Tuesday, February 12, 2008

WHO IS WHO IN AMERICAN GOJU KARATE

THIS IS AN ACCURRATE ACCOUNT OF WHO IS WHO IN USA GOJU

THE LIST INCLUDES MANY THAT ARE NON ACTIVE OR RETIRED FOR MANY YEARS.

A LIST OF CURRENT OR ACTIVE BLACK BELTS WILL BE POSTED

ONLY NATABLE ACTIVE MEMBERS WITH STUDENT BASE WILL BE LISTED UNDER ACTIVE LIST.

THIS BLOG IN INTENDED TO SHOW THE HISTORICAL GROWTH OF AMERICAN GOJU KARATE, AND TO HIGHLIGHT THE ACTIVE BLACK BELTS THAT HAVE CONTINUED TO WORK FOR MANY YEARS TO PROPOGATE THE SYSTEMS THAT CAME FROM URBAN, SENSEI.



Chojun Miyagi

Gogen Yamaguchi Richard Kim Masutatsu Oyama
Peter Urban

__Lou Angel
(Tenshi Goju)
__Lou Ellison___John Sullivan
(All American Combat Karate)
__Michael Staub
__Ray Gilbert
__Steve Black
__Stephen Peterson
__Steve Cathey
__William Snyder
__Glen Logan
__Jim Rathbone
__Gary Boyd
__John V. Schloss
__Gregg Cross
__Charles Duff
__Brad Tobin
__Christy Shannon
__Skip Shannon
__Phyllis Stratman
__Joseph Artesi
__Eddie Andujar
__Marty Manuel___Jerry R Hannah
__Jim Loretta
__Emilio (Junior) Narvaez
__Tone Lingo
__Ray Nunez
__Charles Ferillo
__Nate Meade
__Phil Martinez
__Philip Holder
__James Martine
__Harry Rosenstein/Frank Ruiz/
Ron Taganashi/Wilfredo Roldan __Donald Harris
(Nisei)
__Bonnie Baker __Malachi Lee __Kevin Powers
(Kon-Do)
__Edwin Cabrera __Ivan Lewis __Phil Garcia
(American-Te)
__David Anderson _John Giordano _Sam Myers
(Koguma) (Goju Do)
__Johnell Copeland __Richard Barathy
Steve Berkowitz
__Chaka Zulu
__Ramon Nunez_____Ken Freeman
__Bill Wendell_____Will Collazo
__Harry Rosenstein
(Kanzen)
__Joseph Mangravito
__Michael DiRaimondo
__Thomas Graham
__Daniel Sullivan
__Frank Fair
__Jared Rosenthal___Eric Van Gelder
__Neil Tyra
__Ron Van Clief
(Chinese Goju)
__Owen Wat-son
__Robert Chin
__
Manny Saavedra
(Sansei Goju Ryu) (Koryu Gojukai)
__Ric Pascetta___John Austino Sr.___John Austino Jr.
__Eddy Andujar __Steve Cianelli
__Emilio Narvaez
__Gerry Galarza
__Bill Van Cleef
__Phil Maldonado
__Marty Manuel
__Richard Smith
__Linda Riem
__Bill Mori
__Bob McCann
__
Bob Dalgleish
(Canada)
__Aaron Banks
___Chuck Farley
(Jinsei Do)
__Mike Hayes
__Kenfoia Padu
__Sekiuri Sha
__Rado Skarica
__Chuck Merriman
__Louis Neglia
__Bob Sparks
__Bruce Barton
__Ron Martin
__Alberto Pena
__Domingo Llanos
__William Louie/Anthony Lau
(Chinese-American Goju)
__Gary Card
__Vincent Esposito
__Elias Bonaros
__Steven Trost
__Ron Smith
__Karen Smith
__Bobby Blenderman
__Mitchell Nochlin
__John Benedict
__Gianni Rossato
(Italy)
__Gregory Tearney____Jay Rotella
__Jay Custin
__Peter A. Ticali
(Old Lion Ryu)
__Al Gotay
__William Grady
(Northern Goju Triad)
__Joseph Rinaldi__
__Thomas Maloney__
__Richard Fiore_____Kate Murphy
__Dick Murphy
__Greg Dietz
__Mike Jennings
__Skipper Ingram
(Bermuda)
__Kristina Ingram
__Kent Simmons
__Gladwin "Roots" Phillips
__Zenji Ingham
__Simon Foster
__Geoffrey Rothwell
__Angela Tull-Simmons
__David Reid
__Shaun Dill
__Talia Iris
__Kelly Exell
__Craig Morfitt
__Bryson Keenan
(Goju Australia)
__Chris DiBiase/George Smith
(Shinto Goju Ryu)
__Glen Cunningham
__Johnny Kuhl
(Combat Karate USA Goju)
__Ralph Viggiano
__Al Weiss
__Dayton Guinee
(USA Heritage)
__Kevin Falcone
__Richard Lyman
__Marco Buschini
(Italy)
__Piero Bortolin
__Massimiliano Maso
__Paolo Fiorin
__Andrea Zorzetto
__Peggy Raiskums
__Mary Guinee
__Harry Foo
__Bryan Leonardo
__Donald Perillo
_
William Liquori
__Rick Tally
__Louis Delgado
__George Matthews____Walter Johnson_____Greg Price
(USA Goju: Texas)
__Leona Shuble
__Lewis Tillman
__Eddie Burgos
__Harry Williams
__Willie Rimmers
__Roy Rimmers
__Charles Rimmers
__Channel Rimmers
__Billy Rivers
__Raymond Rodriguez
__Eddie Figueroa
__Dennis Melendez
__Johnny Rodriguez
__Johnny Gonzalez
__Myra Gonzalez
__Luie C. Diaz
__Edward Verycken
__Claudio Gonzalez
(Gonzalez Ryu)
_
Mike Gallego
(Neko-Do)
__Joe Hess_____Bob Ostovich
__Jim Chambers
__Joseph Kelljchian
__Ronald Russell
__Jorge Smith
__Joe Kelljchian
__Eric Connolly
__Greg Geller
__Steven Gordon
__Eduardo Sanchez
__Thomas Boddie
__Joe Lopez
__Susan Murdock
__Steven Casey
__Donnie Carolei
__R. C. Tokarz
__David Box
__Jim Price
__Gerald Orange___Greg Shaskan
__Paul Manuel
__Samuel Barnes___C. Armon Barnes
__Larry Smye
__Ramon Nunez_____Steve Casey
__George Keriopolous
__Carlos Febres
(Nindo Ryu)
__Ed Doyle Jr.___William Metts Jr.
(American Goju)
__Brian Billingham
__Edward Bobinski
__Danny Brown
__Tom Caruso
__Patsy Corenti
__Juan Cosme
__Larry Cosme
__Jim Cruz
__Mike Cullen
__Mickey D'Errico
__Jim Duffy
__Marty Feeney
__Bob Flanigan
__Ron Flynn
__Don Giacobe
__Jack Gillon
__John Greco
__Mike Hahn
__Bill Hallacker
__John Harris
__Ray Hermann
__Michael Martirano
__Dave McKenzie
__Gene McAllister
__James Mould
__Michael Nalbach
__Frank Nogues
__James Ponczek
__Steve Portnajmer
__John Rodriguez
__Nick Rosania
__John Schwartz
__Edward Smiglewski
__Tony Tucci
__John Woods
__John Yoka
__Vincent DeMarco_____Thomas LoCascio
__Jim Schilemi
__Steven Malanoski
__Leon Wallace
__Lord Utmost El
__Sam McGee
__Henri Shawn
__Kevin McGrath
__Marcus Randale Chappell
__Joseph Mills_____Gerry Spinelli
__Mike Weiss
__Robert Hoffman
__Keith Teller
__Brad Weller
__Joseph Espinosa__Michael Cucciniello
__Roger Johnson



3 comments:

A said...

Gary Klaus 9th Dan
"American Marine Goju"
USA Goju Hall #800

IAEB 2000 said...

IAEB 2000 's President, Soke Giuseppe Di Garbo, inform all martial art world and all goju brother that April the 9th 2009 GrandMaster Vicent De Marco, pioner of USA Goju in Italy and our leader of our Go Ju Do Moderno system, passage away.
Our hearths cries for him.

Oss Hanshi De Marco.

IAEB 2000
www.digarboartiorientali.it

BlackGi said...

The Urban American GoJu Masters in Italy are only 6:
1) Gianni Rossato in Padova (Samurai Dojo). He's the first Sensei Urban italian student since 1972; in 1980 he broke with Sensei Urban and founded his style called "GoJu Italia";
after that, other 5 Sensei (who before were Sensei Rossato's students) have been continuing GoJu Karate under Sensei Urban and/or under Urban's students.
2) Alberto Gamba in Padova since 1980 under Sensei Urban (Tora Dojo);
3) Walter Meneghini in Chioggia (Pd) since 1981 under Sensei Rick Pascetta (Agkai);
4) Gianfranco Giacometti in Mirano (Venice) since 1980 under Sensei Urban (Elephant Dojo);
5) Giuseppe Di Garbo in Piove Di Sacco (Pd) from 1984 to 1987 under Sensei Urban and from 1987 under Sensei Vincent De Marco. He founded his style called "Modern GoJu Do";
6) Massimo Iaquinta since 1992 under Sensei Urban (Black Devil Dojo).
All other Italian Sensei in the list in this page are stundets of these 6 schools. That's the true and that's all.