Tino...Grandmaster Tuilosega..THE...founder of the Lima Lama form of self-defense was my sen-sai. He promoted me to Brown-belt and I was allowed to teach his children, in his garage....in Diamond Bar in southern california. Master Tuilosga, Sensei Dan Guzman,and perhaps Ed Parker were THE motivating forces in the martial arts in the 1960..and 1970In the time of Bruce Lee there was the Samoan Grandmasters:
GRANDMASTER TU'UMAMAO “TINO” TUIOLOSEGA of Limalama (Samoan Martial Arts)
GRANDMASTER HAUMEA "TINY" LEFITI of Mok Gar Kung Fu!(Zero-Inch punch).
No doubt would have sparred with the Great Bruce Lee! They formed the American-Samoan Martial Art Limalama!
These two are legends amongst the Martial Arts community!
Ed Parker at 6'4 and change...Dan Guzman at roughly the same size...and Tino Tuilosega..6'1 were the "force majure" of the "sensei" talent available to the masses of seekers of the "holy-grail" available during this very important advancement of the "ARTS"in the US
Not only were these gentelmen physically large....they contained within them...great disisipline. They also, with their business acumen, managed to maintain "Dojo's"...The sinsai's lised here were....and are....the forefont of martial arts in this country.
if there exixts better examples 0f peoples whom have contributed more to the Americn rialization of True Martial Arts than....Ed Parker....Dan Guzman or Tino Tuilosega.. I defy you to produce it!
fprmer student of Dan Guzman and Tino Tuolisega