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The senior black belt in the CQB Kajukenbo Club is me, Dave Jones.

I have nearly 30 years experience in the martial arts and received my black belt in Kajukenbo from Mike Griffin at his original Pro Gym in Moro, Illinois on February 14th, 1996.

Our lineage is: Sijo Emperado, GM Sid Asuncion, GM Alan Carter, Sigung W. Mike Griffin, {Dave Jones}

Our club trains in a modern Reality-Based Self Defense (“RBSD”) Kajukenbo system which was developed and taught to me by Mike Griffin.  Simply put, this means we do mostly full contact, scenario-based training without any of the traditional martial arts “bells and whistles”, such as kata.  We study the laws regarding the justified use of force and train only with practical weapons that you are likely to have or find on the street.  We hit instead of pretending to hit, we fight back instead of pretending to fight back.

Our lineage contains a lot of elements and contributions from several recognizable names in “martial arts” history.

 “There is a big difference between training against a resisting opponent and training with a partner who is pretending to resist.” — Dan Tyrell

Reality-Based Self Defense (“RBSD”)  is a term originally coined in 1999 by Jim Wagner.

Mike Griffin has since moved to St. Petersburg, FL so if anyone in Florida wants to learn martial arts, MMA or self defense from the Real Deal, then I can give no higher recommendation than Mike Griffin.   Mike has probably forgotten more about real fighting and productive training than most people — including many of those who expect to be called ‘Master’ — will ever know.

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