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Grand Master Ashida Kim

Martial Arts Expert
 

Grand Master Ashika Kim

"I have personally experienced the benefits of Core Health and Skills Development. This is a fast and effect way of clearing inner debris to be fully effective in our outer life. I am intrigued by the application in traditional martial arts."

Ashida Kim is an internationally renowned martial arts expert who teaches and lectures on Ninjitsu, the Invisible Fist, around the world. He is the author of The Invisible Ninja, Iron Body Ninja, Ninja Mind Control, and many other books. Grand Master Kim has participated in several movies.

He began his study of the martial arts at age twelve. His father being a career soldier, he had frequent opportunities to attend a variety of Judo classes. As professional soldiers, the members of these clubs had little time for children. Thus, as in the Shaolin monastery experience, he was often restricted to sweeping the mat and observing, rather than any actual instruction. He credits Judo training with teaching him the proper and safe way to fall; which has held him in good stead throughout his practice, and saved him many times.

While at university, Ashida Kim attended a Karate demonstration given by a Yudansha who had trained in Okinawa. His style was Shotokan. By then Karate was fairly widespread and there were hints of an even more deadly art known as Kung Fu that began to surface. Adding the repertoire of kicks and punches to his arsenal of Judo and Wrestling holds, Ashida Kim soon picked up the system, based in large part on the discipline of patience and practice he had learned in the Gentle Way. Hard style or linear Karate is widely taught today, the most popular being Tae Kwon Do, the Hand and Foot Way. Many basic strikes and practice forms are similar. They can be taught to large or small groups by rote, and develop excellent military discipline.

In 1968, several fraternity brothers at the university hired out their fighting skills as "security" for some of the protest groups at the Chicago Democratic Convention. A training session was arranged for these volunteers. Count Juan Raphael Dante, Grandmaster of the Black Dragon Fighting Society, rumored to have killed three men with his bare hands in Death Matches in mainland China, was the Sensei. His style was a particularly vicious form of Dragon Kung Fu and opened the door to the Chinese systems of martial arts for student Ashida Kim.

This made possible the study of Ninjitsu, the Silent Way. By far, the most savage and terrifying form of self defense ever devised. Among its diverse weaponry are Dim Mak, the Delayed Death Touch. A complete study of human anatomy and a logical progression from the basic vital and fatal points of Karate to the strangleholds and resuscitation techniques of Judo; to Kuji Kiri, the strategy and tactics of combat as well as the psychology of man. Also, the Art of Invisibility, Inpo and Tonpo, entering and escaping in addition to secret techniques of the magical arts. These earn the Ninja a reputation as "men who could fight or disappear." This together with their philosophy of non-violence, has made them one of the most misunderstood martial arts of this century. All of which they relish, amused at the humor of so much confusion.

"Ninja know this journey is an internal one. That peace and harmony come from within, not by imposing your will on a world that will not change to suit you, but will continue to change in spite of you. Rather they come by making this inner journey and facing your own dark side. That is the lesson of all religions, of which martial arts is but one. Of which Ninjitsu is but a part, of which I am but an infinitesimal speck."

Grand Master Ashida Kim has written fifteen books on the subject of martial arts, distributed worldwide and in five different translations. He has appeared in movies in various roles as extra and advisor: Armageddon with Bruce Willis; Instinct, with Cuba Gooding and Anthony Hopkins; Waterboy with Adam Sandler; and a film company asking permission to use the cover of Secrets of the Ninja in the movie called Angel's Dance; which led to larger roles.

Ashida Kim toured the international circuit to South Africa, appearing on SABC's "Late Night Live" with Kevin Savage. In Australia he taught Qi Gong and was written up in People magazine. In addition to teaching at his own Dojo and on contract to other schools, he maintains affiliate clubs around the globe, hires out as a free lance agent to select intelligence agencies, and teaches police seminars in Harrisburg PA, yet is virtually unknown to any but his closest allies --simply because he does not boast nor brag of these accomplishments. He is much too busy participating in the glorious adventure that is his life.

Contact: ashida@ashidakim.com    Visit: www.ashidakim.com
 

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"This journey is an internal one.
Peace and harmony come from within, not by imposing your will on a world that will not change to suit you. The world will continue to change in spite of you.

Rather they come by making
this inner journey and facing
your own dark side.

That is the lesson of all religions,
of which martial arts is but one.
Of which Ninjitsu is but a part,
of which I am but an infinitesimal speck."

~ Grand Master Ashida Kim
 

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