"My friends all said they wanted to be 'linked',

so I grabbed their legs and twisted them all together...

my web guy said that's not what they meant."

- Gene LeBell

On this page we have compiled a list of Web sites with quality content that we think you may find useful.
Clicking on any of the links below will open a new web browser, so you can always return to our Web site.
We have included brief descriptions of the site and the content.

Valley Martial Arts Supply
5638 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Serving students and masters since 1976. Martial arts equipment and supplies for any and all martial arts.
Although Gene does not like our dragon (he says he needs a head you can see), and he wants to change our name to Big Valley Martial Arts. : )
visit us at www.ValleyMartialArtsSupply.com

Martial Arts History Museum
Will our History be Forgotten? This is a question that has come to the forefront of martial artists throughout the country and it is something of great concern. Will we be forgotten? In the 70s, Joe Lewis brought us full-contact karate. In the 60s, Ark Y. Wong was one of the first Chinese kung fu teachers to begin teaching kung fu to non-Chinese. In the 40s and 50s, the art of judo dominated America. In the 70s a young man named Eric Lee changed the tournaments forever by opening the doors of forms competition for kung fu competitors. In the 60s and 70s, Gene LeBell astounded the world as he brought judo into American Wrestling. Robert Trias who opened the first karate school in America and it was Ed Parker that spread karate throughout the country. It was Karen Sheperd who traveled across the country alone and made an impact that everyone felt. It was Benny Urquidez who was considered the greatest full contact fighter of all time and his sister Lily who changed women fighting forever. Some of these facts many of you know, but some of these facts you probably never heard of.


American Combat Association
The American Combat Association was formed to promote the martial arts of boxing and catch as catch can wrestling. The ACA will be promoting events beginning in the summer of 2009. These events mark a return to the golden days of the great combo shows of the twentieth century.

A.M.A.M. American Martial Arts Movement

USA Internationals
Welcome to USA Internationals Inc. Home of the Legendary USA World Championships & USA Winter Olympics

Degerberg Academy
Chicago's Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts voted #1 Martial Arts school worldwide Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts won the Best Overall Martial Arts School Award at Black Belt Magazine's First Annual Industry Awards Dinner on Thursday, July 6th, 2006. All nominees were elected by popular vote of martial arts industry professionals worldwide. Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts is the only Chicago Martial arts school where you can learn mixed martial arts, Blend, karate, boxing, kickboxing, tai chi, muay thai boxing, tae kwon do, capoiera, jeet kun do, self defense, kali, arnis, escrima, jujitsu, jun fan, wing chun, savate, kung fu. You can get fit, lose weight and learn useful skills - and have fun!

Akayama Ryu Jujutsu
Official website for Akayama Ryu Jujutsu. With dojos in the U.S., Germany & Trinidad/Tobago, tradition-based Jujutsu is never far away. Mark Barlow, chief instructor of Akayama Ryu is a long-time friend and student of Gene.

Gene's top student and heir to the Gene LeBell Grappling System, Gokor "The Armenian Assassin" Chivichyan.

Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures.

Kombat Instruments Limited
KIL is a company created to serve the needs of combat martial artists by providing durable gear for full-contact stick fighting and weapon matches.

JKD Grappling Association
Official domian of JKD Grappling Association, Larry Hartsell Seminars, Inc.
Seminars: Worldwide.
Classes and Privates: Hayastan Academy

Advantage Athletics has specific drills and exercises for weightlifting, running, sprinting, throwing and jumping to develop form, technique, flexibility, speed, strength and power complete with sequence pictures and descriptions.

Benny "The Jet" Urquidez 6 time world kickboxing champion, stunt coordinator, and founder of Ukidokan Karate.

Fitness Posters, Books and Information from 5-time Mr. Universe Bill Pearl.

Wrestler, Manager, and Legend.


Official website of Hit TV Series Renegade's "Bobby Sixkiller". Branscome is old friends with Gene

Veteran of the silver screen, and long-time friend of Gene.

Don Stroud's home page

John Donehue - One of Gene LeBell's Blackbelts.

Website of Gaijin Ryu in London, England for those seeking instruction "over the pond".

The only place Gene buys cars from - ask for Don Robertson

Website of Gene's old friend Richard Bustillo and his IMB (International Martial Arts and Boxing) Academy

Official website of the beautiful and talented Julie Michaels.

Championship belts by Reggie Parks, custom belts for tournaments.

Home of the hugely popular (and sometimes addictive) Underground Forum featuring discussions on almost every mixed martial art there is.

Official website of 2002 NASCAR Winston West Series Champion Eric Norris. Eric is also a fellow member of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures. Site has great pictures!

Ric Drasin & AWF Wrestling School
Ric Drasin's Pro Wrestling school, Men, Women, Children ages 10 and up. Learn all that you see on TV, the right way. www.RicDrasin.com and www.AWFWrestlingSchool.com Located in Sherman Oaks, CA

Website of Gene LeBell Black Belt and dear friend, "Rowdy Roddy Piper" (Roderick Toombs).

Website of friend and martial artist Skip Koepke.

Website of Silverado Pimenta, one of the few Gene LeBell Black Belts on the planet. In addition, Silverado is a black belt instructor under Jean Jacques Machado.

The celebrity website of charismatic red head Spice Williams, the only redhead to ever "pick up" Gene LeBell.

Information and instruction for kids interested in doing stunts.

Accurate and up-to-date listing of SAG stunt performers.

Great website for stunt equipment rentals.

Well known Hollywood stunt organization.

Website of Santos Flaniken (aka: "Pacific Ocean") instructor in Gene LeBell's Grappling System and color commentator for NHB events.

Old friend and wrestling buddy "The Destroyer."

Up Time's website that has all the the energizing products Gene loves and stands by.

An association of stuntwomen in Los Angeles.

Official website of long-time friend, martial artist and stuntman Michael Vendrell. He is also well known for being Brandon Lee's martial arts instructor and is also the man who wrote and performed "The Ballad of Gene LeBell" on Milo Savage vs. Gene LeBell.

The martial arts community for enthusiasts, from white belts to masters. Founders are Bob Wall, Chuck Norris and Judo Gene himself. Save hundreds of dollars on martial arts items and events.

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