The Predecessors of Kumite Ryu Jujitsu

Vee Jitsu Ryu, Vee Jitsu Te & Vee Arnis Jitsu

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 Florendo M. Visitacion

known as "Professor Vee"- was born in the Philippines in 1910.  He began training in Arnis (Filipino Stick fighting) at age ten and continued to practice Filipino martial arts throughout his life.  He joined the U.S. Army during World War II and became intrigued by the officers' hand to hand combat course, which represented a combination of styles from different countries.  The idea of integrating techniques from a variety of martial arts appealed greatly to him.

In 1955, after devoting many years to the study of different fighting styles, Professor Vee founded Vee Jitsu,  In 1966, the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation awarded Vee the title of "Professor" and made him a 10th Dan in his own art.


Grand Professor Florendo M. Visitacion departed on January 4, 1999.

Sanuces Ryu Jiujitsu

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 Moses F. Powell

known as "Doc"- was born in 1941.  He is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame and the World Karate Hall of Fame, and was the first martial artist invited to demonstrate his skills before the United Nations.  He was the first black man to instruct the Secret Service and the F.B.I.  The Benin Empire of West Africa awarded him the International Benin Award in 1972 for his community work and efforts throughout the world.

In 1959, Doc founded Sanuces Ryu Jiujitsu, a style emphasizing on survival by simplicity with the practicality of street applications- it is known as the "eye-to-eye, heart-to heart" style of Jiujitsu. 

 

Doctor Moses F. Powell departed on January 22, 2005