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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.

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...

Gary Alexander: Isshinryu Karate

For those of you too young to know the real history of the Martial Arts in the U.S., in particular Isshinryu Karate, the main...

Ted Tabura: Lima Lama, Kajukenbo and Kobudo

Born and raised in Hawaii, Shihan Tabura began his martial arts training under his cousin's tutelage in a backyard dojo. Later moving to Southern...

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...

Mike Stone

Mike Stone was born in Makawao, Maui, Hawaii in 1944. He has used his martial arts training in many different professions including as a...

Ernie Reyes Sr One of the Greatest Martial Arts Masters

Ernie Reyes Sr was honored as, "One of the Greatest Martial Arts Masters of the 20th Century", on national Television (TNT) produced by Wesley...

Jeff Speakman: Kenpo 5.0

Jeff Speakman got his start as an entertainer and entrepreneur early in life. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, he once brought down a...

Alan Goldberg: Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wing Chun Kung Fu Master Alan Goldberg has been training in the martial arts for over forty years. He has studies Wing Chun, Five...

Frank Ordonez: Kajukenbo

Frank Ordonez was born February 15, 1927, in Puunene, Maui, Hawaii. As a teenager he trained in Jujitsu and judo from Sam Luke Sr.,...

Bill Ryusaki: Hawaiian Kenpo Karate

Bill Ryusaki was the founder of Hawaiian Kenpo Karate. During his years as a martial arts instructor Master Ryusaki has trained some of the...

Yu Byong: Moo Duk Kwon Tae Kwon Do

Master Yu Byong was born on January 17, 1935 and raised in Korea. He moved to the United States in 1964. Overcoming physical disabilities, language barriers,...

Kathy Long Fighting Her Way to the Top

Kathy Long started martial arts when she was fifteen. She holds a Master degree in Kung Fu San Soo as well as a Black...

Ip Man: Wing Chun

Yip Man or Ip Man was born in 1898 in the town of Fatshan in Namhoi County, Kwangtung Province, Southern China. He was born...

Graciela Casillas “The Goddess”

Graciela Casillas or "The Goddess" was a pioneer of women's boxing in the early 1980's and held the World Women's Boxing Association bantamweight title....

Bill Wallace: Kickboxing

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...

Bob White: American Kenpo

"Congratulations to to my wonderful friend Bob White on his promotion to Senior Master of Arts in the Ed Parker Kenpo Karate System and to...

Earnest Hart Jr. Top Ten Kickboxer of All Time

Earnest Hart, Jr. is a world class martial artist champion, physical fitness trainer, actor and seminar specialist. In the ring Mr. Hart earned a...

Motokatsu Inoue: Yui Shin Kai and Ryukyu Kobujutsu

Japanese kobu-jutsu master, Motokatsu Inoue was the Grandmaster of Yui Shin Kai and Ryukyu Kobujutsu. He was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1918. Inoue's...

Duke Moore Judo and Jujitsu

Duke Moore was born in San Francisco on April 19, 1915 and passed away on February 25, 2003. Even as a child Duke loved...

Bob Yarnall: Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate

Bob Yarnall practices Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate. A shorin-ryu instructor, he opened his first dojo in 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri, where he has remained...