Biographies K-O

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

Stephen Kaufman Interview

I first learned of Stephen Hanshi Kaufman when a friend handed me a copy of The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings – The...

Dan Meadows Firearms, Archery and Edged Weapons Expert

In 1965, Dan Meadows began his martial arts training, by studying Kenpokido Kenpo Karate, Shito Ryu Karate, and Kobudo. In 1976, Dan Meadows began...

Thomas Kurz Flexibility Training

Thomas Kurz is the world's foremost expert on flexibility training, the author of Flexibility Express, Stretching Scientifically, Secrets of Stretching, and Science of Sports...

One-On-One With Hanshi Patrick McCarthy

Ben Ryder interviews Patrick McCarthy about his life in Japan, his training and research and theories in the martial arts. BR: Whilst you are most...

Grandmaster Ming Lum 1926-2011

Grandmaster Ming Lum 1926 - November 5, 2011 On November 5, 2011, the martial world suffered the profound loss of a great treasure. Grandmaster Ming...

Richard Ostrofsky

Richard Ostrofsky has studied Aikido for 46 years in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and teaches at Ottawa Aikido Circle. He has written numerous articles about...

Akira Kubo and Kyumeikan Dojo

In 1957, my father Kahei Kubo began Kyumeikan Dojo. In the post-war years, the practice of kendo and other martial arts was forbidden, yet...

Willie Lim From Tae Kwon Do to Combat Tai Chi and...

Why would a Taekwondo 7th Dan give up a successful chain of dojos and health clubs in New Zealand, and move to the U.S.A....

Monique Magallanes

Monique Magallanes was born on April 21, 1992 in Fremont California, which is the same city she resides today. Monique is a 3rd degree...

Anthony Magallanes Jr.

Anthony Magallanes Jr. was born on July 24, 1995 in Fremont, California, which is the same city he resides today. Anthony is a 3rd...

Jasmine Magallanes

Jasmine Magallanes was born on November 23, 1993 in Fremont California, the same city where she resides today. Jasmine is a 3rd degree black...

Lisa King the Black Widow of Muay Thai

Lisa King, the Black Widow of Muay Thai, was born on January 14th the youngest child and youngest grandchild – into a family of...

Eddie Mapula

Grandmaster Eddie Mapula is a 10th Degree Black Belt and a 3 time world champion having competed in karate, kickboxing and boxing, sports he...

Multi-Talented Willie Lim Philosophies, Art and Do

Ladies and gentlemen of standing, I give you Master Willie Lim, a man before his time, a man of reality, a man of the...

Jonathan Kruger

Jonathan Kruger is the head instructor of the Kodokwan Judo & JuJitsu of Zambia. Jonathan Kruger's family first came to Africa from Berlin Germany...

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...

Ron Lew Kajukenbo Fi Kuen

Professor Ron Lew is an active and dedicated Martial Artist. In addition to his Eighth Degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo Fi Kuen under GM...

Buck Sam Kong

Buck Sam Kong was born and raised in Hong Kong. As a young boy he suffered from poor health, and would get sick often....

Michelle Manu: The Queen of Lua

Michelle Manu began her study of martial arts when she was only 9 years old. She is a first generation Senior Black Belt in...

Jeremy “Lil Spider” Murphy

Jeremy “Lil Spider” Murphy is a professional Mixed Martial Artist based in Union City, California. Standing at five feet six inches tall, Murphy fights...