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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.

Joey Walker Kifaru Jitsu

Mr. Joseph Walker has always been known as Joey Walker. He is a retired Police Lieutenant from the Reno Police Department and he has...

Dawn Barnes

Sensei Dawn Barnes' love of karate began in 1984 when, at the insistence of her two young sons, she enrolled the boys and herself at...

Stephen Taylor

Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Stephen Taylor grew up playing baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, and tennis. But after years of...

Baxter Humby

In 1974, Baxter Humby was born in Winnipeg, Canada. He is known as "The One Armed Bandit" because he has no right hand. His...

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...

Paul Mills American Kenpo Karate

Paul Mills is the President and founder of the American Kenpo Karate International (AKKI) association and holds the rank of 10th degree black belt....

Jack Hogan

Jack Hogan, born William “Jack” Jackson Hogan Jr., was born in Holyoke, MA on October 11, 1949. Jack founded Hogan Karate International. As a martial...

Stuart Quan Passed Away

Stuat Quan October 17, 1962 – January 09, 2006 Stuart Quan owned a long-standing karate studio in North Fresno, teaching students of all ages. He was a national-ranked forms...

Donald Miskel A Man of Many Hats

Grandmaster Donald Miskel began his training in 1959 at the Jiu Jitsu Institute in Chicago and trained with several well known and respected martial arts...

Martial Artist Frederick Peterson Jr. Celebrates 89th Year

Still young as ever, Inland Empire local Frederick Peterson Jr. or better known as Soke Grandmaster Frederick "Big Cat" Douglas Peterson Jr., celebrated his...

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,...

Antony Cummins Ninjutsu

Antony Cummins Ninjutsu Historian Antony Cummins MA was born in Lancashire, England. He attended Victoria University in Manchester, England, where he received a degree in...

Damian Mohler Kung Fu

Damian Mohler became interested in martial arts early in his life. He thinks this was due in part to his Asian ancestry. On his way through...

Great American Grandmaster Al Novak

As martial artists, we are unique in that we create ourselves. Through long years of rigorous training, sacrifice, denial, pain, we forge our bodies...

Ed Parker Jr Talent Galore

Ed Parker Jr., son of the late Ed Parker, Senior Grandmaster and found of American Kenpo karate. Many considered Grandmaster Parker a one of...

Dana Abbott: Kendo

If Dana Abbott had been born in Japan 500 years ago, he’d have been a samurai. But since he was destined to see his...

Sergio Corral: Tang Soo Do

Sergio Corral initial training in the martial arts began when he was 3 years old under his father, an experts in in the art...

Pedro Solana Villalobos

I've been studying martial arts for most of my life. When I was 6 years old, I started training in Judo, and since then...

Edward Wilkes Goshin Budokan

Kyoshi Sensei Edward Wilkes, Doshu was born in Libby, Montana on February 12, 1950. The first time Sensei Wilkes stepped on the mat was...

Mike Casto Pencak Silat

Mike Casto began his martial arts journey at age 7 in 1978* when he started training in Tae Kwon Do. He was a 7th...