FightingArts.Com wants to thank all those who have given their time and guidance
in creating this website. Below is a list of several of our advisors. Others requested
that their names not be published, but this does not diminish their assistance
and our appreciation. These individuals contributed content, gave historical guidance,
or recommended authors. Others provided suggestions as to layout and format and
too many other things to mention.
Neil Ohlenkamp is a martial arts writer and founder of Internet site,
www. judoinfo.com. He is a certified United States Judo Association instructor,
referee, master rank examiner, master coach (the highest level of certification),
and he was awarded United States Judo Coach of the Year for 1999. He holds a fifth
degree black belt in Judo and a sixth degree black belt in jujitsu and has over
31 years of training and experience in various martial arts as a competitor, instructor,
team coach, and tournament official.
George Donahue, Executive Editor, Tuttle Publishing, Boston.
and Editor, Tuttle Martial Arts. A 6th dan Shorin Ryu Karatedo student of Kishaba
Chokei and Shinzato Katsuhiko, he is the director of both Kishaba Juku of New
York City at the Ken Zen Institute of Japanese Culture & Martial Arts and the
Ryukyu Kichigaikan of Medford, Mass.
Herb Borkland is a nationally known writer and journalist
who has extensive experience in both Korean and Chinese martial arts. He is the
former Associate Editor of Martial Arts Illustrated and Contributing Editor to
Black Belt magazine. In 1977 he was named Inside Kung Fu's (Hall of Fame) "Writer
of the Year." He is also the producer and on-air host of the national martial
arts weekly TV program "Black Belts." He also serves as advisor to several Chinese
national martial arts organizations.
John J. Donohue, Ph.D., Professor of Social Sciences and Vice President
for Academic Affairs at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY, is an anthropologist
specializing in Japanese culture and history with an extensive background in kendo,
iaido, judo, taiji, aikido and karate. He is the author of numerous articles and
books including Warrior Dreams: The Martial Arts and the American Imagination,
Herding the Ox: The Martial Arts as Moral etaphor, The Forge of the
Spirit and Complete Kendo. He also serves as Associate Editor for the
Journal of Asian Martial Arts.
Phillip Keoppel, Director of US Karate-Do Kai, 10th
Roy Suenaka, Kaiso of WADOKAI Aikido, 8th dan,
founder of The American International Ki Development and Philosophical Society
(Suenaka Ha Tetsugako Ho Aikido) & teacher of Hakutsure (White Crane) Karate,
Richard Carlow, Shihan Dairi of the Hakuho Kai Daito Ryu,
Dr., Professor Zaiwan Shen, (CMD., Ph.D.), Master of Tai Chi
Chuan, Ba Gua Chuan and Xing Yi, President of the DS International Qi Medicine
Association, professor in the Department of Health Sciences, President of the
Health Sciences Institute and Chairman of the International Exchange Program at
Chukyu Women's University in Osaka, Japan.
Sarah Mahoney, editor of Ladies' Home Journal. Formerly, she
was the editor-in-chief of Fitness magazine.
Joe Swift, historian, sandan in karate and Assistant Instructor
at the Nihon-den Karate Kobudo Mushinkan Karate Dojo under Sensei Uematsu Yoshiyuki,
Syd Hoare, 7th dan Judo, 5th dan Sumo,
Former Chief Instructor of the London Budokan, Author and TV Commentator, who
is now promoting Sumo in England and Europe.
Frederic Preffer, Ph.D., Teacher of Chuan Do Kwon, Assistant
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School. Director of Flow Cytometry, Massachusetts
Bill Adams, 6th dan Isshin Ryu karate, Sifu Tai
Chi Chuan, Director of the Buffalo Martial Arts Centers.
Harry Cook, Historian and Chief Instructor of Seijinkai Karate-do
Association, Northcumberland, England.
Joseph Svinth, a historical researcher based in Washington
State. His current projects include documenting the history of the martial arts
and combative sports."
Ernie Estradae, Kyoshi 8th dan Zen Nippon Karate-do
Remei, 8th dan Shorin-ryu Shorin Kan Kyokai, Chief Instructor Okinawan
Shorin-ryu Karate-do (Grand Rapids, Michigan), martial arts historian and writer.
Catherine Miller, Publisher of the Holistic Health Journal,
and Producer/host of the TV show, Passionate Living, that focuses on health and
health related subjects.
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