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Max Sarmiento Sarmiento Kadena De Mano

Grandmaster Max Sarmiento was one of the first Eskrima masters to teach his art, Sarmiento Kadena De Mano,  to the American public and therefore was responsible...

Demetrius Havanas

Kickboxer Demetrius Havanas was on born 1950 in Dallas, Texas and he passed away in July of 1981, in Cookeville, Tennessee. He is known...

Anciong Bacon and Balintawak Eskrima

Grandmaster Venancio Anciong Bacon was born on October 15th, 1912 in Carcar, Sout of Cebu Province. Hestudied under Lorenzo "Tatay Ensong" Saavedra. "Tatay Ensong"...

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...

Toshitsugu Takamatsu Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu

Toshitsugu Takamatsu was born on March 10, 1887 in Akashi town, Hyogo province, by the name of Hisatsugu Takamatsu. Later he changed his name...

Choshin Chibana: Shorin-ryu Karate

Choshin Chibana was an Okinawan martial artist who developed Shorin-ryu karate based on what he learned from Anko Itosu. Choshin Chibana was also called...

Hakudo Nakayama Iaido

Hakudo Nakayama was born on February 11, 1872 and he was also known as Nakayama Hiromichi. A Japanese martial artist, he was the founder of...

Su Kong T’ai Djin

Great Grandmaster Su Kong was born in Fukien in 1849. He came to the world with a genetic condition hyperthrihos that covered him with...

Ryu Ryu Ko Fujian White Crane

Ryu Ryu Ko's exact identity is still shrouded in some mystery, as is the exact nature of the martial art style which Ryu Ryu...

Andre Nocquet Aikido

Andre Nocquet was born on July 30, 1914 and he passed away on March 12, 1914. Nocquet was a French aikido teacher holding the...

Azato Anko: A Short Story About My Teacher Part Two

The Two-Story Shoulders of Kanna Part Two Azato's Political Force The Lesson in Azato Village By Gichen Funakoshi Translated & Edited by Patrick & Yuriko McCarthy Editor's Note: This article...

Frederick Peterson Jr.: Tai-Shi Jitsu

Soke Grandmaster Frederick Peterson Jr. is the founder of American Tai-Shi Jitsu Self Defense which is a combination of Jui-Jitsu, Judo, Gung Fu and...