Articles and Biographies

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

Nori Bunasawa Jukkendo

Master Nori Bunasawa is the founder of Bunasawa JUKKENDO, a comprehensive style of martial arts based on Kodokan Jigoro Kano's Judo self-defense and "Conde...

Matt Molineux Shorin Ryu Karate

Soke Matt Molineux began his martial arts training in Shorin Ryu karate in 1974 under Soke Mike Hancock. In 1975, the dojo joined American Jiu-Jitsu...

Bob Maschmeier: Kajukenbo

Grandmaster Bob Maschmeier, a direct student of the late Joe Halbuna, teaches Kajukenbo with a two-part philosophy: teach students to survive a street fight,...

Alexander Archie Goju-Shorei Karate

A 10th Degree Black Belt and Grandmaster in the art of Goju-Shorei Karate, Alexander Archie has been training in the martial arts since 1949. He...

Bill Dewart Tae Kwon Do

Professor Bill Dewart is a 7th Dan in Tae Kwon Do under Grandmaster S. Henry Cho. Mr. Dewart received his 1st Dan in 1967...

Brendan Lai – Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung-Fu

Grandmaster Brendan Lai was born in Hong Kong in 1942. He became a devoted disciple of the the famous Seven Star Praying Mantis Grandmaster,...

Ray Geraneo Uechi-ryu

Mr. Ray Geraneo has been training in the martial arts for more then 35 years. He began training in Uechi-ryu Karate under George Mattson...

Tae Yun Kim TaeKwonDo

Born on the Lunar New Year, February 2, 1946, at 1:00am, Tae Yun Kim began her life in this world, not with the usual...

Bernardo Fabia Salinas

Grandmaster Bernardo Fabia Salinas has been in Martial Arts for 49 years. He was born in a religious town of Manaog, Province of Pangasinan,...

Max Togisala Kajukenbo

Grandmaster Max Togisala has 32 years in Kajukenbo. He is from Laie Hawaii and grew up in the Bay Area. He started his martial...

Crystal Williams Kickboxer and the Pit Bull

When 29-year-old Crystal Williams takes her 3-year-old pit bull for a walk people tend to give the dog a wide birth because of the...

Baxter Humby

In 1974, Baxter Humby was born in Winnipeg, Canada. He is known as "The One Armed Bandit" because he has no right hand. His...

Emin Boztepe Not A Sportsman

Emin Boztepe has been studying martial arts since 1976. During that time this Turkish born practitioner earned ranks in Taekwondo, Shotokan karate, Muay Thai, Turkish freestyle...

Tony Janovich Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

Professor Tony Janovich began his Jujitsu study under Prof. Sig Kufferath at the age of 12. Before that, at the age of 5, he...

Bill Kipp: FAST Defense Global

Bill Kipp, owner of Fast Defense Global, has become a leading authority on the subject of adrenal stress response training through decades of colorful...

Bill Grossman Kenpo Karate

Professor Bill Grossman began his training in the Kenpo Karate system in 1972, under the instruction of Grandmaster Rick Alemany, 10th Dan. After five...

Carlos de Leon – Mo’o Dragon System

Professor Carlos de Leon Hachidan 9th Degree Black Belt in Kempo with the Title of Elder Grand Master of the Arts under the World...

Michele Krasnoo World Kata Champion

Michele Krasnoo has trained in the martial arts for more than 30 years. She entered her first tournament at the age of ten and...

Harry Glackin Goshin-do Jitsu

Professor Harry Glackin has been studying martial arts since 1963. During that time, he has studied three styles of Jujitsu. Professor Glackin holds a...

Dave Bendigkeit Shintaikido

Martial Arts Beginning his training in 1967, Shintaikido Kaiso Dave Bendigkeit has earned a 6th Degree Black Belt under Grand Master Bob Maschmeier, and a...