Cover Star: Chuck Merriman

Chuck Merriman is a true pioneer of American Karate. He began his Karate journey in 1962 under Chris DeBaise, one of the first Goju-ryu instructors in the United States. He later started training with Peter Urban, another pioneer early of Goju-ryu Karate in the United States. Over the years, as an instructor and coach, Merriman has been a driving force in promoting the style of Goju-ryu in the United States. Below are some of the magazine covers to feature this American legend of Goju-ryu Karate.

 July 1975   1975  July 1981
1986   May 1987  September 1987
 June 1988   January 1992    March 1994
May 1996   2013  2013

Author: Patrick Donkor

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