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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...

Helio Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

At the age of 17, Helio Gracie (pronounced Eh'leeo) first stepped into the ring in Brazil to face a boxer named Antonio Portugal. Helio...

Eisuke Akamine

Eisuke Akamine was born in Aza-mura (village), Tomishiro, Okinawa in 1925. He was discharged from the army in 1945 at the age of 20...

Mitsuyo Maeda Judo

Mitsuyo Maeda was born in Funazawa Village, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture, on November 18, 1878. He attended Kenritsu Itiu high school (currently Hirokou -...

Richard Bustillo Student of Bruce Lee

Richard Bustillo was internationally recognized as an expert in the martial arts. With over 45 years of experience, Bustillo possessed a wealth of knowledge...

Fu Sheng Yuan Yang Style Taijiquan

Grandmaster Fu Sheng Yuan was born in 1931. He is the son of Fu Zhong Wen and Zou Kuei Cheng, who was the great grand...

Edward William Barton-Wright and Bartitsu

He was born Edward William Wright on November 8, 1860 in Bangalore, India, the third of six children of railway engineer William Barton Wright...

Margitte Hilbig First Canadian Black Belt

Margitte Hilbig was a martial arts master based in Edmonton, Canada. In 1964, she became the first woman in Canada to earn the rank...

Joseph Man Wing Chun Kung Fu

Joseph Man was born on the April 2, 1953. He spent his early years in his ancestral home, a village called San-tin in the...

Jin Cai Cheng and Chen-Style Tai Chi

Before his death on November 6, 2016, Grandmaster Jin Cai Cheng held the following distinguished titles; President of The US Chen-Style Tai Chi Federation,...

Aloha Spirit Master – A Tribute Poem to Ed Parker Senior

Michael S. Fuchs wrote a poem about Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker Sr and asked Senior Ed Parker Jr. to give him a picture to...

Shūgorō Nakazato Shorin Ryu Karate

Shūgorō Nakazato was born in Nahn-city Okinawa on August 14, 1919. While attending normal school in Osaka Japan in 1935, he began his study of...

Bob Orlando Chinese Kuntao

A resident of Denver, Colorado, and a computer professional for nearly 4 decades, Bob Orlando was introduced to the martial arts while on active...

Bob Chaney Tae Kwon Do and Muay Thai

Tae Kwon Do Rank and Background Bob Chaney trained in the Martial Arts for over 43 years. He was promoted, with Chuck Norris and Bob...

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