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dedicated to the promotion and understanding of their
arts through the exciting new medium of the Internet.
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About FightingArts.Com's Founder
Christopher Caile is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief
of FightingArts.com. 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 FightingArts.com Team
FightingArts.com wants to thank all those who have
given their time, effort and guidance in creating
Founder, Publisher & Executive Editor, Christopher
Information Architect & Webmaster, Rip
Associate Editor, Mark Wiley
Associate Editor for Japanese Culture/Sword Arts,
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
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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