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Martial Arts Museum making an impact on the martial arts community



Even though the martial arts had been here in the West for well over 50 years, it wasn't until the movies that brought real awareness to the arts. And it has through those films that Americans started enrolling in martial arts schools. The Museum is a place where the martial arts is celebrated everyday. The Museum brings a validity to the martial arts. It shows to the world that martial arts is part of all our history. The Museum opens new doors to Sponsors, to non-martial artists, to history, to products and it encourages people to study the martial arts. It is a place where we show movie premieres, special events and days in which we honor our pioneers. Can a Museum change our future? Yes, we are doing that now and with continued cooperation, we will have an even bigger impact in the extreme near future.


Giving back to Martial Arts by supporting the Martial Arts Museum



A lot of people believe that those who have made it, those who are financially well off as a direct result of the martial arts should be contributing. And this I agree. But let me point out, the Museum was made completely by the martial arts community. It is made up of those that bought tickets to a Chuck Norris or Jackie Chan movies, it those who paid good money to Dana White and the UFC to watch the fights. The Museum was paid for by regular martial artists who buy uniforms from these big companies. Would it be nice if some of those gave back to the community that supported them? Yes, that would be fantastic. But until that happens, it is up to us. For the past 17 years, and it's been 17 years, we, the martial art community, you and I have created the Museum. It's not about me, it's about preserving our history. It is these people that keep giving back.


What do you feel inspired you to take such a bold step and create a Museum?



Everything starts with one individual. They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. People say, can one person change the entire world, yes, yes they can. Is the Museum is monumental task, yes it is. In the 150 plus years the martial arts has been in America, this is the real, first, all encompassing established Martial Arts Museum. This is a place where people come from all over the world to visit. Why, because its about our history, where we came from, what we and all those before us, did to impact history. I wrote for many years for Black Belt, Inside Kung Fu magazine. I've written many books, but by the next month, that piece of history is gone. What better way to preserve our history than a Museum. A museum brings validity, a museum reconnects with history, a museum keeps the accomnplishments and the sacrifices of so many people, to never be forgotten and to be appreciated. That is my inspiration.


Can you explain what you feel, is the focal point of the Museum



There were many options in which direction we could go for the Museum. Rather than a who's who of the martial arts, rather than another sports museum, my goal was to feature the culture, tradition and history of the martial arts. Where it came from, how it played a key role in many Asian countries, how Kung fu influecned China, how the Samurai was a major part of Japan, how the Filipino's used Kali to fight for its freedom. Then, how each arform made it way to America and became part of Western history. How different forms of martial arts changed our animation, our films and our way of life. It's sad when we have a tour group from a martial arts school and they don't even know what country their art came from. So I believe, focusing on culture, art, tradition is very important for all of us.


This journey is obviously not been an easy one. How has it impacted you.?



This has not been an easy journey. I have given up so much for this. I have sold my home, left my job and committed to a rocky lifestyle in order to make this a reality. I believe the Museum is a wonderful thing for the martial arts and I am commited to make the museum a place for future generations. This is our 17th year and through that journey, we had many setbacks. We've had city officials make us promises they never kept, people who have pledged funds and never paid. We've had threats, we had doors slammed in our face, we had this one individual make it his effort to prevent the Museum from even happening. I can tell you, its been a very hard journey. But on the other hand, I look at the journey as a positive chapter in my life. It was through the journey that we made so many wonderful friends who have continued to help us along the way. It is the journey that made it all worthwhile and for that, I am truly grateful.


What is the best way someone can help the Museum?



This is question I get all the time. So many people tell me they love what I'm doing and they always say, I really support this. And that's great. I love it. People should enjoy it. But I ask for all those to take the next step, become a Museum Member. That's what makes the difference. If you love it, be part of it. This is history right now, in the making. If we all joined together. There are 27,000 known martial arts schools in America. If each one gave just $50, that would make such a huge impact. The martial arts is the only sport in which each person whats the other to be better. It is our goal to help each other become experts, to defend ourselves, to gain confidence in life, to become better individuals. The martial arts is the only sport that does this. So, let's take this opportunity right now and come together as one. In one month, with everyone's support, everything could change. Let's make it happen.


What is your final outlook for the Museum?



I want to say this. This is the one and only effort there ever will be for a Museum for the martial arts. I can tell you that without reservation. There is so much work involved and so much experience needed, it's just not going to ever happen again. So if you are waiting on the fence to see if we will succeed, now's the time join in. When this generation is gone, and all the magazines have folded, the facebook has evolved into something else, all that wonderful history, all those amazing stories, all those pioneers we looked up to and admired, will be forgotten. Let's not let that happen. The Museum has been designed to last far after I am gone, let's ensure it will continue that way. Be involved! Thank you










American Hapkido Inc.






American Hapkido Inc.

5260 Kazuko Court Suite A
Moorpark CA

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Tom Callos





Coaching Ourselves

I ask that you not only run a great school, that you cultivate a healthy family and good friends, and that you affect your community in a positive way, I ask that you look to playing a role in the evolution and improvement of the international martial arts community. 

"Micro" is the small, "Macro" is the big. When you look deeply at the small things you do (or are capable of doing), you might see that that on


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 Michael Matsuda

June 2016 Issue of Martialinfo.com's Online Martial Arts Magazine featuring an interview with Michael Matsuda.

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Justin Pennish





Take a moment. Stop and think.

Take a moment. Stop and think.

If you’re entrenched in your martial arts journey, try this: remind yourself what you did during your third class a yellow belt and how you felt after that class. Having some difficulty? Here’s a prediction: you probably learned a particular skill, pushed yourself through a tough workout, and left feeling high on life. Then again, maybe you were fraught by difficulties in other areas of your life that day and couldn't really concentrate that class. Having some difficulty remembering specifics?

If you’re just embarking on your martial arts journey, try this: the day you earn your black belt and look back at your journey, what story do you want your actions to tell? What did you learn about yourself? How did you grow? What decisions did you make in moments of hardship that led you to the moment you became a black belt. Having a hard time?

In martial arts, journaling is how we create our legacy. By documenting our actions, goals, lessons learned, emotions, and experiences, we create the autobiographies of how we began martial arts, became martial artists, and believed in the capabilities we spend years to achieve.

At Team Karate Centers, we often talk about the two qualities that make a great martial artist: Character and Competency. Your character is “who you are,” whereas your competency is “what you can do.” To be a great martial artist, you need both. Most people excel in one, but are deficient in the other. This creates a lopsided result wherein physical


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    Dan Anderson





    the Art of Hapkido which earned him the title of Master Instructor. Master Anderson was promoted to this rank and title in 1996 By Master Fariborz Azhakh one of Hapkido's most Prestigious Masters, and has owned and operated the American Hapkido Mixed Martial Arts studio in Moorpark Ca. since 198

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    Fariborz Azhakh





    Principles of Black Belt in Action

    It was 4:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon. I was teaching my class when the parent of one of my students ran into the school, yelling, "Mr. Fariborz, Mr. Fariborz".

    I responded quickly to her call and asked her what was wrong.

    "There is a car accident outside an


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    birthdays in June

    June 1) Charlaine Engelhardt

    June 1) William Van Camp

    June 1) Thomas Wheeler

    June 1) Master Kevin Lees

    June 1) Hironori Ohtsuka

    June 1) William Van Camp

    June 1) Joshua Hong

    June 1) Lisa  Ivey


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    passed away in June

    June 3) David Carradine

    June 3) Muhammad Ali

    June 5) T. K. Chiba

    June 6) Rolls Gracie

    June 6) Kimbo Slice

    June 11) Steve LaVallee

    June 15) Hong Hi Choi

    June 15) Young Sul Choi


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Michael Matsuda talks about Pete Cunningham Personal Life






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Michael Matsuda talks about Pete Cunningham's Biography






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Pete Cunningham Receives the Martial Arts History Museum Lifetime Award






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Michael Matsuda welcomes everyone to Pete Cunningham Day







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