About Us

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We, the administrators, found a need to create this blog when we attempted to find like-minded folks when we first moved to our new homes. Both of us looked around the web and could not find any information in a single place about Martial Arts schools and instructors in our areas. Hence, we took it upon ourselves to create a site where all this information can be found in one place. And it was really simple for us to do. We have provided a “Map (USA and the World)” link to ease your searches. Read the simple instructions there and you have the World available to find Martial Arts schools, or anything you may be interested in. Additionally some of these schools are rated by customers.

What this blog IS and IS NOT:

  • It IS NOT a blog where arguments are made over which style of martial arts is the best, etc.
  • It IS a blog where you can share your knowledge and build new relationships
  • It IS a blog were we can read events, share upcoming seminars, etc.
  • It IS a blog where we can find local Martial Arts schools and instructors wherever you are located
  • It IS a blog where we can rate our experiences with other schools and instructors (ratings MUST go through the administrators, to submit a rating please go to the Contact page and submit your request)

Victor Hervias:

His interest and practice of martial arts began in 1972 and he has been training, teaching, and fighting ever since. He competed at an amateur and professional level during the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. And, Nationally and Regionally rated by Karate Illustrated (KI), Professional Karate League (PKL), and NASKA fighter ratings organizations in semi-contact Martial Arts.

  • 10th Degree, Sr. Grand Master, Quick Draw MMA
  • 7th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo Karate and UKF Kenpo
  • Inducted to the International Kenpo Karate Hall of Fame in 2009
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Isshin-Ryu (Okinawan) Karate
  • Former National and Regionally Top Rated Sport Karate Fighter
  • Purple Belt in Japanese (BUDO) Ju-Jitsu
  • Former amateur and professional Kick Boxer
  • Still training but retired (2014) from sparring, ground work, etc. due to various injuries
  • Also retired in 2014 from his job as a statistical engineer
  • Currently resides in Madison, AL with his wife Carol, and 3 of the nicest, most beautiful kids (K-9s, named: Jackson Raleigh Hervias [Yorkshire Terrier], Colby Hervias [Yorkshire Terrier, winner of many Blue Ribbon Championships & now retired], and Ophelia Hervias [also full blooded and is a Chihuahua]).

Larry McCraw:

Larry began studying martial arts early in life and continues to do so this day. He says his fighting really took off when he began training with Dick Willett from American Kenpo Karate in San Diego in 1973. Larry is a former Karate semi-contact and Full Contact Kick Boxing champion. Larry fought and beat many of the top ten fighters of the 70s and 80s. He was himself in the top ten (Nationally and Regionally) and rated by many of the ratings organization. Former owner of a American Kenpo Karate (AKK) school/Martial Arts studio in San Diego. Currently Larry owns the Quickdraw MMA school in Oregon and is very active in areas of the combat arts.

  • Five years wrestling with Northwest College wrestling team
  • Former National and Regionally Top Rated Sport Karate Fighter
  • Professional Kickboxer for many years with USA and World Championship titles
  • International Kenpo Karate Hall of Fame inductee
  • 6th Degree Black Belt with American Kenpo Karate
  • Professional Powerlifter for many years with record lifts- 1003.5 lb. squat in competition in 1993
  • 675 lb. bench press at 60 years of age
  • 885 lb. deadlift at 61 years of age
  • Currently lives in Oregon and owns the Quickdraw MMA school
  • Still spars (standup and ground), lifts, and trains at his gym and specializes in grappling, MMA, kickboxing, and powerlifting