I grew up not knowing how to fight, which was never a problem until I had an altercation with someone who I thought was my friend. That situatiom made me realize that I needed to learn how to effectively protect myself.
In 2014, I started looking for self-defense classes and came upon Master Ken Keith's classes for self defense at Power Source Martial Arts, in Flossmoor, IL. I joined the class, fell in love with martial arts and the entire Takeo-Ryu family, almost immediately.
I started out just wanting to know how to effectively defend myself.
Now I am training in traditional, Japanese jujitsu with Master Keith at the Takeo-Ryu Training Center Garage Academy in Chicago, IL. My goals are to continue training, earn Black Belts in Jujitsu, become an Instructor and teach Master Keith's effective, Takeo-Ryu Goshin Jitsu (Self-Defense System) to others.