Ken-Fu Nunchaku is great for people of all ages, tournament fun and practical self-defense on the street!
Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu is a free standing martial arts system but also works well as an addition to a local dojo's primary system. Students training in any style can specialize in Nunchaku for tournaments but also expand into different applications of Nunchaku and everyday objects which might be wielded in a similar fashion for self-defense purposes.
Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu practitioners have access to international marital arts federations & training symposiums. This includes but is not limited to the American Style Nunchaku Federation, Hong Kong Nunchaku Association, United States Martial Arts Federation, North American Nunchaku Association and more.
Shihan Eldridge Hawkins, Jr is the founder of Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu and currently holds a 7th Degree Black Belt in American Style Nunchaku under Grand Master Michael Burke, 5th Dan in US Ju-Jitsu with the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF), as well as a 5th Dan in Fusion Kenpo & 4th Dan in Chinese Kenpo Kung-Fu under Professors Harry Baker & Ibrahim Sharif.
After developing Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu Hawkins submitted the system for review and successfully secured recognition of of Ken-Fu from several prominent martial arts organizations, such as the USMAF, IKSA, ASNF and more.
In addition, Hawkins is a certified expert in nunchaku by the North American Nunchaku Association (NANA), a group which has been recognized by Black Belt Magazine as “one of the most well known nunchaku organizations in the world.” NANA has also acknowledged Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu as an official system.
Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu fuses the competition katas and swinging strikes of American Style Nunchaku and lite influence from World Nunchaku Association techniques with the close quarter fighting of Chinese Kenpo Kung-Fu as taught by Professor Harry Baker, Ed Parker’s Kenpo Nunchaku teachings, elements of Police/Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics training, Ju-Jitsu and Shihan Hawkins’ original techniques.
Specifically, many of the strikes, locks, throws and more of Kenpo and Jujitsu have been modified where appropriate to be executed with the Nunchaku. This is the true Nunchaku self-defense system. Moreover, because people are not normally in possession of Nunchaku throughout their daily lives, techniques taught are designed to work with everyday objects an individual may have access to in the street as well as empty hand self defense.
After earning a Black Belt in American Style Nunchaku, students will have the ability to take additional courses and earn rank in Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu with the assistance of a local dojo.
A student may begin learning the required katas/forms online through VirtualNunchaku to begin their training if a local dojo is not immediately available.
In addition to learning martial arts techniques, practitioners are encouraged to live and guide their actions by the Bushido Code of the Samurai which still carries relevance in todays world. It is as follows.
“I enjoyed the [Ken-Fu] self-defense and thought it was very useful and practical. Most nunchaku systems do not focus on self-defense and it was refreshing to see.”
Shihan Chris Pellitteri, 9th Dan
North American Nunchaku Association / American Kobudo Association
“ As a karate school owner, in addition to teaching our primary system, I allow students to branch into specialized weapon systems that are recognized and taught by our Black Belts. This includes Junior Olympic Archery & Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu. People of all ages enjoy the Nunchaku training, and its addition to our curriculum helps us with student retention.”
Professor H. Baker, 10th Dan
Baker’s Red Iron Dragon Karate Academy
“The Ken-Fu Nunchaku Justu system includes American Style Nunchaku katas/forms that are complimented with more traditional karate/kobudo self-defense techniques and more. I congratulate Master Hawkins and thank him for his ongoing contributions to the martial arts community & American Style Nunchaku Federation.“
Grand Master Michael Burke, 9th Dan
American Style Nunchaku Federation
“Shihan Hawkins conducted a Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu seminar as a guest instructor at my dojo. The techniques were effective, easy to understand and students had a good time.“
Professor Aaron Walker, 10th Dan
AJW Martial Arts Academy & Fitness Center
“ Through this system, Sensei Hawkins teaches students how to disable an attacker wielding a bat, knife and more. Utilizing Ken-Fu empty hand self-defense techniques in conjunction with common objects like a sock or pipe in addition to the nunchaku, Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu represents true Budo for self-defense."
Hanshi Bruce Bethers, 9th Dan
United States Ju-Jitsu Federation / United States Martial Arts Federation