Biographies A-E

Instructors biographies A-E are biographies on USAdojo.com for martial artists whose last name begins with A through E.

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...

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...

Japanese Swordsmanship: My First Memories of Kendo in Japan

At that point I look him in the eye and say...kendo. My first memory of Japan was standing in front of the Budokan. It’s a...

Kamal Amani: Taekwon-Do

Algerian Martial Artist Kamal Amani was born on March 24, 1979 in Boghni Tizi-Ouzou Algeria. He began training in Taekwon-Do in 1991. After only...

Malia Bernal Champion of Women

Malia Bernal is a seventh degree Black Belt in Xiang Dai Kung Fu, an off shoot of her ex-husband’s art of Wun Hop Kuen...

Robert Dickerson Makes A Difference

Robert Dickerson, a 9th Degree Grand Master Black Belt, has been training and studying the Martial Arts (Karate) since 1968. Mr. Dickerson a recognized...

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...

Hari Osias Banaag and The King’s Dream

By Neslyn P. Viernes - The title of Hari was conferred upon Osias Banaag at a young age by Francisco Torres, one of the...

Christopher M. Clarke

Christopher M. Clarke, Ph.D. was born in New York in 1949 and grew up in New Jersey. He began training in karate in 1965,...

Ron Chapél SubLevel Tactical Kenpo™

In 1959 Ron Chapél began his study of Five Animal Gung Fu, along with Douglas Wong, under Grandmaster Ark Wong. In 1963, Ron Chapél...

Fernando Meza Cervera

Noviembre 1972: Inicio practicas de Karate en el Instituto Nacional de la Juventud Mexicana de Guadalajara. Marzo 1975: Soy admitido en la escuela Choy Lay...

Buzz Durkin Uechi Ryu Karate

Buzz Durkin began his study of Uechi Ryu karate in 1966. In March of 1974 Mr. Durkin opened his school and began teaching. Under...

Marc De Bremaeker

Marc De Bremaeker has been involved in Martial Arts for over fifty years. Once a successful competitor renowned for flashy kicking, he has since...

Joe Corley Fought First Full-Contact Karate World-Title Fight

Joe Corley was the first challenger to participate in a full-contact karate world-title fight. On May 3rd, 1975, Joe Corley met world middleweight champion...

Elsa Cordero Taekwondo

For 15 years, Elsa Cordero was involved in the martial arts as and instructor. She taught at the Jhoon Rhee Institute of TKD and...

George Dillman Ryukyu Kempo Tomari-te

George Dillman is a 9th degree Black Belt in Ryukyu Kempo Tomari-te who was honored by Black Belt Magazine as "1997 -- Instructor of...

H. E. Davey Japanese Cultural Arts

H. E. Davey Sensei's involvement in Japanese cultural arts started during his childhood. He began studying the martial art of aiki-jujutsu at the age...

Jean Carrillo Muay Thai

Jean Carrillo is one of the few that people who have trained and worked with Ramon Dekker and Cor Hemmer in the late 1990's....

Jeff Collins Modern Arnis

Master Jeff Collins has been a student of the Martial Arts since 1962. He has studied Modern Arnis and Escrima as well as Judo,...

Marc Davis MD Martial Arts

Sifu Marc Davis is the Proprietor of the MD Martial Arts Academy.  He was born in England 1974 and spent the early years of his...