The Arizona Budo Preservation Society is a group of traditional martial artists who wish to recognize and show respect to those special karate and kobudo pioneers who have been instrumental in the development of traditional karate and kobudo in the state of Arizona.
This group of martial artists feels strongly in the preservation of the values and memories brought to our state by these great individuals. We feel those who follow must know of those who have gone before.
The Arizona Budo Society will hold annual gatherings for these distinctive people who are still with us. The purpose is to socialize, talk about the old times, and pass on their knowledge and wisdom to those in attendance.
The mission of the Arizona Budo Preservation Society is to recognize those martial art pioneers who have been instrumental in the development of traditional karate and kobudo in the state of Arizona.
Arizona Traditional Karate Pioneers
(The following Pioneers may or may not be affiliated with USA Karate or USA Karate Arizona)
Below is the historical chronology of those traditional karate instructors of at least 60 years of age with over 40 years of martial art experience who have had an instrumental and significant impact on Arizona traditional karate.
*Bio’s coming soon!