Isshin Kempo

Isshin Kempo is a hard/soft, ballistic and standing grappling fighting art founded in 1970 by William Scott Russell (1946-2000) at the pioneering Bank Street School (1962-1984) in Summit, New Jersey (see: The Isshin Kempo Way, Masters Magazine, 2013 Summer issue). The Bank Street Dojo was the birthplace of many significant, first generation, East coast martial art instructors. As a martial art...

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Tora Dojo

Tora Dojo is a form of martial arts established in New York City in 1967 by Professor Harvey (Chaim) Sober of Yeshiva University. The Tora Dojo Martial Arts Association (TDA) originated forty years ago as a small self-defense group at Yeshiva University in New York City. Tora Dojo is an eclectic system, in which the student begins his training with Japanese karate techniques. Elements from...

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To Shin Do

To Shin Do is a martial art style established by Stephen K. Hayes as a means of teaching ninjutsu (or taijutsu) in a format more accessible to American audiences. It is now practised in many countries around the world including the U.K. His prior organizations, the Shadows of Iga Ninja Society, and the Nine Gates Institute, relied more on the Bujinkan’s methods of instruction. To-Shin ...

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Red Warrior

Red Warrior, also known as Tushka-homa, is a martial art created by Choctaw Adrian Roman.This system of fighting is a reconstruction of how Native American peoples are thought to have fought prior to the 1800s. Adrian Roman explored and documented the different types of weapons that were unique to the American Indian tribes of that era and theory of their application; however, there is a decent...

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Kokondo

Kokondo Karate and its sister style, Jukido Jujitsu are Japanese-based martial arts developed by Paul Arel. Jukido Jujitsu was founded in 1959 followed by Kokondo Karate in 1970. The two styles are taught and practiced primarily in the United States, Finland and Israel; within the United States, the largest concentration of dojos is near South Windsor, Connecticut, where Arel’s dojo is...

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Jailhouse Rock

Jailhouse rock or JHR is a name which is used to describe a collection of different fighting styles that are alleged to have been practiced and/or developed within urban street gang culture and US penal institutions. The different regional “styles” of JHR seem to vary greatly, with a common emphasis on improvisation governed by a specific set of underlying principles. Some...

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Haak Lung Chuan Fa

Haak Lung Chuan-Fa (Black Dragon Fist Method) often referred to simply as “Haak Lung” is an American-born complete Martial Arts system developed and led by Professor H.A. Gitlin and centered around practical close-quarters combat. The art is heavily influenced and largely based upon traditional Chinese Martial Arts philosophy and technique (as indicated by the name, which is ...

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Hurricane Combat Arts

Hurricane Combat Arts is an eclectic mixed martial art / street combatives system which blends tools, theories and concepts from JKD/Wing Chun & Choy Lee Fut Gung Fu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Indonesian Pentjak Silat Serak, with American and Russian military H2H combative concepts. There are no forms, kata, or sport tournament techniques, just straight up dirty & practical street ...

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Hoshin Roshi Ryu

The art of Hoshinjutsu is a living and constantly evolving system of self-protection, personal development, and internal focus training based on the creation of its founder, Dr. Glenn Morris (1944-2006). Hoshin Roshi Ryu is now headed by Gord Hessie. The system is a combination of martial science, meditation and energy focus, as well as emphasis on an individual’s personal power. The...

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Danzan Ryu

Danzan Ryu (檀山流, “Sandalwood Mountain School” from a Chinese name for Hawaii) is a Ryu of jujutsu founded by Henry Seishiro Okazaki (1890-1951) in Hawaii. Danzan Ryu is ubiquitous in the United States, particularly on the west coast. Danzan Ryu was founded by “Henry” Seishiro Okazaki. He was born in Japan on January 28, 1890, and moved to Hawaii as a...

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