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


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

Kemchido Combat Arts Board and Technical Advisory Board Announced

November 17, 2015

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, 4th Dan
Paul Darrigo, 4th Dan
Robert Fritz, 4th Dan
Robert Sack, 3rd Dan
Brian Marshall, 3rd Dan
Sharon Reboy, 3rd 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
Master Ken Swan
Sifu Chad Donzella
Master Bruno Daniele
Sifu Ed Peck

Grandmaster Rudy Duncan Inducted into IKCG Hall of Fame

2015 IKCG Hall of Fame Inductees

June 20, 2015 - Marlbourough, MA
Duncan’s Martial Arts Academy and Chunjido International is proud to announced that Grandmaster Rudy Duncan was inducted into the International Kempo Council of Grandmasters Hall of Fame on June 20, 2015 in Marlbourough Mass. Grandmaster was especially honored by his long time student Shihan Jesse Dwire who gave the induction speech. Grandmaster Duncan also was presented the rank of 10th Dan by the International Kempo Council of Grandmasters.

We would also like to extend our congratulations to all the Inductees this year!

Sifu Ken Swan Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt, Master Instructor

Professor Duncan, Sifu Swan, Shihan Dwire

We are proud to announce that on March 7th, 2015 Sifu Ken Swan, owner of Swan's Martial Arts Academy, was promoted to the rank of Godan - 5th Degree Black Belt, Master Instructor in the arts of Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu and Kemchido Combat Arts. Sifu Swan tested before the Testing Board made up of Professor Rudy Duncan, Sifu Dan Donzella and Shihan Jesse Dwire IV. Sensei Brian Marshall, Chief Instructor - Eden Recreation Family Karate Program, generously gave his time and efforts as his testing and demonstration partner.

Sifu Swan has been a long time student of Professor Duncan and Sifu Donzella. He is the owner of Swan's Martial Arts Academy in Buffalo, NY which he opened in August 2004. Prior to that he was the Chief Instructor of the Buffalo-Niagara YMCA Kempo Karate Program and oversaw a Niagara University Student run program, started by Shihan Jesse Dwire.

Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Black Belt Society

The Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu websites, www.kgsbbs.net and www.karazenpogoshinjutsu.com are completing their redesigns. Information about the KGS BBS will be available on these sites as well as shared on this site.

Ninjutsu instruction now available at Duncan's Martial Arts

We are pleased to have fine instructors sharing their arts and offering training opportunities at Duncan's Martial Arts. Sensei Lance Kellog will be providing ninjutsu instruction. Please contact the school at (315) 431-0125 or see the school schedule for class times and days.