents of pressure-point fighting, aka kyusho-jitsu, on September 28, 2014, when Ed Lake died of...

Mia St. John

5'6" California featherweight/junior lightweight Mia St. John has parlayed her "camera-ready" looks and an undefeated record in four-round contests into an unusual and controversial...

Deanna Bivins Champion Weapons, Kata and Sparring

It is easy to see now, what Lou Casamasa saw then, in a young Deanna Bivins when he and his son Chris, handpicked her...

Troy Price

Shihan Troy Price began his Karatedo and Kobudo training in 1982 at the Columbia School of Karatedo in West Columbia, SC, under the direction...

Mike Patrick: CombatiX™

Grandmaster Mike Patrick has a diverse background in both practical reality-based personal defense, firearms, law enforcement, and martial arts. He has taught internationally at...

Fei-hung Wong

Fei-hung Wong was born on July 9, 1847 and passed away on March 25 1924. He was a Chinese martial artist, physician, acupuncturist, and revolutionary,...

John Chung World Forms and Fighting Champion

John Chung is a member of "Black Belt Hall of Fame", along with such notables as Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee. He is rated...

Lou Grasso TaeKwon-Do

Grand Master Lou Grasso holds a 9th Degree Black Belt in the art of TaeKwon-Do and is President, Founder and Grand Master instructor of...

Joe Hyams Passed Away

Joe Hyams June 6, 1923 - November 8, 2008 Joe Hyams passed away of coronary artery disease in at a Denver hospital on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at the age of...