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MW – ActivStars

Karate Instructors



In 1962, I started on my Martial Arts life path in Jujitsu and Judo, under 4th Dan, Bill Elam.  I trained with my father, Art Elam Sr. in boxing. I boxed and wrestled throughout my years of school. I am a United States Marine Corps Force Recon Veteran.  While in the Marine Corps, I trained in Aikido and also instructed soldiers in Marine Hand-to-Hand Combat.

I have also earned my 3rd Dan in Ninjitsu under 6th Dan, David Wilkinson.  In 1995, I had the great fortune to be introduced to and train under Master Hollingworth.  I started teaching for ACTIVSTARS in 1997. I have also had the pleasure to work with Hanshi Colby Lalli, the Karate Supervisor for the Midwest Region, Hanshi SeHan Kim, and many other great instructors.


Kansas City, Pierson Community Center
Kansas City, Grace Baptist Church
Kansas City, Maple Park Middle School

Classes Taught:

Beginner - Advance

Contact Info:

(816) 994-2644


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