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Yukio Tani

Yukio Tani was born in 1881. He is known as one of the first Judoka to compete and teach outside Japan. A pioneering Japanese...

Dwayne Rooster Machen

Dwayne Rooster Machen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFSpii8xE_o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i13Lpfbz2lk

Richard Poage Passes Away

Richard Poage and Tiffany Richards together co-owned Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts and they made a huge difference in the lives of their students. Richard was the lead...

Aikido Great Kyoichi Inoue Has Passed Away

Kyoichi Inoue was born on September 10, 1935 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was a 10th dan Yoshinkan aikido master holding the rank of Hanshi....

Richard Chun Has Passed Away

Richard Chun, Ph.D. began studying Taekwondo when he was 11 years old. His first instructors were two highly respected teachers in Seoul, Korea, Chong...

Frank Ordonez Has Passed Away

Frank Ordonez was born February 15, 1927, in Puunene, Maui, Hawaii. As a teenager he trained in Jujitsu and judo from Sam Luke Sr.,...

Al Tracy Has Passed Away

In 1957 Al Tracy and his brother, Jim, began studying Kenpo with Ed Parker and James Ibrao. The Tracy brothers were promoted to Black...

Sid Campbell – A True Renaissance Man

Thank you for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers with the recent passing of my very best friend for over 40 years, Grandmaster...

Katsuoh Yamamoto and Yoshukai Karate

Katsuoh Yamamoto was a 10th degree Black Belt and the Founder of Yoshukai Karate.  He was born on July 10, 1938 and at 12...

The Real Helms From Bloodsport, Jim McCunn, Dies

Today, July 21, 2017, the world has lost Jim McCunn, another shadow warrior whose bravery and contribution to the worlds of intelligence, martial arts,...

Professor Jigoro Kano

JUDO & EDUCATION Over a century ago, Japanese jujutsu men from various ryu or schools, often competed against one another and sometimes fought boxers and...

Kwang-Sik Myung

Kwang-Sik Myung was born in North Korea but lived in Seoul for most of his early life. In 1948, at the age of 7,...

Leung Jan King of Wing Chun Fist

Leung Jan, aka Leung Tsan; Mandarin Chinese: Liang Zan) was a Wing Chun practitioner and a Chinese herbal doctor in Foshan, Guangdong, China. He...

Hans Ingebretsen Danzan Ryu Ju Jitsu and Kodenkan Judo

Sensei Hans Ingebretsen has been studying Danzan Ryu Ju Jitsu and Kodenkan Judo for 31 years, and holds the rank of Godan in Danzan...