Legends of the Masters

To search for the old is to understand the new. The old, the new This is a matter of time. In all things man must have a clear mind. The Way: Who...
Daniel Kane Pai (Born: Daniel Kalimahae Pa’i) was born in Kameula, Hawaii on April 4, 1930. His grandfather began teaching him martial arts at the...
Chan Wah-shun (陳華順) nicknamed Money Changer Wah (找錢華), was a student of the Wing Chun grandmaster Leung Jan (梁贊). Chan ran a coin changing stall near...
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (楊俊敏博士) started his Gongfu (Kung Fu) training at the age of 15 under the Shaolin White Crane (Bai He) Master Cheng, Gin Gsao (...
Yang Style history starts with Yang, Lu-chan (楊露禪) (a.d. 1799-1872), also known as Fu-kuai (福魁) or Lu-chan (祿纏). He was born at Yong Nian Xian, Guang...
Yip Man was the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun openly. He had several students who later became martial arts...
Kao, Tao (高濤) was born in Shanghai (China’s largest city) on August 8, 1932. Grandmaster Kao, Tao's mother saw public Taijiquan demonstrations by...
From an early age James Mitose and his sisters (Shizue and Kimie) would be raised by the father and mother of Kiyoka! Kiyoka's father (Mitose's...
Tode Sokugawa became a prominent figure in Okinawan Martial Arts. In fact, he is considered to be the first true teacher of Okinawan Karate. Sakugawa...
1. Quit smoking. It is prohibited to smoke during the training. 2. Quit drinking, alcohol is bad for your metabolism. 3. Avoid show off your progress...
This is the story of one of the original developers of modern Kempo- Sonny Gascon. His contribution to the system lives on in possibly more Kempo...
As an official successor to Yip Man was not named publicly, some Wing Chun exponents have been involved in the politics of claiming to be the...
Grandmaster Trias often said that there was nothing in Aikido, which had not been in Karate for a thousand years. This statement was not made to...
Yang, Jian-hou's third son was Yang, Zhao-qing (兆清) (A.D. 1883-1935), also named Cheng-fu (澄甫). People called him "Mr. The Third." His personality...
Chintō (In Shotokan, Gankaku (岩鶴)) is an advanced kata practiced in many styles of Karate. According to legend, it is named after a Chinese sailor,...
Professor Nick Cerio was born on July 9th, 1936 in Boston, MA. At the age of 9 while many of his peers were playing, Nick Cerio could be found...
He began his journey in the Martial Arts at the age of 7, with family members of his that were training in various styles of Ju Jutsu and Tae Kwon Do...
Bodhidharma, one of the outstanding Buddhist monks in the history of Chinese Buddhism, was mostly known for bringing the Chan sect from India to...
1. Karate begins with courtesy and ends with courtesy. 2. There is no first attack in karate. 3. Karate is an aid to justice. 4. First control...
Bio
Master Li was born in 1931 in the city of Yantai (煙台), Shandong province, China. At the age of 11, he began training in Long Fist boxing under Master...