Our Story

LEGACY

of legends

World Black Belt was founded by the most influential martial art legends of all time to unite a worldwide martial arts community of all ages, races, and genders by providing the best information, services and products in the world.

Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practiced for a number of reasons such as self-defense; military and law enforcement applications; competition; physical, mental, and spiritual development; entertainment; and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.

World Black Belt’s mission is to be a home for all martial artists past, present and future to pass on the legacy of legends.

of legends

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World Black Belt was founded by the most influential martial art legends of all time to unite a worldwide martial arts community of all ages, races, and genders by providing the best information, services and products in the world.

Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practiced for a number of reasons such as self-defense; military and law enforcement applications; competition; physical, mental, and spiritual development; entertainment; and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.

World Black Belt’s mission is to be a home for all martial artists past, present and future to pass on the legacy of legends.

Our Founders

  • Bob Wall
  • Chuck Norris
  • Gene LeBell
  • General Choi
  • David Krapes
  • Ezmin Boztepe
  • Pat Burleson
  • Sid Campbell
  • Lou Casamassa
  • Joe Carley
  • Al Dacascos
  • Jeff Smith
  • Ted Tabura
  • Fumio Demura
  • Michael DePasquale
  • Ronald Duncan
  • Hector Echavarria
  • Alan Goldberg
  • Jim Harrison
  • Earnest Hart Jr.
  • Stephen Hayes
  • Howard Jackson
  • Saekson Janjira
  • Pat Jonson
  • Frank Trejo
  • Barf Vale
  • Solomon Kaihewalu
  • Young Bo Kong
  • Young IL Kong
  • Rene LaTosa
  • Cung Le
  • Eric Lee
  • Kathy Long
  • Carlos Machado
  • Chuck Merriman
  • Hayward Nishioka
  • Ho Sik Pak
  • Bill Wallace
  • Bob White
  • Carlos Palomino
  • John Pelligrini
  • Cecil Peoples
  • Jerry Piddington
  • Christine Rodrigues
  • Cynthia Rothrock
  • Bill Ryusaki
  • Frank Sanchez
  • Frank Shamrock
  • Karen Sheperd
  • Wally Silocki
  • Don Wilson
  • Douglas Lim Wong