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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...

Ramona Gatto Kickboxing

Ramona Gatto was the first IKF Pro World Champion and went on to win "3" IKF Pro World Titles. Ramona Gatto knocked out a then-inexperienced...

Masahilo Nakazono Aikido

Masahilo Nakazono was born in Kagoshima, Japan, to a family of many generations of practitioners of Oriental Medicine, he was the 8th generation. He...

Masutatsu Oyama Kyokushinkai

Masutatsu Oyama was born in Ryong-Ri Yong-chi-Myo'n Chul Na Do Korea in 1923, and completed middle school in Seoul. In 1938, when he was...

Manuel Aguillon Arnis

Born June 19, 1915 in San Antonio, Zambales on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, Manuel Aguillon began his training in the fighting arts...

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...