Legends of the Masters

In 1971, these two men – Joseph Nesta and Paul Taylor – began their training in one of the offshoots of Kempo that had come to New England via...
While I enjoyed martial arts films and longed to study it myself since my early childhood, I was not afforded the opportunity until I left home for...
Factual and documented history of Karate is very vague on the actual origins. A lot of what we perceive as history comes from legends, however...
Armando Sainz is a professional martial artist and master instructor. He started martial arts in 1979 and earned a black belt in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk...
One day when watching Soke Allen, I saw him have 4 people place arrows on his neck and they pushed them until they all broke. It inspired me so...
I. The shape of the universe 1. The universe is a limitless circle with a limitless radius 2. The universe is formed from infinitely small particles...
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...
Barry Brown began his training in the Japanese Shotokan style in December of 1966 under Master Teruyuki Okazaki in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where...
Sigung Julian‘s martial arts career began in 1986 when he was invited to a martial arts class by his oldest friend, Sifu Michael Stempf. A part of...
Grandmaster Dennis Lee Overall, is one of the leading authorities in Jidokwan Taekwondo in the US today, he has trained and taught martial arts for...
Ma Gui (1853-1941) was the earliest disciple of Yin Fu and started his Bagua training as a teenager after learning some hard style previously. Ma's...
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...
Brad was up and coming as one of Canada's top Light Weight Fighters on the Open Karate Circuit beating Tony Consiglio (spl?) twice and several other...
Tewara Ryu No Jujitsu is a modified version of the traditional Yawara Jujitsu system. Soke Wm. David Allen, an American master of multiple martial...
In the early 20th century (before Karate became as famous as it is today), Western fighters would come to Japan and put on exhibition fights against...
Owner and Head Instructor of Martial Arts Institute. Sifu Erick G. Fallon has been training at M.A.I since his early twenties, where he started his...
Soke Professor Richard Petronelli resides in North Providence, Rhode Island. He has devoted his life to the practice of martial arts. At the age of...
Uechi Kanbun was born in Izumi Village, Motobu Peninsula in northern Okinawa. He was the eldest son of a samurai family. In 1897, at age twenty, he...
Li Jinglin, also known as Li Fangchen (1885-1931) was a deputy inspector-general and later army general for the Fengtian during the Chinese warlord...
In 1958 Ronald Forrester transferred from Frank Hatashita's Judo class to Henk Jansen's Jiujitsu class. In 1962 he formulated the Canadian Jiujitsu...