• 01:30

    The Sanuces Bloodline Brotherhood Part 9 interview with Professor Peter Lawson

    in Sports

    Professor Peter Lawson started his experiential journey in the world of martial arts at the age of 11 years old in Jamaica, West Indies. Under the tutelage of Sensei Errol Lyn, he studied Seido Karate after which he became 2nd Belt Karate Champion of Jamaica in 1982. Eventually, at the tender age of 15 years old, he returned to New York City to attend college. In N.Y.C., World Seido Karate founder Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura promoted Mr. Lawson to his first black belt on October 4, 1987 after a grueling 2 hour sparring session (the final installment of a 2 week test). Later, he earned a 2nd place at the World Seido Karate Invitational Tournament, Middle Weight Division – Black belt.

    Next, Mr. Lawson intensely trained (6 days per week; up to 4 hours per day) with the late great Dr. Moses Powell in Sanucus Ryu Jiujitsu after a chance meeting in Brooklyn. First, he was invited to train at the good doctor’s residence before transferring to the infamous “When World Collide Dojo.” The rigorous training paid off when Mr. Lawson earned a 6th degree blackbelt in Sanucus Ryu Jiujitsu.

    In February of 1997, Mr. Lawson began studying a new art – Brazilian Jiujitsu – which became popular with the advent of the Ultimate Fighting Championships and Mixed Martial Arts competitions. Mr. Lawson’s study took him all over the world: Japan; Brazil; U.A.E., and throughout the U.S.A. with his illustrious instructor – Master Renzo Gracie and his family. Within his years of studying said art, Mr. Lawson won 3 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal and 1 Bronze medal at the Pan American Jiujitsu Championships. He, also, won a Bronze medal at the International Masters & Seniors Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    ”We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.“

  • 01:59

    Dynamic Dojo Talkradio: With Richard Norton

    in Sports

    Richard Norton is best known as a martial artist, action film star, and stuntman. Norton worked as a bodyguard in the entertainment business before pursuing an acting career.    He has a 5th-degree Shihan rank Black Belt in Goju Ryu, 5th-degree Masters rank in Chun Kuk Do (Chuck Norris system), 4th-degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and an 8th-degree Black Belt in Zen Do Kai Karate. He has trained extensively with such Martial Arts legends asTino Ceberano, Tadashi Yamashita, Fumio Demura, Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace, Pete "Sugar Foot" Cunningham, the Machado brothers and Chuck Norris.   Norton is in constant demand for seminars all over the world, covering such topics as street defense, martial arts weapons drills, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts. His 15 years experience as a Personal Body Guard for some of Rock and Roll's greats finds Richard in particular demand for teaching the realities of real life street defense, focusing on aspects such as adrenal dump, stress control and pre-emptive strikes. His first screen appearance was in the 1980 Chuck Norris film The Octagon, and to date he has worked on over 70 feature films and television programs.

  • 01:54

    Dynamic Dojo Talkradio: Guest, William Christopher Ford

    in Sports

    9/15/13 Sunday 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern. Sunday Brunch Show!
    Join Sifu Robert and special guest co-host Kimo as they welcome Sensei William Christopher (W.C.) Ford.
    Sensei Ford began his lifelong study of the martial arts in 1974 at the age of 7 (at the urging of his mother who is from Japan) in the Okinawan art of Shorin Ryu Karate-Do (Kobayashi Ryu) under the late Sensei Richard Rabago. He was tested for and was promoted to black belt at the age of 13 by Master Tadashi Yamashita, but only after he had failed the test on his first attempt months earlier. He currently holds the rank of Go-Dan (5th Dan) in Karate-do but has a deep appreciation and respect for all martial arts styles. 
    William considers himself a student always and is currently studying Japanese Shiatsu Anma massage at the renowned Shiatsu Massage School of California in Santa Monica. "I believe that the martial arts and

  • 00:16


    in Books

    Hosted by criminal defense lawyer Elizabeth Kelley, AuthorChats features in-depth interviews with writers about their recent works.  In this episode, she speaks with Allan A. Ryan, author of "Yamashita's Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur's Justice, and Command Accountability." 
    As the book jacket notes, "Allan A. Ryan reopens the case against Yamashita to illuminate crucial questions and controversies that have surrounded his trial and conviction, but also to deepen our understanding of broader contemporary issues -- especially the limits of command accountability -- that first emerged from that tribunal," 
    Professor Ryan clerked for Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White and now teaches the law of war at Boston College Law School and Harvard University. 

  • 00:31

    Test Run 8/1

    in Sports

    Test Run
    Health and Fitness with Eric Yamashita. This years runner up at the NPC USA Bodbybuilding Championships. 46 years young and still doing it!!!

  • 00:46


    in Movies

    Hosts Bless Mathis and Mike Hernandez Welcome to the Observatory where our tool of exploration is admiration.  Come join us for some insight on your favorite films and soon to be favorite films.  Like Someone in Love is a Japanese-language drama film written and directed by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, starring Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno and Ryo Kase
    The Place Beyond the Pines
    A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
    Director: Derek Cianfrance
    Website: theobservatory1.com
    Email Bless and Mike :     theobservatory1@gmail.com

  • 01:49

    The Dynamic Dojo Show: Special Guest, Master Kris Kademian

    in Sports

    Join Sifu Restita and Sifu Robert as they welcome Master Kris Kademian to the show!!
    Kris Kademian is a lifelong practitioner of martial arts.  In 1970 at the early age of three he was introduced to Catch Wrestling by his grandfather, Lazarus Kademian, who became his first instructor and mentor. In the years that followed Master Kademian had the opportunity to also train in many other arts including Karate, Kobudo, Kung-Fu, Ju-Jutsu, Aikido, Hapkido and Kendo.
    In 1995 Master Kademian founded Masters In Motion®? (MIM), to teach the best elements of all the arts he has learned.  MIM has since developed into a professional organization where Master Kademian currently serves as CEO and Chief Instructor.
    Full biography at:

  • 02:49

    186pointDUCE (WWR) "The TRIMs Thursday"

    in Music

    186pointDUCE (WWR) "The TRIMs Thursday"
    In the Bay Area, there is a lot of great new music coming out each week. Bands break up, new ones begin and the buzz ensues…That brings us to The Trims,
        a local San Jose outfit that has the loyal fanbase and buzz to take them beyond their locality and into a national “spotlight”. That’s why we chose them for this feature, so you can get yourself better acquainted with the artists that are happening in the South Bay Area. 
        The Trims have a strong sound reminiscent of early Strokes and the brit pop of the 90′s, while also conjuring the swagger of artists like Joy Division. Blend that style with over-sexed lyrics about all things scandalous, and you have the identity that defines The Trims.

  • 00:16

    Vapor Professionals / Maricopa County Home & Garden Show

    in Moms and Family

    Vapor Steam Cleaning, to sanitize, clean and deodorize virtually any surface - without using chemicals with Charlie Yamashita of Vapor Professionals. This blog talk radio show is presented by the Maricopa County Home Shows, held 5 times a year, exclusively at the AZ State Fairgrounds and the University of Phoenix Stadium.

  • 01:30

    The Blood-Jet Writing Hour with Rachelle Cruz

    in Poetry

    With guest Karen Tei Yamashita:
    Heralded as a “big talent” by the Los Angeles Times, extolled by the New York Times for her “mordant wit,” and praised by Newsday for “wrestl[ing] with profound philosophical and social issues” while delivering an “immensely entertaining story,” Karen Tei Yamashita is one of the foremost writers of her generation. I Hotel, which took over a decade to write and research, is her magnum opus.

    The author of four previous novels, Yamashita is the recipient of an American Book Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Award. A California native who has also lived in Brazil and Japan, she teaches at the University of California-Santa Cruz, where she received the Chancellor’s Award for Diversity in 2009.

  • 01:00

    Whirl With Merle

    in Travel

    I'm in Irvine California at the Atrium Hotel, just across the way from the John Wayne Airport. Dean Yamashita, Director of Marketing will talk about this great hotel. Do hotels offer restaurants that warrant eating out at vs. those just staying at the hotel. Executive Chef Chris Reischi will discuss the fare of the Waterfalls restaurant.

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