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...

Message In A Bottle – Benny Urquidez

World champion kickboxer, Benny Urquidez, known as "The Jet", gives his "Message in a Bottle" to the Legends and Legacies series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7TK1e-u7I0

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,...

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...

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...

Message In A Bottle – Emil Farkas

Emil Farkas is the owner of Beverly Hills Karate. He is a renown author, teacher, actor and a martial arts expert and historian. He...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 – Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock, the Queen of Martial Arts Films, gave us her Message in A Bottle, as part of the upcoming full-length interview that will...

Message in a Bottle: Bob Ozman

Bob Ozman, Grand Master in Isshin-Ryu, student of Tatsuo Shimabuku, creator of Mushin-Gi-Tai, a new way to defend oneself was interviewed for Legends and...

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...

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....

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

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,...

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...

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 her USAdojo.com. Dana hosts...