Sport Karate Museum Archives

"In Memorium"

These are the Legends who we have lost ,even though they are gone we will never forget their contribution to Sport Karate and the path they paved for all of us .

These warriors open doors for all ,whether you were a traditional martial artist or a MMA person or a Sport Karate Warrior.
We will miss your smile and your attitude in American Sport Karate.
Rest in Peace, brothers and sisters.




D.P Hill, Pioneer , Texas


Louis Delgago, Pioneer, New York


Ki Whang Kim, Master Teacher


Ridgley Abele, South Carolina


Johnathon Vance , Hawaii


Andrew Tamper , Great Teacher


Dr. Sang Kee Paik,Master Intructor


Mako , Sensei , Movie Star, California


Lilly Urquidez-Rodriques, Pioneer , California


Vernon Johnson, Pioneer , North Carolina


Asa Gordon, Boxing Coach, Georgia


Keiko Fukada,Judo legend ,10th Degree Black Belt , California


Don Nagle, New Jersey, Pioneer


Michael DePasquale Sr., Pionner, New Jeresy


Stuart Quan, Actor , Pioneer , California


Al Weiss, Official Karate Editor


Peter Urban , Goju Master ,First 10th Dan in America


Sid Campbell, Shorin -Ryu Master, Pioneer ,SENSEI, California


Stuart Quan ,Top Rated Player, California


Howard Jackson ,World Champion, California


Robert Halliburton ,Shotokan Master,pioneer, California


Bob Burbridge,Top Rated Player, California


Ken Knudson , Pioneer, Black Belt Hall of Fame, Illinois


Mas Oyama, Founder of Kyokushin Karate, Japan


Robert Trias , Founder of The U S K A, Arizona


Steve Armstong, Master Issinryu, Wasington


Moses Powell, Ju-Jitsu Master, New Jersey


Ed Parker, Founder of American Kempo, California


Johnny Kuhl, Founder of Combat Karate, New York


Chuck Loven , Great Texan Legend, Texas


Tom Benich, Top Ten Fighter, Ohio


Tom Letuli, Producer of LAMA Nationals, Illinois


Freddie Letuli, Top Ten Fighter, Illinois


Jim B. Harkins,  Legendary Fighter, Denver Colorado


Jenice Miller, Legenary Sport Karate Fighter, Louisiana


Curtis Herrington , Producer of Top Ten Nationals, Ohio


Ken Eubanks, Producer of Bluegrass Nationals, Tennesee


Tyler Kirby, Legend “Coonass” fighter, Louisiana


Richard Jackson, Pioneer full-contact karate fighter, Georgia


George Iverson, Hawaii , trainer of Champions


Ernie “Radar” Smith, Top Ten Fighter, Louisiana


Harold Long, Pioneer Okinawan Karate, Tennesee


George Anderson, Legendary leader, U S A F, Ohio


Ronnie Cox, Texas Legend, Texas


Demitrious “The Golden Greek ” Havanas, World Champion ,Pioneer, Texas


Glen Rabago, Legendary Hawaiian Fighter, Oklahoma


Glenn Qwan, Pioneer Canada Fighter, Canada


Walt Bone, Texas Sport Karate Fighter, Florida


Ernie Leib, Founder of American Karate Association, Illinois


Frank Ruiz, Pioneer Goju Karate, New Jersey


Jamal Hussan , Texas Youth Legend, Texas


Drew Christian, Pioneer Sport Karate Fighter, California


David Bergeron, Texas Pioneer, Texas


Larry Caster, Denton , Legendary coach, Texas

Gary Basinger,  , Kyokushin  Legend ,North Carolina


IIssac Henry Sr., Master teacher New York


Bob Potter, Texas Legend, Texas


Rick Vaughn, Texas Legend, Texas


William Oliver, Seido Karate, Kyokushin legend, New York


Gerald Giles, Masters Hall of Fame, Mississippi


Steve Marz, Six Flags performer, professional stunt man, Black Belt, Texas


Richard Dixion, Texas Legendary Fighter, Texas


Ming Lum, Gung Fu Legend and Historian, California


Wally Jay, Founder Small circle Jit jitsu, Hawaii


Ric Passcetta, Japanese Goju Legend, New Jersey


John “Sugar Bear “Parrish, Sport Karate Legend, Ohio


Joe Lewis, World Champion, North Carolina


Parker Shelton, Karate Legend, Illinois


Dr. Lawrence Day, Black Dragon Fighting Society, Fl;orida


Dr. Samuel Lonewolf, Native American Grand Master,Sensei, Texas


Micky Fisher, Pioneer ,Karate Champion, Texas/ Oklahoma


Sifu Victor Cheng, Legend Kung -Fu Instructor, Texas


Rommel Paul , Houston , Texas


David Dobbs,  PKC leader and tournament producer, Texas


Pierre Bergere,  legendary Karate instructor and teacher of champions, California


James Patrick Lacy, Kung Fu Master / Writer , California


Kevin Rosier, Fighter ,New York


Marty Manuel, Pioneer ,Martial Arts Master, Goju, New Jersey


Harvey Hastings, Writer , Pioneer , Florida


Steve Fisher, Sport Karate Champion , California


Jacquet Bazemore, Sport Karate Kickboxing Champion, Pennsylvania