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

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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.

Duncan's Martial Arts Academy

Duncan's Martial Arts Academy is dedicated to providing students with a solid background in the martial arts. Our mission is to give quality instruction and make a positive impact in our community.

With over 25 years of experience in the Syracuse community, SiGung Rudy Duncan and his staff continue to provide supportive instruction to young people, women, adults and families. We offer Children's classes, Women's Self Defense seminars in addition to our Adult program.

We are proud to also offer our Kung Fu and Ninjutsu classes at our location. Please see our schedule for days and times. Kung Fu classes will be taught by Sifu Danny Hammond and Ninjutsu classes will be taught by Sensei Lance Kellog.

We specialize in teaching Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu, also known as Hawaiian and Shaolin Kempo Method, Tai Chi Ch'uan, and the Kemchido Combat Art.

If you'd like more information about our school and class schedule, drop us an email or visit our location. Until then peace and harmony.

Duncan's Martial Arts Academy is a proud Member and Affiliate of the Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Black Belt Society, ChunJiDo International, and New World Martial Arts.

2 months of group lesson for only $99!

Adults or children's classes available. Call for more details, 315-431-0125.


Congratulations to all the students who tested for their Black Belt promotions at Duncan's Martial Arts Academy! Well done! You all worked very hard! Thank you to the instructors of Duncan's Martial Arts, Dragon-Phoenix Martial Arts, Swan's Martial Arts and the Syracuse Academy of Self Defense along with our visiting instructors for your assistance and input this weekend.

Thank you to Sensei Jeff Driscoll, Sifu Sharif Bey and all the students and instructors that participated at the seminar on Sunday! We shared knowledge and friendship in this large martial arts family.

Professor Duncan will be teaching at a variety of seminars and clinics this year. Please check here often for dates and location.