Articles and Biographies

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

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...

Vincent Anthony Aiki Bujutsu – Tode Ryu

Vincent Anthony has been training for over 4 decades and is the President of the Combative Association of Martial Arts and Head of the Aiki...

Kong Family: Tae Kwon Do’s Success Story

The Kong family is a clan of extraordinary black belts. In addition to laying a foundation of excellence in the art of Tae Kwon Do,...

Mike Krivka Jeet Kune Do

INTRODUCTION Mike Krivka, the training director and head instructor of Martial Arts Koncepts, has been a student of the martial arts for over a quarter...

Interview With Ip Chee Keung Sifu

In the UK, Kung Fu as a Martial Art is in a vast minority, with approximately 5,000 schools nationwide compared with the far greater...

Seikichi Toguchi Shorei-Kan Karate

Seikichi Toguchi Sensei was born in Naha on May 20, 1917. He began studying martial arts learning the basics of Okinawan Te from his...

Cordelia Clancy and Concrete Jungle Self-Defense™

After reading a disturbing account in a local newspaper of the abduction and murder of two young sisters, Cordelia Clancy created Concrete Jungle Self-Defense™...

Marilyn Fierro Inducted to the New York Jewish Sports Hall of...

Growing up in the East Bronx in the 1950s, Marilyn Fierro was a self-described "klutz" who certainly had never heard of Hank Greenberg, Moe...

Ramona Gatto Kickboxing

Ramona Gatto was the first IKF Pro World Champion and went on to win "3" IKF Pro World Titles. Ramona Gatto knocked out a then-inexperienced...

Toshiro Nagato: The Gentle Giant

"He is like the shadow of Soke Hatsumi and many see him as the one who will eventually take the helm of Bujinkan" The...

Anciong Bacon and Balintawak Eskrima

Grandmaster Venancio Anciong Bacon was born on October 15th, 1912 in Carcar, Sout of Cebu Province. Hestudied under Lorenzo "Tatay Ensong" Saavedra. "Tatay Ensong"...

Frederick Peterson Jr.: Tai-Shi Jitsu

Soke Grandmaster Frederick Peterson Jr. is the founder of American Tai-Shi Jitsu Self Defense which is a combination of Jui-Jitsu, Judo, Gung Fu and...