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Wednesday, Oct 10, 2013
Jean Jacques Machado was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, which left him without fingers on his left hand. Jean Jacques is related to the Gracie family through his mother, who is the sister of Lair (Carlos Gracie Junior’s mother). The Machado’s are not Gracie’s by blood, but they are first degree cousins of a Gracie. The Machado brothers started training with their cousin, Carlinhos Gracie (Carlos Gracie Junior) while Carlos was an assistant...

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2013
Our academy is run by Head Instructor, 3rd Degree Black Belt Gustavo Machado. We focus on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No Gi for children, women and men from all walks of life. Our instructors are ready to help you achieve your goals, whether it is fitness, self-defense, weight control, or competition training. Students are helpful with each other, and achieve great results in a short amount of time. Our goal at Gustavo Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to provide students with the very highest...

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2013
Shorin-ryu Seibukan (聖武館少林流 Seibukan Shorin-ryu?), also known as Sukunaihayashi, is one of the many Okinawan Shorin-ryu styles of karate. Seibukan Karate do was founded in 1962 by Zenryo Shimabukuro (1906 ~ 1969). Sensei Zenryo, 10th Dan Hanshi, was the foremost student of Sensei Kyan Chotoku. After 10 years of training under Sensei Kyan, Sensei Zenryo built his own dojo in Jagaru, Okinawa in 1962. He named his dojo as "Seibukan" meaning "the holy art school". In 1964, Sensei Zenryo received...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Yawara Jujitsu or sometimes called Tewara Jujitsu is a martial art that has a two fold philosophy. First it starts the student from a position on their back and teaches them how to defend themselves from that position. Then graduates to a kneeling position and finally to a standing position. This permits the student to defend themself no matter if their opponent knocks them down or not. Second, it incorporates the use of a hand weapon or Yawara stick within its curriculum. This...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Also known in Japanese by [Kakuteijitsu]. An art commonly taught within the "nobles" of China. Later called [Kaiko], during the Han period.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Goten Te or Palace Hand is (Okinawan) where as the term Toide was used in the (Japanese) language. Palace Hand is a system of study which teaches explosive striking and throwing tactics used within three different philosophies. First the attack is circumvented by using an "Extended" throw. Extended meaning that the throw is done in a fashion that the Tori (thrower) throws the Uke (receiver) in a way that creates a large circle. Second the attack is circumvented by using an "...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Chen Tsu U (Chin Genpin) who taught Fukuno who subsequently founded the art of Fukuno Ryu or also called [Ryoi Shintô Ryû] The later was the revised Fukuno Ryu art. To separate the two one could say that the Fukuno Ryu was the armed portion of the Ryoi Shintô Ryû. There were armed and unarmed tactics within Fukuno's system. The original Fukuno Ryu was totally armed. When the unarmed portion was added the Ryoi Shintô Ryû was founded.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Bujin Kenpo (war god law of the fist) is a hard focus empty hand combat system which incorporates the classic elements of blocking, striking, punching, kicking as do many systems; but also incorporates the techniques of ibuki (sanchin) along with some evasive maneuvers and [okugi - inner mysteries]. The term Bujin Kenpo has been used by several arts throughout the years; however this bujin kenpo art claims its roots within the Schools and Systems of the Third Eye founder Daniel Lee O'nan, Soke.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Aiki Jujitsu, historically called Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu was one of the original "systems" of Jujutsu in which the art incorporated several [jutsu] concepts into one complete art or system. Aiki Jujitsu incorporates much of the original Daito Ryu construct however its prime focus is to defend oneself through the tactic of moving to the outside of the attacker or attacking limb. Aiki Jujitsu is a system that follows the traditional jutsu throwing art philosophy of incorporating the 5 elements...

Monday, Oct 10, 2013
Learn how to tell what went into the intricate making of each unique antique katana. The sword smith's signature, interestingly, is not the first thing you look at when evaluating the quality of the sword. Rafael shares some really great insights on this very interesting facet of history.

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2013
Chinese Kenpo Karate (sometimes spelled Kempo) refers to a form of martial arts that has a mixture of Chinese and Japanese origins. The idea behind Chinese Kenpo Karate is to develop a person’s self-defense skills while also conditioning their inner thoughts. The exact origin of Chinese Kenpo Karate is somewhat confusing. This is because the Chinese claim that it has origins in their country while the Japanese claim that it can be traced by through their history. Various passages that you read...

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2013
This school of unarmed self defense is unique in the method implied in it's core. The inherent intent of it's core syllabus can be traced initially to China, in the province of Fukien, and in the area in, and around, Fuzhou; and, 'circa 1900'. Many of the Chinese Martial Disciplines; then, and there, follow a very similar curriculum. The source of that curriculum can be attributed to, in the end, a Southern Shaolin Temple template. The methodology intends for the discipline to become "...

Monday, Oct 10, 2013
Hawaiian Kempo is a unique martial art having been founded several centuries ago in a Chinese Shaolin temple. Thus, bringing with it a certain air of mystery. As a martial art, Kempo is referred to as a Do. The Do is referred to in Buddhist Zen scripts as a path towards enlightenment. Lao Tzu, a priest of Taoism, said "Mastering others requires force, mastering the self requires enlightenment." This phrase sums the full circle of what Kempo strives towards. Although on its surface Kempo can be...

Monday, Oct 10, 2013
This system teaches several different arts covering all ranges of Martial Arts styles. The student is shown how to combine the arts into one distinctly individual system that is completely fluid. The end product is that of a complete martial artist who is well-versed in several different arts and theories. A TAI martial artist can be called a decathlete of the martial arts, a person who can change from one art to another with fluidity in order to adapt to any situation. The system of TAI is...

Monday, Oct 10, 2013
Grandmaster German began his martial arts career as a youth training in a children's form of Japanese Jujitsu at the local YMCA where he lived. At the age of 12, he would earn a black belt in this style of mostly holds and pins. From there, Mr. German would continue his training at the famous Budokan training hall in California under the late Al Thomas. Mr. Thomas was the founder of Budojujutsu, a style Mr. German would later inherit. It was here that Mr. German trained with the likes of...

Monday, Oct 10, 2013
Grandmaster Aleju Reyes was one of Kajukenbo's most loved and respected instructors. He was a direct student of Sijo Emperado and served as Sijo's Sergeant of Arms, keeping a journal of all the details of the Kajukenbo systems evolution thru the years. Outside of the Kajukenbo system "Al Reyes" was considered one of the best tournament officials in the country and hosted the Northern Pacific Nationals, which was nationally recognized tournament in the 60s and 70s. Grandmaster Reyes was one of...

Monday, Oct 10, 2013
Universal Kempo Karate is an eclectic system, which merges the realistic aspects of karate, judo, jujitsu, grappling, weapons, and boxing arts. It is a blend of Traditional Chinese Kempo, Kajukenbo(Emperado Method) and Hawaiian Kempo. The dynamic curriculum is measured by high standards and represents a realistic challenge for all participants. The exceptional versatility of the UKKSA's self-defense system is tailored to meet the needs of all individual's sizes, strengths, and abilities....

Monday, Oct 10, 2013
Chinese Kempo Karate is an eclectic system, which merges the realistic aspects of karate, judo, jujitsu, grappling, weapons, and boxing arts. The dynamic curriculum is measured by high standards and represents a realistic challenge for all participants. The exceptional versatility of the UKKSA's self-defense system is tailored to meet the needs of all individual's sizes, strengths, and abilities. Chinese Kempo Karate readily adapts to the demands of a changing world and equips the student with...

Monday, Oct 10, 2013
Professor Buell was born on August 31, 1942, in Honolulu, Hawaii, of Irish and Chinese ancestry. Professor Buell began his martial arts career in 1953 when he began studying at the Kaimuki YMCA in Honolulu. In 1956, Professor Buell trained in “Kenpo” at the Central YMCA, Honolulu, Hawaii, with Professor Thomas Young. In 1957, Professor Buell began his training in the Kajukenbo System with Professor Adriano Emperado. He enrolled in the Kajukenbo Kaimuki YMCA Branch after observing a martial...

Sunday, Oct 10, 2013
American Warrior Kempo Combatives (AWKC) or "Kempo Combatives" is a contemporary martial arts training doctrine developed by Garrett McConnell. The system was first drafted in 2009 and was published in 2012. Training is hybrid in nature, mainly consisting of striking and modern weapons training as well as grappling. Though some of the training methods are based in Chinese martial arts, the formalities are mostly reminiscent of US Military Drill and Ceremony and the philosophy rejects eastern...

Sunday, Oct 10, 2013
Associate Professor Garrett McConnell is the founder of American Warrior Kempo Combatives (AWKC/ Kempo Combatives). He is the first known millennial to create, publish, and actively teach an original martial arts system. McConnell first began to create his system while deployed to Iraq after he determined that a system built around American Values and the "Warrior Ethos" was needed. In 2012 he began to teaching Kempo Combatives as a Christian outreach sponsored by his church. The following year...

Sunday, Sep 9, 2013
武術自衛術会武道流派 Bu Jutsu Goshin Jitsu Kai Budo Ryūha Head training hall (Honbu Dojo) Uphill Village Victory Village Hall Westfield road Weston super Mare BS23 4XH We are a NON profit Association that provides martial arts training to all people from all walks of life, from the general public, schools and businesses professionals and Military personnel, basically all those serious about learning. Our goal is to provide professional martial art training and tuition, at non-profit rates and help all...

Saturday, Sep 9, 2013
Bushido Kempo (Bushido Kempo-Kai) is an eclectic, street combat oriented Kempo system under Gary Dill's Self Defense Systems International galaxy of martial arts. The system is freestyle and does not incorporate prearranged forms, or kata. The kicks, strikes, punches and blocking techniques are designed to be street viable in real world self defense scenarios. Shodai Gary Dill, a Jeet Kune Do practitioner hailing from Bruce Lee's famous Oakland School, used the core concepts of JKD in...

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2013
Garimot Arnis (or Garimot Arnis de Mano) is a Filipino martial art that comes from Paete, a small town in Laguna, Philippines. The style currently known as Garimot is a family style passed down by the Baet family for 5 generations, originating with Gran Maestro Elias “Tata” Baet. The style has evolved over the course of these generations to incorporate additional styles and techniques. Its name and current incarnation has been shaped and popularized by Gat Puno (Chief) Abon "Garimot" Baet. "...

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2013
Sensei Nerissa Freeman, yodan (4th degree black belt), is the founder and school head of Wasenshi Kan Martial & Healing Arts. In 1990, she began studying Danzan Ryu Jujitsu at Makoto Kai in Woodland, California under Sensei Cynthia Frueh. She received her shodan (1st degree black belt) in 1995 and then began expanding her studies of the martial arts. Sensei received a sandan in Kodokan Judo under Coach Willy Cahill and also received authorization to teach pentjak silat ratu adil by Gabriel...
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