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Fumio Demura - Never Give Up!

                                  Fumio Demura                                                     Never Give Up!                  [...]

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KARATE WISDOM: Ryusho Sakagami (Karate-do)

"KARATE WISDOM"     RYUSHO SAKAGAMI "All forms of martial arts, including Karate-do, start with courtesy and respect. The main idea of Budo is to remove all arrogance and pomposity and replace them with humbleness and the right spirit, and it’s important to display those qualities that were established and sustained by generations of dedicated and devoted martial artists. The true Budo [...]

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Fumio Demura – "Style Does Not Matter"

Fumio Demura"Style Does Not Matter"Part 2The All-Japan Karate Champion in 1961, Demura came to United States in 1965 to share his knowledge and spread his teachings in his own unique exuberant way. In so doing, he managed the difficult task of preserving the old values passed to him by his Japanese master, without compromising his traditional beliefs. Living in Southern [...]

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FUMIO DEMURA Leading by Example

   FUMIO DEMURA LEADING BY EXAMPLE              Part 1by Jose M. FraguasAlthough Fumio Demura has been a martial arts superstar for more than four decades, he has managed to keep traditional karate values in his life, and loyalty and respect in his personal and professional relationships.He is a superb technician, a great martial artist, and [...]

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KOBUDO: The Art of Bo

FUMIO DEMURA KOBUDOThe Art of BoThe real origin of the Bo, kon, or straight staff is sill obscure in the Kobudo history. The Okinawans had to rely on farming instruments to protect themselves since the inhabitants of the island were barred from owning any sort of weapons, and it is believed that this weapon was developed from the tenbin, [...]

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Dan Inosanto – The Eternal Master and the Forever Student

Dan InosantoThe Eternal Master and the Forever StudentHAPPY BIRTHDAY SI GUNG BRUCE LEE                                                            He is the master every student wants to be, and the student every master would [...]

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LEO M. GIRON - Last of the Bladed Warriors

Grand Master Emeritus Leo Giron was born in Bayambang, in the province of Pangasinan, Phillipines. He is a World War II veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star medal amongst many other citations. As the head advisor and also the founder of Bahala Na Martial Arts Association and is world renown as the Father of Larga Mano in [...]

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CHUCK NORRIS ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW

Carlos Ray Norris began training in tang soo do in Korea in 1960, while in the Air Force. After returning from Korea, Norris began teaching and also training, learning from such world-class masters as Fumio Demura, Tsusomu Oshima, and Hidetaka Nishiyama. His reputation in the point-tournament karate circuit grew quickly. He became a world champion in 1968, and retired undefeated [...]

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YOSHIMI INOUE

Many think that the power comes from the hip but studies proved different. What can you tell us about this?It is true that people say that the power in Karate “comes from the hip.” Let’s start using the words correctly. Power comes from the ground up. It doesn’t come or originate from the hip. This is pure physics. A Karate [...]

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The Crown Prince Of Uechi Ryu Karate

Kanei Uechi 1911 – 1991Kanei Uechi was the son of Kanbun Uechi, founder of Uechi-ryū, one of the primary Okinawan karate styles. Kanei was instrumental in the continued development of Uechiryu.In the early years of Kanei's life, his father refused to speak of his martial arts training in China. However, his father once again began [...]

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