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Biography: Elder Grandmaster Carlos F. de Leon
Lua Halau O Kaihewalu / Halau O de Leon MO'O (Dragon) System (The Hidden Arts)
Masters Hall of Fame Board Member 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011
Elder Grandmaster Carlos de Leon Alihikaua 10TH Degree Black belt in Mo’o (Dragon) System with the Title of Kaiso (Founder) / Kumu Lua Halau O Kaihewalu, Grand Master de Leon Kudan 9TH Degree Black belt with a title of Hanshi under Kempo International Organization, and Hachidan 8th Degree Black belt in Kempo with the Title of Elder Grand Master of the Arts under the World Professional Black Belt Martial Art Organization. Elder Grand Master de Leon also holds the title of Tai Sigung in Wing Chun Gung Fu, Grand Tuhon in Arnis_Kali (Philippine Stickfighting)..
Professor de Leon started his Martial Arts training at the age of 4 under his father in the art of Kempo, which is the foundation of Professors de Leon's Martial Arts Training.
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 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, Wing chun 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. Professor de Leon continues to study Hawaiian Lua under Grand Master Olohe Solomon Kaihiwalu. Professor de Leon has been teaching in the United States for the past 24 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 Clayton 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.
Elder Grandmaster de Leon is available for classes in the San Francisco Bay Area, along with his assistant instructors Professor Bernard Lapointe Hachidan 8th degree black belt, Professor Matt Nocerino Hachidan 8th degree black belt, Renshi Jason Kohn Rokudan 6th degree black belt, Renshi Mark Cox Rokudan 6th degree black belt, Master Giorgio Famiglietti Godan 5th degree black belt, Master Chris Delgado Rokudan 6th degree black belt, Sensei Christina Blohm Yodan 4th degree black belt.
Professor Carlos de Leon has a Bachelor’s degree in Leadership Organizational Studies, a Master’s degree in Information Technology & Information Assurance, a PhD in Martial Arts Philosophy & Science, and a PhD in Business Administration with a dissertation in Cyber Security and Policy in the Department of Defense.
Professor Carlos de Leon is a commissioned Officer in the Army National Guard. He is currently working as a Cyber Intelligence Officer for USCYBERCOM.
Past and Present Teachers - Mentors - Friends in the Martial Arts
|Late Professor Oscar de Leon
||Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu
||Kumu Lua Ron Burns
|Late Sijo Emperado
||GM Ernesto Presas
||Kumu Lua Greg Shaner
|Late Sensei Jose Guzman
||Sifu Bill Hernan
||Kumu Lua Ramsay Taum
|Senior GM Ming Lum
||Professor Wally Jay
||Kumu Lua Nicolas Buelna
|Professor Michael Whittle
||Professor James Muro
||Kumu Lua Tim Mcguire
|Professor Max Pallen Jr.
||Shihan Jose Hernandez
||Kumu Lua IsidroTrujillo
|Soke David Dye
||Shihan Hans Ingebretsen
||Kumu Lua Jeff Mcguire
|GM Scott Woods
||Sigung Edward Bansuelo
||Shihan Scott Merrill
|GM Bob Maschmeier
||Kaiso Dave Bendigkeit
||Professor John Masculine
|Shihan Jonathan Hamilton
||Shihan Adrian de Silva
||Professor Gary Deaver
|Sifu Simon Mayers
||GM Eric Schumann
||Sensei Louis Jumomville
|Sensei Ken Svane
||Grand Master Nunes
||Sifu Randy Ong
Professor Matt Nocerino - Hanshi Carlos de Leon - Professor Bernard Lapointe
Sensei Chris Delgado - Renshi Jason Kohn - Master Mark Cox
Kyoshi Matt Nocerino - Hanshi Carlos de Leon - Kyoshi Bernard Lapointe
Joi Delgado Nidan Sensei - Derek Nordahl Nidan Sensei - Richard Bigham Nidan Sensei - Nico Lapointe Nidan Sensei
Jennifer Blohm Nidan Sensei - Sean VanBeveren Nidan Sensei - Chris D. Sandan Sensei - Jason K. Yodan Master - Mark C. Sandan sensei
Matt Nocerino Kyoshi - Carlos de Leon Hanshi - Bernard Lapointe Kyoshi
Joi D. Sensei - Chris D. Sensei - Richard B. Sensei - Derek N. Sensei - Jason K. Master
Jennifer B. Sensei - Sean V. Sensei - Mark C. Sensei
Matthew Nocerino Jr. - Jesse Llamas. - Nico Lapointe Sensei
Matt Nocerino Kyoshi - Carlos de Leon Hanshi - Carlos de Leon Jr. - Bernard Lapointe Kyoshi
Marcus Nocerino - Max Nocerino - Kiarra de Leon - Julia Llamas - Hailey Solis
Mo'o Dragon System Black Belts
|Professor Bernard Lapointe|
Professor / Kumu Lua Lapointe Hachidan 8th degree black belt with over 30 years of martial arts in Kempo, Arnis, Wing Chun, and Hawaiian Lua.
|Professor Matt Nocerino|
Professor / Kumu Lua Nocerino Hachidan 8th degree black belt with over 30 years of training in Kajukenbo, Arnis, Hawaiian Lua, and Wing Chun.
|Renshi Jason Kohn|
Renshi Jason Kohn Rokudan 6th degree black belt with over 20 years of martial arts training in Kempo, Arnis, Wing Chun, and Hawaiian Lua.
|Renshi Mark Cox|
Renshi / Kumu Lua Mark Rokudan 6th degree black belt with over 20 years of training in Kempo, Arnis, Wing Chun, and Hawaiian Lua.
|Renshi Chris Delgado|
Renshi / Kumu Lua Chris Rokudan 6th degree black belt with over 20 years of training in Wing Chun, Hawaiian Lua, Arnis, Kempo, and MMA
|Master Giorgio Famiglietti|
Renshi Giorgio Godan 5th degree black belt with over 20 years of training in Shotokan, kempo, Arnis, and Hawaiian Lua.
|Sensei Christina Blohm|
Sensei Christina Sandan 3rd degree black belt with over 13 years of training in Kempo, Arnis, Wing Chun and Hawaiian Lua.
|Sensei Richard Bigham|
Sensei Richard Sandan 3rd degree black belt with over 10 years of training in Kempo, and Arnis.
|Sensei Anthony Zumbo|
Sensei Anthony Sandan 3rd degree black belt with over 10 years of training in Kempo, and Arnis.
|Sensei Sean Van Beveren|
Sensei Sean Nidan 2nd degree black belt with over 10 years in Kempo, Arnis, Wing Chun, and Hawaiian Lua
|Sensei Jennifer Blohm|
Sensei Jennifer Nidan 2nd degree black belt with over 8 years in Kempo, Arnis, and Hawaiian Lua.
|Sensei Nico Lapointe|
Sensei Nico Nidan 2nd degree black belt with over 8 years of training in Kempo, Arnis, and Hawaiian Lua.
|Sensei Derek Nordahl|
Sensei Nordahl Nidan 2nd degree black belt with over 8 year in Kempo Karate and Arnis de mano mano.
|Sensei Joi Delgado|
Sensei Joi Shodan 1st degree black belt with over 6 year in Hawaiian Lua
|Sensei Phil Land|
Sensei Phil Land 1st degree Black Belt with over 4 years experience in the art of Hawaiian Lua
|Sensei Michael Zumbo|
Sensei Zumbo is a Black belt in the Art of Wing Chun
|Sensei Corey Bitterman|
Sensei Corey Shodan 1st degree black belt with over 9 years in Tae Kwon DO, Kempo, Arnis and Wing Chun.
|Kyosei Shannon O'neill|
Kyosei Shannon Shodan 1st degree black belt with over 6 years in Kempo, Arnis, and Hawaiian Lua.
|Kyosei Gregory O'neill|
Kyosei Gregory Shodan 1st degree with over 5 years of training in Kempo, Arnis, and Hawaiian Lua.
|Kyosei Stacy Moorehouse|
Kyosei Stacy Shodan 1st degree with over 5 years of training in the art of Kempo Karate and Kombatan.
|Sensei Richard Madison|
Sensei Richard Nidan 2nd degree black belt with over 15 years of training in Kempo, Arnis, and Wing Chun.