Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Black Belt Society Member
ChunJiDo International Affiliate
ChunJiDo International
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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.

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Self-Defense for Women

Duncan's Martial Arts Academy is proud to offer a Self-Defense program for Women.

Women's Self DefenseWe recognize that women can defend themselves in different ways.

This program is designed to teach "The 3 A's" of Self- Defense:

AWARENESS Teaching the students to be Aware of their environment.
ASSESSMENT How am I responding to the situation? What are my options?
ACTION Fight or Flight syndrome

Each of these responses has an emotional and psychological component to it. This program talks about these components and how it impacts you. The course teaches a wide range of self-defense techniques to provide the individual with tools they can use effectively if needed. Students will be taught realistic and proven techniques which work. Students learn that each situation may have different answers and how to choose the right one for them.

Specially Designed for Women of All Ages

This program has been specially designed for women of all ages and understands that self-defense training is an emotional as well as physical process. The program is taught in a safe manner and supportive learning environment. Students will be taken through techniques slowly with a lot of repetition to help build self-confidence as well as emphasize learning techniques correctly. Techniques can be used by anyone. This is not a martial arts class

Quality Instruction

This course will be taught by Master Rudy Duncan, an 8th Degree Black Belt. Master Duncan has been teaching self defense courses for the past 20 years. While being a qualified Martial Arts instructor, Master Duncan is also a Certified Social Worker and well respected in the community. He has conducted numerous workshops on violence to the communities of Syracuse, NY.

Duncan's Martial Arts Academy offers programs at the studio or at off site locations. This six-week course consists of 1.5 hours of training per class. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

If you're interested in having a seminar in your area, please contact:

Duncan's Martial Arts Academy
835 W. Hiawatha Blvd.
Syracuse, New York 13204
(315) 431-0125
or send an email to masterduncan@duncansmartialarts.com

Women's Self Defense Schedule

New Seminar Starting Tuesday, April 23rd

6 Week Course - Tuesdays

Price:$45 for 6 weeks or $10 per class
Location:Duncan's Martial Arts Academy
Time:7:30 - 8:30 PM
Phone:(315) 431-0125
For additional information call.