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John Natividad
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John Natividad was a world-rated karate fighter out of the Chuck Norris camp, before his retirement from competition in 1975, appearing in the Top 10 polls of such publications as Black Belt and Professional Karate Magazine.

He burst into the national spotlight in 1970 at the Mike Stone All-Star Team championships in California by defeating the top five nationally ranked competitors on the same night, earning him the name "Giant Killer". He also finished second in the heavyweight division of the World ProAm.

In 1971 and 1972 he owned first-place and Grand Championship titles at the Pasadena Open, Four Seasons Fall Team Championships, California State Team Championships, Las Vegas Nationals, Western States Championships, and Pacific Coast Team Invitational.

His biggest year was 1973, when he won Grand Championship titles at the Colorado State Championships, the International Championships, Yamashita Open, Northern California Karate Championships, and first places at the Las Vegas Nationals and the Black Belt Team Championships in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Natividad now resides in Las Vegas and runs his own Insurance Business. For more expanded information, visit his site at


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