Legends of the Masters

Nakamura developed battōdō while teaching kenjutsu in northern China. He was inspired by the idea that the eiji happō (the eight principles of...
Senior Grandmaster Pesare is a 10th degree Black Belt and is the undisputed founder of Kempo Karate in New England. The 10th degree Black Belt level...
One of Kenneth Chung's top students, he started training officially under Ken in 1991. Based out of Cleveland, Ohio. Carl has over 30 years of...
Founder of the BKFTC Institute, born in Taipei Taiwan, Li came to Boston as a fourteen year old immigrant. He soon took up Kung Fu, and after only a...
My martial arts bio: Major Sensei was born in New York in 1974 and moved to Puerto Rico. at the age of three. He has been involved in the martial...
At age 5, James Mitose went from Hawaii back to Japan to learn his family art. His uncle, Choki Motobu was to be his teacher. James Mitose studied...
Choi Yong-sul is recognized as one of the most influential people in Korean martial arts. Born in 1904 at Choong Buk province, he lost both his...
Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk from India, travels to the Shaolin ( "young forest" ) Temple in the Hunan province of China. Bodhidharma, also known as...
In 1867 he began to study Monk Fist Boxing (Luohan Quan) from Aragaki Tsuji Pechin Seisho who was a fluent Chinese speaker and interpreter for the...
A respected doctor who learned it from Leung Yee Tai already an old man over 60 when he was seeking medical attention. Leung Jan had taken his...
Hwa Rang chivalry endured throughout the Silla and Koryo dynasties and was the driving force that unified the Korean peninsula and formed the basis...
Rod started training in Shotokan Karate in the 1970's. He opened his first club in Chingford, North east London in 1985 and that club has grown from...
A student of Leung Sheung, one of the best practitioners of the style alive, Ken Chung has been practising Wing Chun for over forty years, he began...
A student of Leung Sheung, a great exponent of the Leung Sheung approach, he trained with Leung Sheung from 1959 - 1964.
Dan Inosanto teaches The Art and Philosophy of Jeet Kune Do, Filipino martial arts, Shoot wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Silat, mixed...
It was early summer in 1986 I had been training In Wing Chun Kali And JKD just over 1 year. I was A crew supervisor for a roofing company at age 21,...
For Batman Begins, Christian Bale had to bulk up after dropping a whopping 63 pounds for his unsettling role as an insomniac in The Machinist. He...
Having accomplished almost everything he set out to do, Master Nakamura still had one goal left, to unify all styles of karate. It made him very sad...
Born Bruce Lee Jun-Fan in 1940 in San Fransico, Bruce returned with his family to Hong Kong in 1941. In 1954, Bruce began studying with Yip Man. In...