Former VA State Karate Champion and Masters Open Champion, Shihan, Jim Von Arx , has been actively involved in Ryukyu Kempo for over 26 years.  Jim is currently an instructor in the United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance, and holds the rank of Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt).

Jim started his journey while stationed at Langley, VA, where in 1995, he was ranked 3rd in the U.S. in kata and weapons kata.  This is where he had the honor of meeting Dwight Brown, his first instructor.  Dwight was ranked 3rd in the U.S. in 1983 and 1984 in full contact black belt fighting, and he was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 1984. 

Dwight was a former student of Taika Seiyu Oyata, the founder of RyuTe RenMei/Oyata ShinShu Ho Ryu, who introduced Ryukyu Kempo to the U.S.

While training with Dwight, Jim had the opportunity to train with some of today's best martial artists, including Taika Seiyu Oyata, and learned Tuite Jitsu (pressure point grappling), and Kyusho Jitsu (pressure point striking).

Jim continued in the RyuTe organization for the next 15 years, until he had the very distinct honor of meeting Kaicho Allan Amor.  Mr. Amor was a former uchideshi (live-in student) of Taika Seiyu Oyata.  Mr. Amor runs the United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance Dojo in Oak Grove Missouri, and Jim has been studying under Mr. Amor's leadership and guidance ever since.

The organizations that Jim has been associated with have worked with and trained various U.S. Special Operations Forces as well as Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies in HTH (hand-to-hand) combat using Tuite Jitsu and Kyusho Jitsu techniques.

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