Since the early 70’s watching martial arts on television over 30 plus years ago. I’ve had this passion to one day become a student of the art, and to eventually become a great ninja. Even as a youngster growing up while the other kids wanted to be superman I wanted to be Bruce Lee. I knew then this was something special when I saw Bruce lee defend his family and friends by fighting 20 or 30 men at one time. This was amazing and I just wanted to be a part of it. Back in those times mom and dad wanted me to focus on other things like chores and being a well mannered young adult. This in essence put my dream on hold... for now.
In 2002 at my current job position at the time of campus police at the Illinois institute of technology it was required of us to take a police and defensive tactic course which then again led me down that path of martial arts and sparked me to want to learn more.
In the latter part of 2011, I had the great pleasure of meeting Sensei Keith through a mutual friend. Once I enrolled in his dojo he insisted that I learn how to defend myself. From day one Sensei Keith began showing me various techniques of how to strike and how to defend one’s self at work or while in the dangerous streets of Chicago. With his teaching and knowledge of his art I have learned more now than I have ever done in the years prior to our first meeting. I believe deep in my heart this is the place I need to be. Not only does he have great patience, he is an awesome teacher, with tons of knowledge
right at his fingertips.
Sensei Keith is an inspiration to us all. With his love and dedication to his craft he makes you want to learn more and more. I couldn’t have selected a more qualified Sensei, not even Bruce Lee himself.
Marion "Lil Ninja" A. King Sr. - Chicago Public Schools safety and security Dept