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Michael Matsuda: The Martial Arts History Museum (Part 7)

Dragonfest: The Comic-Con of the Martial Arts In the 1990s, actor and martial arts pioneer Gerald Okamura started a convention called Dragonfest. It was an accumulation of martial arts stars, pioneers, and celebrities. From just a small room with a handful of tables, it amounted to a larger convention with over a thousand visitors in attendance. The event lasted for nine years as Dragonfest ended and laid dormant for the next ten years. Upon the encouragement of the martial arts community and the blessings of Gerald Okamura, the museum re-started Dragonfest. It has grown to over 3,000 visitors and 140 booths in the six years and has expanded to a

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Linda Bustamante
Linda Bustamante
Linda Bustamante is a writer, actress, and model with a 4th Degree Black Belt in Goju Ryu Japanese Karate, 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and she is ranked in Wei Kuen Do and certified in Chi Fung.

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