Instructor's Center

USAdojo.com’s Instructor’s Center shares information for school owners and instructors and articles and biographies about martial artists from around the world.

COURAGE in Judo and in Life

"Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible." ~ Aristotle (384-322 BC) A courageous act can sometimes save a life....

Fudochi – A Master’s Mind

The teacher lives in the students heart - the lessons taught...live in their mind to be shared - long after the Sensei is gone...

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...

INSTRUCTION in Judo and in Life

'Nothing under Heaven is more important than education. The teaching of one virtuous person can influence many. What has been well learned by one...

ETIQUETTE in Judo and in Life

‘Civility costs nothing, and buys everything.’ Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) In boyhood my grandfather once asked me what I wished to be when I grew...

Judo and Education

Over a century ago, Japanese jujutsu men from various ryu or schools, often competed against one another and sometimes fought boxers and wrestlers in...

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...

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...