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ChunJiDo International Affiliate
ChunJiDo International
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New World Martial Arts Affiliate
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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.

School News

Professor Al Lima Promoted to 8th Degree Black Belt

March 31, 2019

Hudson, NH

Professor Rudy Duncan promotes Professor Al Lima to 8th Degree Black Belt
During the Annual New Hampshire Martial Arts Symposium in Manchester, NH Master Al Lima was promoted to 8th Degree Black Belt by Professor Rudy Duncan, Head of the International Kemchido Combat Association. He was also awarded the title of "Professor". Professor Lima was recognized in front of many of his peer and students for his decades of service and dedication to the martial arts.

Professor Al Lima is the owner and founder of Al Lima's Studio of Self-Defense in 1980 in Lowell, MA and relocated to Hudson, NH in 1990. Proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. In December 2006, he was inducted into the World Martial Arts Federation's Black Belt Hall of Fame as "Kenpo Master Instructor of the Year". He also joined the ChunJiDo International Martial Arts Organization in 2014.