Articles and Biographies

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

Charles Mattera Kenpo

Professor Charles Mattera was born to Italian immigrants from Everett, Massachusetts. His journey in the martial arts began at the age of ten when...

My Friendship With Mas Oyama

Mr. Mas Oyama amazed me with his feats of physical power, control, and speed, superhuman strength. This type of superhuman strength was not entirely...

Peter Ralston Cheng Hsin

Peter Ralston was raised in Asia and began studying martial arts at the age of 9. By the age of 19 he was a...

Peggy Tartaro Women & Guns Magazine

Peggy Tartaro is Executive Editor of Women & Guns magazine and Managing Editor of The Gun Mag.com.  In 1979 she began working at Gun Week,...

Pham Xuan Tong Qwan Ki Do

Master Pham Xuan Tong is a living legend in the history of Vietnamese martial arts; in a unique way he knew how to unite...

Ralph Castro and the Changing Faces of Shaolin Kenpo

Ralph Castro approaches, his black hair generously flecked with well-earned gray. Flashing an infectious smile, he possesses a calm, friendly, sincere manner tinged with...

Eric Lee Set The Standard For Kata Competition

Nicknamed “The King of Kata” Eric Lee reigned supreme from 1970 to 1974 as the most electrifying stylist ever to flow through a form. Winning...

Sin Kwang Thé

Grandmaster Sin Kwang Thé the son of Chinese parents, Sin Thé was born in Bandung, Indonesia. He began his martial arts training under a...

Dan McCuskey Dillman Karate International

Master Dan McCuskey first became interested in martial arts at the age of 13 when his father (Frank McCuskey, a Navy and collegiate boxer)...

Nora Daigle Kickboxer and Pro Boxer

The 5'4" junior featherweight, Nora Daigle, is a native of Cap Lumiere, New Brunswick, Canada who lives and trains in Québec City. Nora has...

Mike Chubb Danzan Ryu jujitsu

Professor Mike Chubb is the director of the Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai, and is ranked as a Kudan, 9th Degree Black Belt. Mike began his study...

Robert Williams Makoto-Ryu-Aiki Ju-Jitsu

Professor Robert Williams has studied martial arts for over forty four years. Sanctioned by The World Head of Family Sokeship Council, he holds a...

Peter Consterdine Self-Defense and Personal Security

Peter Consterdine is a 9th Dan Black Belt in Karate and a former Great Britain and England International  Karate Champion. With over 51 continuous years...

Russ Coelho Kodenkan Ju Jitsu

Russ Coelho was born and raised on Oahu in Rural Koolaupoko. His father was Operations Superintendent of Koolau Boys Home Juvenile Delinquent facility and Russ...

George Kirby Budoshin Ju-Jitsu

Professor George Kirby, Judan is an internationally recognized martial arts instructor and author. He was born in 1944 and has been teaching Ju-Jitsu since...

Libert O’Sullivan Jujitsu

Professor Libert O'Sullivan trained under Professors Bing Fai Lau and Sig Kufferath in the art of Jujitsu, receiving his Black Belt in June of 1949....

Mark Van Schuyver Martial Artists and Author

Mark Van Schuyver, Ph.D.is the author of dozens of martial art articles. His work has been published in many national magazines including Black Belt, Inside...

David Lee Abbott American Mixed Martial Artist

David Lee Abbott, nicked named Tank was born on April 26, 1965 in Huntington Beach, California. He is an American mixed martial artist. He...

Richard Pietrelli Kashima Shin Ryu Kenjutsu

Sensei Richard Pietrelli began his martial arts career over 30 years ago and during that time has trained at many different dojos in North...

Steve Fossum International Kickboxing Federation

International Karate owner by Steve Fossum was once one of the largest karate schools on the West Coast. Three levels and over 17,000 square...