Hi , and welcome to my online Martial Arts Magazine.
I hope to bring you good stories and interviews with great martial artist.
My hope is to bring to light those martial artist that started it all in the 1970's
also those that are currently training and becoming the masters of tomorrow..
In addition updates will be placed on a weekly basis.
I hope you enjoy it, Thank you for visiting.
Webmaster Shuseki Shihan Eddie Morales , Kyoshi
President /C.E.O. Inner peace Multi Media Productions And Editor and
Chief of Martialforce.com
His family came to New York City in the 1950's from Puerto Rico.
Born in New York City, and grew up in Williamsburg Brooklyn
on Grattan Street before moving to Park Slope at the age of 13
,his martial arts training began just one block from where he lived
on Grattan Street. Little did he know that it would be a Life long ride of ,
blood, sweat and tears.
In the mid sixties, paying only five dollars a month, Eddie Morales started
his formal training in a once unknown art called Jiujitsu . It was there that
he learned the basics of falling, throws, and takedowns. As years passed
by he would study various disciplines always on a quest for knowledge.
In 1974 he attained the rank of Shodan (first-degree black belt) in an art
that was an off-shoot of the Kenpo system. In 1976 he came across a place
called the ASPIRA youth center where he discovered a system called Gojuryu
and met the one man that would change the way he practiced the martial arts.
This man was "Sensei Doel Rivera" Sensei Rivera taught me the direct relationship
between kata , basics and fighting, he taught me to break down the kata and
showed me how all the techniques are used in realtime.Not just to practice
blindly and assume that it all works. His way was a no nonsense approach
that I rarely see these days and I have been practicing since.
Our training consisted of heavy basics, Kata,And Fighting.
I remember we would go from dojo to dojo just for the fighting.
In the 1970's in New York if you did not have strong basics you had
no business fighting, because every dojo trained in strong basics. If I had not met
Sensei Rivera ,my martial arts practices probably would have ceased or
went in a different direction since I had so many other distractions.
In this dojo I practiced and learned with William Rivera,
The late George ( Tornado ) Lopez, Nelson Melendez
And the head instructor Sensei Doel Rivera.
Sensei Rivera and I still stay in contact till this day. I thank you Sensei Rivera !
My good friend and current Japanese Gojuryu instructor since the 1970's
is Shihan George Bradley,HANSHI. , with Mr. Bradley I continued to
advance in rank and technique throughout the years.
Shihan Bradley impressed me because he was a heavy weight that moved
with the speed and technique of a lightweight and backed it up with
heavyweight power. The Honbu is located in Allentown Pennsylvania
where Shihan Bradley still teaches, and is producing strong fighters and
Gojuryu karate practitioners.
I also studied with the late Kyoshi Victor Vega U.S.A. Gojuryu and
Kobudo ( weaponry ) He owned and operated the " TIGER DOJO " and
produced some of the best fighters at that time ,I enjoyed being a part of
the "TIGER DOJO" ,the training was hardcore and the fighting was all-out
to the knockdown.
Another instructor that gave me good advice on Technique and fighting is
Jose Jordan Sensei. I would practice with him at lightning Dojo on
Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn New York. It was a place where different
martial artist would get together and exchange ideas and technique.
I also earned my black belt in Kobudo under Kyoshi Anthony Marquez
( Matayoshi Weapons ).
Mr. Morales holds ranks in USA goju, Japanese Goju, Okinawan Kobudo, Chinese kenpo, and has studied Shotokan, boxing, and, various Chinese systems.
Black Belt Karate Rank Achievements:
Present Activities :
Founder of the Divine Strength Academy of Martial Science.
Founder of the Shuryoku-Kai-Kan Karate
Author of Defensive Tactics Manuals and video's.
Defensive Tactics / Use of Force Instructor for Police and Sheriffs Departments in Southern California.
President and C.E.O. of Inner peace multi media productions.
President and C.E.O.of Martialforce.com Online Magazine
7th Dan Japanese Gojuryu Karate ( Kyoshi ) Level , under the instruction of Saiko Shihan George Bradley.
Mr. Morales presently has over 40 years of experience in martial arts, and his passion
for the martial arts grows stronger everyday, as does his quest for knowledge.
He is a combat and Fighting Technician ,Personal trainer,Coach,and believes
firmly in basics and kata training.
Meaning of Titles
Shuseki Shihan ( Chief Master instructor ) or ( Highest Master ).
Shuseki Shihan is the same as "Kyoshi" level
Shihan ( Master Instructor ).
Saiko Shihan ( Senior Master Instructor ) .
Kancho ( Head of Organization).
Soke ( Founder of way or System or Style).
Kyoshi ( wizard ).
Sensei ( Teacher ).
Sempai ( Senior Student).
Shuseki Shihan E.Morales Personal Page
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