One of the most fundamental principles found in martial arts is that the human body becomes its own weapon. Training with swords, sticks, nunchuku, sai, and other tools of combat are highly effective, but the great thing about the human body is that it’s the one weapon that never leaves your side. To throw a punch, just make a fist and unleash the weapon upon the attacker. To kick, adjust your stance accordingly and swing your mighty leg into the enemy. Punching, kicking, elbow strikes, knee strikes, headbutts, pressure point strikes, grappling techniques, animal combat – all of these are weapons of war that each of us is naturally given at birth, and once they’ve been cemented into our muscle memory, they are forever by our side, ready to be deployed at a moment’s notice.
Of course, the idea that these represent the entirety of the natural weapons of the human body is a far to limited line of thinking for Master Ken, the world’s deadliest martial artist and only 11th degree black belt. Legend has it that Master Ken punched through a brick wall just fifteen minutes after his own birth, so he obviously knows a thing or two about combat. Following this feat that even Chuck Norris cannot lay claim to, Master Ken immediately devoted himself to perfecting every martial art in existence. Later realizing that each one of them is a total waste of time, he set about doing away with the weaknesses inherent to each while retaining their respective strengths, and the street-lethal art of Ameri-Do-Te was born. This methodology of martial arts is also the origin of the saying popular among Ameri-Do-Te practitioners, “Best of All, Worst of None”. While other martial arts foolishly limit the anatomical weapons that practitioners learn to wield, Master Ken teaches that the basic act of shaving creates a weapon itself in the form of stubble. Pay close attention to how he goes about implementing it in combat – it could very well end up saving your life!