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Makoto Gima Shotokan Karate

Master Makoto Gima was born on September 28, 1896 in Okinawa. After graduating from Okinawa Shihan Gakko (Higher Normal School), Mr. Gima studied in...

Kiun Li Kola-do

Kiun Li was born on April 23, 1931 in the Gansu-e province of China a few miles outside of the town of Wuwie. The...

Toshiro Nagato: The Gentle Giant

"He is like the shadow of Soke Hatsumi and many see him as the one who will eventually take the helm of Bujinkan" The...

Ark Yuey Wong: Ng Ga Kin and Ng Ying Ga

Ark Yuey Wong was born in the large village of Toysun Tien Sum Chienin Canton, China in the year 1900. His family was moderately...

Tung-Sheng Chang Chinese Wrestling

Tung-sheng Chang was born in 1908, the lunar year of the monkey, in the Hopei province of China. His martial arts training began when...

Tung-Sheng Chang Shuai Chiao

Grand Master Tung-Sheng Chang was born in 1908, the year of the Monkey, in Hopei Province in the northeastern section of China, long known...

Kenshiro Abbe Judo, Aikido, and Kendo

By Gary Robinson ~ A short anecdotal biography of the Master's activities throughout the years 1938-86 Ukikoto no arumi no chikara tamesan My potentiality has got...

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...

Martial Arts Injuries: Fighting Father Time

Anyone who doesn’t believe that a professional martial artist is in the same league with other high caliber athletics only has to look at...

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...