Biography: Professor Carlos F. de Leon PhD
Lua Halau of Kaihewalu / Halau O de Leon MO'O (Dragon) Lua System (Hawaiian Lua, Kempo, Wing Chun, and Kombatan_Modern Arnis)
Masters Hall of Fame Board Member from 2003 to 2011.
Professor Carlos Deleon with over 43 years of martial arts experience, holds the titles of Shodai Soke Juichidan (11th) degree founder of MO'O Lua system, Kumu Lua Mekia Alihikaua Umi 10th degree under the Lua Halau O Kaihewalu (Hawaiian Lua Martial Arts), Hanshi Judan 10th degree Kempo, Lakan Siyam 9th degree Grandmaster under the Modern Arnis Kombatan Presas System (Filipino Stick-Knife Fighting), Tai Sigung 8th degree in Wing Chun Gung Fu, with the title of Elder Grand Master under the World Professional Black Belt Martial Art Organization. Dr. Deleon has been recognized as a founder of MO'O Lua system under Kempo International, the Sokeship Council Seishinryoku Kai W.S.C.S.K. and the World Headmasters Sokeship Council as the founder of the MO'O Lua System.
Professor de Leon has also trained in Hawaiian Kenpo since 1979, 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 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 Grandmaster Olohe Solomon Kaihiwalu. Professor de Leon has been teaching in the United States for the past 29 years. Professor Carlos de Leon is the founder of the MO'O Lua Halau O de Leon / Lua Halau O kaihewalu.Sho Dai Soke Carlos de Leon Inductions and Recognitions:
• 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."
• Who is Who in the Martial Arts (Featured in the Book "Changing Lives Series" 2021 VOL. 6)
• The World's Greatest Volume 39 "Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame" induction 2021.
The Mo'o Lua Halau O de Leon /Lua Halau O kaihewalu currently has Black belt Instructors in the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, and Argentina. US locations, Martinez California, Concord California, Los Angeles California, and Temecula California. As part of our dedication to the community, we offer classes in MO'O Lua 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 California, and around the world. His black belt students: Hanshi Kumu Lua Bernard Lapointe Kudan (9th degree) black belt; Hanshi Kumu Lua Matt Nocerino Kudan (9th degree) black belt; Kyoshi Kumu Lua Luis Sanchez (Tijuana Mexico) Hachidan 8th degree black belt; Kyoshi Kumu Lua Mark Cox Hachidan 8th degree black belt; Kyoshi Kumu Lua Chris Delgado Hachidan 8th degree black belt; Kyoshi Jason Kohn Shichidan 7th degree black belt; Kyoshi Kumu Lua Giorgio Famiglietti Shichidan 7th degree black belt; Renshi Kumu Lua Pablo Gobbi (Argentina) Rokudan 6th degree black belt, Renshi Kumu Lua Richard Bigham Godan 5th degree black belt; Renshi Kumu Lua Christina Blohm Godan 5th degree black belt; Master Dave Bernhardt 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 Teachers in the Martial Arts:Late Professor Oscar Deleon Kempo, Late Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu Hawaiian Lua, Late SGM Ernesto Presas Kombatan_Modern Arnis, Sensei Ken Svain Kempo, Late Sifu Bill Hernan Wing Chun.
Professor Deleon’s Mentors in the Martial Arts:
Late Professor Wally Jay small circle jujitsu, Late Godfather Ming Lum, Late Sijo Emperado Kajukenbo, SGM Richard Nunez Lima Lama, GM Ernesto Presas Jr. Kombatan_Modern Arnis, Late Grand Tuhon Max Pallen, SGM Bob Machmeier Kajukenbo, Professor – Kumu Lua Mike Whittle, Professor – Kumu Lua James Muro, Professor - Kumu Lua Hans Ingebretsen, Hanshi Jose Hernandez Kenpo.
Professor Deleon’s Friends in the Martial Arts:
Late Kumu Lua Jason McNeeley, GM Jordan Pallen, 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, GM Gabriel Zayas, GM Mario Lorenzana, GM Machael Jai White, GM Jessie Bowen, Kumu Lua Randy Ong, Master Adrian De Silva Kempo, GM Erick Schumann American Kenpo, Professor Scott Merril, GM Ed Bansuelo, GM Frank Dux, GM Cynthia Rothrock, Sensei Craig Kutil, Dai Soke Spiridon, Master Victor Teran, Shidoshi Glenn Perry, Dr. John Williams, Hanshi Jorgen Jorgensen Kempo International.
Professor Deleon’s Black Belt Students in the Martial Arts:
Kyoshi Kumu Lua Luis Sanchez, Professor Kumu Lua Matt Nocerino, Professor Kumu Lua Bernard Lapointe, Kyoshi Kumu Lua Jason Kohn, Kyoshi Kumu Lua Mark Cox, Kyoshi Kumu Lua Chris Delgado, Renshi Giorgio Famiglietti, Renshi Cristina Blohm, Renshi Kumu Lua Richard Bigham, Master Dave Bernhardt, Renshi Kumu Lua Pablo Gobbi, Sensei Dereck Nordahl, Sensei Nick Nolen, Sensei, James Bigham, Sensei Sean Hively, Sensei Kyle Hively, Sensei Sean VanBeveren, Sensei Stacy Moorhouse, Sensei Delfino Herrera, Sensei Karen Routkoski, Sensei Debby, Late Sensei Kenny Sugru, Sensei Josh Dick, Sensei Matt Cox, Sensei Jeff Kohn, Sensei Jennifer Blohm, Sensei Nico Lapointe, Sensei Joi Delgado, Sensei Phill Land, Sensei Richard Madison, Sensei Corey Bitterman, Sensei Menchu Andres, Sensei Anthony Zumbo, Sifu Michael Zumbo, Sensei Shannon Oneil, Sensei Gregory Oneil, Sensei Aida Golzar, Sensei Gennine de Soto, Sensei Francesca Silva.