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Donald Miskel started his training in 1959 at the Jiu Jitsu Institute in Chicago and trained with several well known and respected martial arts instructors in a number of disciplines. He has attained black belt ranking in six different martial art disciplines. Sensei Miskel taught at several locations in and around the Chicago area for many years. His focus was self defense instruction for civilians and specialized, individual, training for law enforcement personnel and security officers. He worked in several areas of law enforcement, mental health and personal security as well as performing Pastoral duties at several churches and ministries for a number of years. e helped to create the Black Lotus Combative System and he founded the Dante Ryu Gojute Kenpo karate/ Ju jitsu fighting system. Dr. Miskel is an original member of the Black Dragon Fighting Society.

Donald Miskel A Man of Many Hats

Grandmaster Donald Miskel began his training in 1959 at the Jiu Jitsu Institute in Chicago and trained with several well known and respected martial arts...

Being a Grandmaster isn’t so Grand

Those of us that are still somewhat active at this age know that being a Grandmaster isn’t so grand. A lot of age and...

Transition

Eventually I’ll make my own transition. I pray that the life I've lived and the legacy I leave behind will pave the way for...

Each One Teach One: Be the Example

That’s a really slick phrase. I’m pretty good with words but unfortunately I didn’t coin that one. wish I had. It so illustrates the...

The Grandmaster Phenomenon

In this article I want to examine the grandmaster phenomenon that has become an epidemic in the western world of martial arts. As always when...

The Reality of Combat: Are You Combat Effective?

Let’s be clear about something. Martial arts and armed and unarmed combat aren't the same thing. I’ll probably get a lot of flack from...

Dishonor in the Martial Arts

Most of you who read this know who I am and you know my reputation. You may not all like me or agree with...

Why Not to Fight

I’m a minister and a pastor. I’m not supposed to advocate violence, yet I teach combat. I have on occasion taught the rare self...

Breathing is Fundamental

Of all of the natural body functions breathing is probably the most fundamental. It isn’t something that we do consciously. Breathing has more to...

Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do’s Effect On Martial Arts

Before I embark on this one sided discussion let me do a disclaimer. I am not trying to send you into communication overload with...

Transparency in Martial Arts

Recently something was brought to my attention that concerns me. The claims of several very recognizable martial artists are being put to question. Apparently...

Martial Art Subtleties: The Lessons Kata Teach

The kata were created in such a way that they required careful learning, training and much repetition to acquire the skill and learn the...

Stand and Deliver: The Dynamics of a Real Street Fight

A little plagiarism on my part but I would like to discuss the dynamics of a real street fight. So, let’s talk fighting. I don’t...

Modernizing a Traditional System So Its Combat Effective

Because I like being diplomatic in my old age I’m going to try to say what I have to say without causing too much...

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