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James DeMile

In 1959, James DeMile began his martial arts career in Seattle, Washington, under the direction of the legendary Bruce Lee. As one of Bruce's...

Akbar Fakour Far

Akbar Fakour Far is the First Vice President and Tournament Director for NIKKEI Games. He is also part of the Nanka Judo Yudanshakai, the Southern California...

Darrell Sarjeant Kamau Njia System

Professor Darrell Sarjeant is the founder and chief instructor of the Kamau Njia System of Self-Defense. Born in Staten Island, NY, he began training...

Pat Miletich Mixed Martial Artist

Pat Miletich known as "The Croatian Sensation" was born March 9, 1968 in Davenport, Iowa and grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa. He is a...

Gaudiosa Sarno Ruby Comjuka-Kali Systems

Tuhon Gaudiosa Sarno Ruby, daughter of Takyo and Teofilla, was born in Cebu City Philippines. Tuhon attend Columbian College in Alongapo Sambales Philippines. Due...

Huk Planas American Kenpo Karate

Mr. Richard Planas, also known as Huk Planas, began his training in Kenpo in Fresno, California in the late sixties under Steve Labounty and...

A Reunion with Master Tanabe, My Mentor

Shihan Dana Abbott's Reunion with Master Tanabe It was about four in the afternoon and my flight was on its final approach.  As we broke...

Jamie Cashion: Will of Steel and Heart of Gold

Jamie Cashion (James Harold Cashion III) was born in Fort Worth, Texas on October 16, 1967. He married his high school sweetheart Summer Rich...

Tito Ortiz

Jacob Christopher Tito Ortiz was born on January 23, 1975 and he is of Mexican American decent. He is a participant of the sport...

Tony Massengill Ip Man Wing Chun

Tony Massengill was the Senior U.S. Representative for Grandmaster Samuel Kwok until February 2014 when he began his own organization, Efficient Warrior Wing Chun....

Larry Shealy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Larry Shealy began studying Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1995 at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. He is a Black Belt in Tae...

Al Novak: Sil Lum

Great Grandmaster Al Novak is one of the very first Americans to train in the traditional Chinese fighting arts. He began training when doors...

Larmarr Thornton: Kushinda Ryu

Master Lamarr Thornton is a Martial Arts Master, a Cultural Artist, a producer and director and choreographer, and has been a leader of the...

Mark McGee Tai Chi Chuan

Mark McGee is a 6th Degree Black Belt in Yon Ch’uan Martial Arts and 15 Animal Kung Fu, a Senior Instructor in Hwa Yu...

Debi Purcell Vale Tudor

Debi Purcell Is a professional Female Mixed Martial Artist, she has been training in fitness and martial arts for over 20 years and has...

Eddie Downey American Kenpo Karate

In 1973 Eddie Downey began his Kenpo career in Europe's first Kenpo Studio the Fitzwilliam Street Kenpo Academy in Dublin, Ireland. Eddie Downey's first...

Terry Wilson Martial Artist Extraordinaire

Terry Wilson martial artist extraordinaire is a 8th degree Black Belt in Shintoyoshin-Ryu Jujitsu and a 5th degree Black Belt in Shorin-Ryu karate. He is...

Marc Denny

In 1981 Guro Marc Denny began his martial arts training with Tiger Claw Kung Fu under Sifu Paul Vizzio in New York. Afterwards he...

Lawrence Arthur – American Freestyle Karate

Lawrence Arthur was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on January 30, 1954. He began his study of martial arts in November of 1968 when he...

Gustavo Martinez: Kajukenpo

https://youtu.be/2h7_atxSwr8 Grand Master Gustavo Martinez is the holder of a 9th Degree Black Belt in Kajukenpo, under the late Grand Master Ted Sotello, from the...