Biographies U-Z

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

Benny The Jet Urquidez, A Martial Arts Icon

From the moment he laced on his boxing gloves at the age of 5 Benny Urquidez was destined to become one of the most...

John Wallace

John Wallace was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on May 14th, 1951. The son of a shipyard worker and a housewife, he began the study...

John Worley

John Worley Leading American Martial Arts Instructor: John Worley is the founder of National Karate Schools. He is a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and began...

Pat Worley Still Winning

In 1967, Pat Worley began his martial arts training under Grand Master Pat Burleson in Forth Worth, Texas. Pat earned his Black Belt under...

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...

I Hugged Benny Urquidez

If you have been involved in the martial arts within the last five decades you know about the living legend, Benny Urquidez, nicknamed The...

Call Me Sensei – Alfred Urquidez

Alfred Urquidez belongs to a very prestigious family in martial arts history, the Urquidez family. It is important that people get to know this member...

Pat Worley Taekwondo

Pat Worley, the Texan is a 9th degree Black Belt and was Jhoon Rhee's National grand champion in 1970, a title that was held...

Robert Visitation

Robert Visitation retired from kickboxing in 1990 number 3 in the world welterweight rankings. He currently teaches a martial arts fitness program, and is...

Vladimir Vasiliev – Systema

Born in Russia, Vladimir Vasiliev received intense training from the top Special Operations Units instructors and is the top student of Mikhail Ryabko. Vladimir's...

Keith Vitali

In 1971, Keith Vitali began his martial arts career at the University of South Carolina. It took only two years for Mr. Vitali to...

Wen Mei Yu

Master Wen Mei Yu has been teaching Chinese Martial and Healing Arts for over forty years. She was recognized as Top Instructor in Taijiquan...

Barry Van Over

Barry Van Over began his study of the martial arts in 1975 at the age of nine years old. He created the first Karate...

Carrie Ogawa Wong

Carrie Ogawa Wong is a highly respected and energetic mother, wife, martial artist, author, instructor, and competitor. She has managed to balance her heavy schedule...

Rick Wigginton – Defensive Tactics

Professor Rick Wigginton is one of the nation's highest ranked martial arts masters and one of the foremost weapons and defensive tactics trainers. As...

Spice Williams-Crosby A Woman With Drive

Spice Williams-Crosby was born on a ranch in North Hollywood, California. She rode her horse to kindergarten, grew up playing in her father’s medical...

Gary Wasniewski Creator of TY-GA Karate

Soke Gary Wasniewski has been featured on U.S. national television and European national television since 2004. He is recognized worldwide for his incredible ability and...

Erron Wright – Teaching and Training Students

Erron Wright was born June 21, 1946 in Neosho, Newton County, Missouri. He attended Neosho High School with Martial Arts Grandmaster Richard L. (Rick)...

Keith Yates – Tae Kwon Do

Keith Yates started his martial arts training in 1965 and became one of the youngest black belts in the country when he earned his...

Kam Yuen – Doctor of Chiropractic and Stunt Coordinator

Martial arts Grandmaster, Doctor of Chiropractic and former aerospace engineer, was the consultant and stunt coordinator for the original television series "Kung-Fu", starring David...