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A student of mine found this subject somewhere on the Internet and asked me about  it.  I appreciate such kind praise about my training in boxing and wrestling in the 1940’s, and combat jujitsu from the Navy and Marine Corps added after World War II. In the 1950’s, I found and trained with my first Grandmaster in Traditional Karate, which came from Kung-fu, really Chuan-fa or Shorinji Kempo developed at the Shaolin Monastery in China. I trained in Japan in both Karate and Jujitsu. 


At this time, I would like to explain my training background in the mixed martial arts and kick-boxing (I learned Muay Thai in Thailand) in more detail, and how we taught all these “mixed” martial arts at our national headquarters school.  Our original dojo was established in 1955, the Academy of Aikijujitsu and Shorinji Zendo-ryu Karate, as it is listed in all five Yellow Pages books and Yellow Pages Internet sites now.  It has lasted over half a century.  It is considered to be one of the oldest martial arts schools in American.  Over those years, we have taught Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido, Kung-fu, Tae Kwondo (old style originally Odokwon) and Tang Soo Do. Over my 60-plus years of training, I have trained to Black Belt or the equivalent in all these martial arts.  In this limited space, I don’t want to rehash all my training and Master teachers.  To see the history and the core (not all) of my training, please go to:









My point here is to explain exactly what we taught and how.  We did not, and do not now, mix up all the martial arts to make a new style.  I personally have never claimed to have made up a new style. On the contrary, we had always taught very old and established Karate and other martial arts.  Our school was very old and large.  We offered many separate martial arts.  All martial arts were taught at their own times, with their own high-ranking instructors.  That said, Shorinji Zendo-ryu Karate, with over 2,000 years of tradition and a direct lineage to the Shaolin Temple (Jp. Shorinji)) is very open- minded.  We have huge variety of techniques that can be found in other styles of Karate only on a limited basis.  Also, many techniques for throws, holds, chokes, joint-twisting and breaking techniques were included in the original Shaolin Kempo styles that branched out across the Orient.  For complete information on the history of Shorinji Aikijujitsu and Masters I personally trained with go to: http://americanaikijujitsuassociation.com

Because I I had experience and such a high respect for the throwing and grappling arts, we offered self-defense to our Karate students as a free benefit.  Many of our affiliated dojos still do.  We offer this in our not-for-profit South Bay school to this day.  We also have a thirty year-old, large headquarters in the Inland Empire. Please call or e-mail the Shorinji Zendo-ryu Karate and Aikijujitsu National Headquarters for a free referral


We also give free referrals to A.A.K.F. (American Amateur Karate Federation), founded by my friend and founder teacher, Hidetaka Nishiyama, 10th dan of the Japan Karate Association.  I am one of the oldest original members and first lifetime master instructor member.  .  

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