Ketsugo means “combination” in Japanese and Ketsugo Fighting Arts combines the fighting arts of: karate, judo, ju-jitsu, aikido for practical self defense.
This is the original KETSUGO FIGHTING ARTS, founded by Grand Master Genaro Benedetto who trained under Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro, who brought the Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate style to the United States (http://www.shorinryu.com). Grand Master Benedetto holds Black Belts in both Shorin Ryu Karate and Japanese style Judo & JuJitsu, he combined these fighting arts to create Ketsugo Fighting Arts. Shihan (Master) Mike Ferrari continues his teachings at his own dojo.
Ketsugo Fighting Arts teaches a 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.
Shihan Mike Ferrari trained under KFA founder, Grand Master Benedetto at Ketsugo Fighting Arts since he was 9 1/2 years old. The original KFA dojo was located in Deer Park where he first made Black Belt and was part of an advanced all Black Belt class.
Later when the dojo moved to Ronkonkoma, he became a Sempai Sensei, and was eventually promoted to Shihan himself. Grand Master Benedetto retired in 2001 due to health issues, and now Shihan Mike is keeping the teachings of Ketsugo Fighting Arts alive with his own dojo. The new Ketsugo Fighting Arts dojo opened in Lindenhurst at Modern Warrior in 2008. We are pleased to announce the opening of the Ketsugo Fighting Arts Center in Farmingdale, centrally located on Long Island right off the Route 110 corridor.