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Biographies and Eulogies of martial artists and martial arts instructors on USAdojo.com. Search by name to find a particular individual.

Brian Duffy American Kenpo

Brian Duffy was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and elevated to The American Kenpo Senior Council Executive Committee both in 1997....

Takeji Tomita

"A small man with an enormous charisma. He has dark, piercing eyes, his posture is proud and he seems to have a sixth-sense that...

Y. K. Kim: A Heart for Taekwondo and People

There is no one like Y. K. Kim, the world’s most dynamic speaker, a respected author, successful entrepreneur, and Grandmaster of the Martial Arts....

James Muro Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

Professor James Muro has been training and having fun with the martial arts since the age of five. He holds several ranks in the...

Andy Ching Sil Lum Fat Gar

Sifu Andy Ching began his martial arts studies at the very young age of six in the State of Hawaii. Much of Sifu Ching's...

Gary Amen

Gary Amen has been in the martial arts since 1966, with more than thirty years of teaching kids and adults. Skilled in both Korean...

To Wash Or Not To Wash Your Belt

True or false? The darker the belt, the more training and experience you had. If you washed your belt, your knowledge and spirit would be...

David Stainko

David Stainko, the Master of Kinesiology and senior organizer of kinesiological recreation was born in Rijeka, Croatia in 1962. There he attended the primary...

Henry Ellis: Aikido

Henry Ellis was born May 3rd 1936 in a tough coal mining town in the County of Yorkshire, North of England. This was pre-war...

New Millennium Ninja: An Interview with Masaaki Hatsumi Sensei

The ninja were so successful at keeping their arts, methods and activities in the background of history that they almost wiped themselves out of...

Carlos Navarro: Navarro’s Progressive Kenpo Karate System

Grandmaster Carlos Navarro has made the Martial Arts experiences a way of life. An entrepreneur, Grandmaster Navarro is a graduate from the University of...

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...

Gary Goltz Judo

Sensei Gary Goltz, 8th dan, began studying judo in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania under the famous Korean champion in 1965, Kyu Ha Kim,...

Bob Dalgleis Goju-ryu Karate

Robert M. Dalgleish or Bob Dalgleis was born on November 6, 1942. He is considered to be the Father of Canadian Goju-ryu karate because...

The Passing of a Warrior: Samuel Lonewolf

I was hoping not to do another of these soon. I’ve had only a few mentors in the martial arts and another of those...

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman was born in Fremont, Ohio, in the U.S. on December 20, 1964. He is an American mixed martial artist, professional wrestler, former...

Jack Hoban Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu

Jack Hoban is a former active duty US Marine Corps Captain and long time practitioner of martial arts. He is Shidoshi Senior Instructor in...

Jose Fraguas

Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Jose Fraguas began his martial arts studies with judo, in grade school, at age 9. From there he...

Jim Arvanitis Pankration

Grandmaster Pankratiast Jim Arvanitis began his martial arts training at age 8 in Athens, Greece. His studies include the Western styles of boxing, Greco-Roman...

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,...