The Red Belt Epidemic

With the ever increasing number of so called Grand Master’s or Red Belts as we know them today, not only here in the USA but now all over the world. For the life of me I cannot understand how one can place themselves on the same level of their former-(and sometimes current)-Grand Masters or master […]

10th Dan? I Don’t Think So!

The following are claiming to be 10th Dan’s in Matsumura Seito Shorin-ryu karate This is what I personally know about these men Phil Koeppel: Koeppel started karate under Richard Kim, Japanese Shorinji-ryu in Japan…. Next under Adriando Emperado (Kajukenbo in Hawaii),…. next under Trais USKA/ Shuri-ryu,… next under Uichi Kuda. Started Karate in 1956, Wado-ryu, […]