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.


"The Combinations of Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu" by SiGung Mike Rash and Sensei Ken Swan

"In Search of Our Fathers" by SiGung Rudy Duncan

"Duncan's Martial Arts Academy School Patch" by Professor Rudy Duncan

"The Importance of History" by Professor Rudy Duncan and Sensei Adam Sheldon

"Why do we study karate if we're not supposed to fight?" by Sensei Ken Swan

"Martial Arts Training: What should we really be teaching?" by Master Rudy Duncan

"Dojo Etiquette: What's with all the bowing?" by Sensei Adam Sheldon