Articles and Biographies

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

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...

Clyde Zimmerman Judo & Jujitsu

Professor Clyde Zimmerman received his Judan 10th Degree Black Belt in Danzan Ryu jujitsu, on Aug. 23, 2015 from the martial arts organizations, Shoshin...

Frank Trejo Boxing and Kenpo

Frank Trejo began fighting at the ripe old age of 8 under the instruction of his grandfather who was a skilled boxer. His formal martial...

Pete Rabino Shuri-Ryu Karate

Karatedo is the way of life since Pete Rabino set foot on The Way at the age of 13 in Phoenix, Arizona. Though the...

Russ Rhodes Ken Ju Ryu Kenpo Ju Jitsu

Shihanke Russ Rhodes has over 45 years in the martial arts and holds ranks in seven different systems. His highest accolades are Soke (inheritor and...

Kimberly Kong A Classical Act

Blending classical music and the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do has proven to be a winning combination for 13-year-old Kimberly Kong of...

Meredith Gold and Adrenal-Stress Scenario Training

Meredith Gold has been training and teaching Adrenal-Stress Scenario Training (ASST) since 1992. She came to the world of reality-based self defense and empowerment...

Montezuma Cantu

O'Sensei Montezuma Cantu received his Judan 10th Dan from IHHF on March 1, 2000, and from Nippon Goju Kai on January 1, 2000. The Nippon...

Karen Sheperd One of Martial Arts Brightest Stars

Karen Sheperd burst upon the martial arts scene like a comet and in the process she has become one of the arts brightest stars. A...

Meitoku Yagi Goju-ryu Meibukan

Meitoku Yagi was born on March 6, 1912 in Kome, Naha City, Okinawa. He was Chinese and his family can be traced back to...

Donna Judge Shuri-ryu karate-do

Donna Judge began her karate career in 1973 at the age of 17. She is a direct student of Hanshi John Pachivas, 10th Dan, Shuri...