Posted in August 12th, 2014
by shihan

Welcome to the Ketsugo Fighting Arts Center web site!

We are currently rebuilding the site, so if you spotted one of our spiffy KFA t-shirts on some one and went here to find more info, click on over to our Facebook page where you can find lots more info.

Ketsugo Fighting Arts was founded by Grandmaster Genaro Benedetto in the late 1960′s and is a combination of Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate (under Grandmaster Ansei Ueshiro) and Japanese Judo & JuJitsu fighting arts. Grandmaster Benedetto operated dojos in Deer Park & Ronkonkoma, New York from the late 1960′s until his retirement in December of 2001. He also taught Adult Education classes for many years in Connetquot and Huntington.

The current dojo is run by his disciple Shihan Mike Ferrari. 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.

Adults & Teens: Mon & Weds 7:30-8:30pm, Thurs 4:30-5:30pm, Sat 12:00-12:45pm
Kids:  Mon & Weds & Fri 4:30-5:15pm, Sat 12:00-12:45pm
Special Needs: Sat 11:00-11:45am & Sat 1:00-1:45pm

Adult Jeet Kune Do: Tues 8:00-9:00pm taught by Sifu Tom Barell
Adult Shoshin JuJutsu: Thurs 5:30-6:30pm taught by Sensei Kevel Kegel
Youth Taekwondo:  Mon & Weds & Fri 5:30-6:15pm taught by Master Mike Ferari