I am a Marine Veteran and was introduced to Martial Arts by the military into their current fighting system called MCMAP (Marine Corps Martial Arts Program).
MCMAP is a blend of different martial arts; Judo, Jujitsu, Sambo, Hap Ki Do, Ai Ki Do, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Kung Fu, Capoiera, Kabudo, Ascrema, Cali, Kendo, and Aiedo.
I met Shihan Kenneth Keith for the first time at a fitness class in my church's basement while doing some warm up drills. Shihan took over for my trainer and taught the class some basic wrist locks and how to escape from hand or wrist grabs.
I started training with Shihan Keith at the garage academy, learning his fighting style, Takeo- Ryu Goshin Jitsu which is a combative Jujitsu. The Techniques of the System skillfully executed are highly effective and fluid, allowing the practitioner to spontaneously transition from one technique into another as necessary, to dominate and/or seriously injure the opponent.
I attend my fitness, Takeyo- Ryu Goshin Jitsu and Shito-Ryu Karate training classes, weekly. I also study the history of the founder of Shito-Ryu Karate, Kenwa Mabuni and his many contributions to the martial arts.
I am making progress, my skills have improved. I am able to use technique rather than strength. I have competed in two NAGA (North American Grappling Association) tournaments and I am proud to say that in both tournaments I took Third Place and was Awarded the Bronze Medal.
Omar Corral, KuKyu