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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...

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...