“Earnie hit me so hard, he shook my kinfolk back in Africa” ~ Muhammad Ali: When we use the term martial arts many people have a variety of ideas of what this means. In essence the term refers to any systemized training in combat designed for the purpose of physically defeating opponents. What many don’t realize […]
Eric Lee shares his Message in a Bottle. See our Full interview of Eric Lee at WorldWideDojo.com.
In a crowded field of martial arts legends and legendary wannabees, Eric Lee is a standout in two regards. First, no one has anything bad to say about the man. He is universally loved and respected. His ‘style’ is to teach by example. Secondly, he has nothing bad to say about anyone else. If someone […]
At the surface, Emil Farkas’ profile is similar to many other Sensei’s who have been in the arts for half a century. He is a successful martial arts instructor, author and fight coordinator. He started his martial arts career while still a youngster in his homeland Hungary. He had earned his black belt in both […]
Raised by Filipino immigrant parents, the infectiously optimistic Ernie Reyes Sr. believes he was born to be a martial arts teacher. In the world of martial arts, this is every martial artist’s or aspiring martial arts instructor’s very good fortune. Mr. Reyes shows us, by his example, that anything is possible and, like so many […]
This week we celebrated a birthday of one of my favorite student’s, Justin Ray Harvey. It’s significant because Justin is a true champion. He has had Cerebral Palsy since birth and he must fight his own personal kumite every day. His courage was apparent even before he arrived in my home. Justin had to travel […]
It is with a sad heart that I announce that Bob Ozman, the first karate instructor in the San Fernando Valley, creator of Mushin-Gi-Tai, student of Tatsuo Shimabuku (the founder of Isshin-ryu) friend, teacher, colleague, actor, director, inspiration to a great many martial artists, and my first karate instructor, has died. He was found by […]
Robert Kovaleski Interview for LEGENDS AND LEGACIES In this edition of Legends and Legacies for WorldWideDojo.com we present two separate interviews that are related in more ways than one. We will interview a father and a son, both men respected, skilled and knowledgeable martial artists in their own right. In this interview we have the […]
Before the induction banquet at the 2012 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame awards, Gordon Richiusa got boxing legend, Earnie Shavers to give this brief yet focused Message in a Bottle.
This column has given both Frank Dux and Gordon Richiusa the rare opportunity to sit down and speak with notable martial artists who have been involved in shaping the martial arts industry. Both men are incredibly grateful to the legendary figures who have shared their first-person, eye-witness perspectives in these unbiased, accounts of those key […]