Guardian WongKiMudo is an established blended martial art that incorporates the best elements from several different disciplines into a complete and powerful system:  the kicking and striking techniques of TaeKwonDo and Karate, the throwing and grappling techniques of Judo and Jiu Jitsu, the joint manipulation techniques of Hapkido, and the wielding of traditional Martial Arts Weapons.  KiMudo is designed to be a practical, versatile, and highly effective means of self-defense from close combat to longer range situations.  

   The literal translation of the word KiMudo means utilizing "energy to follow the warrior's path or way of life."  Throughout his Black Belt career, Grandmaster Craig Hutson has played an active leadership role in the origination, development, and evolution of this dynamic discipline.  He has been a dedicated practitioner since August of 1973, and has taught martial arts continuously from 1976 on.  Grandmaster Hutson opened his own Academy back in 2005, which continues to attract students from far and wide.


Ippon Seoi NageJudo

     The origin and development of the martial art of Judo demonstrates the superiority of technique over strength.  It was established in Japan in 1882 by Professor Jigoro Kano.  He utilized moves from the various Jiu Jitsu schools which had been the dominant form of Japanese fighting for hundreds of years, and refined, created, and finally established the modern combative sport of Judo.  It is based on three basic steps:  1)  Kuzushi--unbalancing; 2)  Tsukuri--fitting in; and 3)  Kake--execution. Given the fact that FBI statistics show that 90% of all fights end up on the ground, the demanding discipline of Judo is an excellent choice for students seeking to add to their self-defense skills and become adept at both throwing and grappling.  


Bushido Martial Arts Weapons

     Dragon Kido provides advanced technical training in many different types of traditional martial arts weapons, and more, including:Code of Bushido

  • Kali Sticks
  • Bo
  • Bokken
  • Tonfa
  • Combat Cane
  • Metal Fighting Fans
  • Nunchaku
  • Sai
  • Kama
  • Katana

Our innovative Bushido Martial Arts Weapons Program emphasizes practical combat--both empty hand vs. weapon and weapon vs. weapon, in addition to weapons drills and forms practice.  Background information on the Code of the Samurai is included, as well.  Serious students enrolled in our Academy's Bushido Program develop increased proficiency in wielding a series of martial arts weapons, eventually leading to Black Belt Weaponry Certification.



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KiMudo Color Belt Ranking System--


  • Solid White

Go For It!Beginner

  • Yellow with Black Stripe
  • Solid Yellow
  • Green with Black Stripe
  • Solid Green


  • Blue with Black Stripe
  • Solid Blue
  • Brown with Black Stripe
  • Solid Brown


  • Red with Black Stripe
  • Solid Red
  • Half Red/Half Black
  • Black Belt
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