One of the Martial Arts World leading industry leaders Grand Master Austin Wright Sr. recently received and earned his 9th Dan Hanshi master’s rank in American Judo Ju-Jutsu Combative Arts Self Defense system at the USA Hall of Fame.
From Ancient Japan to modern American Traditional Ju-Jitsu has been passed down from master to sensei and from sensei to disciple, where if needed you can actually trace back to the roots of Austin Wright Sr. through his father (Dennis Wright) and Dr. James Lavender (Judo Ju-Jitsu Hanshi).
Also, Okinawa Isshin Ryu Karate form brought over by the late Grand Master Don Nagle, to American soldiers/veterans, Dennis Wright and Austin Wright Sr.
Mr. Austin Wright became a living Martial Arts, Karate, and Ju Jutsu Legend due to his courage, dedication, determination, hard work ethnics and proven results in the Arena. Now retired from the Arena, Wright is writing books, traveling, educating, and performing at Seminars. From the Apple to the Orange, California to Las Vegas, Wright has been in various Hall Of Fames and competitions. Also, Austin is an International World Martial Arts Grand Champion for the “Freedom Games”. And is recognized as a “Disciple of Disciples” says, head coach Dr. Thomas who titled Wright as a multi-disciplined Grand Master of the decade in 2010. Hanshi Dennis Wright was one of the people who inspired Austin.
His father and Sensei Dennis was a Bayonne Bee Superstar in the football, track, and also Martial Arts Champion, during the 1960’s, 1970’s, and 1980’s. Austin’s dad planted the seed by pushing him and his brothers physically and mentally, at age 5. Hanshi Dennis would have Austin and his brothers’ jog back and forth to Hudson County Park then back to their home in the projects on 2nd street of Bayonne in the early 70’s. After that their father would have them initiate their Karate, Judo Ju-Jitsu, Boxing and Kick Boxing training. Austin, to this day still runs in Hudson County Park every chance he gets. Austin had great mentors that he enjoyed watching as a young child, which included his father and Hanshi Ralph Passero who would train intensely in Kumite Karate and Kick Boxing. Passero even became a Kick Boxing Legend beating the Harlem Kick Boxer of N.Y. Austin fought in the arena with “empty hands” from the late 1970’s till 2005.
Despite mixed feeling by traditional practicer, Bruce Lee (JKD), Ed Parker (Kenpo), and Tatsuo Shimabuku (Isshin-Ryu Karate) Combined styles to enhance their system. Austin Wright did not combine the styles but instead incorporated the best of the best of various disciplines in (4) forms and developed his own forms, basics, and Ju-Jitsu Self Defense Techniques. Mr. Austin Wright is well known for his innovation and proven Ju-Jitsu Self Defense, Karate and takedown techniques in the MA Arena. Wright is the founder of A Mixed Martial Arts System AKA Universal Warrior Arts which can be seen on You-tube in action from early 1980’s with the Wright Legacy to the present (2013) evolution.
Also, Austin Wright has won many Full Contact Karate Championship in numerous divisions put in hid path. He is an International World Grand Champion for the U.S National Team “Alliance”. At the USA Hall of Fame Dr. Jim Thomas awarded Wright with a Hanshi Red Belt Rank 9th Dan in American-Japanese Judo Ju-Jitsu Combative Arts (Stand up Self-Defense) not a grappling system. However it was proven in warfare by the late Hanshi Dr. James Lavender, who passes this to his dad (Dennis) and now to the right of passage to Austin Wright to continue to promote Dr. Lavenders Judo Ju-Jitsu Legacy.
During early 2000, Wright was the Quarter Master for the V.F.W. Post 226. The Commander Glen Flora labeled Wright “The Pit Bull”, and the Armed Forces of North Carolina (Black Belts & Competitors) of Camp LeJune, Pope, Fort Brag, and Seymour Johnson labeled Austin “The technician” because he was known as a Superb Fighting Warrior.
Presently, Austin Wright is a Kick Boxing Coach and Karate tournament promoter. For more information on Austin Wright Sr. or the Academies visit uwa-martialarts.com, bayonnemma.com, or jerseycitymma.com. The Academies are located at 250 Broadway, Bayonne, New Jersey, and 1683 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, New Jersey, and Wright holds After School Karate Programs at Waterfront Montessori.