Articles and Biographies

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

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...

Ron Esteller: Kajukenbo

Ron Esteller began his martial arts journey in 1967, beginning with a short stint in the Tae Kwon Do program at Chabot College, but...

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...

Amante P. Mariñas

Amante P. Mariñas is a chemical engineer and teaches Pananandata© his family’s weapons fighting system. He has Black Belts in shorin ryu and in...

David Brown: Si Feng Wu

David Brown is a veteran of the United States Air Force (7.5 years AD, Honorably Discharged) and a retired law enforcement officer with 25...

WR Mann

WR Mann is the founder and publisher of Defense Science. He was one of the early advocates of Reality-Based Training, developing one of the...

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...

Paul Ingram – Pekiti-Tirsia Kali

Guro Paul Ingram was introduced to FMA training at 15 through a friend's family and trained in a variety of Filipino styles. He now...

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 Chapel SubLevel Tactical Kenpo™

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

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...

Denise Ramsey Nippon Kempo Butokukan Karate

Denise Ramsey was born in Manhattan, Kansas on a date that will remain undisclosed. Before she reached the age of one year, her family...

Paul Dye: American Kenpo

Mr. Paul Dye began his Kenpo career in the Fall of 1972 at the Dave Hebler's Kenpo Karate Studio in Glendora, California, which is...

Tomm Voss: Never Give Up!

Tomm Voss is a World Champion Martial Artist who has trained and garnered knowledge from many of the best martial artists including Black Belt...

Eddie Morales Goju Ryu

Hanshi Eddie Morales was the third of four children. He lived in Williamsburg Brooklyn New York where he began his study of martial arts....

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...