Legends of the Masters

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Master James Willard is a Vietnam War veteran who served as an Army Green Beret. I believe it was that practical combat experience which motivated...
Wang Zi-Ping (1881–1973) was a Chinese-Muslim [1] practitioner of Chinese Martial Arts and traditional medicine from Changzhou, Cangxian county,...
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...
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...
Grandmaster Paquette (RI heir) holds the rank of 10th Degree Black Belt and 3rd Knight of the institute. Mr. Paquette first began his training with...
Takahara was born in Akata-Cho\Southern Shuri to an upper class family of Okinawan society. The term "Peichin" stands for "senior". Some sources...
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...
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...
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...