Biographies and Eulogies

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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....

Adam Newhouse

For 40 years, at Shotokan Karate dojos in the United States and Japan, Adam Newhouse has learned from the best. But the more he...

Hayashi Tomio

Hayashi Tomio or Christopher Goedecke is a career teacher of Okinawan Karate Do, 8th dan and headmaster of the Wind School of Karate Do...

Mike Mather: Combative Martial Arts

Sifu Mike Mather is a extreme and combative martial arts stylist. He started training at age six in wrestling, and in boxing when he...

Robert Dickerson Makes A Difference

Robert Dickerson, a 9th Degree Grand Master Black Belt, has been training and studying the Martial Arts (Karate) since 1968. Mr. Dickerson a recognized...

Bob Allen: Shotokan Karate

Bob Allen started Karate in 1966 during his duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, and practiced Shotokan Karate at different duty stations. He eventually...

Nelson Pinto: Pinto Martial Arts and Blade & Impact Tactics

Nelson Pinto was born in Manhattan in Greenwich Village, New York City, but he spent most of his life in Portugal. In 2012, he...

Marc Stoner: Kajukenbo

Marc Stoner studied Judo at the Judo Academy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Tom Eshenbaugh. He also did his share of bare knuckle fighting. He...

Don Newbill: Hung Loy Kung fu

Don Newbill started studying martial arts in 1964 at the age of 11 training in Judo, along with what was then called Korean Karate....

Isa Tenchio

Isa Tenchio was born in the little town of Paysandu, Uruguay on January 7th, 1957. Her family was raised in a modest home with...

Guillermo Gomez Aikido

Guillermo Gomez is the founder director of United States Aikikai and creator of Martial Fusion. He began his training in martial arts and healing...

Dong Kyun Kim Korean Hapkido Federation

Grand Master Dong Kyun Kim is a R.O.K. Army Commando who has studied Hapkido all of his life. As a Commando he has also...

Jessie Bowen Aiki-Shinkai Karate

Karate International of Durham was founded in 1980 by Hanshi Jessie Bowen as a Karate International franchise school under the Karate International brand. Hanshi Jessie...

Ron Esteller: Kajukenbo

Ron Esteller began his martial arts journey in 1967, beginning with a short stint in the Tae Kwon Do program at Chabot College, but...

Howard Upton: Yoshukai Karate-do

Howard Upton is a seventh degree Black Belt in Yoshukai Karate-do. He also holds a first degree Black Belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu, and...

Katsuoh Yamamoto – 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...

Amante P. Mariñas

Amante P. Mariñas is a chemical engineer and teaches Pananandata© his family’s weapons fighting system. He has Black Belts in shorin ryu and in...

David Brown: Si Feng Wu

David Brown is a veteran of the United States Air Force (7.5 years AD, Honorably Discharged) and a retired law enforcement officer with 25...

WR Mann

WR Mann is the founder and publisher of Defense Science. He was one of the early advocates of Reality-Based Training, developing one of the...

Hari Osias Banaag and The King’s Dream

By Neslyn P. Viernes - The title of Hari was conferred upon Osias Banaag at a young age by Francisco Torres, one of the...