Biography: Professor Carlos F. de Leon PhD
MO'O-Ryu Kempo System / Lua Halau O Deleon
(Kenpo, Hawaiian Lua, Ip Man Wing Chun, Goshin-Jitsu, Kombatan_Modern Arnis)
Dr. Deleon has been recognized multiple times as a Hall of Fame inductee in the last 20 years.
Professor Carlos Deleon with over 43 years of martial arts experience, holds the titles of Shodai Soke Juichidan founder of MO'O Ryu Kempo system, Kumu Lua Mekia Alihikaua Umi 10th degree under the Lua Halau O Kaihewalu (Hawaiian Lua Martial Arts), Kumu Lua Deleon is one of few promoted to 10th degree by Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu, and one of eight senior Kumu Lua with multi-generational black belt students with schools around the globle. Doctor Deleon also holds the title of Hanshi Judan in Kempo, Sigung in Wing Chun Gung Fu, and is one of five to reach the level of Lakan Sampu (10th degree) Grandmaster under the Modern Arnis Kombatan Presas System (Filipino Stick-Knife Fighting), Professor Deleon holds the rank of Hachidan 8th degree Chow-Hoon Goshin-Jitsu under Senior Professor James Muro. Additionally, Dr. Deleon has been recognized as a founder of MO'O Ryu Kempo system under Kempo International, the Sokeship Council Seishinryoku Kai W.S.C.S.K. from Soke Spiridon, the World Headmasters Sokeship Council from Shidoshi Perry, and the World Head of Family Sokeship Council from Soke Frank Sanchez.
Professor de Leon has also trained in Hawaiian Kenpo since 1979, and in Tae Kwon Do, Kick Boxing, 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 the early 1990's Professor de Leon moved to the United States to the San Francisco Bay area and trained in Kempo 1992 to present, WingChun Gung Fu 1992 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 SGM Olohe Solomon Kaihiwalu. GM de Leon was a direct student of Late SGM Ernesto Presas, is a current direct student of GM Samuel Kwok Ip Man Wing Chun, and is a direct student of Senior Professor James Muro - Chow Hoon Goshin - Jitsu. Professor de Leon has been teaching in the United States for the past 30 years, with current dojo / club locations in United States, Central America, and South America. Professor Carlos de Leon is the founder of the MO'O-Ryu Kempo de Leon's Hambu Dojo / Lua Halau O kaihewalu.Sho Dai Soke Carlos de Leon Inductions and Recognitions:
• Shihan Masters Hall of Fame 2002 Humanitarian Award - Inducted by Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu• Kumu Lua Masters Hall of Fame 2007 Silver Life Achievement Award - Inducted by Olohe Kaihewalu• 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.
• Argentina International Hall of Fame Sokeship Founder of the Year 2022.
• Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors "Outstanding achievements in Martial Arts as a Grandmaster" Year 2023.
The Mo'o-Ryu Kempo System has Black belt Instructors in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Guatemala. US locations, Martinez California, Concord California, Los Angeles California, Temecula California, and Sacramento California. As part of our dedication to the community, we offer classes in MO'O-Ryu Kempo 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. MO'O Ryu Kempo and the Individual systems locations:
USA MO'O Ryu Kempo (Kenpo, Lua, Wing Chun, Kombatan)
Hanshi - Kumu Lua Matt Nocernio Temecula California
Hanshi - Kumu Lua Bernard Lapointe Los Angeles California
Kyoshi - Kumu Lua Chris Delgado Martinez California
Kyoshi - Kumu Lua Mark Cox Concord California
Renshi - Kumu Lua Richard Bigham Sacramento California
Renshi - Kumu Lua Christian Whitehouse Concord California
Renshi - Kumu Lua Giorgio Famiglietti Oakland California
Renshi - Kumu Lua Michael Nocerino Southern California
Sensei - Kumu Lua Shahla Deleon Martinez California
Sensei - Kumu Lua Carlos Deleon II Concord California
Sensei - Kumu Lua Erin Huey Encino California
Argentina MO'O Ryu Kempo (Kenpo, Lua, Wing Chun, Kombatan)
Kyoshi - Kumu Lua Pablo Gobbi Argentina South America
Renshi - Kumu Lua Gustavo Garcia Concepcion del Uruguay Argentina
Renshi - Kumu Lua Damian Rosatti Las Parejas de Santa Fe Argentina
Guatemala MO'O Ryu Kempo (Kenpo, Lua, Wing Chun, Kombatan)
Kyoshi - Kumu Lua Edwin Mejia Guatemala Central America
Renshi - Kumu Lua Rosmary Solis Guatemala Central America
Brazil MO'O Ryu Kempo (Kenpo, Lua, Wing Chun, Kombatan)
Kyoshi - Kumu Lua Federico Dinatale
Chile Hawaiian Lua - Kenpo
Renshi - Kumu Lua Gonzalo Reyes
Mexico Hawaiian Lua
Kyoshi Kumu Lua Luis Sanchez (Tijuana Mexico)
Portugal Hawaiian Lua / Kenpo Goshin Jitsu
Professor - Kumu Lua Pedro Porem
Renshi - Kumu Lua Ricardo Barros
Renshi - Kumu Lua Ricardo Diaz
Renshi - Kumu Lua Luis Coelho
Renshi - Kumu Lua Marta Ambrosio
Renshi - Kumu Lua Fernanda Capela
Renshi - Kumu Lua Mario Sousa
Renshi - Kumu Lua Nuno Gaspar
Spain Hawaiian Lua / Kenpo Goshin Jitsu
Shihan - Kumu Lua Mario Hermo
Professor Carlos Deleon Academic Achievements: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, GM Samuel Kwok Wing Chun, and Senior Professor James Muro.
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 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 Ramsay Taum, Kumu Lua Isidro Trujillo, 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, Dai Soke Spiridon, Master Victor Teran, Shidoshi Glenn Perry, Dr. John Williams, Hanshi Jorgen Jorgensen Kempo International, Professor Pedro Porem, Shinan Mario Hermo.
Professor Deleon’s Black Belt Students in the Martial Arts:
Hanshi - Kumu Lua Bernard Lapointe, Hanshi - Kumu Lua Matt Nocerino, Kyoshi Kumu Lua Luis Sanchez, Kyoshi Kumu Lua Chris Delgado, Kyoshi Kumu Lua Jason Kohn, Kyoshi Kumu Lua Mark Cox, Kyoshi Giorgio Famiglietti, Renshi Cristina Blohm, Renshi Kumu Lua Richard Bigham, Dai Soke Shahla Deleon, Dai Soke Carlos Deleon II, Master Dave Bernhardt, Kyoshi Kumu Lua Pablo Gobbi, Renshi Gustavo Leon, Kyoshi Edwin Mejia, Renshi Rosemery Solis, Renshi Karren Rutkowski, 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 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.