of The Winds
Martial Arts System
Professor Ronald Duncan
Father of American Ninjitsu
Born in Panama. Professor Ronald Duncan began
training in boxing at the age of seven. Since Professor Ronald Duncan
grew up in an area where many of the elite military forces of that
country were training in jungle warfare, he learned at an early age to
read the signs of nature for directions in and out of the jungle. It was
the beginning of a long and very involved career in many aspects of the
Ronald Duncan went on to serve in the United
States Marine Corp where he was a member of the USMC Judo team and
earned one of his earliest black belt rankings. Professor Duncan went on
to earn a black belt in several other disciplines such as Hakko Ryu
Jujitsu, Dai-nippon Jujitsu Ryu, Sosuishi Ryu, Kin Dai Gakko Ryu,
Aikido, Aiki-Jujitsu, Kempo, Kobujitsu (weaponry), and Shinobino-jitsu
(popularly known as Ninjitsu). His teachers were all legendary men;
Charlie Neal, Ernie Cates, Tatsuo Uzaki, and Don Draeger.
Evolving into such a versatile practitioner of
the martial arts, Professor Ronald Duncan became the first non-oriental
to be publically recognized in "Official Karate" magazine as a master of
martial arts weaponry. For many years to come, Professor Duncan would
thrill audiences around the world with spectacular demonstrations that
would include vast assortments of traditional and non traditional
weapons. Ronald Duncan was also the first to be shown catching live
arrows with his bare hands on nationally televised programs such as
"Thrill Seekers", and "Wide World of Sports".
Ronald Duncan has taught Special Troops, Navy
S.E.A.L. Teams, law enforcement agencies, and various government
agencies in foreign countries. He is also a certified expert in
firearms, and competition shooting. Having such knowledge in firearms,
Professor Duncan is quite proficient in combative and gun disarming
tactics. Since the establishment of his Way of the Winds™ System,
schools internationally are affiliated with him. He has taught in
Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Panama, England and South Africa. He
has also been involved with the blind, physically handicapped, and
homeless inner-city youth.
Ronald Duncan is a recipient of numerous Hall
of Fame awards and honors including the Professional Karate Federation
in 1977, Turtull Hall of Fame in 1981, Marine Martial Arts Federation
Hall of Fame Charter Life Member in 1997, Martial Arts Masters, Pioneers
& Legends Hall of Fame 1997, Tribute to the Greatest Masters of the
Twentieth Century Hall of Fame (sponsored by Wesley Snipes) in 1998, and
The World Head of Family Sokeship Council Hall of Fame 1999, and AFMA
Hall of Fame 2000.
It has been stated that Ronald Duncan is a
practical practitioner of the martial arts. He has always strived to
broaden and develop his skills and knowledge, from knife throwing to the
stealthy discipline of ninjitsu.
Today Professor Ronald Duncan is often
acknowledged as the "Father of American Ninjitsu". There was a time when
ninjitsu was not being practiced publically in this country, but Ronald
Duncan was one of a few individuals who dared to seek out and study the
arts of the ninja. Since then, other ninjitsu practitioners and schools
The Way of the Winds™ system not only entails
training in ninjitsu, but also encompasses a comprehensive approach to
all of the many facets of Ronald Duncan's history as a martial artist.
Self defense and combative strategies are the main emphasis of training
as students are also exposed to the traditional Budo arts. such as
jujitsu, aiki-jujitsu, kobujitsu (weaponry), and Karate-do.
The Way of the Winds™ System's philosophy is to
endure, which is something that Professor Ronald Duncan has done for the
past 40 years as a martial arts pioneer.
of The Winds
Martial Arts System
Available for Seminars, Lectures,
Phone: (516) 410-4334
Ronald Duncan, Sr.
||Ron Duncan, Jr.
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