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Tuesday, Sep 9, 2013
Sensei Nerissa Freeman, yodan (4th degree black belt), is the founder and school head of Wasenshi Kan Martial & Healing Arts. In 1990, she began studying Danzan Ryu Jujitsu at Makoto Kai in Woodland, California under Sensei Cynthia Frueh. She received her shodan (1st degree black belt) in 1995 and then began expanding her studies of the martial arts. Sensei received a sandan in Kodokan Judo under Coach Willy Cahill and also received authorization to teach pentjak silat ratu adil by Gabriel...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2013
Mike Blesch has trained privately with Sifu Jeremy Lynch in the art of Jeet Kune Do since 2003. In 2005, Sifu Lynch brought him to Tim Tackett's famous "JKD Wednesday Night Group", where he met Bruce Lee students Bob Bremer & Jim Sewell. He was lucky enough to have the opportunity to pick their brains for the next two years until Sifu Bremer's physical condition prevented him from attending the Wednesday Night Group on a regular basis. Mike considers Sifu Jeremy Lynch his greatest...

Friday, Jul 7, 2013
The Takenouchi Ryuha includes several divisions within it. This is what makes a RYU or system rather than simply an art or art-form. These divisions included are, TORITE HOJO [Rope tactics], KOSHINOMAWARI [Dagger techniques] eventually becoming TANTOJUTSU and KANZASHIJUTSU; KENPO SAIDE [Sword techniques], KENPO BATTO [Sword drawing techniques], several HADE /KENHO TAIJUTSU) [Unarmed combat arts] - BO [Long Staff tactics], NAGINATA Glave or "Pole arm" tactics and SATSUKATSUHO Revival tactics...

Wednesday, Jul 7, 2013
Shinkage [jutsu] is a pre-Samurai sword system. This system's intent was to teach the swordsman to use a sword without distractions. The Samurai added religion and mysticism to the sword and created Iaijutsu/Kenjutsu and eventually these morphed into Kendo and Iaido as well as a multitude of other sword systems.

Saturday, Jul 7, 2013
Integrated Combative Concepts (ICC) is a progressive, totalistic, and reality-based approach designed to develop functional combative skills within an accelerated time frame through the use of scientific methodology and proven concepts in training. ICC is style-neutral, performance-positive, and violence-negative. This means that we focus on what works no matter the origin, we believe that not just knowledge but performance and functionality are of utmost importance, and lastly we choose to...

Friday, Jul 7, 2013
Jōdō (杖道:じょうどう?), meaning "the way of the jō", or jōjutsu (杖術:じょうじゅつ?) is a Japanese martial art using a short staff called jō. The art is similar to bōjutsu, and is strongly focused upon defense against the Japanese sword. The jō is a short staff, usually about 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 m) long.

Saturday, Jun 6, 2013
IRANIAN MARTIAL ARTS

Sunday, Jun 6, 2013
I met Kyoshi Vladimir Myko on a bus ride in Camp Leatherneck Afghanistan. I was amazed while waiting for the bus, he saw me practicing my Karate and he knew right away which style it was, just by seeing the pinan. He asked me if I wanted to work out with him as he needed the practice. I wasn't aware of his ranking until after he started showing me some of the things I was doing wrong. Kyoshi explained the philosophy of Shuri-te and Shorin-Ryu in detail. He agreed to meet me at the gym and...

Thursday, May 5, 2013
Shihan Jerry Thomson founded ASD in 1964. In 1987 Sensei Puleo assumed management of ASD, and from 1989 to early 2007 Sensei Di Nardo operated the dojo. Sensei Puleo & Di Nardo earned the highest praise by maintaining the techniques and principles of Goshin Kagen Goju Karate Do. Arts of Self Defense in Hawthorne, NJ is headed by Sensei Cliff Downey is the Chief Instructor. He is a retired Fair Lawn, NJ, police officer. He has been a self-defense instructor at the Bergen County, NJ,...

Wednesday, May 5, 2013
Master Arthur Rosenfeld joins me for a short interview to discuss his new book with a unique perspective on Tai Chi and the myriad of benefits that it offers its practitioners. The book, "Tai Chi - The Perfect Exercise" will be released on June 4, 2013. For more information visit Master Rosenfeld's website: http://arthurrosenfeld.com/ And preorder his new book now: Tai Chi--The Perfect Exercise: Finding Health, Happiness, Balance, and Strength

Wednesday, May 5, 2013
Djeams Muse also known as Jim a young immigrant born in the island of Haiti in 1972. He moved to the US in 1983 during the Duvalier revolution. With his thick French accent and his big mouth he got into an altercation in school. At that time he decided he would either have to learn to defend himself or learn to lose his accent. He went to his parents and asked to be placed in a Martial Arts school; but he was denied. He then decided to take speech classes with his English teacher. He then...

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2013
Shugoro Nakazato was born in Naha city, Okinawa, on August 14, 1919. In 1935, at the age of 16, while attending normal school in Osaka, Japan, he began his lifelong karate study under the direction of Ishu Seiichi. Nakazato studied under Sensei Ishu for six years. During World War II, he was in the Japanese cavalry. Following the surrender of Japan, Nakazato returned to his home in Okinawa to find his family a casualty of the war. In June 1946, he began his study of karate under Chosin Chibana...

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2013
In June 1946, Shugoro Nakazato began his study of karate under Chosin Chibana. In 1948, Chibana's Shuri Dojo closed, but Nakazato continued his study with Master Chibana, being personally tutored for over a year in Chibana's own home. In 1951, Nakazato was instrumental in helping Chibana open his new Dai Ichi Dojo in Naha city at Matsuo. Chibana continued his personal teaching of Nakazato at the Dai Ichi Dojo until January 10, 1954, when Nakazato received his Shihan Menkyojo and became Master...

Sunday, Apr 4, 2013
Grandmaster Trias often said that there was nothing in Aikido, which had not been in Karate for a thousand years. This statement was not made to disparage Aikido but to emphasize to karateka that they did not have to look outside their art for intrinsic energy,(Ki)development. Grandmaster Trias would often demonstrate the principles of Haku Tsuro,white crane,from which Ki development is an outgrowth. Two of his favorite demonstrations were: 1. To stand on one foot with hand extended and defy...

Sunday, Apr 4, 2013
Grandmaster Trias often said that there was nothing in Aikido, which had not been in Karate for a thousand years. This statement was not made to disparage Aikido but to emphasize to karateka that they did not have to look outside their art for intrinsic energy,(Ki)development. Grandmaster Trias would often demonstrate the principles of Haku Tsuro,white crane,from which Ki development is an outgrowth. Two of his favorite demonstrations were: 1. To stand on one foot with hand extended and defy...

Saturday, Apr 4, 2013
SECOND GENERATION OF NINDO JU-JUJUTSU founded By O Sensei Carlos Febres

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2013
Seibukan Jujutsu (正武館柔術)is a martial art developed to meet the self-protection and self-development needs of modern times. Students learn self-defense against armed and unarmed, single and multiple assailants. The effective and practical applications of this martial art are preceded by learning and using pressure points, kicks and strikes to the body as distractions or to appropriately control and subdue an attacker. Students also learn the techniques of escapes, throws, chokes, grabs, joint-...

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2013
The Togakure-Ryu system was introduced to Masters and Founders of the Okugi No Jujutsu martial system Daniel Lee O'Nan & William David Allen. They simply incorporated the philosophy into Okugi No Jujutsu and into the Divisions of Hi-Frontiers Inc. Due to the secret nature of Okugi No Jujutsu system and difficulty level, this system had only a very few practitioners. After their deaths in the 80's the tactics were documented and incorporated into the Geido Kenpo Ninpo Ryu and the Ninja...

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2013
Togakure-ryū (戸隠流) is a historical tradition of Ninjutsu known as the "School of the Hidden Door", purportedly founded during the Oho period (1161-1162) by Daisuke Nishina (Togakure), who learned his original fighting techniques from a Chinese monk named Kain Dōshi. However, the history and early lineage of Togakure-ryū may be impossible to verify due to the antiquity of the time period; and its claimed historicity has been disputed. After Togakure, the title of Sōke (grand master) was stated...

Monday, Apr 4, 2013
Barry Brown began his training in the Japanese Shotokan style in December of 1966 under Master Teruyuki Okazaki in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the belt colors were white, green, brown, and black. In mid-1967 Barry moved to the Washington, D.C. area and brought along a letter of introduction from Master Okazaki to Master Ki Whang Kim, a Tang Soo Do stylist. After reading the letter, Mr. Kim accepted Barry into his school and replaced his white belt (8th kyu) with a gold belt (8th gup) to...

Monday, Apr 4, 2013
Grandmaster J.K. Roberts, Jr., a native of Hawaii, has trained and taught in the martial arts for over three decades. His numerous honors include over 300 Grand Champion trophies in forms, sparring and weapons competitions. Grandmaster Roberts also holds the unique distinction of carrying the Madison Square Garden Forms Champion title for eleven consecutive years. In 1991, he was promoted to 7th Degree Black Belt and awarded the position of Master Instructor from his teacher of 25 years, the...

Monday, Apr 4, 2013
Mr. John Francis - Sah Bum Nim Mr. John Francis is a certified 3rd degree black belt instructor in the World Tang Soo Do Association. His martial arts training began in 1995 under Master Charles Vaughn. Mr. Francis was looking for an activity that he and his oldest son, Jacob, could do together. Today, both are still training, teaching and enjoying Tang Soo Do. Tang Soo Do continues to be a life long path for the entire Francis’ Family.

Monday, Apr 4, 2013
Master Vaughn is a 6th Degree (Yuk Dan) Black Belt, Senior International Master Instructor in the World Tang Soo Do Association and he holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in Sin Moo Hapkido. He has over 40 years of training and experience in martial arts, including training in Asia, Africa, the Seychelles, and Germany. Master Vaughn’s path of instruction in Tang Soo Do began on October 20, 1970. He had returned from a Tour of Duty in Vietnam and was looking for solace. Master Vaughn had been a staff...

Monday, Apr 4, 2013
Grandmaster Ki Whang Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1920. He was the son of wealthy parents, who were actively involved in the shipping industry. As a child, Grandmaster was often subjected to harassment from his peers because of his family's wealth, and this caused him to become obsessed with learning how to defend himself, at a very young age. During his teen years, Grandmaster moved to Japan, where he studied Judo and eventually attained the rank of black belt. While studying at the...

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2013
Recorded February 24, 2013, Las Vegas INTRODUCTION Hello and welcome to the Martial Arts Lineage podcast where we talk with masters of the martial arts from all around the world and hear their stories and insights. You can find out more about the martial arts lineage project—and to create your own lineage tree—at www.malineage.com. I caught up with Professor Professor Bones at the annual Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors, where she was giving the keynote address. An important figure...
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