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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.

Richard Pietrelli Kashima Shin Ryu Kenjutsu

Sensei Richard Pietrelli began his martial arts career over 30 years ago and during that time has trained at many different dojos in North...

Steve Fossum International Kickboxing Federation

International Karate owner by Steve Fossum was once one of the largest karate schools on the West Coast. Three levels and over 17,000 square...

Clyde Zimmerman Judo & Jujitsu

Professor Clyde Zimmerman received his Judan 10th Degree Black Belt in Danzan Ryu jujitsu, on Aug. 23, 2015 from the martial arts organizations, Shoshin...

Frank Trejo Boxing and Kenpo

Frank Trejo began fighting at the ripe old age of 8 under the instruction of his grandfather who was a skilled boxer. His formal martial...

Pete Rabino Shuri-Ryu Karate

Karatedo is the way of life since Pete Rabino set foot on The Way at the age of 13 in Phoenix, Arizona. Though the...

Russ Rhodes Ken Ju Ryu Kenpo Ju Jitsu

Shihanke Russ Rhodes has over 45 years in the martial arts and holds ranks in seven different systems. His highest accolades are Soke (inheritor and...

Kimberly Kong A Classical Act

Blending classical music and the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do has proven to be a winning combination for 13-year-old Kimberly Kong of...

Meredith Gold and Adrenal-Stress Scenario Training

Meredith Gold has been training and teaching Adrenal-Stress Scenario Training (ASST) since 1992. She came to the world of reality-based self defense and empowerment...

Montezuma Cantu

O'Sensei Montezuma Cantu received his Judan 10th Dan from IHHF on March 1, 2000, and from Nippon Goju Kai on January 1, 2000. The Nippon...

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...

Meitoku Yagi Goju-ryu Meibukan

Meitoku Yagi was born on March 6, 1912 in Kome, Naha City, Okinawa. He was Chinese and his family can be traced back to...

Donna Judge Shuri-ryu karate-do

Donna Judge began her karate career in 1973 at the age of 17. She is a direct student of Hanshi John Pachivas, 10th Dan, Shuri...

Johh Pachivas Shuri-ryu karate-do

Hanshi John Pachivas was a 10th degree Black Belt and the highest ranking person in Shuri-ryu karate-do. He was born on May 3, 1926...

Vincent Anthony Aiki Bujutsu – Tode Ryu

Vincent Anthony has been training for over 4 decades and is the President of the Combative Association of Martial Arts and Head of the Aiki...

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,...

Mike Krivka Jeet Kune Do

INTRODUCTION Mike Krivka, the training director and head instructor of Martial Arts Koncepts, has been a student of the martial arts for over a quarter...

Armando Angeles

Maestro Armando Angeles was born on the island of Cebu in the Philippines in 1922, there he was raised and taught the art of...

Bing Fai Lau Jujitsu and Kung Fu

Bing Fai Lau was born in Chung Shan, Fu Jow, China on September 23, 1906. He left China for Hawaii in 1919 at the...

Interview With Ip Chee Keung Sifu

In the UK, Kung Fu as a Martial Art is in a vast minority, with approximately 5,000 schools nationwide compared with the far greater...

Sig Kufferath Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

Prof. Sig Kufferath (Siegfried (Pippet) Kufferath) was born February 16, 1911 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was the second youngest of 11 children born to...