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Sunday, Feb 2, 2014
Matsumura Sokon, also known as Matsumura Bushi (Warrior) or Matsumura Shuri (1797-1889), was one of the most renowned martial artists of his time. He was known as a master and the organizer and founder of Shorin Ryu Karate. Matsumura is responsible for carrying on the teachings of the old Shuri-Te martial arts. Matsumura chose the name Shorin Ryu (Shaolin in Chinese) as the name of his Ryu because it is related back to the Shaolin Temple in China, renowned for its fighters. Although some...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2014
The AMERICAN GOJU KARATE-DO INTERNATIONAL, is the modern system of "NOW GoJu" developed by Hanshi Ric Pascetta in 1979 and further refined in the last years of his life. It is important to explain that this is a method including technique and a complete Curriculum, but more significantly, it includes a very specific and unique way of thoroughly and systematically teaching these concepts, principles, and skills to others along with developing better qualified Master level instructor. It...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2014
AMERICAN GOJU KARATE-DO INTERNATIONAL, the modern system of "NOW GoJu" developed by Hanshi Ric Pascetta in 1979 and further refined in the last years of his life. It is important to explain that this is a method including technique and a complete Curriculum, but more significantly, it includes a very specific and unique way of thoroughly and systematically teaching these concepts, principles, and skills to others along with developing better qualified Master level instructor. It includes all...

Monday, Feb 2, 2014
Through his father, who was Judoka, Sensei Züllich was introduced to martial arts at the age of 6 years. In the early years of his Budosportlaufbahn he held the judo sport. Here Sensei Züllich already learned the first self-defense elements such as various foot techniques and kick techniques. Early 80s practicing Sensei Züllich from the judo sport in different judo clubs in Berlin. When he won a qualifying competition as Gelbgurtträger against blue and Braungurtträger, turned away from Judo...

Monday, Feb 2, 2014
Death (唐手Tang hand, China Hand or Okinawa-Te) was used before 1912 for karate. Three different types of Te have to Okinawa developed in the villages of Naha, Shuri and Tomari. The styles were then called Naha-te, Shuri-te and Tomari-te and belong to the family of martial arts together as Death Jutsu | Karate-jutsu or To-de defined. The characters 唐手 was also used on 1912 addition to the present, but then always read as Kara-te. Death Jutsu is impact, kick, block, throwing techniques and...

Sunday, Feb 2, 2014
GMaster Urban told his student Ric Pascetta that he was expected to fight an exhibition match against the Italian Black Belt who won the 1st Urban Cup that evening. This was to be the main finale of the event, it was 1977. GM Urban secretly directed Pascetta insisting that he was to knock out whoever the Italian champion was who won the cup that day. Shihan, although respectful to Urban, disagreed and expressed that it would be more diplomatic to fight a less aggressive fight and simply...

Sunday, Feb 2, 2014
Wing Chun Kung Fu is known as one of the most effective martial arts in the world. It differs from many of today's popular systems, such as Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Kung Fu. These systems block first and then attack. Wing Chun emphasizes self-defense, focusing on methods that allow a deflection and an attack in the same movement. The system is based on human biomechanics rather than animal movements, using primarily straight line, fast, direct strikes and sophisticated simultaneous blocking and...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2014
Shintaiwa techniques stem from 3 forms of traditional martial and healing arts. This along with the knowledge of eastern meditation and breathing techniques combines to create the art we know as Shintaiwa. All Shintaiwa classes are done in partial darkness with soft calming music playing in the background. We currently recommend the music of Dai Shihan Michael Gould, a traditional Shakuhachi (Japanese flute) master. This music is best suited for the class as it also aids the student in...

Thursday, Jan 1, 2014
The National Karate & Kobudo Federation is a multi style brotherhood to promote and preserve traditional teaching, values, and principles of the Okinawan, Japanese systems of Martial Arts. The NKKF assists instructors and students with contact information as well as training in their chosen systems.

Sunday, Jan 1, 2014
Born 1929 in Tokyo, Japan, Sato Shizuya began his lifetime study of judo during middle school at age 12. Sato’s father learned judo while in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I, and was a senior judo instructor for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. His personal friends and judo compatriots included many preeminent pre-WWII Kodokan instructors, including Mifune Kyuzo, Nagaoka Hidekazu, Sumiyuki Kotani, and Ito Kazuo. When Sato Sr. died in 1948, the young Sato came under the care of these...

Sunday, Jan 1, 2014
Nihon Jujutsu is a modern Japanese martial art that focuses on practical, efficient techniques as originally found in both ancient and contemporary martial arts. Its principles and techniques derive from Japanese unarmed combat and self-defense techniques from pre-1945 judo and aikibujutsu, as well as taihojutsu (Japanese police immobilization and arresting methods). The founder of Nihon Jujutsu, Sato Shizuya, established this system based on his extensive studies with leading Japanese budoka (...

Friday, Jan 1, 2014
General Hong Hi Choi was general of the South Korean army and the controversial founder of Taekwondo, so named in 1955, meaning “the way of the hand and foot”. He took elements of Shotokan Karate, learned from Gichin Funakoshi and Kim Hyun Soo, and elements of Taekkyeon learned from Han Il Dong, and combined them to form the art of Taekwondo, continuing his training even during imprisonment in World War II. "I would imagine that these were the techniques I would use to defend myself against...

Monday, Jan 1, 2014
Batuque is a Brazilian fighting style and dance. This fighting style, was practiced in two forms. The first consisted of a strong individual staying still in the center of the circle, while the other individual tried to strike him to the ground. The second form, was to try to knock-out the oponent with leg strikes or throws, while also using some arm strikes. This style has many similarities with Capoeira Regional, given that Mestre Bimba's father was a champion Batuqueiro practitioner. Esta...

Monday, Jan 1, 2014
Mestre Gato Fernando Campelo Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Mestre Gato, nasceu em 14/06/47, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil. Em 1952 mudou-se com sua família para o Rio de Janeiro, onde começou a se envolver com capoeira em 1963. Seu aprendizado iniciou-se com Paulo Flores Viana, um jovem baiano que morava no Rio, começara a interessar-se por capoeira, realizara algum treinamento no Rio e havia passado as férias escolares em Salvador, treinando na academia de Mestre Bimba, o criador da capoeira...

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Monday, Jan 1, 2014
Mestre Garrincha, carioca nascido em 1954, é um dos membros do núcleo fundador do Grupo Senzala, movimento iniciado nos anos 60 que teve influência em todo o processo didático-pedagógico da capoeira do Brasil e do exterior. Garrincha é autodidata. Quando criança, descia da favela para jogar capoeira com meninos de classe média em Laranjeiras. Antes de conhecer a capoeira, com dez anos, era um pequeno craque do futebol de rua. Foi a ginga malandra que lhe valeu o apelido. “O Garrincha é um...

Monday, Jan 1, 2014
From Zumbi Senzala: Grupo Senzala was founded in the 1960s by a group of young capoeiristas who had been training with the brothers, Rafael and Paulo Flores Viana in the Laranjeiras neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. This group developed its methodology though contact with the great Masters of the day. They drew on the teachings of Mestres Bimba and Pastinha from Salvador, Bahia as well as the mestres of Rio de Janeiro embodied in figures such as Mestre Leopoldina. These styles were brought...

Monday, Jan 1, 2014
Mestre Peixinho (1947-2011), who was a pioneer and a legend of capoeira. He had an unsurpassed technique that allowed him to be always one step ahead of his opponent. Always comfortably balanced, without unnecessary motion, with attacks, feints and defence all combined with a unique sense of timing. Mestre Peixinho had a great interest and talent for arts and crafts. He was one of the capoeira community’s absolute top instrument makers and built atabaques and berimbaues with a sound and quality...

Saturday, Jan 1, 2014
Ozawa was the highest-ranked shotokan karate master in the Western hemisphere. His place in the history of karate stemmed from a fascinating life — the kind most of us only read about. Osamu Ozawa was born in 1925 in Kobe, Japan. His ancestors were samurai, and he was brought up in accordance with that ancient tradition. Osamu Ozawa was forced to endure the strict, even brutal, training that was the norm for forging the mind and body into a deadly weapon. His teachers included Gichin Funakoshi...

Saturday, Jan 1, 2014
Founder of Shorinjiryu Karate-do Federation Renshinkan 10th Dan Master Shorinjiryu Morikado Order of the Sacred Treasure, 4th Class (Gold Rays with Rosette) The late Soke Isamu Tamotsu, founder of Renshinkan, was born at Amami in Kagoshima prefecture in 1919. He conquered feudal Karate-do that clinging to supreme formism after the war and laid the foundation of undeveloped sparring. Because of a code of respecting human life, he pursued safe and rationality of sparring consistently,...

Saturday, Jan 1, 2014
Soul of a Monk, Mind of a Scholar, Spirit of a Warrior The founder and Master Instructor of the Tao Institute, Frank J. Paolillo, is a certified teacher (Sifu) of the Shantung Martial Arts of China and recipient of the “Educator of Kung Fu” award under his primary teacher, Grandmaster Poi Chan of Sha Cheng. In 1993, Sifu Paolillo assisted as coach of the U.S. Kung Fu Team at the World Championships held in Zhengshou, China. He also served as Chief Judge of the Internal Martial Arts division at...

Monday, Dec 12, 2013
Im Hercules Baxter......and this is my story. I was born and raised in Washington, DC. I began training at the age of 6 under the late Grandmaster Ki Whang Kim in Silver Spring, MD. After reaching 4th Gup (blue belt) I moved to Texas for a few years but then came back to Washington, DC and when I went to go see GM Kim he told me to go train with Albert Cheeks. I thought he just didn't like me anymore so I never went to Cheeks' school. Then one day my dad told me I had a visitor and it was...

Monday, Dec 12, 2013
BKO Kung Fu: What do you feel is the biggest myth about wing chun? How do you respond to people who respectfully ask you about it? Sifu Sainz: There are a few myths surrounding Wing Chun. There is a generally accepted legend about a shaolin nun named Ng Mui, a master of Kung Fu that developed a system effective against men and her friendship with Yim Wing Chun whom she named her kung fu system after. However, there is a more believable account with some historic documentation of a man named...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2013
The focus and passion of Instructor Price’s progressive vision was formed in the dynamic nature of his background. Instructor Price has over twenty years experience in Instructional System Design/Development/Delivery, law enforcement, nuclear security, martial arts and fitness training. The following are a portion of the formative influences and accomplishments that defined the current path: Since 1978, Instructor Price has studied and cross trained in numerous martial arts systems. Today,...

Monday, Dec 12, 2013
John "The Train" Hackleman is a 10th degree black belt in Kempo, and has been teaching Karate for close to 30 years. John is the current W.K.A. North American Champion, Pacific Heavy Weight Champion, and is ranked #5 in the world. John has a 58-6 record with 42 KOs, including nine Nationally Televised bouts. As well as fighting for for Don King, John has fought and trained all over the world. He has had 20 pro boxing matches and has worked with the world's best. John was known for his...

Monday, Dec 12, 2013
Born and raised on Richard Lane in the rough and tough town known as Kalihi, he had to fight almost every day, because he was going to the private school known as Kamehemeha and not Kalakaua. Godin's father, a Frenchman, taught him the art of Savate (French style kick boxing) at a young age. Godin, being the kid from Kalihi that he was, figured that his father was trying to teach him something that he had already learned in the streets. It was known as "shoe job". In 1949, at the age of 12,...
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