Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Black Belt Society Member
ChunJiDo International Affiliate
ChunJiDo International
Member Schools of the Duncan's Martial Arts Family
Dragon-Phoenix Martial Arts
Swan's Martial Arts Academy
Syracuse Academy of Self Defense
New World Martial Arts Affiliate
New World Martial Arts Affiliate
Al Lima's
Studio of Self Defense
Al Lima's Studio of Self Defense


Am I too old to start martial arts?

Absolutely not. You should be clear what you want to get out of a martial arts class and talk to the instructor about your goals to make sure what is being taught lines up with your goals.

How long will it take me to get my black belt?

We usually say it's not the destination you should be focused on but the journey instead. Depending on what age you start, it takes around 4-5 years but can take shorter or longer. Many factors go into this process. Remember the belt merely holds your uniform together. The knowledge and skill acquired are the most important things you should take from any martial arts instruction.

Advisory Board

Kemchido Combat Arts Board and Technical Advisory Board Announced

July 24th, 2021  

We are pleased to announce the following instructors named to Professor Duncan's Kemchido Combat Arts Board and Technical Advisory Boards.
Kemchido Combat Arts Board:
Founder/President:Rudy Duncan, 10th Dan
Vice President:Jesse Dwire, 7th Dan
Board Members:Bruno Daniele, 5th Dan
Ed Peck, 6th Dan
Ken Swan, 6th Dan
Paul Darrigo, 5th Dan
Robert Fritz, 4th Dan
Brian Marshall, 5th Dan
Robert Sack, 5th Dan
Sharon Reboy, 4th Dan

The Kemchido Combat Arts Technical Advisory Board is made up of Grandmasters and Master Instructors with an extensive knowledge and experience in the martial arts. This Board assists the President/Founder in developing guidelines for best practices within the organization to ensure a safe and fun learning environment.

Kemchido Technical Advisory Board Members:
Shihan Jesse Dwire
Guro Dan Donzella
SiGung Ken Swan
Sifu Chad Donzella
Master Bruno Daniele
SiGung Ed Peck
Professor Al Lima