Articles and Biographies

Articles and Biographies includes biographies and articles about martial artist instructors from around the world on USAdojo.com.

Rose Namajunas

Rose Namajunas is an American mixed martial artist who is currently competing in the Women's Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of...

Matt Numrich

Matt Numrich is the founder of Elite Defense Systems (EDS). Mr. Numrich was certified as one of only a handful of Full Instructor of...

Michelle Waterson

American mixed martial artist and UFC competitor, Michelle Waterson, was born on January 6, 1986 in Colorado Springs and she was raised in Aurora,...

The Hidden Side of Kata – An interview with Master Willie...

The majority of martial artists are looking for self-defense and it is the hidden side of kata where real self defense is found. This...

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...

Joseph B. Walker

As the Owner of Leading Edge Threat Mitigation, Joseph B. Walker provide real world tactical and technical information on how to mitigate any number...

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...

Adam Newhouse

For 40 years, at Shotokan Karate dojos in the United States and Japan, Adam Newhouse has learned from the best. But the more he...

Hayashi Tomio

Hayashi Tomio or Christopher Goedecke is a career teacher of Okinawan Karate Do, 8th dan and headmaster of the Wind School of Karate Do...

Mike Mather: Combative Martial Arts

Sifu Mike Mather is a extreme and combative martial arts stylist. He started training at age six in wrestling, and in boxing when he...

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...

Bob Allen: Shotokan Karate

Bob Allen started Karate in 1966 during his duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, and practiced Shotokan Karate at different duty stations. He eventually...

Nelson Pinto: Pinto Martial Arts and Blade & Impact Tactics

Nelson Pinto was born in Manhattan in Greenwich Village, New York City, but he spent most of his life in Portugal. In 2012, he...

Marc Stoner: Kajukenbo

Marc Stoner studied Judo at the Judo Academy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Tom Eshenbaugh. He also did his share of bare knuckle fighting. He...

Don Newbill: Hung Loy Kung fu

Don Newbill started studying martial arts in 1964 at the age of 11 training in Judo, along with what was then called Korean Karate....

Isa Tenchio

Isa Tenchio was born in the little town of Paysandu, Uruguay on January 7th, 1957. Her family was raised in a modest home with...

Guillermo Gomez Aikido

Guillermo Gomez is the founder director of United States Aikikai and creator of Martial Fusion. He began his training in martial arts and healing...

Dong Kyun Kim Korean Hapkido Federation

Grand Master Dong Kyun Kim is a R.O.K. Army Commando who has studied Hapkido all of his life. As a Commando he has also...

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...

Howard Upton: Yoshukai Karate-do

Howard Upton is a seventh degree Black Belt in Yoshukai Karate-do. He also holds a first degree Black Belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu, and...