"Martial Arts was NEVER meant to be a sport."
-Dr. David Jackson-5th Degree Black Belt
"If it doesn't say... Aiki-Karate, then it's just Karate."
On July 31st, 1990, Dr. David Jackson created an extremely innovative Martial Art system that consisted of seven Martial Art styles, designed to teach people the most efficient ways to protect their families. By triangulating the various degrees of black belts, he obtained in Hoshin Ryu Ninjutsu (1st Degree Black Belt), Aikido (4th Degree Black Belt), Kempo Karate (4th Degree Black Belt), and Tae Kwon Do (2nd Degree Black Belt), over a decade of practicing Wing Chun Kung-Fu, Seven-Star Praying Mantis Kung-Fu, and Muay Thai Boxing, with 15 years of real street fighting experiences-- Aiki-Karate was born.
Preventing people from being taken advantage of by criminals was the first mission of Aiki-Karate. However, Dr. Jackson realized there was also a need for business owners not to be taken advantage of by employees and managers who mistreated employees. Integrating his 30 years of management experience with his Doctorate in Business Administration, he created a second mission for Aiki-Karate. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a motivational theory that identifies five needs all human beings experience in life. These needs are physiological, safety, belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. The synergistic function of these needs ignites the spark of energy required for Martial Arts, Management, and Leadership to transform into a methodology known as-- The Martial Art of Management©. This methodology provides a comprehensive model for real-world applications for all business industries.
Aiki-Karate is now celebrating 30 years of teaching people how to protect their families and businesses from trying to take advantage of them.
What is a weapon?
Aiki-Karate students learn that a weapon is an extension of themselves, through an object, used for protection. This concept enables them to integrate their spiritual energy into any object they touch. An object can be tangible and intangible. Intangible weapons are thoughts, ideas, and words used by students to protect themselves from attackers. A first degree Black Belt in the Aiki-Karate system is trained to used 500 different types of weapons.