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Meet Sensei Blue

Meet Sensei Blue

Sensei says block your groin Mr. Kicker

Left to right.   Guro Blue, Guro Forsman, Professor Remy Amador Presas, Master Jose E. Bueno.

Guro Tom Hull and Guro Herb Blue after a seminar with the late Great Professor Wally Jay, Grandmaster of small circle JuJitsu. 

Modern Arnis Seminar with Professor Remy A. Presas in HBTSD in Redding, Ca with some of the most outstanding warriors I have ever met.

Sensei Blue has over 35 years of experience in multiple styles of Martial Arts.  He has owned and operated three of Northern California's Martial Arts training facilities, and has chosen to make his home in Green Bay, Wisconsin, also the home of the Green Bay Packers.


Sensei Blue's goal is to train the great warriors of our future.


His teaching style will inspire and entertain you throughout your journey to becoming a knowledgeable and successful warrior.


     Tidbit: My first karate lesson in 1978 at Shasta Community College was to just maintain my fitness so I could ski better in the winter. Little did I realize that Martial Arts would take over my life.

Degrees and Accomplishments

Modern Arnis, Black Belt 2nd degree


Wu Ying Tao, Black Belt 2nd degree


Wado Kai, Black Belt 3rd degree


Tae Kwon Do, Black Belt 1st degree


Former President of Modern Arnis Northern California division


Top Ten Sparring and Weapons Kata competitor with Golden State Karate Association and International Martial Arts Competitors Federation


Organizer Annual Kiwanis Karate Challenge Tournaments (1993-1997)


Demonstration Team (Team True Blue) Choreographer (1986-2001)


Sensei Blue wishes to acknowledge the teachers who inspired him on his journey, for without their words of encouragement and patience he would not be the warrior he is today.


  • Jan Hill, Go Ju Kai
  • Sejo Bruce Terrill,  Wu Ying Tao
  • Sensei David Hovis, Wu Ying Tao
  • Professor Remy Amador Presas (RIP), Modern Arnis
  • Master Jose E. Bueno, Modern Arnis, and Kodenkan Ju Jitsu
  • Sifu Richard Weiss, Jeet Kune Do
  • Joe Chin (RIP), Damn Fool Style Kung Fu

My Black Belt students


  • Warren Bruce WWII combat sniper (RIP), my arrow shooter  in the style of shooting an arrow straight at my heart. As i caught the arrows or missed many a time at demonstrations up and down the west coast. You will always be honored and remembered.


  • Blain Cort "Son", Wu Ying Tao & Modern Arnis

Our efforts in California would have perished if not for your vigilance to maintain Martial Arts integrity. Our future in California is and has been in your hands for many years. Thank you for carrying that hardship and for making Martial Art a Fun Family bonding time.


And a special mention to all of my Black Belts. Thank you for sharing your journey with me