Master - U.S.A. Goju Karate
Joseph Kelljchian has been involved in many facets of
the Karate world. Following years of profound training, he earned his
shodan rank from master Joseph Hess of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Continuing his training through the years, he received his master's
degree from Grandmaster Peter Urban. He has trained and taught
throughout the United States as well as internationally, traveling to
such places as Mexico, Nicaragua and Ecuador, South America. His
reputation of being proficient in the use of oriental weapons is well
founded, as is evidenced by his outstanding array of trophies that he
has won over the years.
of his expertise with the nunchaku sticks, he has traveled throughout
the United States to train and instruct different police departments in
the use of this weapon. As adept as he is with the nunchaku sticks, his
favorite weapon is the samurai sword. He is often called upon to
perform a sword kata for martial arts demonstrations. His perfected
sword cuts are incomparable, and a favorite to watch also.
Kelljchian also teaches and lectures on rape awareness. After years of
research and personally interviewing dozens of convicted rapists and
sex offenders, he co-authored a book entitled "Escape from Rape", and
an accompanying film with the same name.
addition to his regular karate classes, Master Kelljchian also conducts
special advanced classes. He is certified with the school board of his
community. When asked about his children's classes, he says "one
uniqueness of karate is that it offers something to a child that cannot
be bought. Through their young years of physical and mental fitness,
they develop courtesy, humbleness, and most of all, confidence in what
they do in themselves". He is a popular, as well as highly skilled
instructor in Karate. His annual "American Bushido Open" tournament has
been rated among the best, and his future plans relating to the martial
arts are endless. Master Kelljchian has received many awards for his
outstanding martial arts achievements. He has appeared in magazines,
subscribepapers and on television for his accomplished techniques and
fighting abilities. Besides being featured in several karate books, he
is the author of the book, "Growing with Karate", and the co-author of
" The Goju Handbook" and a martial arts weaponry book.
As Karate is his life, he is destined to live the way of the warrior forever.