Self-Defense Systems is one of very few schools left
that still teach martial arts as a means of self defense
and not a sport, or a business. Unfortunately, many
instructors take what they have learned, water it down
and make it appealing, and maintain a full class by
prematurely promoting students (usually kids), through
belt ranks and hopes of being able to protect themselves
in a real situation. These instructors like to target
kids and parents looking for schools where their kids
can learn to protect themselves.
Parents should be cautious of schools where they see
eight year old black belts who are far from the maturity
level to hold the rank of "teacher".
would rather fill the students with class than the class
with students" (Sigung Israel Gonzales). We do not offer
buttons, stripes, ribbons, trophies or medals. We only
offer true and pure self defense. Belts are earned
through hard work. Skill is acquired through time.
Respect, honor and integrity are the reward.
Israel Gonzales is
a Certified Instructor in the art of
and a direct student
of the late Grand Master Richard L.
Gonzales is the Chief Instructor of the
Kajukembo Self-Defense Systems of
Watauga and Fort Worth, Texas, and has
been consistently teaching Kajukembo for
over twelve years for the Watauga
Sigung Gonzales' knowledge in
numerous fighting styles compliments
more than 28 years of martial arts
experience. His achievements and
natural fighting ability work in concert
with his innovative teaching style, and
enable "Sifu" Gonzales to promote an
effective and comprehensive system of
Gonzales teaches a true martial art, and
not a commercial art. Students
are trained to defend themselves against
real life situations with techniques and
training concepts that are effective in
self defense situations as oppose to
point sparring and no contact self
defense that is practiced in commercial
are taught to use what is more effective rather than
what looks more flashy. Once the techniques have been
learned, they are individualized to the students
strengths, stature, and natural body movements to
achieve maximum effectiveness.
Students learn to
move quickly and effectively, and are
trained to take their opponents out quickly. The attack should be as
short as possible but should not be limited, and should
flow into an arsenal of attacks if needed. Students
learn to adjust and adapt to their opponents reactions
while executing their technique.