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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.

Kathy Long The Punisher

While kick-boxing under manager Eric Nolan, California featherweight Kathy Long know as "The Punisher", defeated some of the best female fighters in the world. Her...

Eizo Shimabukuro Interview

This interview was conducted at the Shobayashi-ryu Rendokan Dojo of Eizo Shimabukuro. Shimabukuro is ranked a Shihan 10-Dan and his dojo is located at...

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...

Sam Kuoha: Kara-Ho Kempo Karate

Sam Kuoha (Samuel Alama Kuoha) began his training at the age of four with his Uncle, Sensei Joe Mack Makahilahila, who was caring of...

Eisuke Akamine: Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinkokai

Eisuke Akamine was born in Aza-mura (village), Tomishiro, Okinawa in 1925. In 1942, at the age of 17, he began the study of Yamani-ryu Bo-jutsu...

Jimmy H. Woo: Kung Fu San Soo

The history of San Soo contains all the facts of how Jimmy H. Woo was raised on the art of Tsoi Li Ho Fut...

Cecil Peoples Knows Kickboxing

Sensei Cecil Peoples has over 32 years of Martial Arts training. He was awarded his first degree black belt in 1970. Since then, Master...

Hironori Ohtsuka and Wado Ryu Karate

Hironori Otsuka, a wiry, white-haired master, drops of sweat glistening across his brow and up the crown of his bald spot, led 40 young...

Emilio Mel Bruno: Judo

Mel Bruno received his first degree Black Belt from Jigaro Kano in 1935. In 1954, he was recommended by Dr. Jigoro Kano, the founder...

Keith Yates: Tae Kwon Do

Keith Yates started his martial arts training in 1965 and became one of the youngest black belts in the country when he earned his...

Hayward Nishioka One of the Best Judo Players Ever

During the 1960’s, Hayward Nishioka was United States Division judo Champion three times, in 1965, 1966 and 1970. In 1965 he retired as the National...

Chotoku Kyan and Chito-Ryu Karate

Chotoku Kyan  was probably the most influential of O'Sensei's Tote instructors and Chito-ryu is abundant with Kyan influences. We can see this in numerous...

Michael DePasquale Sr.: Ju-jitsu

Michael DePasquale Sr. was one of the true pioneers of martial arts in the United States. He began his study of the martial arts...

Jack Hwang: Taekwondo

Jack Hwang was born on July 3, 1931 and he began his study of the Korean martial arts in 1941. His uncle, Soun Gyu...

Jean-Yves Theriault

Jean-Yves Theriault is a Canadian kickboxer, trainer, and an author. He was born on January 15 of 1955 in Paquetville, New Brunswick, Canada. He...

Tadashi Abe Aikido With Samurai Roots

Tadashi Abe was born in 1926 and began Aikido in 1942 under the direct supervision of O'Sensei for a period of nine years. He...

Gokor Chivichyan Judo

From the rubble of World War II there arose a legend about a great Armenian fighter who fought on the streets of Middle East...

Mike Chat: Xtreme Martial Arts

Bringing with him a new found energy, charisma, and sense of style, "Mike Chat" has taken the world by storm! Straight out of the...

Ed Daniels: Shorin Ryu

https://youtu.be/T2ORruQWCBQ Ed Daniels was called the “King Kong of Karate,” by Black Belt Magazine. He stood 6’6″ and weighted 275 pounds, one of the largest...

Hanshi Sid Campbell Receives Final Promotion

Hanshi Sid Campbell, after a lengthy illness with cancer, passed away in the Highland Hospital in Oakland, California on Monday, August 18, 2008. In...