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O' Sensei DePasquale Sr.
O'Sensei DePasquale Sr. was one of the true pioneers of martial arts in the
United States, having begun his study of the martial arts in the early 1940’s.
After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he returned home and
resumed his pursuit of study in the arts. He was a renowned Jujutsu Master
and held the 10th Dan rank and the titles of Ni Dai, Shihan, and Professor
of the Martial Arts. He was the founder of the International Federation of
O'Sensei DePasquale traveled to many cities both foreign and domestic,
conducting seminars in self-defense. He founded the first Jujutsu Dojo
in the United States sanctioned by the Japanese Federation.
On September 23, 2006 at 1:30pm O'Sensei Michael DePasquale, Sr. passed away.
The world has lost a martial arts legend and pioneer. A loving husband,
father and teacher he will be sadly missed by all.
Michael DePasquale Jr. (click for online bio)
Soke Michael DePasquale Jr. is also a highly skilled Jujutsu Master. Soke DePasquale Jr. studied under his father and has carried on the tradition of Yoshitsune Waza Jujutsu as well as developing his own Combat Yoshitsune Jujutsu system. Soke DePasquale Jr. is the publisher / editor of Karate International Magazine and the author of several books on self-defense. He travels extensively, conducting seminars on self-defense with other renowned martial artists.
Michael DePasquale, Jr. was quite literally born to be a Martial Arts Master.
The son of the late Michael DePasquale Sr., Grandmaster of the Yoshitsune Waza
style of Ju-Jitsu. Michael Jr’s Martial Arts career began at the early age of
five, with Yoshitsune Ju-Jitsu in which he presently holds the coveted rank of
Soke (Grandmaster). He has completed and has been certified by the FBI Instructors’ program.
Bomb seminar attendance, Security Management, Inc (specialized in knife and
gun disarmament). Defensive and offensive knife techniques. Mr. DePasquale has
also had training in evacuation skills.
Founder, Federation of United Martial Artists (FUMA – Crusade Against Crime)
International Protection – Security Position Executive
Advanced Defensive Tactics Instructor
Trainer of NYPD Defensive Tactics Instructors
Trainer of 1st Division of the Armed Special Forces
Trainer of FBI Personnel
Trainer of U.S. Marshals
Trainer of Postal Police
Producer of Anti-Crime Television Show (FUMA Crime prevention Clinic)
Conducted Crime Awareness/Anti-Rape Seminars
Author, Streetwise Safety Series
Consultant, Corporate, Institutional, and Educational Security
Creator, COMBAT CARDIO personal fitness/self defense program
International Law Enforcement trainer
Trainer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Film Production Security
Political Candidate Security
Michael has an extensive background in communications. He is currently the Editor/Publisher
of Karate International Magazine. KI is the largest full-color Martial Arts & Entertainment
Magazine in the World. He is also the Information Provider/ Executive Director
of the Martial Arts Worldwide Network. This is the largest single source of
Martial Arts news, education and information in cyberspace with over 36,000
pages. Amongst his other ventures Michael has completed filming his first
feature length film as Executive Producer, Writer and Lead. Not only was he
working with the stunt/fight coordination, but he also wrote three songs for
the film. The “Cutoff,” is his company, Screen Action Production’s, first
step into the Mainstream.
Regis Philbin (6 segments) Guest Speaker: Anti-crime / streetwise safety demo.
Yo! MTV Raps Guest Speaker: Anti-crime / streetwise safety demo.
Niickelodeon Guest Speaker: Anti-crime Message
Attitudes Guest Speaker: Handicapped / streetwise safetydemo.
The 700 Club Guest Speaker: Handicapped / streetwise safetydemo.
13 Week Mini Series Producer: FUMA Crime Prevention Clinics
"Chop/Chop" (1967) Documentary first Martial Arts film produced in the US by a major Production Company (Paramount Pictures)
“King of the Kick Boxers”
“China Heat: Paid in Blood”
“The Power Within”
CREATOR/PRODUCER, ANTI-CRIME INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
Upright Street to Ground - Grappling - Illegal Strikes, Strangulations & Submission Holds
Grappling for Karate Practitioners - Police Defensive Tactics
Falling with Immediate Recovery MDP Sr. - Stick & Cane Techniques
MDP Sr. Pressure Point Knockout Techniques - MDP Sr. Te-Waza Hand Techniques
MDP Jr. 10 Favorite Street Techniques - Shark Bait Self Defense
Black Belt Ceremony - Grandmasters in Action
Combat Judo/Streetwise Ju-Jitsu Action Film Seminar
Combat Ju-Jitsu (4 part series) Yoshitsune Ju-Jitsu (5 part series)
Ring Deadly Street Lethal (2 part set)
"Karate International Magazine": World's Largest full color Martial Arts / Entertainment
"Ninja the Deadly Warrior" Martial Arts Magazine
"Combat Karate" Martial Arts Magazine
"Nin Ju Ka, The Deadly Art" Martial Arts Special Issue Magazine
"Monarch Illustrated Guide to Ju Jitsu" Book Simon & Schuster
"Ju Jitsu" Book Simon & Schuster
"Women's Guide to Self Defense" Book Simon & Schuster
"Learn the Martial Arts in Eight Weeks" Book Simon & Schuster
"Martial Arts for Young Athletes" Book Simon & Schuster
"Step By Step Guide to the Martial Arts" Book Hamlyn
"Who's Who in the Martial Arts Elite" Book MDP Enterprises
"StreetWise Safety for Women" Book Charles E. Tuttle & Co.
"StreetWise Safety for Children" Book Charles E. Tuttle & Co.
INSTRUCTION & EDUCATION
Graduate of the New York Academy of Theatrical Arts
Studied with William Hickey of the H.B. Studios Bergen Community College - Business Administration
Information Provider/Exec. Dir. of the AOL sponsored Martial
Arts Worldwide Network. The largest single source of Martial
Founder of the Federation of United Martial Artists (FUMA)- Crusade Against Crime and Drugs, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to pro-active programs of education and training in crime awareness and self-defense.
President of the International Federation of Ju-Jitsuans (I.F.O.J.J.). An international
organization dedicated to promoting brotherhood and unity throughout the Martial
At the age of 24 recognized by “Official Karate Magazine” as their ‘Martial Arts Star of the Year.’
AAU East Karate Championship (‘81)
Founder of the “Action Film Making Seminars”
To date he has also been inducted in 12 Martial Arts Halls of Fame.
Taught the 1st Division of The Army Special Forces, F.B.I. , U.S. Marshals, Postal Police, the New York City Police Academy and many other law enforcement personnel.