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Marcelo Cavalcanti Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Marcelo Cavalcanti is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Rigan Machado and has been training in Jiu-Jitsu for over 20 years. Marcelo devotes his...

Pedro Bernardy Health and Wellness

Pedro Bernardy began formal martial arts training in 1973 with George Dillman of Okinawan Kempo in his home town of Reading, Pennsylvania but there were...

Robin Tanudra

Professor Robin Tanudra was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Professor Tanudra started training in Kenpo Karate in Ewa Beach under Grandmaster Jaime Abregana Sr., at the...

Tomosaburo Okano Kenkojuku Shotokan

Okano Sensei was born in Tokyo in 1922. In childhood he was already showing his talent learning Kendo and horseback riding. In 1941, he...

Stephen Nicholls Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

Sensei Stephen Nicholls began his training with Professor Okazaki's top student, Professor Sig Kufferath, in 1980 and has been a practitioner of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu...

Steven Roensch Shintoyoshinkai Jiu Jitsu

Grand Master Steven Roensch was introduced to karate in 1967 by his brother, then a practitioner of Okinawan Goju-ryu. This initiated a pursuit of...

Interview With Barbie Dickinson

This is an interview with Black Belt Barbie Dickinson, promoter of the Las Vegas Legacy Internationals and so much more. Question: Barbie Dickinson tell us...

Brent Crisci Kempo

Brent Crisci, New England based martial arts instructor and competitor is a 20+ year veteran of the Kempo/Kenpo Arts. He has a lineage that...

Bill Solano Shorin Ryu Karate

Hanshi Bill Solano was born in 1942 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He was moved to the United States when he was 5 years old....

Gaudiosa Sarno Ruby Comjuka-Kali Systems

Tuhon Gaudiosa Sarno Ruby, daughter of Takyo and Teofilla, was born in Cebu City Philippines. Tuhon attend Columbian College in Alongapo Sambales Philippines. Due...

Ronald Abregano Kenpo Karate Jujitsu

Ronald Abregano was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He started his martial arts training in Kenpo Karate Jujitsu under his uncle Grandmaster Jaime Abregana Sr....

Ramon Rubia & Eva Canete-Rubia

Ramon Rubia Biography Ramon Rubia has been a student of the Martial Arts for over 25 years. He has trained and taught as an Instructor...

Roland Osborne: Xtreme Martial Arts

Sensei Roland Osborne is a 5th degree Black Belt in Red Dragon Karate and a 1st degree Black Belt in judo. He is very...

John Olivier: Shorinji Kempo

Grandmaster, 10th dan, John Olivier was born in Toulon in the Southern region France. After relocating to the United States he began his martial...

Lucy Olivier – Shorinji Kempo

Lucy Olivier is a 5th Degree Master that has been studying the art of Shorinji Kempo for 30 years with her teacher and husband,...

Robert Montgomery Muso Jikiden Eishen Ryu Iaijutsu

Sensei Robert Montgomery has continuously studied and practiced Japanese martial arts for over 30 years attaining dan rank in Judo, Jujitsu and iaijutsu. He...

Dave Hebler – American Kenpo

Mr. Dave Hebler, one of "the originals" was the 5th student promoted to Black Belt by Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker (circa...1961-62), and has the...

Sam Combes Yoshinkan Aikido

In his teenage years in Hawaii, Sam Combes studied Karate under Hirokaza Kanazawa. Upon entering the Honolulu Police Department in 1963, he shifted the...

Rich Franklin

Richard Franklin was born in Kentucky on October 4, 1974, but grew up in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. He attended the University of Cincinnati, earning...

Geoff Bennett Progressive Protection System

Master Geoff Bennett who has been teaching martial arts for the past 35 years. Geoff’s interest in martial arts began as a child watching his...