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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...

What Is Judo Rank in the Martial Arts?

Kano no doubt realized, when he popularized the kyu-dan rank system, that it is perfectly natural for humans to seek reward for their exertions....

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...

Florendo Visitacion or Professor Vee of Vee-Arnis-Jitsu

Professor Florendo Visitacion, or, as he is commonly called, Professor Vee, was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines in 1910. He began early, informal training...

Seikichi Toguchi Shorei-Kan Karate

Seikichi Toguchi Sensei was born in Naha on May 20, 1917. He began studying martial arts learning the basics of Okinawan Te from his...

Cordelia Clancy and Concrete Jungle Self-Defense™

After reading a disturbing account in a local newspaper of the abduction and murder of two young sisters, Cordelia Clancy created Concrete Jungle Self-Defense™...

Peter Choo: Kajukenbo

Peter Choo was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was one of the co-creators of Kajukenbo which was formed in Palama, in the Kalihi area...

Yuen-Chou Hu

Great-Grandmaster Yuen-Chou Hu (1906-1997) was a native of Fut San and was more well-known in Hong Kong by the name Van Cheuk Woo. He...

Antonio Ilustrisimo Kali Ilustrisimo

Antonio Ilustrisimo known as Tatang was born in Bagong, Bantayan, Cebu in 1904 and died in 1997. He was the Grand Master of Kali Ilustrisimo, a...

Marilyn Fierro Inducted to the New York Jewish Sports Hall of...

Growing up in the East Bronx in the 1950s, Marilyn Fierro was a self-described "klutz" who certainly had never heard of Hank Greenberg, Moe...

Ted Lucaylucay Interview

Ted Lucaylucay October 5, 1945 - March 30, 1996 Steve: The first question would be how long have you been involved in the martial arts, Guru Ted...