Legends of the Masters

One of Carl Dechiara's students. He is no longer teaching, formerly based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Michael used to train under Neng Lor in...
In October 1908, Itosu wrote a letter, "Ten Precepts (Tode Jukun) of Karate," to draw the attention of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of...
Bill Underwood (The “Little Giant Killer”) was Canada’s top Unarmed Combat Instructor in WWII. It was Bill who created the basis for Canadian Forces...
Wang Zi-Ping (1881–1973) was a Chinese-Muslim [1] practitioner of Chinese Martial Arts and traditional medicine from Changzhou, Cangxian county,...
Born in a family with a long tradition in martial arts, Grandmaster Nam Anh started Kung Fu, under his grand father’s supervision, at the age of 7....
Chow joined Yip Man's school in Lee Tat Street in 1955. In 1957 he followed Yip Man to his new school in Li Cheng UK Estate. Conditions in the new...
Yip Man's first and most prized student, one of the four best students of Yip Man, began training intensively with Ip Man from 1949 till 1955 (Yip...
We are all climbing different paths through the mountain of life, and we have all experienced much hardship and strife. There are many paths through...
Grandmaster Carpenter's 10th degree Black Belt is the first Black Belt and "First Knight" to have been awarded his Black Belt from the parent...
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...
A member of the Red Junk Opera troupe who learned Wing Chun from Wong Wah Bo and along with him incorporated the Six and a Half Point Pole techniques...
Grand Master Allen AbadShi-Zu Allen A. Abad is a Chief Master Instructor. He was born on March 15, 1950. At the Age of 8 years old, Shi-Zu Abad...
Mr. Garo began his training with Grandmaster Pesare in 1977 and holds the rank of 9th Degree Grandmaster Black Belt. He fought professionally in the...
Nascido em 1882 na cidade de Linxi , província de Guanzhou , aos 35 anos de idade Yim Sheung Mo já era um respeitado e conhecido mestre de Hung Gar...
Gichin Funakoshi was a humble man. He preached and practiced an essential humility. He did not preach the humility of virtue, but a basic humility of...
David, B.Sc., born in Canada, is a graduate of the University of Toronto with majors in biochemistry & genetics, and computer science. He began...
Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong on April 7th, 1954. His parents, Charles and Lee-lee Chan named him Chan Kong-sang which means "born in Hong Kong...
SENSEI EDWARD M. TAKAE Sensei Edward Takae was born on February 28, 1926 in Honuapo, Hawaii. His father was a chemist-bookkeeper that lived on a...
Parker was born in Hawaii on March 19, 1931, and raised a devout Mormon. When Ed was about eight years of age his father got him started in Judo. The...
Takahara was born in Akata-Cho\Southern Shuri to an upper class family of Okinawan society. The term "Peichin" stands for "senior". Some sources...