Ninjutsu Martial Arts dojo in Hampton,Va
I was looking at some alternate ways to setup a basic armbar while I was on my lunch break, and I stumbled upon this YouTube channel:
He mentioned he studied Koga-ryu Ninjutsu. After pointing out that I'd like some proof of lineage/transmission, I was told to go visit his website. I did and came up with this:
According to his website, "The Dojo - We have been in business since 2003. Our goal has been to teach the people of Hampton Roads true and effective self defense. We train you for real confrontations on the street , not for tournaments, or to score points. We teach in a serious , yet friendly manner and atmosphere.
Sensei Shawn Lewis
Sensei Lewis is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Shinobi No Jitsu "Way Of The Winds System". He has studied ninjutsu under Shihan Ali A. Karim for 24 years. Sensei Lewis has also crossed trained in other well known arts such as Aikijujitsu, Sanuces ryu, & Jiujitsu. Sensei Lewis is part of the "Way of The Winds System" family Created by O'Sensei Ronald Duncan. Sensei Lewis's teacher Shihan karim is a direct student of Grand master Duncan, and Master Duncan is credited as the "Father Of American Ninjutsu".
So off I went to find this "Shihan Karims" and "O Sensei/Grand Master Ronald Duncan".
From Shihan Karims website, "Some of the arts that Master Karim has studied is Aikijutsu, Kempo Jutsu, Hakko Ryu Jujutsu, Kenjutsu, Aikido under Prof. Luqman Hakeem, aspects of Shiao Lin Chin Na, Fu Jiao Pau, Pa Qua Kung Fu, Eagle Claw, White Eyebrow Kung Fu, Tai chi quan, Shiao Lin Chi Gung, Wing Chung Kung Fu, and the Monkey Style to name only a few.t only seemed natural for Master Karim to pursue the modern Western approach to balance his training. Master Karim is an expert in SWAT team operations, pistol disarmament, and special reaction security. In 1982, the Military Police Corps unit of the U.S. Army at Fort Dix, NJ awarded him a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his outstanding performance as a primary instructor for the National Association of Tactical Teams (NATT), a special reaction team for combat. Master Kareem earned a certificate of achievement for the completion of the Advanced Urban Assault Rappel course, and Advanced Elevated Urban Operations course. Master Karim is a Licensed Private Investigator and is a CEO of his own Security firm."
Shihan Ali A. Karims Dojo - http://www.freewebs.com/starandcrescentschool/index.htm
God damn! Can anyone confirm any of this?
I also took a look at his O Sensei's website: http://wayofthewinds.com/bio.htm
Ronald Duncan has taught Special Troops, Navy S.E.A.L. Teams, law enforcement agencies, and various government agencies in foreign countries. He is also a certified expert in firearms, and competition shooting. Having such knowledge in firearms, Professor Duncan is quite proficient in combative and gun disarming tactics. Since the establishment of his Way of the Winds™ System, schools internationally are affiliated with him. He has taught in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Panama, England and South Africa. He has also been involved with the blind, physically handicapped, and homeless inner-city youth.
Ronald Duncan is a recipient of numerous Hall of Fame awards and honors including the Professional Karate Federation in 1977, Turtull Hall of Fame in 1981, Marine Martial Arts Federation Hall of Fame Charter Life Member in 1997, Martial Arts Masters, Pioneers & Legends Hall of Fame 1997, Tribute to the Greatest Masters of the Twentieth Century Hall of Fame (sponsored by Wesley Snipes) in 1998, and The World Head of Family Sokeship Council Hall of Fame 1999, and AFMA Hall of Fame 2000.
Grand Master Ronald Duncan
I really dunno' where to go from here. His grappling videos and self-defense videos raise a giant "WTFISDIZSHIT?!?!1!?!" flag...