Welcome To The National Kenjukido Federation
What is Kenjukido?
Kenjukido - The Way of The Power of The Gentle Fist - is a system of strikes, kicks, throws, nerve manipulation, and joint locks that can generally be employed in a rapid 1-2-3 approach to self defense. That is: 1. Avoid the attack, 2. Take control, and 3. End the fight. Kenjukido is more a way of thinking than it is a set of hard, fast rules based on traditional martial arts. Like any martial art involving strikes, kicks, throws, nerve manipulation and joint locks, Kenjukido uses the basic techniques known to most martial arts practitioners and builds on them through a series of principles - balance, flow, tool to target, zone defense, and muscle memorization.
Del Garrett, Soke, is now teaching self-defense classes at 4-Mile-Hill Taekwondo School in Searcy, Ark.
Classes are Fridays from 7 - 8 p.m
Congratulation to Brian Blauser for promotion to 6th Dan and to Lucas Stewart for his promotion to 3rd Dan.
Menwhile, an overdue update: Osensei Del Garrett (note the name change) has been recognized by the International Combat Martial Arts Union as head of family and Judan (10th Dan).
We are currently attempting to update this web site. Our newsletter is temporarily suspended due to problems with our software. We will get the problem fixed as soon as we can.
Our sister school in Judsonia, the School of Hard Knocks Martial Arts Academy, closed down a while back. All former students are invited to join 4-Mile-Hill. Instructors include Scott Gray, 5th Dan Taekwondo, 3rd Dan Kenjukido Kenpo-Jujitsu; Jimmie Altom, 3rd Dan Hapkido and 2nd Dan Kenjukido Kenpo-Jujitsu; Dustin Cantrell, 2nd Dan Hapkido and Taekwondo, 1st Dan Kenjukido and Justin Peltier, 1st Dan Hapkido and 1st Dan Kenjukido, and Michael Quezada, 3rd Dan Taekwondo. Check out their web site at http://www.hkma.us.
Meanwhile, select You Tube and type in a search for Kenjukido. Also, check "My Slideshow."
My Personal Message To You
I began my martial arts career over 50 years ago. I studied in Korea, in Okinawa, and through the military's hand-to-hand combat training. I have met some of the nicest people in martial arts and I'm here to help you achieve your goals.
Come and join our family. I look forward to meeting you - via the internet, or through video tape, or someday in person. Keep the Warrior Spirit.
Del Garrett - Osensei, Soke
Benefits of Membership
When you join the National Kenjukido Federation you will receive one free NKF patch. Additional patches may be ordered, see our catelog page. For schools adopting the Golden Dragon name, we have Golden Dragon Self-Defense Academy patches. All schools must align with GDSDA in order to teach the material. There is no extra charge for this. Your yearly membership ($50) covers both the NKF and GDSDA and includes your school's charter (must be brown belt or higher).
Also, you don't have to change the name of your school. We would appreciate any recognition but that's up to you. One way would be to say your school is affiliated with GDSDA. Another way, if you have not named your school, is to call it Golden Dragon Taekwondo of Jacksonville - something like that. Those schools who do this to reap the rewards of a named school may order the patches.
As an instructor, you can test up to 3rd Degree via videotape. Contact us for a list of requirements. You will need to provide copies of your current highest rank certificate, a testing fee of $35 per rank (colored belt) and $50 (Brown/Black Belt), and a video showing yourself in action on the mat. We will provide written requirements and you are welcome to dazzle us with additional material.
For Military, Police and Security Personnel
You can be awarded rank based upon your military, police, or security training. Contact me for details.