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Legends

Legends on USAdojo.com is a column of unique interviews with legends of the martial arts who discuss their legacies and more.

Call Me Sensei – Alfred Urquidez

Alfred Urquidez belongs to a very prestigious family in martial arts history, the Urquidez family. It is important that people get to know this member...

Earnie Shavers Interview

"Earnie Shavers hit me so hard, he shook my kinfolk back in Africa" ~ Muhammad Ali: This interview is with Earnie Shavers who was called “The...

Jim Thomas Interview

There are martial artists who are known more for the work they do, then by their name or their titles. James Thomas is one...

Ji Han Jae and Sinmoo Hapkido

Often, the origins of a style of martial arts are hidden in myth and shrouded by decades or centuries of word-of-mouth interpretation of a...

I Hugged Benny Urquidez

If you have been involved in the martial arts within the last five decades you know about the living legend, Benny Urquidez, nicknamed The...

Northern and Southern Kung Fu Styles: Which Produce Better Fighters?

Like a giant yingyang symbol, the People's Republic of China could be divided into two opposing halves, each with its own special brand of...

Bob Ozman: My First Karate Instructor

I am particularly proud to contribute this column, which focuses on Bob Ozman my first karate instructor. I began lessons with Bob Ozman as...

Bob Ozman Passes Away

It is with a sad heart that I announce that Bob Ozman, the first karate instructor in the San Fernando Valley, creator of Mushin-Gi-Tai,...

Robert Kovaleski and Eric Kovaleski – Father and Son

In this edition of Legends and Legacies for USAdojo.com we present two separate interviews, one with father, Robert Kovaleski and Eric Kovaleski, the son....

Isshin-ryu: The Style that Tatsuo Shimabuku Built

On January 14, 1956, Tatsuo Shimabuku went to sleep and had a vivid dream. In his sleep he saw a vision of a goddess,...

Message in a Bottle – Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock, the fantastic martial artist and the Queen of Martial Arts Films, gave us her Message in A Bottle, as part of the...

Mike Murray Interview

Mike Murray is a well-known figure in the Mixed Martial Arts world. He was one of three people who were present, for instance, when...

Message in a Bottle – Jim Thomas

Jim Thomas is the director of the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, an awards ceremony where martial arts greats such as Conan Lee...

Gordon Richiusa – Renaissance Man

USAdojo: Gordan, you are an incredible man. You just released your second novel, The Panda Chronicles. You received your second-consecutive Book of the Year...

Message In A Bottle – Ernie Reyes Sr.

Martial Arts Master, Ernie Reyes Sr. is co-founder and head instructor of West Coast World Martial Arts, where he has been teaching for more...

Message In A Bottle – Dana Stamos

Dana Stamos is the owner of Martial Arts Enterprises and reaches hundreds of thousands of martial arts enthusiasts worldwide through USAdojo.com and Martial Arts &...

Message In A Bottle – Jhoon Rhee

Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, philosopher, ambassador who popularized Tae Kwon Do, and inventor of the protective gear which set safety standards for contact martial arts,...

Message In A Bottle – Rick Kingi

As part of the Legends and Legacies series, and in cooperation with The Manifest Project, Grandmaster Rick Kingi gives his Message In A Bottle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDCWv2ygnR0

Message in a Bottle – Monua Cary

Monua Cary, while being honored at the Masters Hall of Fame Awards gives us her Message in a Bottle which capsulizes the intent of...

Message In A Bottle – Mike Murray

During a Legends and Legacies Interview, Mike Murray gives us his Message in a Bottle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM3UgrVEavY