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Aloha Tara,
My name is Professor Gary Lee and Founder of the Museum of Sport Karate , first of all I am a fan of your product and I have thought about this .
This is going to be one of my biggest events ever .I have been lucky enough to produce nineteen events and honor many American hero's J.Pat Burleson , Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Chuck Norris just to name a few , I am very humbled for I came from Hawaii as a child and have spent most of my childhood up in front of the pioneer's eyes.
Now I am in a position to honor a whole group of pioneers in martial arts all around the country and I would like to feature a BIG BLUE with every person who does the Grand Master Frank Dux Seminar, I like the Navy Seals Pocket knife too.
Tara and Mr. Frost, Mr. Dux is a very special person and celebrity ,keeping it simple , the movie "Blood Sport" starring Jean -Claude Van dam was his life story , he help developed the TACTICAL MANUEL for Navy Seals Team ,expert knife master teacher and travels the world sharing his experience.
I am sending you details of the event .I would like a banner and any marketing tools , catalogs ,special flyer s ,anything to show you I appreciate your product , I will advertise all the way up to the event ,eight months ,I would like forty Big Blues for Frank's Seminar to give away for each student and a nice knife of your choice to Raffle off for the Museum of Sport Karate. I also have ten founding members of the Black Dragon Fighting Society  I would like to give them each a special knife for the memory of the event , a Mr. Frost Special for the old timers.
Thank you for the opportunity to share and I hope I may represent Mr. Frost and Frost Cutlery at my pioneer event and remember everyone of my guest carry's a knife, let me introduced them to Frost Cutlery.
I am excited to have you let me share my interest and I will make you proud.
if you type any search engine and write professor Gary Lee / Karate all my events come up !
Have a blessed day.
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Exciting News !!!!
Update!! Update!! Update!! Update!!
The Gathering , October 12th , 13th Houston ,Texas South West Hilton, Call early Rooms will go Fast - Code Word DRAGON for V.I.P rate!
The IFAA and Black Dragon Fighting Society in association with the Museum of Sport Karate proudly presents
Confirmed Black Dragon Fighting Society Grand Masters, Lawrence Day, Frank W. Dux, Ernie Reynolds, Irving Soto, Ron Pierce, Ashida Kim, Jim Mack Gary Amen and Grand Master Felkoff will be at the Gathering!
The Gathering Special Invited Guest from around the world! Dana Abbott, J.Pat Burleson, Jamie Cashion, Sergio Calbales, Troy Dorsey, Zulfi Ahmed, Ron Lindsey, Deddy Mansyur, Danny McCall, Andrew Linick, Roy D. Kurban, Ishmael Robles, Al Garza, Daryl Stewart, Bruce Brutschy, Jeff Shadoin, Dann Baker, Moses Williams, Willie Galvan, Ricky Smith, Linda Denley, Joshua St. Ives,Tony Lopez, Ron Collins, Philip Bradley, George Bishop, John Natividad and many others !!!!!!!
The Black Dragon Fighting Society Black Belt Expo, Dinner, Super Show performances Master Demonstrations Saturday evening $100 contact Museum for show / dinner tickets ****832-315-5585
NEW HOT LINE NUMBER FOR EVENT COMING SOON!!
Schedule Friday October 12
8:00 am - 6:00 p m a seminar every hour and half though out the day $45 per seminar or package of three** $120 Schedule of Super Seminars and times subject to change.
BLACK DRAGONS FIGHTING SOCIETY EXPO OPENS, Vendors, Vendors, Vendors, and more cool stuff !!
Special Room 8:00 am Ron Collins 6th Dan , deciding to make the change to Ninja technique and approach, street approach attitude!
9:00 am Gary Amen 10th Dan, Street Tactical self defense, advanced technique, street awareness!
10:30 am Ron Pierce 9th Dan, Kajukenbo advance masters class, open to all students of Kempo or Kenpo!
12:00 p m Dr Day's Black Belts, John Keenan's "Dance of Death Seminar!, where it came from , how to execute it!
1:00 p m Hanshi Frank Dux** a amazing individual martial artist , one of a kind , ahead of his time!, the Master !
Life story was based on the movie "Bloodsport" Come meet the Legend!
10th Dan,Tactical Knife technique offense and defense!  a free Black Tactical Knife* Frost Cutlery Big Blue with class! 3:00 p m Shihan Dana Abbott, Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame beginner, advanced sword technique and etiquette!
4:30 p m Ashida Kim , IN PERSON!!!!!! Master Ninja, advanced technique and approach to real combat!!
6:00 p m Welcome V.I.P Gathering in the Atrium
7:00 p m High Dan Black Belt Test**** This will be for 4th Dan or higher ,if some one is interested in TESTING UNDER THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME Black Belt Board of pioneers! , please contact the Museum of Sport Karate
832-315-5585 Office
Saturday October 13
Black Dragon Fighting Society V.I.P CLOSED MEETING 9:00 AM - 1:00 P M
BALLROOM SATURDAY SUPER SEMINARS
Two seminars going at once Stage one ***** Stage two 8:00 a m Ron Collins , beginning Ninja open * open
9:00 a m Deddy Mansyur Shotokan basics * Kajukenbo Masters
10:30 a m Ron Lindsey , White Crane open * open
12:00 p m Bushiiban Sam Hoger , UFC basics * open
1:30 p m open Shihan Dana Abbott * open
3:00 Set up for Dinner and Super Show, Fellowship Awards, presentations and Classical performances
************************************************************* Saturday 5:00 - 6:00 pm Music entertainment Museum History General Guy James.
Guest Speaker Master Jamie Cashion *** The vision of the Museum of Sport Karate
Dr. Lawrence Day, our leader has something to say to the Museum of Sport Karate and Black Dragons!
SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT to Mr. Jim Mack** Winner of two KUMITE'S
SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT to Grand Master Irving Soto ** Winner of the KUMITE
Nominated and will be inducted into the Society by Dr. Lawrence Day and the Black Dragon Fighting Society will be Ms. Linda Denley, J.Pat Burleson, Zulfi Ahmed, Bruce Brutschy, Danny McCall, Tony Lopez, Troy Dorsey, Moses Williams, Daryl "Bigfoot" Stewart, Richard Dixon R.I.P
Welcome new Black Dragons Fighting Society Members !!
Dinner and Super Show performing sixteen time NBL Champion Bear Loebe and the Texas Super Stars, Master Performer Grand Master Irving Soto, Grand Master Ron Lindsey and Master student Charlie Dean, Grand Master Philip Bradley and George Bishop from England , Master Deddy Mansyur, Master Instructor from the University of Houston Shotokan, Master Tony Torres, Black Belt Kata Specialist, Bushiban's Gary Carico, Great Balls of Fire!, Japanese Dragon Team, Little Ro Paul ,Top Texas Ten Junior will perform!! awards, inductions, and special surprises . after party Ball room
Fellowship Awards and special community service recognition, Top Texas Ten Black Belt Ratings awards , the honor and privilege to have the eight founding members together!
Rare Items of Sport Karate, rare Japanese Samurai prints and History AUCTION and SILENT RARE AUCTION
Super Seminars Series Confirmed for October 12 th and 13th
Ashida Kim, pioneer , Master teacher, master writer Ninja Authority ,one of the true legends of our time in American Karate History, book signing, Seminar on Ninja technique and weapons attitude ****Friday, special room
Ron Pierce will head the Kajukenbo Warriors with a group seminar of some of the best Kajukebo Masters in America, all welcome***** Friday, special room Saturday morning , Ballroom
Gary Amen, Tae Kwon Do street tactics in real situations Seminar, Friday, special room
Frank W. Dux will have a tactical Knife Seminar and has also agreed to have lunch with a lucky bidder from the Museum of Sport Karate Auction. Friday ,Special room
Dr. Lawrence Day ,Black Belts will perform and have a seminar on John Keenan's Dance of Death! Friday , Special room
Zulfi Ahmed and Bushsiban's MMA Staff with UFC Super Star Sam Hoger will do a Seminar at the Gathering! Saturday Ballroom
Deddy Mansyur, University of Houston Shotokan Master Instructor will have a Japanese Karate Seminar on the finer points of Kata and Kumite!, oss Saturday ,,Ballroom
Dana Abbott, Samurai Sports ,Black Belt Hall of Fame Sword Master will perform and sign his book and have a true Bushido Seminar!,, Friday ,special room. Saturday Ballroom
Ron Lindsey of the old school of Okinawa Karate, White Crane technique will have a book signing and performance / with SPECIAL GUEST Philip Bradley and George Bishop from England Seminar!,
Friday, Special room. Saturday Ball room
Ron Collins ,Ninja training , the beginning, how to get started , how to prepare for real combat situations Friday. Special room
Waiting on confirmation for other SEMINARS from Thunderbolt Kenpo,Troy Dorsey, Danny McCall , Amazing arrow in the neck seminar!!! Daniel Baker and the Kajukenbo Warriors, Moses Williams, Al Dacascos, Burt Vickers, Willie Galvan and others .
Wow!!, what a line up of international Karate men of our time!
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The Gathering,, A weekend of sharing , teaching , memories , reunion, dinner, Kajukenbo Karate masters class headed up by 9th Dan Ron Pierce, Black Belt Test FRIDAY NIGHT , inductions over twelve martial art seminars from the masters, Auction , special guest speakers, performances of some of the most respected champion martial artist of our time, Classical performances by Master performer Gm Irving Soto, Grand Master of the White Crane Technique Grand Master Ron Lindsey and student Charlie Dean, World Class Competitor and master teacher of the University of Houston campus for over thirty years, oss , master Deddy Mansyur,Master Kata performer Tony Torres sixteen time NBL world champion Bear Lawrence Loebe, from England, Master performer Hanshi Philip Bradley and Kyoshi George Bishop , Special invited guest,J.Pat Burleson, Ashida Kim, Linda Denley, Troy Dorsey,Joshua St.Ives , Jim Willouby, Danny McCall, Bruce Brutschy, Jeff Shadoin,Willie Galvan, Dan Frazier , Burt Vickers, Dann Baker and many , many more OCTOBER 11th ,12th, 13th this will be a good time for all !
I promise, very honored to be a part of such a elite group ,when I talk to Dr. Lawrence Day or to Hanshi Frank W. Dux , I know my Guardian Angel sent me two great men to work with , I really believe my guardian Angel is Sid Campbell and Mako my sword teachers who taught me sword , They guide me though their spirit, I believe this. This event ,this Black Dragon Fighting Society event is for the elders in the society , bringing together a Gathering of great martial artist to show respect to Lineage they have given us .
Museum of Sport Karate Super Seminar Series**
Friday*** Ron Pierce, Ashida Kim , Frank Dux, Lawerence Day{Dance of Death}, Irving Soto, Ron Lindsey,Dana Abbott, Philip Bradley and George Bishop, Gary Amen, Ron Collins
Saturday*** V.I.P Black Dragon Fighting Society Meeting, Bushiban and UFC fighter Sam Hoger, Dana Abbott, Deddy Mansyur,Ron Lindsey ,Kajukenbo Masters Class,
Dinner show tickets go on sale February 1st , $100 includes dinner and super show! When you reserved your room, code word DRAGONS for V.I.P rate of $79.00 per night these are for Thursday , Friday and Saturday Rooms will sell fast
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Prepare yourself for the Gathering! Oss

TALE OF THE FORTY BROOMS by Gary Lee

Tale of 40 Brooms

The stories you are about to read are true and have been lived out by the Old Sensei. There are lessons to be learned at an early age and this is one of many.

I am nine years old and I have lived with Sensei now for three years on big WAKIKI. It was beautiful, a paradise for tropical wonders and man. The jungle, the beach and Martial Arts all blended into sort of a dream for me.

I had lost my parents when I was four years old and had to live with my uncle. He was a mean man and I didn’t like him. One night he hit me and beat me for not taking out the trash and I decided to run away. He was always screaming. I think he missed my dad. I really believe he was forced to take care of me.

Well, of course I didn’t go far before I was found and punished. I was told not to leave my little hut where I lived. You might say I was grounded without privileges.

Sand, ocean and jungle are not much for a six year old to do. Plus, I was extremely lonely and missed my parents. I remember sneaking out late at night, walking down to the huge ocean to sit at the edge of the water pretending to see the mainland and all the wonders I had read about in the magazines. We had no television, not even a radio, but even then I had dreams that one day I would leave this beach and start my journey.

One night I couldn’t sleep, so I went down to the beach and what I saw would change my life forever. In the ocean, late at night, in the crashing waves of Waikiki, I saw my first real Karate. Groups of black belts were in the ocean doing kata underneath the moonlight. I was overwhelmed and from that moment I knew what I wanted to be, a black belt, a real blackbelt.

The next morning I ask my uncle about the late night karate class. He was mad that I even knew about it. Nonetheless, I would go down to their workouts on the beach. I was only six years old and scared to death, but I knew this was my destiny.

I started to go everyday after school to the tiny little hut they called a dojo. No carpet, no mirrors, no air conditioning just a tiny hut, thirty foot by thirty foot in size with sand all around.

Soon, I was there every day and night. Then one day, Sensei Kishi told me I would be staying with him instead of my uncle. I really don’t know all of the details, but Sensei would be training me and sending me to school. I guess I was traded for something, I never found out. Even on my uncle’s deathbed he would not tell me.

Now I am training everyday and night studying Budo. The first real lesson you never forget and it stays with you forever. I had just finished my chores around the dojo and I wanted to go surfing with my friends. The wind had just picked up and the waves were breaking ten to fifteen feet off the north end of the shore. It was perfect!

I told Sensei Kishi I was done and I was going to go out in the water. He looked up at the sky and said, “No, bad weather coming, you not surf today, too dangerous, you stay and train.”

Well, it was the first time I ever argued with him. I didn’t really argue, I just kind of smarted off to him and said, “What? You don’t surf. All you do is karate. I need a break every now and then you know. I’m sick of training. All I do is train.”

It would be the last time, the only time I would ever raise my voice or smart off in a bad attitude to him again. Without hesitation or emotion Sensei Kishi said, “I want you to walk into town to the hardware store and see the manager, Mr. Williams. I need for you to pick up forty brooms and bring them back here before the storm comes.”

I never saw Sensei look at me like he did that day. It was like I had done something I had never done before and he was teaching me a lesson. Of course, I didn’t understand it at the time. I was mad because I could not go surfing and now I had to go pick up forty brooms in Honolulu, which was a ten-mile walk.

About half way down that sandy road to Honolulu I realized I didn’t know how I was going to carry the forty brooms back from town? Then it happened. The loudest thunderclap I have ever heard and then the rain came down. It was hard rain.

I was so mad I was crying. Why would he make me walk in a storm and why was I going to town to pick up forty brooms? I was so concerned with my own being I had forgotten about the lesson. The lesson was never question, just do and do without a bad attitude. Most of all it was about respect.

He knew the storm was coming and he knew I could have been killed in the waves. A couple of kids had drowned. He was just taking care of me like he had done for all these years. But still, what about the forty brooms?

I finally got to the hardware store, soaking wet and scared because I didn’t know what to expect. Mr. Williams had received a phone call and was expecting me when I walked in the store. He had put duct tape around both ends of the handles of the brooms so I could drag them back to the dojo.

I could see Mr. Williams felt sorry for me. I was a big kid but I was only nine years old and a major storm had hit Honolulu. Mr. Williams said, “Kid, I will let you take the wheelbarrow. Just bring it back. I don’t know what you did to make Sensei Kishi so upset!”

Well it helped a little but not a lot. Sand, rain, hard rain, a wheelbarrow and a kid pushing it for ten miles, well you can imagine. I was tired and mentally wasted. I cried a lot that day. I learned the lesson, never talk back and always respect your peers, but most important, never question or raise my voice to Sensei, for he is the teacher. Osu.

I finally got back to the dojo and was met by Sensei at the door. He looked at me and I broke down and cried again. I said I was sorry for my attitude and it would never happen again.

I believe that day changed my life. I can’t remember ever getting upset since that walk in the rain. Sensei Kishi and I bonded that stormy day like father and son. Oh, by the way, what happened to the forty brooms?

That night Sensei Kishi demonstrated Kyoshi-Jujitsu. He gave the brooms one at a time to each blackbelt present. Then he instructed each blackbelt to attack him with an overhead or thrusting strike, broom handle forward.

What I saw next I have never seen again in my entire world travels. He broke the brooms in half. The punch from the arm symbolized the attacking blow. He was so precise that he would break it low symbolizing the wrist and then high which would be the elbow breaking.

He stopped at thirty-nine and said, “Gary get the last broom and bring it to me now!” I was so scared and it was so silent you could hear a pin drop on the sand. Remember there were over thirty black belts there plus all the students. No one knew what my day had been like or the lesson that I had learned, but that was okay because I did learn.

So, I took the last broom, got into attack position and waited for Sensei to kia for my attack. I waited and waited. It seemed like forever. He moved, I screamed and thrust the broom forward as hard as I could with my body and soul. He caught the handle, flipped it over, swept me to the floor and was sweeping my face and body in about three seconds from the time I had thrust the broom at him. Wow! He could have broken my arm and taken me out of the picture. He helped me up, hugged me and we both said osu. For the very first time I realized what osu meant. RESPECT, RESPECT, RESPECT!

Then he gave me the unbroken broom and said, “Gary you will not forget this day for I would like for you to sweep the front area of the dojo everyday after school or until you leave.” The front of the dojo area was sand! I took the broom and said, “Yes sir sensei.” I swept the front area everyday until I was fourteen and left for the mainland.

When I left Hawaii in 1969 I had my blackbelt, a white gi, a 1969 Blackbelt Yearbook, a 5’8” cream Gorden and Smith Twin Fin surf board and that broken broom. Osu.

THE DRAW By Professor Gary Lee

Gary Lee Sword

In the sixties martial art weapons had not been introduced into martial arts events around the country, in fact the half time shows were either weapons demonstrations or self defense techniques displayed because they were spectacular to watch. Sooner or later producers got smart. The legendary karate Master, Sid Campbell was one of the first to introduce weapons competition on the west coast and the great Master Aaron Banks introduce weapons on the east coast.

One of the Museum of Sport Karate's™ all-time favorite martial arts weapons performers was was Hanshi Andrew Linick, who won countless weapon's kata championships. He would dazzle thousands of spectators with his flawless skill and his rare talent mystified audiences and judges alike. His Okinawan weapons expertise included: Nunchaku, Sai, Bo, Kama, Tonfa and Sword. Grandmaster Linick is known by his peers as the teacher's teacher or the Okinawan Weapon's Technician.

Some of the super stars of weapns in the sixties and seventies were Eric Lee, Al Dacascos,Tadashi Yamashita, Andrew Linick Ph.D, Hidy Ohcai, Dale Kirby, Cindy Rothrock, Mark Dacascos, James Lew, Phillip Koppel, James Cook and many, many others.

In the early seventies weapons had a division of their own and anything was allowed, Kung Fu, Staffs, Sai, all the Kobudo weapons, farm tools and even spears. At the 1981 Fort Worth Pro-Am, in Fort Worth, Texas, a competitor pulled a 357 Magnum pistol fill with blanks and shot at the judges. It was very loud and frighting. He was arrested, but it shook up the crowd. I hit the floor and dove behind a chair. I took third place that day. It was the loudest third place I had ever won.

To me, the most tenacious of all martial art weapons is the sword and I have studied it with great reverance. I have seen it used both in the past and in the present by many who compete or perform. So often I see it used improperly. It would make me nervous when I saw someone wearing a sword upside down or touching the blade, or letting some one touch the blade. It hurt to see them drop the blade, or cut himself or the uki. Sometimes the competitor would loose the blade and it would go into the audience and hit some innocent bystander! In those days there were no medics on hand and it was scary stuff.

The draw should be pure, touched by no one except the competitor and the owner of the sword. After you draw you clean your sword, oil your sword and clean your sword again. Why, because a good blade should be nourished, taken care of like a brother, with responsibility. The blade is your partner and you become one, because in a different time, your life depended on it.

I had a spectacular experience competing with the sword in Guatemala City in 1993. There were some 5,000 Guatemalens in the audience and their cheering was deafening. When I walked on stage and drew the sword, they became utterly silent, I could hear only the thunder, and the bright light of the lighting cracked around me in the huge outside dome. Special super star guest, Bill Ryusaki, said "I have never seen someone awe and quiet a huge crowd like this since Bruce Lee performed at the Long Beach Internationals. It was amazing!

There is always someone at a Sport Karate event if there is a weapons division that draws. You may not see him or know he is there, but if you disrespect his sword he will let you know, yes I said "his sword".

You never see the purest drawers competing at a sport karate event because drawing for them is not display. I do believe in competing with the sword and demonstrating the sword, Kubuki acting at it's finest, drawing at your best, but I understand those who do not wish to compete or perform in demonstrations as their's is a different world.


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  • Exciting News !!!! Update!! Update!! Update!! The Gathering , October 12th , 13th Houston ,Texas South West Hilton  Call early Rooms will go Fast The IFAA and Black Dragon fighting Society in association with the Museum of Sport Karate proudly presents Confirmed Black Dragon Fighting Society Grand Masters, Lawrence Day, Frank W. Dux, Ernie Reynolds,  Irving Soto, Ron Pierce, Ashida Kim, Gary Amen and Grand Master Felkoff will be at the Gathering The Gathering Special Invited Guest from around the world! Dana Abbott, J.Pat Burleson, Jamie Cashion, Sergio Calbales,  Troy Dorsey, Zulfi Ahmed, Ron Lindsey, Deddy Mansyur, Danny McCall, Andrew Linick, Roy D. Kurban, Ishmael Robles, Al Garza,  Daryl Stewart, Bruce Brutschy, Jeff Shadoin, Dann Baker, Moses Williams, Jay Vera, Willie Galvan Ricky Smith, Linda Denley, Joshua St. Ives,Tony Lopez, Ron Collins, Philip Bradley, George Bishop, John Natividad and many others !!!!!!! The Black Dragon Fighting Society Black Belt Expo, Dinner, Super Show performances Master Demonstrations Saturday evening $100 contact Museum for show / dinner tickets ****832-315-5585 NEW  HOT LINE NUMBER FOR EVENT COMING!!!!! Schedule Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 p m a seminar every hour and half though the day $45 per seminar or package of three** $120 Schedule of Seminars and times {subject to change } BLACK DRAGONS FIGHTING SOCIETY EXPO OPENS Special Room 8:00 am Ron Collins 6th Dan , deciding to make the change to Ninja technique and approach, street approach attitude 9:O0 am Gary Amen 10th Dan, Street Tactical self defense, advanced technique 10:30 am Ron Pierce , 10th Dan ,Kajukenbo advance masters class 12:00 p m Dr Day's Black Belts, John Keenan's "Dance of Death Seminar 1:00 p m Hanshi Frank Dux, 10th Dan, Tactical Knife technique offense and defense Free Knife with seminar ,first come first serve 3:00 p m Shihan Dana Abbott , beginner ,advanced sword technique and etiquette 4:30 p m Ashida Kim , Master Ninja , advanced technique and approach to real combat 6:00 p m Welcome V.I.P Gathering in the Atrium Saturday Black Dragon Fighting Society V.I.P CLOSED MEETING 9:00 AM - 1:00 P M BALLROOM SATURDAY SUPER SEMINARS Two seminars going at once Stage one  *****                                                                   Stage two 8:00 a m Ron Collins , beginning Ninja open    *                          open 9:00 a m Deddy Masyur Shotokan basics         *                Kajukenbo Masters 10:30 a m Ron Lindsey , White Crane open     *                         open 12:00 p m Bushiiban Sam Hoger , UFC basics   *                         open 1:30 p m open Shihan Dana Abbott                  *                        open 3:00 SET UP FOR DINNER ************************************************************* Saturday 5:00 - 6:00 pm Music entertainment History General Guy James. Guest Speaker Master Jamie Cashion *** The vision of the Museum of Sport Karate Dinner and Super Show perfo

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Bill Wallace (martial arts)
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Bill Wallace
Born William Louis Wallace
December 1, 1945 (1945-12-01) (age 64)
Portland, IN, US
Other names Superfoot
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 166 lb (75 kg; 11.9 st)
Style Shorin-ryu Karate, Kickboxing, Boxing, Judo, Wrestling
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Daytona Beach, Florida
Trainer Jim 'Ronin' Harrison
Years active 1972–1980
Kickboxing record
Total 23
Wins 23
By knockout 0
Losses 0
By knockout 0
Bill "Superfoot" Wallace (born December 1, 1945) is an American martial artist who was a Professional Karate Association world full- contact karate champion. He was the Professional Karate Association (PKA) Middleweight Champion kickboxer for over 15 years.

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1 Background
2 Education
3 Accomplishments
4 References
5 External links


[edit] Background
Wallace was born in Portland, Indiana, and trained in wrestling during his high school years.[1] He began his study of Judo in 1966 and was forced to discontinue his Judo related activities due to an injury he suffered to his right knee during practice.[1] He then began to study Shorin-ryu Karate under Michael Gneck[2] in February 1967 while serving in the U.S. Air Force. After entering the point fighting tournament scene and achieving success there, he switched to full-contact kickboxing.

With the coaching help of veteran fighter Jim 'Ronin' Harrison, Wallace won 23 consecutive professional fights between 1974 and 1980,[3] becoming the Professional Karate Association middleweight world full-contact karate champion and retiring undefeated.[4][2] He was known for his fast left leg kicks,[5] especially his roundhouse kick and his hook kick, which was clocked at about 60 mph.[4] He focused on his left leg due the Judo-related injury to his right knee, using the right leg primarily as a base. He also suffered the loss of one testicle during a point fighting tournament, when his protective cup was struck at an unfortunate angle. He saved the testicle and showed it to football running back legend, Jim Brown at the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (which also featured commentating from Wallace).[6]

A year later, Wallace turned professional and captured the PKA middleweight karate championship with a second-round knockout. He relinquished the crown in 1980, undefeated. The PKA promoted the sport of full-contact karate. Full-contact karate differed from kickboxing in that leg kicks were allowed in kickboxing and forbidden in full-contact karate.

[edit] Education
Wallace studied at Ball State University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1971 in physical education.[5] In 1976, he earned a master's degree in Kinesiology from Memphis State University.[5]

[edit] Accomplishments
Wallace has taught Karate, Judo, Wrestling, and weight lifting at Memphis State University and has also authored a college texbook on Karate and Kinesiology, and continues to give seminars.[5] He has acted, most notably in A Force of One starring Chuck Norris.[7] Wallace was the play-by-play commentator for the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-view event in 1993 alongside fellow kickboxer Kathy Long and NFL Hall of famer Jim Brown.[3] Wallace runs the Superfoot organization which are karate schools under his system. He was elected to Black Belt Magazine's Hall of Fame in 1978 as "Man of the Year."[8] His film credits include A Force of One with Chuck Norris; Kill Point, with Cameron Mitchell; Continental Divide and Neighbors, with John Belushi; The Protector, with Jackie Chan; Los Bravos with Hector Echavarria; A Prayer for the Dying, with Mickey Rourke; Ninja Turf; and Sword of Heaven.[9] Wallace was a trainer and close friend of Elvis Presley and John Belushi and was the personal trainer who found Belushi dead of a drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont on March 5, 1982.[10]

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/></ _____________________ Michael Jai White From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For other people named Michael White, see Michael White (disambiguation). Michael Jai White White in October 2009 Born November 10, 1967 (1967-11-10) (age 42) Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Occupation Actor Years active 1989–present Michael Jai White (born November 10, 1967) is an American actor and professional martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture,[1] having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn.[2] Contents [hide] 1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Filmography 3.1 Film 3.2 Videoclips 3.3 Television 4 References 5 External links [edit] Career His first major starring role and breakout performance was in the 1995 HBO film Tyson, as heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson. He portrayed the eponymous character in the 1997 movie Spawn, making him the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture. His work in Spawn earned him a nomination for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Male Newcomer. White starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier: The Return. In 2001, he also starred opposite fellow martial artist Steven Seagal in Exit Wounds. In 2003, he starred in Busta Rhymes' and Mariah Carey's music video "I Know What You Want". Since 2003, in addition to his on screen roles, White has been doing voice work, including Static Shock, Justice League, and the upcoming Spawn series. White showcases his martial arts skills in the direct-to-DVD film Undisputed II: Last Man Standing. He also appears in Michelle Yeoh's Silver Hawk in 2004. His film, Why Did I Get Married? opened at number one at the box office on October 12, 2007.

White played the role of the mob boss Gambol in the Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight. He also starred in the film Blood and Bone and the blaxploitation homage Black Dynamite, both released in 2009. In Black Dynamite and his upcoming 3 Bullets with Bokeem Woodbine, White is writing the scripts as well. This isn't the first time he's written material, but this is the first time the movies have been realized.

On March 30, 2010, White appeared on The Mo'Nique Show to promote his film Why Did I Get Married Too. The two joked about the acclaim that comes with winning an Oscar.

He just appeared in the music video for Toni Braxton's new song "Hands Tied" from her album Pulse, as well as the Nicki Minaj music video for Your Love as Nicki's sensei and love interest.

He also stars in the Kevin Tancharoen directed short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.[3]

[edit] Personal life
White was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved as a teen to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he graduated from Central High School in 1988. He is an accomplished martial artist, holding seven legitimate black belts in Shotokan, Tae Kwon Do, Kobudo, Goju Ryu, Tang Soo Do, Wushu and Kyokushin,[4][5] with a specific focus in Kyokushin (although his style incorporates aspects of many different martial arts forms).[6] White started martial arts training at the age of seven. In August 2005 he wed his girlfriend of two years, Courtenay Chatman, an OB/GYN who trained in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Senior Kwofie was the best man at their wedding. The couple have a daughter named Morgan Michelle who was born on December 24, 2008. Michael has two sons from a previous relationship.[7]

He is an avid chess player, as seen in his movie Blood and Bone.
 
 
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To all my friends  thank you for the support you have given me.   For the internet bullies,

 Defamations of character to the expression of a negative statement toward me and if I fine out by ways of facts, that my name or character as been slandered. I will hit you with a lawsuit for defamation of character.

I have been training 53 years in martial arts science jujitsu, and I teaching 38 of life in community center and my own martial arts dojo. Again they as been some question? About my or rank or belt's I can assure you all belt are they real. I obtain them through hard work dedication to the martial arts.

 (They are does individuals that like to question my integrity or hurt people for profit or gain malicious acts. If some used my name or on the internet radio), and I fine out I well see you in court.

I was issue by belt Dr Darrell smith & US International Grandmaster council for outstanding recognition hard work contribution to the martial arts & Kumite. I am not fighting anymore and for those fools, I am in 50's.

I am willing to get on the floor with anyone if that what its take. I have taught hundreds of students, I am not going to run way from the bullies in the internet. You know who you are.

**strong text**Grandmaster Irving Soto is one of the top a iron palm master in the world he a warlord kumite champion and hold a 10th degree black belt in jujitsu & Aiki jujitsu Atemi waza

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legendary broadcast legend Joe Franklin.
Joe Franklin is an American radio and television personality who is credited with hosting the first television talk show. The show began in 1951 on WJZ-TV and moved to WOR-TV from 1962 to 1993.
Known as "the king of nostalgia", Franklin's highly-rated television and radio shows, especially a cult favorite to cable television viewers and his long-running "Memory Lane" radio programs, focused on old-time show-business personalities.

Franklin has an encyclopedic knowledge of the music, musicians and singers, the Broadway stage shows, the films and entertainment stars of the first half of the 20th Century,  and is an acknowledged authority on silent film. He began his entertainment career at 16 as a record picker for Martin Block's popular "Make Believe Ballroom" radio program. Among Franklin's own idols, as he frequently told viewers, were Al Jolson, whom he literally "followed around" as a teenager in New York, and Eddie Cantor, who eventually began buying jokes from the young Franklin and whose Carnegie Hall show Franklin later produced. Franklin would delight his audience with trivia about the most obscure entertainers from past generations and equally unknown up-and-comers from the present. His guests ranged from novelty performers like Tiny Tim, and Morris Katz to popular entertainers like Bill Cosby and Captain Lou Albano to legends like Bing Crosby, Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, but also frequently included (sometimes on the same panel) unknown local New York punk bands, self-published authors, "tribute" impersonator lounge singers, and the like, giving the show a surreal atmosphere that was part of its appeal. Many of today's well known talents such as Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand and Julia Roberts got their first television exposure on The Joe Franklin Show. Others, notoriously shy of live interviews, made frequent appearances on Franklin's programs: Frank Sinatra, for instance, appeared four times. Joe's Franklin's lovable and funny persona even prompted comedian Billy Crystal to imitate him on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" for four years. In addition to his TV Talk Show, Joe appeared regularly with Conan O'Brien. He's also seen on "The David Letterman Show," "Live With Regis And Kathy Lee," and has been mentioned several times on the hit cartoon series "The Simpsons."

Joe played himself in the films "Manhattan," "Ghostbusters," "Twenty Ninth Street," "Broadway Danny Rose," and has been featured in The New York Times, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and The Village Voice. He was recently honored by The Museum Of Television and Radio.

We recently created a special Joe Franklin Show YouTube channel and are currently in the process of uploading many of the hundreds of thousands of interviews Joe Franklin has conducted. Enjoy! Joe Franklin's Classic Interviews and videos from "Joe Franklin Remembers ..." are also available on BLIP.TV.

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Malick Ndir commented on a photo of you. Malick wrote: "Dubbed "the Muhammad Ali of the broadcast interview," the Larry King was an American journalist, broadcaster and the suspender-wearing host of "Larry King Live" (CNN, 1985 - 2010), one of the longest running and most viewed interview programs on... television. Over the course of his 50 years in broadcasting, King has interviewed more than 40,000 individuals, including every American president since Gerald Ford; a joint interview with PLO chief Yassir Arafat, King Hussein of Jordan, and Yitzhak Rabin of Israel; and a debate between Al Gore and Ross Perot that earned the highest ratings in the history of CNN. Detractors labeled King's style as "softball," but viewers, critics and broadcast organizations, consistently lauded him and he was a consistent contributor to scholarships and charities throughout his long, successful run. Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger in Brooklyn, NY, on Nov. 13, 1933, King's childhood was marked by tragedy and financial difficulty. His father, Edward, died when King was nine, forcing the family to seek welfare to make ends meet. King, who had dreamed of a career as a radio announcer since the age of five and thus, regularly practiced his vocal technique at home, was forced to put that ambition on hold and go to work to support his mother and brother. He worked in a string of menial jobs, including UPS deliveryman, until a chance encounter with a CBS broadcaster pointed him towards Florida. Opportunities in radio for less experienced broadcasters were available there, so King landed a job cleaning up at WIOD in Miami Beach. When an announcer quit the station, King took over his position, and by 1957, was working as a disc jockey and hosting two newscasts and a sportscast. King also adopted his surname while at WIOD, at the behest of the general manager, who - in a common practice of those conservative times - found Zeiger too ethnic. King ended up borrowing the new handle from an ad for a local liquor store. Eventually, King fell into his true niche of interviewing with a midmorning interview show that broadcast from an area restaurant - conducting interviews with every person willing to sit at his microphone, from local figures to the restaurant's waitress. Bobby Darin became his first celebrity guest after hearing King's show on the radio and heading over to the restaurant before performing at a concert. King's style - comfortable, inquisitive and rarely combative - caught on with Miami listeners, so by 1960, he had moved to television to host a local debate program called "Miami Undercover" on WPST (now WPLG). But a taste for an extravagant lifestyle that sprung up in the wake of his success, led to serious financial difficulties for King. In 1971, he was arrested for grand larceny as part of a much-debated deal between himself and Wall Street financier Louis Wolfson, who had given King money to support New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison, who was investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. According to Wolfson, not all the money lent to King made it to Garrison, and the radio personality was unable to repay the amount. King eventually pled no contest to passing bad checks, but the scandal effectively ended his broadcast career for three years. During that period, King worked as director of public relations for the Louisiana Downs racetrack, as well as penning several articles for Esquire magazine. King made his way back to radio via color commentary for a Louisiana football broadcast, which helped pave his return to WIOD in Florida, and in 1978, inherited a nationally broadcast radio talk show from the late and popular host "Long" John Nebel. The program - now called "The Larry King Show" - which ran live from midnight to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, was a combination of King's interviews, call-ins from listeners, and King's own op-ed piece, which closed the show. "The Larry King Show" ran until 1994, when King's time slot was shifted to mid-afternoon - a period usually reserved for local programming - and ratings suffered a decline. King began "Larry King Live" in 1985 and viewers outside of the Miami area got to see the man behind the voice for the first time; King's outsized glasses, suspenders, and vintage RCA microphones quickly became established trademarks, as did his staccato delivery and habit of addressing his callers by their hometown instead of by name. But beyond King's personality and approach, the calling card for the program was the sheer name value of his guests. In a given month, King could feature chats with political figures like Bill and Hilary Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and John F. Kennedy, Jr., as well as sports, music and movie personalities like Audrey Hepburn, Prince, and Mike Tyson. King was frequently accused by critics for lobbing "softball" questions at his major league guests, but for sheer star power, few other talk show hosts could claim King's drawing power. "Live" also enjoyed an additional perk as the first daily television talk show to be simulcast on cable and on radio via the Westwood One network. But King used his program for more than just a promotional platform for celebrities. His ratings numbers (the highest for CNN) frequently allowed him to use the program as a forum for serious political discussion, such as the aforementioned debate between then-Vice President Gore and Perot over the North American Free Trade Agreement (or NAFTA), which netted some 16.3 million viewers. King also broadcast for 37 straight days during the 2000 presidential elections and subsequent voting recount, featuring interviews with candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore. Following the attacks on American on Sept. 11, 2001, King hosted some 700 guests to discuss the tragedy, and in 2003, welcomed Queen Noor of Jordan and top military officials and ambassadors from the Middle East to discuss the invasion of Iraq. King also broadcast for 20 consecutive evenings after Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana and Mississippi in 2005, and hosted a three-hour special that instructed viewers on how to donate to relief funds. Of course, King's celebrity guests also netted ratings numbers. His 2003 interview with a corpulent and seemingly addled Marlon Brando - which culminated with a full kiss on King's lips from the actor - sent entertainment reporting into a frenzy. King also hosted a 2001 program dedicated to the surviving members of the Beatles following the death of George Harrison, as well the final interview with Tammy Faye Messner prior to her death from cancer in 2007 - and in one of his more embarrassing scoops - the first post-jail with socialite Paris Hilton in June 2007. More controversial were his shows devoted to the paranormal, which featured such headline-grabbing psychics like James Van Praagh and John Edward, though King occasionally allowed professional debunkers like James Randi to debate these guests on the air." Reply to this email to comment on this photo. To see the comment thread, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?photo.php&fbid=1132809914551&set=o.17870819673&mid=3789dd7G5aca8d85G24431abG11&n_m=mastersoto%40aol.com Thanks, The Facebook Team ___ Find people from your AOL address book on Facebook! Go to: http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/?ref=email This message was intended for mastersoto@aol.com. 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At the age of 15, Soto signed with Click Model Management and began modeling during summer vacations. Weeks after being signed, she traveled to Paris where she appeared in a layout for Vogue shot by Bruce Weber. She returned to Northampton after the summer to resume her schooling and would continue to model on occasion until she graduated from high school.[3] She later appeared on the covers of American and British Vogue, British Elle, Mademoiselle, Glamour and Self magazines.[4]

She also appeared in her first music video with former boyfriend Nick Kamen, Madonna's "Each Time You Break My Heart", directed by Tony Viramontes.[3] Soto and Kamen were often used as models by Ray Petri: the late fashion stylist and creator of the 80's London "Buffalo Boy" look.[5]

[edit] Acting
In 1988, when Soto returned to the United States, she auditioned and landed the role of "India" in her feature debut, Spike of Bensonhurst, a comedy which starred Sasha Mitchell and Ernest Borgnine. In 1989, she was cast as Lupe Lamora, in the James Bond movie Licence to Kill starring Timothy Dalton and as Maria Rivera in The Mambo Kings.[6]

Soto has participated in more than twenty movies, among which are: Mortal Kombat (1995) as Kitana; Island of the Dead as Melissa O'Keefe; Piñero (2001) as Sugar, starring Benjamin Bratt; and Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) as Ryne alongside Lucy Liu and Antonio Banderas. Soto also made two guest appearances on the television series C-16: FBI. In 1995, she played the role of Doña Julia, one of Johnny Depp's many love interests in the tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy Don Juan DeMarco, Depp playing the title role. She also made an appearance in Marc Anthony's music video for "I Need to Know". In 1996, Soto played the title role in the campy movie Vampirella based on the comic book character.[6]

[edit] Magazine covers
In 1990, Soto was chosen by People as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.[7] In 1995, she was featured in the Sports Illustrated "Swimsuit Issue".[4] She was ranked #58 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2002.[8]

 

Talisa Soto Posted by Eva Voorhees on September 12, 2009

Talisa Soto (born March 27, 1967) is an American model and actress of Puerto Rican descent.

Soto was born Miriam Soto in Brooklyn, New York, where her parents moved to from Puerto Rico in the 1950s. Her parents relocated to Northampton, Massachusetts when she was still just a child. Soto’s family was one of the few Puerto Rican families that resided in her neighborhood. She was raised and educated there, but she felt that people were prejudiced against her and she became a loner.

Soto landed her first modeling job in 1982, when she was fifteen years old. In 1985, she tried to sign up with the Ford modeling agency, but was rejected because she looked “too” Latina. Soto then went and signed with Click Model Management and headed for Europe. (On a side note: Frances Grill, who owns Click, thought the name Miriam sounded too old for her. So they decided to call her Lisa, but sometimes when she called the agency she was put on hold. Her booker would say, “tell Lisa I will be right with her,” after this happened a few times; “tell Lisa, tell Lisa,” her name evolved into: Talisa.)

She established herself as one of the top models of the 1980s and was busy modeling in Italy and France. She appeared on the covers of Vogue, British Elle, British Vogue (Photographed by Lord Snowdon) Mademoiselle, Glamour, and Self magazines. She also appeared in her first music video with former boyfriend Nick Kamen, Madonna’s “Each Time You Break My Heart”, directed by Tony Viramontes. Soto and Kamen were often used as modeles by Ray Petri: the late fashion stylist and creator of the 80’s London “Buffalo Boy” look.

In 1988, when Soto returned to the United States, she auditioned and landed the role of “India” in her feature debut, Spike of Bensonhurst, a comedy which starred Sasha Mitchell and Ernest Borgnine. In 1989, she was cast as Lupe Lamora, in the James Bond movie Licence to Kill starring Timothy Dalton and as Maria Rivera in The Mambo Kings.

Soto has participated in more than 20 movies, among which are: Mortal Kombat (1995) as Kitana; Island of the Dead as Melissa O’Keefe; Pinero (2001) as Sugar, starring Benjamin Bratt; and Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) as Ryne alongside Lucy Lui and Antonio Banderas. Soto also made two guest appearances on the television series C-16: FBI. In 1995, she played the role of Doña Julia, one of Johnny Depp’s many love interests in the tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy Don Juan DeMarco, Depp playing the title role. She also made an appearance in Marc Anthony’s music video for I Need to Know. In 1996 Soto played the title role in the campy movie Vampirella based on the comic book character.

In 1990, Soto was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. In 1995, she was featured in the Sports Illustrated “Swimsuit Issue”. She was ranked #58 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2002.

During the 80s, Soto resided both in London and New York City with Nick Kamen. In 1997, Soto married Costas Mandylor and they were divorced in 2000. She met actor Benjamin Bratt while the two were filming Pinero and they were married on April 13, 2002. The couple has two children: daughter Sophia Rosalinda Bratt, born December 6, 2002, and a son, Mateo Bravery Bratt, born October 3, 2005. They reside in Los Angeles, California.
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