Contributors

Al da Costa as of this writing is a Go-Kyu student with Shihan Jack Sabat.  Mr. da Costa holds a Masters degree in Management and Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California, and a post graduate certification in Organizations and Systems Development from the Gestalt Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. HIs work centers on organizational psychology utilizing Gestalt therapy as its underpinnings. 

William "Bill" Louis Wallace (born December 1, 1945) is an American martial artist who was a Professional Karate Association world full-contact karate champion. He was the Professional Karate Association (PKA) Middleweight Champion kickboxer for almost six years.

My objective is to utilize my vast experience in Sports Business Administration as well as in the fields of Sports Medicine and Sports Conditioning to become a valuable asset as Sports Science Consultant for Jack Sabat’s Martial Arts Internet resource.

Carole M. Morrone has been an active karate-ka in Shotokan Karate since she started her training in April 1978 under the Japanese Shotokan Karate-Do Association (JSKA), Chief Instructor James V. Morrone, Jr.  She started her training in a physical education class at Wayne State University in Detroit, where she attained a Bachelor of Science degree, with Honors, in Biology.  With a strong background in dance, ballet, and school team sports, she recognized the compatibility of karate’s physical dynamics with her previous athletic experiences. It was then she decided this was an art she wanted to master.

Carole became Chief Instructor of the JSKA in 2006 upon the death of her husband O-Sensei Morrone, and currently holds the rank of Roku-Dan. She tested under and received her San-Dan rank in 1987 from Masatoshi Nakayama, Chief Instructor of the Japan Karate Association. 

Founder and chief instructor of Shotokan Karate USA, is a 8th dan conferred upon him by leading senior senseis throughout the USA. He received his 7th Dan from the USA National Karate-do Federation (USA-NKF) member of the US Olympic Committee, as well as from the prestigious International Shotokan Research Society. He has also earned a 6th Dan from the Japan Karate Association (JKA) personally issued by Master Tetsuhiko Asai and from the World Karate Federation (WKF) member of the International Olympic Committee. He has been practicing Karate for 54 years.

Ms. Lindsey, is the first Polynesian Explorer and female Fellow in the History of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey is an internationally recognized expert in the emergent field of cultural intelligence. Cultures world-wide, as studied by Ms. Lindsey, include a vast range of Martial Arts Science, which is being researched and cataloged on past and present martial history and present day existence.

George C. Scordilis, DC, CCSP, DMBPP

Dr. Scordilis is recognized by his peers throughout the entire Chiropractic community as a thought provoking leader in nutrition, exercise physiology and integrative wellness. Has traveled with the USA karate team to Venezuela and Greece as the teams Chiropractor. Has treated elite swimmers  at the USA Olympic training center in Colorado Springs with the USA junior national swim team. Has an active practice in Clifton, NJ in which he uses his knowledge and expertise to help his patients. Has trained Koei-Kan Karate-Do for 50 years, has competed nationally and internationally and holds a 7th degree black belt.

To connect with DR. Scordilis directly you can go on to his web site www.njultimatewellness.com

Dr. Peter J Scordilis is a Chiropractic Sports Physician who treats athletes of all disciplines. He has provided on field and ringside medical support at many local, regional and collegiate events. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and triathlon coach and holds a black belt in Koei-Kan Karate Do.

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Dr Mathis taught Electronics School for the US Navy for 3 years at the Class A School in San Francisco, California. Dr. Mathis has a degree in human physiology and minor studies in engineering from the University of California – Davis.  He received his medical degree (MD) in 1979 from AUC Medical School. He took his residency training at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Mathis has practiced in the areas of Urgent Care and Family Practice since 1986.  He began Holistic-Anti-Aging practice in 2004. He is board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine (2001), Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine (2006) and he is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (2005). 

Emil Farkas is a Hungarian American martial arts instructor, author and historian, whose best selling book “The Martial arts Encyclopedia” is the most definitive one volume reference book on the subject. Farkas who specializes in writing reference books has recently authored the “Photo History of Martial Arts in America” with close to 2,000 photographs covering martial arts  from 1900 to the present.

Jack Sabat is a practitioner of Martial Arts for 50 Years. As a Black-Belt in Chinese Kempo/ Shito-Ryu/ and Presently, 7th Degree Black-Belt in Koei-Kan Karate-Do; Jack has experienced concrete factors and underlying principles of real Budo (Martial Ways). Martial Arts Philosophy or life philosophy will be examined and translated for the purpose of strengthening the spiritual – mental – and physical aspects of life. These expressions or philosophical views can be used to encourage, help, and stimulate the Inner Spirit to Thrive.

Thomas (Tom) Davies has been an active karate-ka in the Koei Kan Karate-Do system since he started his training in 1978 under Sensei Ed Kaloudis.  Since moving to Southern California in 1984, Tom has been training under Sensei Jack Sabat of Santa Barbara, California. Tom was the chief sensei of the Long Beach Koei Kan dojo for over 11 years and currently holds the rank of Go-Dan.