DEVELOPMENT OF MARTIAL ARTS IN KOREA

The Korean people have been settled in the same area for thousands of years and have a vast history of trade as well as conflict and warfare, both internal and with neighboring territories and peoples. Interactions among the different tribes that inhabit present day China, Japan, and Okinawa have exposed the Korean people to many…

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Grandmaster Smith Fairs Well at Tumbleweed Championships

On May 22 of this year, Grandmaster Clarence “Daddy-O” Smith competed at the Tumbleweed Karate Championships in Abilene Texas. Clarence finished third in forms and third in executive men sparring division. Grandmaster Smith receiving award for forms. Grandmaster Smith with Master Walter Bryant Chief Instructor of Karate Institute of San Angelo, Texas Grandmaster Smith trains…

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Grandmaster Smith Receives Certification Kidnapping Prevention /Awareness

On May 23, Grandmaster Clarence “Daddy-O” Smith received his certification to teach Kidnapping Prevention and Awareness classes from Shihan Larry Fields in Abilene, Texas. Larry Fields (21-Time World Breaking Champion) and Smith trained for a half –day to complete certification. Grandmaster Smith trains in Manhattan Beach, CA and can be reached at: Clarence “Daddy-O” Smith…

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Tory Russo and Clarence “Daddy-O” Smith Wins Gold!!!

Tory Russo and Clarence “Daddy-O” Smith competed at the Ultimate Internationals Championships held in Santa Clara, California on May 29, 2010. Here are the results: Tory Russo: First in Forms First in Sparring (18-29) First in Weapons Clarence Smith: First in Open Forms First in Creative Forms First in Traditional Forms Second in Sparring (Executive)…

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