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Who's Who

Who’s Who in the martial arts on USAdojo.com shares biographies and articles about the Founders, the Masters, the Pioneers, the Competitors and the “Stars” of the martial arts.

Willie Lim: Combat Tai Chi Master

Willie Lim was born into a Malayan family of Kung Fu practitioners, his uncle was Head of the Eagle Claw division of Ching Wu...

Stephen K. Hayes: To-Shin Do

Black Belt Magazine has called Stephen K Hayes "One of the ten most influential living martial artists in the world." Stephen K. Hayes has spent...

Nick Cerio: Kenpo

Nick Cerio was born on July 9, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Federal Hill, Providence, Rhode Island. He became Professor Nick Cerio,...

Malia Bernal: Champion of Women

Malia Bernal is a seventh degree Black Belt in Xiang Dai Kung Fu, an off shoot of her ex-husband’s art of Wun Hop Kuen...

Don Buck: Kyokushinkai

When war broke out in 1941, Don Buck attempted to join the service, but he was too young. When he turned 16, in 1942,...

Robert Trias: Father of American Karate

Robert Trias was born on March 18,1922. At the beginning of World War II Robert A. Trias was called upon to serve his country in...

Billy Blanks: Tae Kwon Do

Billy Blanks is a world karate champion, actor, author, motivator, philanthropist and humanitarian. Billy Blanks was born the fourth of 15 children to Isaac and...

Peter Urban: USA Goju

In 1953 Peter Urban was a young sailor when he was introduced to karate in Yokohama, Japan. After training for one year with Sensei...

Dan Ivan Karate and Kobudo

This article by Robert Hunt is about Dan Ivan, martial arts pioneer and icon, taken from their 35 years of friendship and apprenticeship, some long...

Angel Cabales: Serrada Escrima

Angel Cabales was born in the Philippines on October 4, 1917 and he moved to the United States in late 1939. He is acknowledged...

Hohan Soken: Matsumura Seito Shorin-ryu Karate

Okinawan martial arts master, Hohan Soken founded the Shorin-ryu Matsumura Seito Okinawa Karate Kobudo Association Hohan Soken was born on May 25, 1889 and lived in...

Paul de Thouars: KunTao Silat

Pendekar Paul de Thouars was the founder of the KunLun Pai and the was the leading kuntao proponent in the world until his death...

Ernie Reyes Sr.: Tae Kwon Do

Ernie Reyes, Sr. was born into a large Philippine family in Salinas, California in 1947. in high school Reyes, Sr. was an All Star...

Mike Anderson: Father of Sport Karate and Kickboxing

Mike Anderson has become known as the "Father of Sport Karate and Kickboxing". He is one of the foremost authorities on competitive combat sports,...

Daniel K Pai: Pai Lum Kung Fu

Daniel K Pai was born Daniel Kalimahae Pa’i in Kameula, Hawaii, on April 4, 1930. His grandfather, Pai Po-Fong, taught him the Pai Family...

Steve Armstrong: Isshinryu

Steve Armstrong was born in Guymon, Oklahoma on September 22, 1931. He began studying Karate at the age of 16. Armstrong grew up in Texas...

Jean Frenette

Jean Frenette was born in Montreal, Canada in 1961. At the age of 6, he began studying judo and continued to study until he...

Don Warrener: Shorinji-ryu Karate

Don Warrener began his karate training March 15th 1966 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada under Benny Allen who also taught Wally Slocki, Teddy Martin and Tony...

Fred Hamilton: Shotokan Karate-Jitsu

Fred Hamilton was born in 1925. He began his Karate-do training in Japan in the 1940's. From 1968-1973 Master Hamilton used karate in conjunction with...

Judo 10th Dan Holders

The following individual are Judo 10th Dan holders. A 10th Degree Black Belt is the highest rank in the Judo world. Japanese Kodokan 10th Dan...