Welcome to the Ketsugo Fighting Arts Center web site!

Currently we run our classes out of Campbell’s Kickboxing & MMA (740 Montauk Hwy., Copiague NY 11726). There’s plenty of great equipment and even a real fight ring!

Ketsugo Fighting Arts is a blend of fighting styles that was founded by Grandmaster Genaro Benedetto in the mid 1960′s by combining his Black Belts in Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate (under Grandmaster Ansei Ueshiro) and Japanese Judo & JuJitsu, as well as advanced training while in the US Army in Korea. See our history page for more details.

Ketsugo Fighting Arts teaches a blend or combination of karate (punches, strikes, kicks, blocks), Japanese judo & jiu-jitsu (throwing & falling, take downs), aikido (pressure against the joints), and self defense techniques that combine these arts in various executions against attackers.

It is not to be confused or associated with ANY of the following: Freedman’s Method of Ketsugo Jujutsu, Ketsugo Ju-Jitsu of Har-Bro Do-Jo (O-Sensei Harold Brosious), Jay Trombley’s Ketsugo Goju-Ryu, George Ketsugo or the nostalgic comic book ad booklet Ketsugo Complete Self-Defense System by S. Henry Roberts! We don’t like to trash talk other styles and instructors, we just want to clarify that this is the original Ketsugo Fighting Arts that made it’s reputation here on Long Island under Grandmaster Benedetto.

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