6 Week Self-Defense Course
Start Date: To Be Announced
at the Palestine YMCA
Plus Refresher for Past Course Students
Presented by the
DRJ Martial Way - A System of Personal Defense
Owner/Chief Instructor: Dennis R. James - 55 Years Experience
Meet, Greet, & Demo Day
This course will include up to 18 real life techniques from the following martial arts as taught at the DRJMW school in Buffalo, Tx. Our system combines many of the popular martial arts such as Aikido, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kempo Karate, Judo, Muay Tai, and Wrestling into a very comprehensive method for improving your street awareness and your skills of how to take charge of an uncomfortable threat if necessary.
Classes Begin: To Be Announced
Time: 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Duration: 6 consecutive weeks (12 Class Sessions)
Maximum Sign Up: The first 20 people
Age: 14 years old and above
Attire: Wear something comfortable, but no sharp items on your person. You will be taught how to roll, fall and work the mat.
Registration Fee for 6-Week Course
$ 60.00 with YMCA Membership
$ 80.00 without YMCA Membership
A Certificate of Completion will be presented on the last day of course for those who complete the 6-weeks of training.
Our school philosophy ...
“We do not fight because someone wants to hurt us. We defend ourselves to keep from getting hurt while we do not hurt them much."
Background of Mr. James
Mr. James began martial art training in 1964 in South Gate, California under Ray Morillo’s South Gate Self-defense Club where he earned his Black Belt. He went on to earn his 2nd through 5th degree Black Belts in Kempo Karate through the United States Karate Association, USKA), a Brown Belt in Aikido, at the East Texas Aikido Center under Hank Davenport in Palestine, Tx., and for the past 5 years has been training in BJJ under the Roy Dean Academy through the use of Roy Dean’s system,“The Progression -Jiu-Jitsu from White Belt to Black Belt” video training. Mr. James is a Black Belt with 55 years combining these martial arts and others arts such as Boxing, Judo, Muay Tai, and Wrestling etc., into a sophisticated self-defense system.
1964 - He started Kempo Karate lessions at the South Gate Self-Defense Club in California. Earned a Black Belt.
1968 - He earned the levels of 2 through 5 Black Belts at the United State Karate Association (USKA).
2003 - He earned a Brown Belt in Aikido at the East Texas Aikido Center
2020 - He has for the past 6 years been video training under Roy Dean Academy in Gracie Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu.
- He continues training in many other Martial Arts, such as, but not limited to, Boxing, Wrestling, Muay Tai Boxing, Judo
- His main ambition has been and continues to be to provide a well rounded system of martial art training for all.
- In March 2020 he will have reached 56 years of dedicated martial art training.