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Akamine, Eisuke (1925-1999)
By Okinawa Shinshu Kai

Biography of Eisuke Akamine

Aragaki, Ou (1840-1918)
By Travis Cottreau

Biography of Ou Aragaki

Ashihara, Hideyuki (1944 - 1995)
By Ashihara Karate International

Biography of Hideyuki Ashihara, founder of Ashihara Fighting Karate

Gima, Makoto
By Gima-Ha Shoto-Ryu Karatedo Association

Biography of Makoto Gima

Hanashiro, Chomo (1869-1945)
By Travis Cottreau

Biography of Chomo Hanashiro early 20th century Okinawan karate pioneer.

Higaonna, Kanryo (1853-1910)
By Wade Chroninger

Biography of Kanryo Higaonna the founder of Naha-Te karate.

Hisataka, Masayoshi (Kori)
By Tom Ross

Biography of Masayoshi Hisataka founder of Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo.

Ikemiyagi, Masaaki (1953-
By Wade Chroninger

Biography of Masaaki Ikemiyagi known as the makiwara breaker.

Itosu, Anko (Yasutsune) (1831-1915)
By Tom Ross

Biography of Anko Itosu the early 20th century Okinawan karate pioneer.

Kubota, Takayuki

Biography of Takayuki Kubota.

Kyan, Chotoku (1870-1945)
By Dan Smith

Biography of Chotoku Kyan the early 20th century Okinawan karate pioneer.

Mabuni, Kenwa (1889-1952)
By Sam Moledzki

Biography of Kenwa Mabuni founder of Shito-Ryu karate.

Miyagi, Chojun (1888-1953)
By Wade Chroninger

Biography of Chojun Miyagi founder of Goju ryu karate.

Nakamura, Tadashi (1942- )
By Seido Karate

Biography of Tadashi Nakamura founder of Seido Juku karate.

Nanbu, Yoshinao (1943-)
By Worldwide Nanbudo Federation

Biography of Yoshinao Nanbu founder of Sankukai karate, and the new martial art, Nanbudo.

Nishiyama, Hidetaka
By Unknown

Biography of Hidetaka Nishiyama the great master and pioneer of Japanese Traditional Karate.

Oyata, Seiyu
By Academy of Ryute Menpo

Biography of Seiyu Oyata, tuite expert and founder of Oyata karate.

Sakagami, Ryusho (1915 - 1993)

Biography of Ryusho Sakagami. expert in many martial arts and head of the Zen Nippon Karate-Do Itosu-Kai.

Shimabuku, Taro
By Joe Swift

Biography of Taro Shimabuku Okinawan karate and Kobudo expert.

Shimabukuro, Zenpo (1943- )
By Dan Smith

Biography of Zenpo Shimabukuro Chief instructor of the International Seibukan Shorin Ryu Karate Association

Shimabukuro, Zenryo ( -1961)
By Dan Smith

Biography of Zenryo Shimabukuro.

Shintani, Masaru (1927- )
By Wado Kai - North America

Biography of Masaru Shintani of Wado Karate-do, North America

Shukumine, Seiken (1925- )
By Soren Madson

Biography of Seiken Shukumine founder of Gensei Ryu Karate known as Taido.

Taira, Shinken (1897-??)
By Mario McKenna

Biography of Shinken Taira, karate and Okinawan kobudo expert and pioneer in full contact fighting

Toyama, Seiko (1928-
By Okinawa Uechi ryu Karatedo Zankai

Biography of Seiko Toyama founder of Okinawa Karate-Do Uechi-Ryu Zankai

Yagi, Meitoku (1912-
By Wade Chroninger

Biography of Meitoku Yagi founder of the Meibukan School of Okinawa Goju-Ryu and the Okinawa Goju-Kai

Cynthia Rothrock - Honor & Cuteness
By Herb Borkland

Today we idolize big brother Bruce and feel like Chuck is our dad. Cynthia is mom. Every time in a movie or TV show when you see yet another slim actress suddenly turn into a kickboxing cyclone, you might remind yourself of who cut the template, originally.

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