Dr. Carlos De Leon
Sho Dai Soke and Kumu Lua Alihikaua Umi 10th Degree
Biography: Professor Carlos F. de Leon PhD
Lua Halau of Kaihewalu / Halau O de Leon MO'O (Dragon) System (The Hidden Arts)
Masters Hall of Fame Board Member from 2003 to 2011.
Elder Grandmaster Carlos Deleon with over 40 years of martial arts experience, holds the titles of Judan 10th Degree Black Belt in MO'O Dragon System with the title of Sho Dai Soke (Founder) under the Sokeship Council Seishinryoku Kai W.S.C.S.K./ Kumu Lua Alihikaua Umi 10th degree Lua Halau O Kaihewalu (Lua Martial Arts), Kudan 9th degree with the title of Hanshi under Kempo International Organization, and Elder Grand Master de Leon also holds the title of Tai Sigung 8th degree in Wing Chun Gung Fu, Grand Tuhon 8th degree in Arnis_Kali (Filipino Stick Fighting) under the World Professional Black Belt Martial Art Organization.
Professor de Leon has also trained in Hawaiian Kenpo since 1978, and in Tae Kwon Do, Kick Boxing and combative empty hand and weapons training in the Guatemalan Army. Professor de Leon competed in Central and South American international tournaments where he was notorious for his kicks and speed. In 1992 Professor Carlos competed with the Guatemalan Army martial arts team and obtained a first place as a team and first place as an individual. In 1993 Professor de Leon moved to the United States to the San Francisco Bay area and trained in Shaolin Kempo 1993 to present, WingChun Gung Fu 1996 to present, Shorinji Ryu Sato Ninjitsu 1996-1998, Kali Arnis de mano (Kombatan) 1999 to present, And Hawaiian Lua 1999 to present. Kumu Lua Alihikaua de Leon was a direct student of Hawaiian Lua Grand Master Olohe Solomon Kaihiwalu. Professor de Leon has been teaching in the United States for the past 27 years.
Professor Carlos de Leon is the founder of the MO'O Dragon Halau O de Leon / Lua Halau O kaihewalu.
Professor Carlos de Leon was inducted into the Following Martial Arts Hall of Fame Organizations:
• Masters Hall of Fame 2002 Humanitarian Award
• Masters Hall of Fame 2007 Silver Life Achievement Award
• USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2009 Original founder of the Art Award "Kaiso."
The Mo'o Dragon Halau O de Leon /Lua Halau O kaihewalu currently has Black belt Instructors in 5 locations, 1 in Martinez California, 2 in Concord California, 1 in Los Angeles California and 1 in Arizona. As part of our dedication to the community, we offer classes in MO'O Dragon system as well in the individual systems of Hawaiian Lua, Kempo karate, Wing Chun Gung Fu, and Arnis_Kali Philippino stickfighting, MMA and Kobudo.
Professor de Leon is available for classes in the San Francisco Bay Area. His black belt students: Kyoshi Bernard Lapointe Hachidan 8th degree black belt; Kyoshi Matt Nocerino Hachidan 8th degree black belt; Renshi Jason Kohn Rokudan 6th degree black belt; Renshi Mark Cox Rokudan 6th degree black belt; Renshi Chris Delgado Rokudan 6th degree black belt; Renshi Giorgio Famiglietti Godan 5th degree black belt; Master Dave Bernhardt 4th degree black belt; Sensei Richard Bigham 4th degree black belt; Sensei Christina Blohm Sandan 4th degree black belt are also available for private instruction.
Professor Carlos de Leon has a Bachelor’s degree in Leadership Organizational Studies, a Master’s degree in Information Technology & Information Assurance, a Master's degree in Criminal Justice, a Ph.D. in Martial Arts Philosophy & Science, and a Doctorate in Business Administration with a dissertation in Cyber Security and Policy in the Department of Defense.
Professor Deleon’s Friends, Teachers, and Mentors in the Martial Arts
Late Professor Oscar Deleon Kempo, Late Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu Hawaiian Lua, Late Professor Wally Jay small circle jujitsu, Late Godfather Ming Lum, Late Kumu Lua Jason McNeeley, Late Grand Tuhon Max Pallen,
Late Sijo Emperado Kajukenbo, Grand Master Richard Nunez Lima Lama, Grand Master Ernesto Presas Combatan, GM Bob Machmeier Kajukenbo, Professor – Kumu Lua Mike Whittle, Professor – Kumu Lua James Muro,
Professor – Kumu Lua Hans Ingebretsen, Kumu Lua Nico Buelna, Kumu Lua Ron Burns, Kumu Lua Greg Shaner, Kumu Lua Ramsay Taum, Kumu Lua Isidro Trujillo, Kumu Lua Tim and Jeff McGuire, Kumu Lua Michelle Manu,
Kumu Lua Randy Ong, Late Sifu Bill Hernan Wing Chun, Sensei Ken Svain Kempo, Master Adrian De Silva Kempo,
Master Jonathan Hamilton Kempo, Hanshi Jose Hernandez Kenpo, GM Erick Schumann American Kenpo, Professor Kumu Lua Matt Nocerino, Professor Kumu Lua Bernard Lapointe, Renshi Jason Kohn, Renshi Mark Cox, Renshi Chris Delgado, Renshi Giorgio Famiglietti, Master Cristina Blohm, Master Richard Bigham,
Master Dave Bernhardt, Professor Scott Merril, GM Ed Bansuelo, GM Frank Dux, Soke Daved Dye,
GM Cynthia Rothrock, Sensei Craig Kutil, Dai Soke Spiridon, Hanshi Jorgensen, Master Victor Teran.