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FightingArts.Com is a cyber community and network of traditional martial artists, historians, and writers dedicated to the promotion and understanding of their arts through the exciting new medium of the Internet.

The site is not associated with any specific school, style or organization, nor limited to Asian martial arts. Our goal is to provide timely and historical information, reporting, video presentations and interviews that are reliable and objective -- presented by knowledgeable experts.

We invite you to discover our news, articles and information, plus features, departments and interest groups --all tied together by discussion and chat -- designed to interest and educate you about the martial arts. We hope you like what you see, but remember it is only a beginning. Watch us grow. Also, let us know your ideas and opinions. You can rate various articles, participate in our polls and discussions, or send your comments to our Mailbox.

About FightingArts.Com's Founder

Christopher Caile is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of He has been a student of the martial arts for over 43 years. He first started in judo. Then he added karate as a student of Phil Koeppel in 1959. Caile introduced karate to Finland in 1960 and then hitch-hiked eastward. In Japan (1961) he studied under Mas Oyama and later in the US became a Kyokushinkai Branch Chief. In 1976 he followed Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura when he formed Seido karate and is now a 6th degree black belt in that organization's honbu dojo. Other experience includes judo, aikido, diato-ryu, kenjutsu, kobudo, Shinto Muso-ryu jodo, boxing and several Chinese fighting arts including Praying mantis, Pak Mei (White Eyebrow) and shuai chiao. He is also a student of Zen. A long-term student of one branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong, he is a personal disciple of the qi gong master and teacher of acupuncture Dr. Zaiwen Shen (M.D., Ph.D.) and is Vice-President of the DS International Chi Medicine Association. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from American University in Washington D.C. and has traveled extensively through South and Southeast Asia. He frequently returns to Japan and Okinawa to continue his studies in the martial arts, their history and tradition. In his professional life he has been a businessman, newspaper journalist, inventor and entrepreneur.

The Team wants to thank all those who have given their time, effort and guidance in creating this website.

Founder, Publisher & Executive Editor, Christopher Caile
Information Architect & Webmaster, Rip Smith
Associate Editor, Mark Wiley
Associate Editor for Japanese Culture/Sword Arts, Deborah Klens-Bigman
Associate Editor, Joe Swift
Associate Editor, Victor Smith
Associate Editor for European Sword Arts, Ken Mondschein
Associate Martial Arts Business Editor, Terry Bryan
Associate Martial Arts Business Editor, Gary Gablehouse
Editor-at-Large, George Donahue
Copy Editor, Jacqueline Veit
Research Coordinator, Tom Ross
Columnist: Beginner's Mind, Sara Aoyama
Columnist: The Zen Mirror, Jeff Brooks
Colunmust: Viewpoint, Terry Bryan
Video Editor, Jeff Turboff
Contributing Designer, Dave Barnum
Contributing Illustrator, Joey Docil
Legal Counsel, Jacqueline Veit
Medical Advisor, Sandy Sattin, MD

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