Biography(references)Harold moved to Niagara Falls in 1983 and taught Karate and Jiu Jitsu at James Morden School and the YMCA. At the 1984 World Championships, he was a member of the gold medal winning Canadian team and also won the individual World Heavyweight Jiu-Jitsu Championship as the gold medal winner of the men's heavyweight fighting division. After potentially career ending back surgery in 1988, Howard made his return to competition in 1992 and won a silver medal at the NBL World Championships in Sport Karate. He was undefeated entering the finals but had to bow out of the final 2 matches due to injury. With a final record of 1-3 in NHB what would later become known as mixed martial arts, Howard went 1-2 in the UFC.
Fighter Trivia(references)Up until 2009, Howard was doing roofing jobs while still operating a small school—Howard’s Self-Defense Systems in Niagara Falls, Ontario. On December 22, 2009, Howard was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a weapon, attempted breaking and entering, failure to remain, flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, mischief and two counts breach of recognizance after being captured by police. The events leading to said arrest include attacking his sister and nephew with a hammer, attempting to force his way into his estranged wife's home, and finally crashing his car into the Fallsview Casino.
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