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Don Madden


  • Founder and Chairman of All American Karate Do Union, comprised of over 200 clubs across the United States and internationally, Current
  • Founder and Chairman of AKJU TEAM AMERICA which takes competitors in Karate and Ju-Jitsu to international competitions, Current
  • National Chairman of Ju-Jitsu for the Amater Athletic Union, Current
  • Lifetime member of A.A.U. and U.S.A.K.F.
  • Coached Ju=Jitsu 1994 Goodwill Games in Russia for International Cultural Exchange
  • Choreographed the 1994 Goodwill Games Closing Ceremonies Exhibition for karate and Ju-Jitsu in Kiev Stadium with capacity crowd of 85,00 and world wide television coverage
  • Head Coach, U.S.A. Karate & Ju-Jitsu in Kiev Stadium with crowd of 85,000 and world wide televistion coverage
  • Head Coach, U.S.A. Karate and Ju-Jistu 1981-2002
  • First team manager for the U.S.A. Karate Team, November 1980
  • Coach for the first U.S.A. Ju-Jitsu team to compete in first ever Ju-Jitsu World Cup, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1993 Elected 1st Chairman of W.U.K.O. Technical Conggress in Cairo Egypt, 1988
  • Chief Representative of the Pan-American to the W.U.K.O. (World Union Karate Organization


  • Has personally taught over 115 All-Americans
  • Instructs seminars world-wide including Sweden, Ireland, Germany, Japan and many countries in South America
  • Have had more students on the U.S.A. Karate and Ju-Jitsu Team than any other Federation in the U.S.A.

    Contributions to the Martial Arts...

  • Author of two books on Ju-Jitsu
  • Wrote the original papers on the Two Man Referee Ststem and took it to England and France in 1969...believes the mirror system was devised from this.
  • Instrumental in equal rights for women competitors in Karate- pushed for women to be included in the 1st World Games in California, and women were included in the World Games the following year in Taiwan.

    Awards and Honors...

  • In the book of Who's Who and the book Masters and Founders
  • Inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 1998.
  • Most Outstanding Community Affairs Volunteer, 1990-99
  • International Instructors Award from the 10th Annual International Sports Medicine Symposium, 1990.
  • Wrote the speech "Who am I" given at the Flint/Canadian Olympic Games 1986, which has been published in several magazines
  • 22 proclamations from State Senators and Governors
  • Received Philosophiae Doctor Diploma from College of Yudansha, 1986
  • Inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 1980
  • Special guest of Honor at Morning Colors Parris Island, South Carolina, Marine Base

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