Founded in Lexington, Kentucky in 1988, Griswold Self Defense teaches self defense because Evil never takes a vacation. We believe the best training is found in a comprehensive, complete system that offers instruction in all aspects of true self defense.
We offer instruction in Kiyojute Ryu Kempo, for those who want more vigorous, but safe, training, Tsung Shih Tai Chi Chuan for those who want a gentler approach and God's Fist for those desiring a basic short course in personal self defense. Many local students study both Kempo and Tai Chi Chuan because they are complimentary arts and reinforce each other. Even though serious assaults require appropriate measures, we emphasize the use of the minimum physical force necessary to ensure personal safety. Individuals of all shapes and sizes can train with us.
Kiyojute Ryu Kempo is a complete martial arts system teaching the full range of defensive skills including striking, kicking, throwing, joint locking, weapons use and more esoteric skills. The training methods are those found in the most ancient martial arts and are geared toward the rapid development of effective self defense skill.
Tsung Shih Tai Chi Chuan, combines balance and strength enhancing exercise with comprehensive self defense movements.
These vast systems offer a lifetime of practice and learning. Serious training in these methods develops real self-defense capabilities and compassion.
In addition to these regular sessions, we periodically offer one day God's Fist classes for those who need an introduction to the basic principles and methods of unarmed self defense.
Goals and Benefits of Training
Physical Fitness and Mastery of Movement
Spiritual Peace of Mind
*No sparring-No Competition-No contracts*
KEMPO - KARATE - KARATEJUTSU - JUJUTSU - AIKIYUJUTSU - AIKIDO - JUDO - TOIDE
TAI CHI - CHRISTIAN MARTIAL ARTS - SELF-DEFENSE