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Bill Wallace

In June 1980 Bill Wallace retired as the undefeated Professional Karate Association (PKA) Middleweight Champion after defeating Bill Biggs in a 12-round bout. This...

Steve Nasty Anderson

Steve Nasty Anderson is an icon in the sport-karate universe. The 45-year-old native of Toledo, Ohio, spent time in various parts of the country...

Robin Alice Rowe A Woman of Many Talents

Robin Alice Rowe began her intensive martial arts training in 1968 at the age of five. Even at an early age, she had a...

Johnny Gyro

Johnny Gyro started his first Martial Arts class at the age of 8. He is an 8th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do,...

Larry Ritchie Tae Kwon Do

Mr. Larry Ritchie has been the chief instructor of American Black Belt Academy since he began the school in 1985. "Larry Ritchie began training in...

Roy Kurban

Grandmaster Roy Kurban began his training under the Texas Greats, Allen Steen, Larry Caster, and Skipper Mullins. He received his black belt in 1968...

Juan Galvan

Master Juan Galvan began training in boxing at the age of seven with his father, a boxer in the Army. He started Judo at...

Adrian Galvan

Sensei Adrian Galvan is a 4th Degree Black Belt and head instructor at Master Galvan's Karate Academy. Adrian is the current USKA Kumite Champion,...

Tom Lewis

Tom Lewis was born on May 2, 1939 in Salisbuty, Maryland. He is currently a rancher in Wyoming. Tom Lewis has been in the martial...

Bob Thurman World Middleweight Champion

Bob Thurman began boxing at the age of 16 in Kansas City, racking up a record of 86-3 in Golden Gloves competition. In 1977, Bob's...

Cliff “Magic” Thomas

Cliff "Magic" Thomas started karate training in 1972 at the age of 14 under Robert Nava in El Paso, Texas. He earned his Black...

Dave Adams

Dave Adam's journey in martial arts began in 1960, in a small Judo school in Charlotte, North Carolina. After obtaining a black belt status,...

James Cook

Master Instructor James S. Cook Jr. started his training in 1957 at the age of 10 years old. In the past 44 years, both...

Danny Lane – Tang Soo Do

Danny Lane has been one of the most sought after Instructors in the World the past 40 years because of his Dynamic and Unique...

Michael Goldman

With a flashy fighting style, an almost uncanny kicking ability, a pair of fast hands and a refined sense of timing that put him...

Bill Morrison

Bill Morrison began studying karate in July 1972 at the age of 17 after he'd got beaten up in his front yard by someone...

Ho-Sung Pak

A Korean American, Pak was born in Seoul, South Korea on November 8, 1967. He is a master of Kung-fu Wushu. Pak was trained...

Herb Perez

Herb Perez was born on December 6, 1969 to immigrant parents in New York City. In 1992, Herb Perez achieved his dream. He entered the...

Alvin Prouder

Alvin Prouder former welterweight World Kick Boxing Champion. Early in his life, Alvin Prouder had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the...

Richard Plowden

Master Richard Plowden is a 6th degree Black Belt and a five-time martial arts world champion. He has over 30 years experience in the...