Legends of the Masters

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...
Hanshi Craig Seavey’s approach to teaching has changed to hopefully help guide his students to making the right decision outside the dojo as much as...
Creation of Kenpo Karate In 1944 Chow began teaching what he called “Kenpo Karate” at the Nuuanu YMCA in Honolulu. As Mitose had never combined his...
It is with great saddness that we post this memorial to the passing of Hanshi SEIKICHI ODO. Hanshi Odo, 10th Dan, Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo, passed...
Interview with Mestre Bimba Originally published in the Goiânia Gazette, in 1973 Source: Campo de Mandinga blog Mestre Bimba, tell us where you came...
Today, the Shaolin Temple is known for its kung fu. However, if it weren't for Bodhidharma, the Shaolin Temple would probably have been a nondescript...
Although we are not sure of Choki Motobu's total involvement in Kenpo, if any I have decided to include this short biography of this great martial...
Manuel dos Reis Machado (Mestre Bimba) was born on November 23, 1900 (1899) in Engenho Velho de Brotas in Salvador, Bahia-Brazil. He was the son of...
The next successor in the lineage of Matsumura Shorin Ryu was Hohan Soken(1889-1982). He began training at age thirteen under his uncle, Nabe...
Hanshi Stephen Kaufman has enjoyed an extensive career in the martial arts world since the middle 1950’s. An acknowledged founding father of American...
Grandmaster Kanryo Higaonna (Higashionna was the original Okinawan pronounciation) was born on March 10, 1853, in Naha, the capital city of Okinawa....
Grandmaster Robert Beaudoin is a charter Master of the World Tang Soo Do Association and is the father of traditional Tang Soo Do in New England. He...
Tanabe Tetsundo founded Chanbara or what was originally referred to as Kodachi Goshindo. Kodachi Goshindo was a Japanese martial art that...
I come to you with only Karate, Empty Hands. I have no Weapons, But should I be forced to defend Myself, My Principles, Or My Honour; Should it be a...
Kûshankû (Kôsôkun or Kwang Shang Fu) was the name of a Chinese martial arts expert, coming in 1756 as a ambassador of the Chinese Ming-Emperor to...
A member of the Red Junk Opera troupe who learned Wing Chun from Leung Lan Kwai. Leung Yee-tai taught Wong Wah-bo his pole fighting skill in...
Peter Freedman Sensei/Guro was born 1959 Boston Mass near China town district. In 1965 he starting training in Boxing first by his father who was a...
Chow had a reputation for being a tough instructor, although this quote from Nick Cerio seems to indicate that the intent was to train, not to harm...
Master Ron Tramontano The Virtual Martial Arts Competition at The Virtual Project West Palm Beach, Florida Area Sports Current The Virtual Martial...
Chojun Miyagi was born in Naha, Okinawa, April 25th 1888. At the age of eleven he started training under Ryuko Aragaki, a teacher of Tomarite....