Martial Arts Lineage Headlines http://malineage.com/headlinesod en International Breaking Federation 2017 http://malineage.com/stories/33038 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-person-in-legend"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Israel-Velez-III-0">Israel Velez III </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">01/01/2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Grandmaster Israel Velez is running the biggest martial arts tournament from now until April 16th. Check out the rules on israelvelez.com. Enter any martial arts break, kata, self-defense demo, kumite, weapons demo and see who is the world's fastest puncher. This will be a world wide international world championship. GM Velez founded the International Breaking Federation in 2009.</p> http://malineage.com/stories/33038#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:08:12 +0000 Jeffery Oliver 33038 at http://malineage.com The old and new ways of Shorinjiryu Karate http://malineage.com/node/33024 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-style"> <div class="field-label">Style:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/styles/Shorinjiryu-Koshinkai-Karatedo">Shorinjiryu Koshinkai Karatedo</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Shorinjiryu Koshinkai Karatedo (少林寺流古新会唐手道?) is a school of karate based on the Shōrinjiryū Kenkōkan Karatedo lineage of Kōri Hisataka, as passed on by two of the leading students of the founder, Masayuki Hisataka of Shorinjiryu Kenkokan and Shunji Watanabe of Shorinjiryu Kenyukai Watanabe-Ha. Shorinjiryu Koshinkai Karatedo was jointly founded by Jim Griffin, Max Estens, Lesley Griffin and Des Paroz in Australia. Shorinjiryu Koshinkai Karatedo is the school of karate taught by the Australian Shorinjiryu Karatedo Association, the original Australian school of Shōrinjiryū Kenkōkan Karate, founded in 1977.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-desc-source"> <div class="field-label">Description Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shorinjiryu_Koshinkai_Karatedo" target="_blank">Shorinjiryu Koshinkai on Wikipedia</a> </div> </div> </div> http://malineage.com/node/33024#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:44:10 +0000 Kengo 33024 at http://malineage.com Weapons and sweaty hands don't mix! http://malineage.com/stories/33008 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-person-in-legend"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Douglas-Thomas">Douglas Thomas</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-style"> <div class="field-label">Style:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/styles/Kobudo">Kobudo</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">01/01/1996</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>During a pre-test for black belt, I performed a nunchaku kata with wooden nunchaku after I had finished all of my other test requirements and I was very sweaty. At the end of the kata, both ends of the nunchaku were in my right hand and I had to release one end in a jabbing motion then bring it around to catch it in the same hand. I was about a foot away from the judge's table right in front of Carrie Avian. When I made the move, instead of just one end leaving my hand both ends came out right toward the face of Ms. Avian. With phenomenal speed, she clapped the nunchaku between her hands mere inches from her face then calmly handed them back to me. I took a well-deserved ribbing from my instructors.</p> <p>But wait there's more...</p> <p>I then had to show my Iaido sword drawing forms. On the first draw of my bokken, it slid out of my hand and skittered across the floor. Naturally, more ribbing ensued. I will never forget that day and I know my instructors will not let me forget it either.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-legend-source"> <div class="field-label">Legend Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sweaty Nunchaku </div> </div> </div> http://malineage.com/stories/33008#comments Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:34:18 +0000 hachiman 33008 at http://malineage.com Philosophy http://malineage.com/node/32988 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-style"> <div class="field-label">Style:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/styles/Mathena-Ryu-Goshinjutsu">Mathena-Ryu Goshinjutsu</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Goshinjutsu draws much from the traditions of the martial arts that have come before it, with particular influence from Shotokan’s founder, Master Gichin Funakoshi. His humility and pursuit of the perfection of character above the glorification of violence is the cornerstone of all good martial arts. Goshinjutsu combines the honorable ideals of Master Funakoshi with modern Christian values and this is the result: </p> <p>1. We exist as people among other people. We should seek empathy and concern for others above concern for ourselves.<br /> Takeaway: No man is an island. It takes a network of people to make societies operate, and no one person is more important than any other. Therefore, it’s not about me. It’s about caring for other people. If even a handful of people will purposefully direct their thoughts and actions in this manner, entire communities could change for the better, and subsequently, the world.</p> <p>2. We are not better than others, nor are we inferior. We should respect others as we hope to be respected, and ourselves enough to earn it in return.<br /> Takeaway: Ego can be a deadly thing in the minds of warriors. One who thinks too highly of himself will often view other people as inferior and is all too often judgmental and antisocial. Likewise, someone with low self-esteem will have the same tendencies stemming from a need for approval. It all relates to the ego. Once we release our inner desire to feel normal or to fit in, we can begin to grow and nourish our true selves, and in turn we will begin to respect ourselves properly and we will attract the respect of likeminded peers. </p> <p>3. We are more than our physical bodies. We have minds and emotions which are higher than the physical self. This is what should be applied to our dealings with ourselves and others.<br /> Takeaway: People are not just physical. What makes one individual is the soul – his or her mind, will, and emotions – in short, his personality. Just as there are many body types, made up of various physical features (nose, eyes, height, weight, etc.), there are also many personalities that make up the world, and within each one is a painting of that person’s life. There are emotions, experiences, and ideas that make up the whole person. We should not discount a person based on his physical attributes or shortcomings. To do so is selfish and judgmental, and it is another symptom of an enlarged ego. We should take the time to get to know people and see the person inside. </p> <p>4. We should not return evil for evil. Two wrongs don’t make a right.<br /> Takeaway: It can be easy for a person to falsely justify violence against another based on some wrongdoing, sometimes calling it an act of self-defense. However, self-defense does not exist after the fact; once a wrong has been committed, any recourse is vengeance. There is no justice in returning violence with violence or wrongdoing for wrongdoing. There is nothing to gain in seeking revenge on an assailant. As a martial artist, the power of life and death rests in your hands. With that power comes the responsibility to use your skills prudently. </p> <p>5. The highest calling of a martial artist is that of a protector. We should all strive to protect others.<br /> Gichin Funakoshi said it best: “Karate is an aid to justice.” The only good and true purpose for one to learn a martial art is to protect one’s self or others. Far greater would it be that a victim should rise to become a victor over his or her detractors, and then have the courage to stand up to another’s enemies, than for someone to become the bully. </p> <p>6. To remain calm in the midst of the storm is the mark of a true martial artist. To be the cause of the storm is the mark of a fool.<br /> Seasoned martial artists learn to be calm amidst life and death conflict. It is that calm that allows the combatant to make rational decisions, to respond with logic instead of reacting out of fear or anger. In order to truly master Goshinjutsu the practitioner must learn to remain calm and decide upon a course of action, following through with the decisiveness and certainty of a martial artist.</p> http://malineage.com/node/32988#comments Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:46:17 +0000 midknightshade 32988 at http://malineage.com About http://malineage.com/node/32987 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-style"> <div class="field-label">Style:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/styles/Mathena-Ryu-Goshinjutsu">Mathena-Ryu Goshinjutsu</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mathena-Ryu Goshinjutsu is not a new style, so much as a new way of teaching. It is the unraveled, unbiased art of protecting oneself using techniques formed by the student, instead of the instructor. Its two core training values are learning broad principles of combat which can be used universally, in contrast to techniques which can only be used in certain situations, and learning and devising techniques based on response to the opponent's action, rather than separating the two. Goshinjutsu is a civilian self-defense oriented martial art, but can easily be adapted for military and law enforcement use. </p> <p>NOTE: Mathena-Ryu Goshinjutsu is not to be confused with The Goshin Jutsu style of karate founded by Gerard Durant, nor the Kodokan Judo set of kata by the same name.<br /> "Goshin" means Self-Defense and "Protection of the Body" in Japanese, and is a Bujutsu, or comprehensive modern self-defense system. Goshinjutsu has a primary focus on modern day defensive tactics, and less focus on traditional or classical techniques, although elements of the traditional arts can be found in it.</p> http://malineage.com/node/32987#comments Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:44:06 +0000 midknightshade 32987 at http://malineage.com FYI http://malineage.com/node/32956 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-style"> <div class="field-label">Style:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/styles/Chi-Do-Kwan">Chi Do Kwan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>See Jidokwan.</p> <p>Same style. Different spelling.</p> http://malineage.com/node/32956#comments Fri, 07 Oct 2016 05:09:01 +0000 mladerwarg 32956 at http://malineage.com The Basement Days http://malineage.com/stories/32867 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-person-in-legend"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Charles-Graham">Charles Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-style"> <div class="field-label">Style:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/styles/American-Tae-Kwon-Do-Moo-Duk-Kwan">American Tae Kwon Do Moo Duk Kwan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">01/01/1983</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>I started my training with Grandmaster Graham in 1979 after the Warriors Institute (located at the Browns Mills F.D.) had closed down. I was 9 years old and met him when he was teaching at my grade school (Denbo School). I immediately felt that this is where I wanted to be. After a short time attending his class at the school, he invited me to begin training at his house on Phillips Ave.</p> <p>The basement days were the absolute best. My fondest memories are training during those times. The basement was packed with students and it was the real deal training. Very often, we would be visited by black belt instructors who were either students of his or friends from other organizations. This included the Wade brothers, Herman Moore, Jeffrey Whitehead, Roy O. Donald, Stanley Heath Jr., Jeffrey Jakubikki, and many others. Again, this was the best of times. </p> <p>On Saturday, February 19, 1983, I was promoted to 1st Dan Black Belt under Grandmaster Graham. Testing occurred in the basement. There were four of us: two from Connecticut (Stanley Heath Jr. students), Chris Andrews and myself (Ray Thomann). The certification board was a who's who of the time. The Wade Brothers, Beth Ann Nick, Jeff Jakubikki, Roy Donald, Jeffrey Whitehead, Herman Moore, Bruce Chapman, and others. </p> <p>Just thought I would share.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-legend-source"> <div class="field-label">Legend Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ray Thomann </div> </div> </div> http://malineage.com/stories/32867#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:47:50 +0000 orderofcombat 32867 at http://malineage.com Tiger ManCatt http://malineage.com/stories/32861 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-person-in-legend"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Donald-Kinnie">Donald Kinnie</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-style"> <div class="field-label">Style:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/styles/Ng-Ying-Kungfu">Ng Ying Kungfu</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tiger ManCatt was created by Donald Kinnie in the beginning of 2008. He was intended to be an over-the-top Karate Instructor character for webisode infomercials promoting his Instructional video series. “Don’t live your life in slo-mo, make your home a dojo!” Some of you have probably seen the popular series “Enter the Dojo Show” which not only follows this general concept, but also features glaringly similar demeanor and speech patterns of the main character. What it does not feature is the knowledge and abilities of Donald Kinnie.</p> <p>Inspired by movies, Donald Kinnie started teaching himself martial arts at 3 years old. At 5 he learned the basics of Karate and Tae Kwon Do. At 11 he took almost a year of ballet, inspired by his hero Jean Claude Van Damme, to prepare his body for training at The Red Dragon Martial Arts Center in Pikeside WV. There he studied Tang Soo Do and American Freestyle. Although he technically never ranked above green belt, Donald Kinnie was training for his black belt when he quit at 16 years old to pursue Acting School at Marymount Manhattan College.</p> <p>Summer of 2006 to summer of 2007, Donald relocated to Hollywood. While appearing in many “stand-in” or “bit” parts for television and radio, he rediscovered his primary passion of Karate at the Hollywood Seido Dojo. The strict traditional Japanese atmosphere and teaching style gave him the discipline and precision of technique he had been searching for all of his life.</p> <p>Currently, Donald trains under multiple styles and masters, seeking to create his own style of American Kung Fu! These are his adventures in the Martial Arts! Osu! (Japanese term for respect)</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-legend-source"> <div class="field-label">Legend Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://webpages.shepherd.edu/DKINNI01/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Tiger ManCatt</a> </div> </div> </div> http://malineage.com/stories/32861#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:22:35 +0000 ngying 32861 at http://malineage.com “Don’t live your life in slo-mo, make your home a dojo!” http://malineage.com/quotes/32850 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-quote-person"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Donald-Kinnie">Donald Kinnie</a> </div> </div> </div> Donald Kinnie Martial Arts Ng Ying Kungfu Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:20:16 +0000 ngying 32850 at http://malineage.com 'martial arts training can be dangerous, so lets take care for one another' http://malineage.com/quotes/32842 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-quote-person"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Christopher-Fournier">Christopher Fournier</a> </div> </div> </div> Martial Arts Ng Ying Kungfu Pai Lum Kung Fu Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:03:06 +0000 ngying 32842 at http://malineage.com Heart and Soul into the art of Ng Ying Kungfu http://malineage.com/quotes/32830 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-quote-person"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Douwe-ter-Horst-0">Douwe ter Horst</a> </div> </div> </div> apeldoorn kungfu sportschool Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:28:07 +0000 horst 32830 at http://malineage.com ' to train martial arts, brings the scource of happyness' http://malineage.com/quotes/32818 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-quote-person"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Douwe-Geluk">Douwe Geluk</a> </div> </div> </div> apeldoorn Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:18:49 +0000 FuYuan 32818 at http://malineage.com Sifu Patrick van Steen Apeldoorn http://malineage.com/stories/32809 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-person-in-legend"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Patrick-van-Steen">Patrick van Steen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-style"> <div class="field-label">Style:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/styles/Ng-Ying-Kungfu">Ng Ying Kungfu</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I started the martial arts at a very young age and trained many different styles and systems. The Chinese Warrior arts have a special place in my heart. I practised some Boxing, Taekwondo, Wushu and many others. When i found Ng Ying Kung Fu "Five Animal Kungfu" i felt this art was my new home. </p> <p>I have started Ng Ying Kungfu Apeldoorn in Nederland (Netherlands) and have a very nice school and students. I teach there together with my best friend Sifu Douwe ter Horst.</p> http://malineage.com/stories/32809#comments Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:44:50 +0000 ngying 32809 at http://malineage.com 'Ng Ying Kungfu is to become a better person, not only fighting aspects' http://malineage.com/quotes/32807 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-quote-person"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Patrick-van-Steen">Patrick van Steen</a> </div> </div> </div> apeldoorn kungfu ng ying Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:29:11 +0000 ngying 32807 at http://malineage.com Gary Mason martial arts history http://malineage.com/stories/32789 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-person-in-legend"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Gary-Mason">Gary Mason</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gary Mason is a 6th Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu. He is a former overseas presidential bodyguard and instructor to the military and police here and abroad, with over 40 years training including 6 years overseas (Japan, China, South America). For 20 years he was the personal training partner of Master Tetsuya Higuchi, 9th Degree Chief Instructor of the 40,000 member Tokyo SWAT Police and bodyguard to Japan's prime minister and other dignitaries. He wrote the first and most comprehensive article available in English on Taihojutsu (Japanese Police Self-Defense, a system based mainly on jujitsu but also on judo, karate, boxing, aikido and other lesser known martial arts). For five years, he held the first World Martial Arts Summit (i.e.: Ninja Summit), a hugely popular martial art and Japanese cultural event. It was attended by prominent instructors and practitioners from around the world and was widely covered by national and international media. For several years he served on the Advisory Council for Who's Who in the Martial Arts Elite, and for two years running he has been chosen Top 10 Martial Arts in the Cleveland-Akron area. In 1998, his team of students, almost all of them competing for the very first time, won 12 of 15 events at the national Han Wei grappling tournament. He teaches Tetsudokan Jujitsu at Lakeland College as well as private classes. He can be reached for comments online at his Facebook page for Tetsudokan Jujitsu International, or at the Cleveland Jujitsu Meetup Group which he manages.</p> http://malineage.com/stories/32789#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:48:26 +0000 sogobudo 32789 at http://malineage.com Tetsuya Higuchi link with Masaaki Hatsumi and Shoto Tanemura presented here is not accurate. http://malineage.com/stories/32786 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-person-in-legend"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Tetsuya-Higuchi">Tetsuya Higuchi </a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tetsuya Higuchi link with Masaaki Hatsumi and Shoto Tanemura presented here is not accurate.<br /> While Tetsuya Higuchi has organized several "Ninja Summits" (i.e.: Taikai), Higushi Sensei never was a member of the Bujinkan or a student of Masaaki Hatsumi, or neither he never was a member of the Genbukan or a student of Shoto Tanemura.<br /> The link with these two masters of Ninjutsu/Ninpo has been only through the organization of these Taikai (they went over and took part in).<br /> Tetsuya Higuchi was a former police officer who was trained at the Tokyo Police Academy in Taihojutsu. Higuchi Sensei was also trained in judo (9th dan), in kendo (6th dan), in Iaido (3rd dan) and in Jodo (1st dan).<br /> One of his main student and training partner when he had his dojo in Ohio was Mr Gary Mason (6th dan).<br /> Note : Gary is the person who is thrown by Higuchi Sensei on the picture.</p> http://malineage.com/stories/32786#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:00:33 +0000 sogobudo 32786 at http://malineage.com Biography http://malineage.com/stories/32589 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-person-in-legend"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Chung-W-Oh">Chung W. Oh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Grand Master Chung W. Oh was born on July 8, 1942 in Hwang Hae Do Province (now North Korea), and is a descendant of the Hae Ju Oh family. </p> <p>He immigrated to South Korea during the Korean War (1950 – 1953). Having studied the Martial Arts of Tae Kwon-Do and Hap Ki-Do at an early age, at the age of seventeen he joined the Korean Marine Corps as a member of the 118th Mortar Division, and taught the Martial Arts to the Marines.</p> <p>After an honorary discharge, Grand Master Oh decided to move to Germany to fulfill his dream of traveling overseas. While working in the coal mines, he taught the German police forces and had a school of his own. While in Germany, Grand Master Oh met his wife and had his first son Inn-Seong, in 1971.</p> <p>In 1972, he finally moved his young family to Canada and started Chung Oh’s School of Tae Kwon-Do in April of 1973 in Kitchener, Ontario. In 1974 Grand Master Oh and his wife welcomed their 2nd son, Thomas.</p> <p>in March 2015, Grand Master Oh passed away while in South Korea. He was a pioneer of Tae Kwon-Do in Canada, and will be greatly missed.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-legend-source"> <div class="field-label">Legend Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://chungohschool.blogspot.ca/p/grand-master-chung-oh.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Chung Oh&#039;s School of Tae Kwon-Do (Main School)</a> </div> </div> </div> http://malineage.com/stories/32589#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:05:05 +0000 CW.Martial Arts 32589 at http://malineage.com Description of Taekwon-Do http://malineage.com/node/32519 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-style"> <div class="field-label">Style:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/styles/Taekwon-Do">Taekwon-Do</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>TaeKwon-Do, was recognized on April 11, 1955 in South Korea. It was at this point that it was established as a modern martial art.</p> http://malineage.com/node/32519#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:20:10 +0000 CW.Martial Arts 32519 at http://malineage.com Description of Tae Kwon-Do http://malineage.com/node/32518 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-style"> <div class="field-label">Style:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/styles/Tae-Kwon-Do-0">Tae Kwon-Do</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tae Kwon-Do, was recognized on April 11, 1955 in South Korea. It was at this point that it was established as a modern martial art.</p> http://malineage.com/node/32518#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:19:30 +0000 CW.Martial Arts 32518 at http://malineage.com International Breaking Federation http://malineage.com/stories/32472 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-person-in-legend"> <div class="field-label">Person:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/martial-artists/Israel-Velez-III-0">Israel Velez III </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">01/01/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Israel Velez founded the International Breaking Federation in 2009. In every tournament the best breakers from around the world compete for Autism Awareness. Master Velez is in the United States Martial Arts Hall Of Fame and is a world record holder in martial arts breaking. In June 2016 the IBF Tournament will honor Israel Velez, Jr., Milt Wallace and Pete Solomon. These martial artists passed away this past year.</p> http://malineage.com/stories/32472#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2016 23:55:09 +0000 Jeffery Oliver 32472 at http://malineage.com