Karate Stars DeValentino

Renowned Martial Artists that DeValentino Sensei
has been honored to know and train with.



2005 Marcus poses with Motobu Ryu and Okinawa Kenpo Unden Ti masters Motobu Chosei and Inaba Takeji.   Marcus (standing right) along with Black Belts of Dharma Ryu
Dojo and DeValentino Shudokan Schools pose with the late
Grand Master Seikichi Odo in Hawaii 1997.  Dharma Ryu dojo
master is Kyoshi Paul Ortino Jr. (standing 3d from right).


Marcus DeValentino with the late great sensei JOSEPH A. BUNCH JR.

Age 72, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away July 19, 2010 in Honolulu.  Born January 12, 1938 in San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines.  A student of Okinawan Masters Maehara, Seijiro and Odo, Seikichi, he was the founder of Hawaii Okinawa Kenpo Karate-Do, a retired Vietnam Era Marine, Department of Defense National Park Ranger, and trainer of champions

His life was honored at the Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel and he was and was finally laid to rest at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery of Kaneohe, Hawaii on August 8th, 2010.   Lt. Commander Efland Amersen, Master Chief Garland Zoppy, Major Jerome Newton, Savili Bartley, and Serge Clark were among his successful black belt instructors that flew in from the U.S. mainland to attend the service.

Sensei Bunch was Marcus DeValentino's primary teacher from 1983-1994.  For offerings to his family, contact Hawaii Okinawa Kenpo Karate. 

  The respected Professor George Iversen poses with his teacher
the legendary Grand Master Adriano Emperado of KAJUKENBO
that originated in Hawaii. 

Iversen, himself a living legend is still Marcus DeValentino's martial arts mentor, former teacher and major influence on free fighting.  Marcus owes his Kama aina Ikaika Loa Hawaiian lineage or brotherly acceptance into the Hawaiian culture and house of warriors to Prof. Iversen.


It is said that Puerto Ricans are good fighters.  My friend Ramon Valle is no exception to the rule.  In my humble opinion and, first hand experience with sifu Valle in the ring, I profess him to be an exceptional Chinese Goju expert and teacher, and most definitely among the worlds deadliest warriors. 
DeValentino Shudokan Schools International

World Champion Barbara (Maile) Chinen, was interviewed back in the 90’s by Marcus DeValentino on the “KARATE STARS” cable television show.  She said that she hoped that karate would make it into the Olympics and that she might represent.  Her predictions came true.

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