Moses Powell (1941–2005), also known as Master Musa Muhammad, was an American pioneer of martial arts in the United States. He was born in Norfolk Virginia. He held the rank of 10th degree black belt, and was famous for his one finger forward roll. Moses Powell was the first martial artist invited to perform a demonstration in front of the United Nations. One of the first African Americans to instruct the DEA, FBI, and the Secret Service in martial arts. He was also a featured demonstrator New York's World Fair in 1965. Notable for being a black martial artist (of minority ethnicity in the United States), he served as an instructor to movie star Wesley Snipes. He appeared in the documentary, the Warrior Within., along with Chuck Norris. He was also the founder of the Sanuces Ryu Jujutsu system. Additionally, he never co-signed any other systems.
Moses Powell appeared on the cover of Official Karate Magazine in September 1973, Spring 1982, and February 1976. He was covered in Legends of American Martial Arts (DVD) 
Moses was also noted in the book Unlocking The Healing Powers in Your Hands: The 18 Mudra System of Qigong as a master of Jujitsu.
Master Moses Powell also appeared in the movie Gordon’s War. It was also during this time of the early to mid-’70s that Master Moses Powell also established Sanuces schools on Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn NY, in Hartford Connecticut, and various other places in and out of New York City. Master Moses Powell, also known as Musa Muhammad, had even established roots in Philadelphia, PA during this time with the help of his good friend from the very famous Tong Dojo of Brooklyn NY, Sensei Uthman Abdus-Salaam.
In 1977, Master Moses Powell was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame. In 1979, Master Moses Powell, along with his wife Janice Hardy Powell, left New York and relocated in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. A long time student named Rex Lee had come to live in Florida prior to Master Moses Powell and his family moving there also. Two other students, Gino Alfarano and Veronica Walker, also left New York to join their teacher, Master Moses Powell. It was there, in Ft. Lauderdale, that a new evolution of Sanuces Ryu Jiu Jitsu took place.
This interview goes deep into the spiritual warrior aspect of sanuces ryu jujitsu.
Hanshi Anton Salahuddin A. Muhammad (ASAM), Founder and Grand Master (10 degree) of V.A.S.K. Ryu Jiu Jitsu (Vee, Al-Nas, Sanuces & Kumite Ryu). He is also Founder and Head Master of Bay Area-based World Wide Jiu Jitsu & Karate Do.
As a 2nd generation martial artist he began training with Grand Master Cleophus Jacobs, Sr. and studied Aikido with his uncle, 7th Degree Shihan Luqman Abdul-Hakeem who currently lives and teaches in Morocco.
His early years were rich with instruction from numerous notable martial artists. He earned Judo 3rd Dan under John McFadden. Holds 3rd Dan in Shotokan Karate under Master Tom Le Puppet and Professor Pierre René. Hanshi ASAM studied Goju Karate under Grand Master Leon Wallace and Master Sam McGee and has trained under Master Charles Elmo.
Hanshi ASAM possesses an extremely diverse martial arts background with extensive training in Boxing, Escrima, Muy Thai, 7 Star Praying Mantis, Tiger Claw, Kung Fu, Wu Shu, Capoiera, Iado and Kendo.
Hanshi ASAM is a direct student and representative of world-renown Jiu Jitsu Master & Founder of Sanuces Ryu - the late Dr. Moses Powell. He is also a direct student of Vee Arnis Jitsu - Founder, the late Grand Professor Florendo Visitacion and Al-Nas Jiu Jitsu co-Founder Professor Abbass M. Muhammad, and Soke Lil' John Davis, Founder & Grand Master of Kumite Ryu.
In addition to his leadership positions within the martial arts community, Hanshi ASAM is also a former tournament champion in Kumite (fighting), self-defense, and weapons. He has provided personal and team security for various figures and organizations throughout the Bay Area and abroad. He also leads conflict mediation and martial arts training seminars for law enforcement and security institutions nationally and internationally.
Docmagazine.net new interview tonight with my sanuces ryu jujitsu brother. Senpai Jonathan x. First degree black belt in sancues ryu jujitsu,electrical engineer, member of the mighty FOI, Judo, Marine Corps Martial Science Instructor. Podcast will drop exclusive inside the docradio/docmagazine facebook group tonight at 12am.
This interview was produced on the docradio network by GM Darrell Sarjeant and Sifu Resita Dejesus
Dr. Moses Powell sent a lot of time in Detroit and became good friends of Ahati Kilindi and one day on the mat training Dr. Powell cut his belt in half and gave it to Ahati as a gesture of brotherhood.
Join GM Darrell Sarjeant and Sifu Restita DeJesus as they welcome African Arts Master Ahati Kilindi Iyi to the show on 9/12/2012.
Kilindi Iyi started his Martial Arts career learning boxing from his father. Being an avid wrestler as a boy, Martial arts became an easy task.
During the mid 60’s he had the pleasure of seeing a Martial Arts demonstration at the Michigan Sate Fair. Fascinated by the efficiency of the techniques, he decided at that point and time that the fighting arts would be his lifelong vocation. Studying with the top masters of the day in the Detroit area, his vision of Martial Arts changed in the late sixties and early seventies from Oriental to African Martial Concepts.
Studying with anyone from the African continent that knew anything about African fighting arts in the United States Kilindi traveled to Africa in the late seventies to intensify his studies of the African Fighting Sciences. It was during this time that the Ta-merrian Martial Arts Institute was developed and it has grown to be one of the most sought after Martial Arts Schools in the world. Kilindi continues to this day to be a student teacher and advocate of the ancient African Martial tradition.
this Podcast was made on the modern combat channel of the doc radio network. GM Darrell and Sifu Restita as they welcome Chief Grandmaster Rico Guy to the show on 8/22/12. Chief Grandmaster Rico Guy is founder and head of the U.S. Budo Kai-Kan dojo in New York City. Chief Grandmaster Guy is ranked as follows: Iaido (samurai sword) 9th degree; Kendo (stickfighting) 8th degree; Goju-Ryu Karate 10th degree; and in Go Kempo-Jitsu he is the founder and 10th degree.
Soke Lil John was honored as docmagazine.net for 2019 Person of the year.
This historic interview "The Thunder Comes Before The Rain" Soke Little John Davis and special Guest Grandmaster Anthony Mohammed.. Soke Little John.
Soke Li'l John Davis is the founder of Kumite Ryu Jiu Jitsu, which is the third component of V.S.K. Ryu Jiu Jitsu. He is a Grandmaster in Sanuces and is the product of Grand Professor Vee and Dr. Moses Powell. He is a renowned full-contact fighter and martial arts instructor and is responsible for teaching and grooming great martial artists such as Grandmaster Anthony Muhammad, Grandmaster Malik Shabazz and Sensei Stephanie Grier. Respectfully known as "Soke" to his students and peers, which is the Japanese title for "founder," John Davis was born September 14, 1949. He was one of eight boys and three girls. At the age of eight, he was separated from his mother and siblings and overcame serious odds while growing up in foster care until the age of 18.
Soke Li'l John Davis started training in Shotokan Karate with Sensei Buster when he was eight. At the age of 10, Sensei Buster took him to Dr. Moses Powell and remembers Sensei Buster telling him "He looks good, but you can't take him." Soke Li'l John Davis said that Dr. Moses Powell, "Faked me out...The Doctor put me in a headlock, so I slipped out of the headlock and got a bloody nose. It was all good though, because the Doctor liked my spirit." He had trained with The Doctor ever since. Soke Li'l John met Grand Professor Vee while training with Dr. Moses Powell and says that their instruction and guidance made him what he is today. "Grand Professor Vee was like a father figure to me. He and The Doc carried me through the jungle," he recalls.
Professor Don Jacob the number One student of Dr. Moses Powell in the Carribean by way of trinidad tells his story and journey with Dr. Powell reaching great heights from dojos in Trinidad, England, Australlia, United States and Canada exclusive interview with Furqan Shabazz. Follow docmagazine.net for more magazine issues.