The secret to being a warrior is to be centered and at peace. Often martial arts instructors will instruct you to pick a quiet serene setting and meditate. For most, this is what it takes to be centered and at peace. But for me, peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no chaos, no noise, no trouble and no hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be centered and calm in your heart. How do warriors become centered?, its simple, by friction. A gem cannot be polished without friction, a sword forged without being heated and pounded, nor a man or woman perfected without trials. Living in comfort and complacency is to choose to live in chaos, and comfort and complacency does not produce balance. Only by taking on the challenges of life, by working hard to succeed and by serving a higher purpose, can one find peace of mind, body and spirit” – Hanshi, Frank Dux
Frank Dux (pronounced “dukes”) was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1956, the son of Holocaust survivors who immigrated to the United States in 1963. He grew up impoverished in California’s San Fernando Valley, and currently resides in Seattle, Washington. He is a prominent international business entrepreneur and spokesperson who often interacts with world leaders and captains of industry. Having learned from his mentor, FBI/CIA operative turned Howard Hughes “alter ego,” Robert Aimes Maheu, Frank shares his extraordinary autobiography, The Secret Man, HarperCollins, 1996, detailing his life working undercover.
One of Frank’s favorite philanthropic accomplishments includes working with law enforcement and board of education members to identify special needs and at risk children and to institute after school programs to help improve the at risk child’s opportunity for success. He has also development the Frank Dux Fellowship where esteemed members of the International Martial Art and Sports Community (i.e. NTSA, USA Martial Art Hall of Fame, California Youth Karate Association, KidSport America, etc.) sponsor the Frank Dux Fellowship Award. The recipient selection criteria is based on an individual’s willingness to sacrifice to help others and/or an individual’s ability to overcome adversity and thereby inspiring others to serve their industry, sport, community, and country which has always been the desire of Frank Dux. The USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame (est. 1976) warrants this award is “The Ultimate Stamp of Excellence in the Martial Arts”. The chain of events in his life resulted in the production of a documentary that examines Frank’s life up close,. The documentary is called Put UP Your Dux by JBM Films, and is being distributed by Shoreline Entertainment.
“Hanshi, Frank Dux proprietary technology, DUX FASST, has saved the lives of many of us and our comrades in arms,” say numerous Special Forces Operators. This technology is not currently available to civilians and is reserved for elite Black Ops, Special Forces and Law Enforcement personnel, worldwide. The technology is considered so advanced and mission critical that it is taught on a need to know basis and in some countries, like Mexico, revealing or teaching unauthorized personnel can result in a dishonorable discharge, fine and/or criminal prosecution.
Similar to how Harvard business school graduates apply Sun Tzu to Wall Street, Frank Dux distinguished himself by transforming and transcending his brand of martial art strategy and tactics DUX FASST into an innovative business stratagem which lead to the invention of a patentable business financing and revenue generating infrastructure technology. Frank Dux’s business philosophy and ultimate goal is to champion and implement financially sustainable solutions to help solve social problems.
And example of a financially sustainable solution that Dux employed in helping to save children in Africa and Asia is strategically aligning business and political leaders in backing an internationally proposed Water Plan directing technological investment and research in Solar and Wind dehumidifiers. In order to reduce toxic CO2 in the environment, the plan calls for stimulating the anaerobic bacteria discovered in the Barnett Shale. The result is the very first circle of life between the petroleum world and our own ecosystem, which produces oxygen and natural gas, while simultaneously reducing poisonous green house gases. Shared sustainable solutions “go green” philosophical proponents and causal allies include former Presidential candidate and New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson, and former Vice President Al Gore, Harvard’s President, Drew Gilpin Faust, T. Boone Pickens, Chris Sanders/SANCO and Robert Plarr, to name a few.
BLOODSPORT: The Movie
In 1988, Canon International theatrically released and syndicated the motion picture Bloodsport . The movie was based upon true events in the life of Frank Dux and Frank gained notoriety from the Bloodsport. The film debuted Jean Claude Van Damme, who portrays Frank Dux. The movie tells the story about Dux’s training in the secret art of the Ninja, and how, in order to honor his “Shidoshi,” he must compete and win in the legendary “Kumite”. Dux competes and defeats his opponents in world record times and the world knows his story.
During his rein as Champion, Frank Dux was nicknamed “Fa Ma” (trans. The Flying Horse) by the Chinese audience. He had incredible hang time and his defining trait was the use of any number of powerful jumping kicks which finished off his opponents as they were falling. This became Dux’s trademark. The high flying kicks were adapted for Bloodsport by Jean Claude Van Damme, who was trained for the role by Frank Dux. Dux also choreographed the fight scenes. Frank Dux figuratively launched Van Dammes martial art film career and Van Damme returned to rely on Frank’s talent and expertise in the similar thematic films, Lionheart and The Quest.
The Frank Dux story is described as the “Ultimate Movie of the Ultimate Martial Art Contest”. First featured in the November 1980 issue of Black Belt magazine, Frank Dux became the first publicly acknowledged and independently verified, western born and trained martial artist, to have participated in and championed the legendary elite Asian no-holds-barred/mixed martial art event, called The Kumite. Kumite in Japanese means sparring.
Contrary to popular myth, the 1980 Kumite organizer, the International Fighting Arts Association (IFAA), is far from being a secret organization. It is an affiliate/spin off of The Black Dragon Society established, in 1901, in China. This organization was formerly a prominent paramilitary, ultra-nationalist right-wing group in Japan.
The Kumite championship and Black Belt magazine article is corroborated by fight footage , photographs inset in the article, as well as prominent internationally recognized and respected martial art masters and eyewitnesses, several who appear in a 2002 documentary. This culminated in Frank Dux being coined the “Ultimate Fight Champion” by USKA World Champion Victor Moore. Moore is well known as the man who fought and bested them all: Chuck Norris, Bill Wallace, Mike Stone, Joe Lewis, Bruce Lee, and many other legendary greats. “But what earned Frank Dux his nickname, The Ultimate Fight Champion,” says Victor Moore, “not taking anything away from the great fighters I fought, but the truth is, Frank Dux is my most memorable opponent, the only one I could never defeat.” Frank Dux fought Victor Moore in order to qualify to represent the USA in the 1975 Kumite. Their fight ended in a draw and their fight history is reminiscent of Rocky. Word of their momentous fight led to the making of Bloodsport and the movie set in motion the events that lead to the creation of the Ultimate Fighting Championships. The inspiration for the name Ultimate Fighting Championship is attributed to the nickname Moore gave Dux, and the 1988 Bloodsport trailer which declared Bloodsport as the true story of the Ultimate Champion. Mixed martial art Ultimate Fight Championship aficionado’s and founders, like ten time undisputed Brazilian Jujitsu World Champion, Higan Machado, attribute that the league owes its inspiration and possibly its name, to Frank Dux who is titled “The Godfather of Mixed Martial Arts”. Frank’s unprecedented 16 world records and titles allow him to be called the “Babe Ruth of Martial Arts” by martial art magazines and martial art halls of fame.
Mixed martial arts and Bloodsport’s wide appeal have placed Frank Dux at the forefront of pop culture and his very name has been incorporated into urban slang:
To Be Frank Duxed is to be:
1. Similar to being knocked out in world record fashion by swift Frank Dux roundhouse kick to the head; 2. It can apply to, quick losses in gambling, fighting, sports games, or rejection to name a few; 3. A party who passes out right after a single shot of tequila; 4. It can also be used in the verb form: Frank Duxing It; in which the losing/rejection is pre meditated usage example: John really got Frank Duxed the other night, he went in all in at poker on the first hand and lost with a pair of twos .
MARTIAL ART HALL OF FAME LIVING LEGEND
Frank Dux has been inducted into numerous international Sokeship councils and martial art halls of fame as a Living Legend.
Most endorse the common belief that Frank Dux initiated the fashion trend of mixed martial art fighters competing in embroidered bicycle shorts or board shorts as depicted on screen, in 1988, and made globally popular through the film Bloodsport. The reason for the wardrobe decision initiating the trend is arguably to show off Van Damme’s impressive physique, but this is overshadowed by the fact that, in 1975, Frank Dux defied martial art tradition and become renowned for fighting in Full Contact Kumite events in embroidered bicycle/board shorts rather than in a customary martial art uniform. Others followed suit.
What makes this fashion statement historically significant and attributable to Frank Dux is the fact that his fighting in shorts was not motivated by aesthetics or functionality. He wore shorts as a form of visible protest. He was weary of the politics associated with wearing a particular martial art uniform, and he was tired of fighters being subjected to “This style is better than style” rhetoric. Dux advocated “The true spirit of the Kumite (No-holds-barred/mixed martial arts) is founded upon the observable fact that victory is not determined by any one particular martial art style, but by the correct execution of techniques by the participant.”
Frank Dux also played a pivotal role in breaking down centuries of prejudice by Asians against other nationalities. Before the 1980 publicizing 0f Dux’s rein as IFAA/Kokuruykai undefeated World Champion, anyone not Asian and, in terms of Japanese martial arts, not “Koryu” (traditional Japanese martial art established prior to Meiji Restoration), was generally thought of as being, “inferior.” After Frank’s undefeated championship , this had to change.
FRANK DUX AND THE SECRET MAN CONTROVERSY
In 1975, Frank Dux entered military service in the United States Marine Corps. In 1999, a case of Libel and Slander was brought by Frank Dux against Robert Brown, Alexander McColl, Larry Baily and Soldier Of Fortune Magazine. The Case, No: BC198883, was heard in the Superior Court Of California, Los Angeles County and from this case it became a matter of public record that Frank Dux was trained and served as an “intelligence specialist”.
Exhibits and testimony made under penalty of perjury supported the fact that Frank Dux engaged in the systematic practice referred to as “sheep-dipping”, whereby, military personnel are recruited and discharged from active military service in order to perform non-attributable/covert actions. The personnel may be repatriated back into uniform, typically, at a promoted rank, or are cut lose, and their actions are systematically denied by the government even though they secretly serve as “independent contractors/volunteers”. The best known case of “sheep-dipping” took place with the legendary, Flying Tigers.
Dux was able to establish his bona fides by way of exposing the fabrication/sanitizing of his military service records as discussed in his book, The Secret Man. The presiding judge ruled against Dux, not because of his inability to prove beyond any reasonable doubt what the defendants were reporting was false and misleading, but because he failed to meet the extremely high burden of proof on public figures that what was published was done in malice (what is inside a person’s mind) as determined under case law decision of Times vs. Sullivan United States Supreme Court, March 9, 1964 (376 U.S. 254).and Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc., 418 U.S. 323 (1974) .
Speculation existed that the court’s written decision was actually meant to mask the real issues involved. These were the concealment of matters of national security, and concealment of ongoing or past political corruption, issues also brought forth in Frank’s book The Secret Man. The ABC Primetime News segment on Frank Dux was also suppressed by sources outside of the ABC Network, just as the CBS 60 Minutes segment”expose” on the Tobacco Industry was”suppressed” until it was brought to light by the Michael Mann film The Insider, starring Russell Crow.
The 1996 publication of Frank Dux book, The Secret Man, by HarperCollins, transformed Dux into a government whistleblower. Frank anticipated politically motivated attacks aimed at challenging his veracity as it also had occurred with Lt. Colonel Herbert, and Frank dared to corroborate Herbert’ s “expose” of war crimes committed under the color of authority. Dux went further and shed light on violations of the Boland and Logan Amendments by exposing the perpetuation of an elaborate “con” surrounding the black market theft and sale of alleged weapons of mass destruction headed for the military regime of Saddam Hussein.
Many of the claims made in Dux’s 1996 book are denied publicly by the CIA, but were later proven to be true. This behavior last occurred when the CIA publicly issued a statement of denial regarding its tangential ties to G. Gordon Liddy that resulted in the Watergate debacle, as well as the denial of its tangential ties to Eugene Hasenfus that resulted in the Iran Contra Hearings. In the shadow of the Bush administration, the CIA was justifying and propagating the invasion of Iran in 2003. Dux’s claims are eventually vindicated and proven to be true when the CIA and Bush administration are exposed by the Center for Public Integrity and its affiliated group, the Fund for Independence in Journalism, for having knowingly made 935 related false claims.
In the SpecWar community, Frank Dux is acknowledged as one of the innovators of modern strategy and tactics, and as a source contributor in establishing how paramilitary and covert operations are planned and conducted by elite law enforcement and special warfare military units. Frank is cited as a source contributor to notable Special Warfare manuals, including the prominent United States Navy SEAL CFC SPECWAR Manual: K-431-0097, embraced and utilized by Special Forces globally. Frank Dux also served as an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Defense funded Multi-jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force, Criminal Justice Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida. He has also visibly trained SWAT teams and is the instructor of other SWAT and defensive tactics instructors from various police departments and anti-terror units, etc.
On Oct 8, 2011, US House of Representatives, Member of Congress, Jeff Miller, Committee on Armed Services; Select Committee on Intelligence writes to Frank Dux “It is truly an honor for me to recognize and thank you for your sacrifices and service to your country.” US Representative Steve Southerland joins him and presents Frank Dux with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition that reads “For the sacrifices you made in cause of freedom” This is a follow up to the March 24th, 2011 Military Honors Ceremony, held in Brookside Baptist Church, Nicholasville, Kentucky, where Frank Dux covert service to his country was officially recognized. He was presented with a Citation of Valor by both the US House of Representatives and the Kentucky House of Representatives, “whereby Frank Dux is proclaimed by Commonwealth State of Kentucky, a Kentucky Admiral and Colonel.” Nicholasville Mayor, Russ Meyer also presented Frank Dux with a Key to the City.”
DUX RYU NINJITSU VS. NINJUTSU
Misconduct of business competitors engaging in trade libel is nothing new to Frank Dux. In the early 1980’s, like many other very closed circle practitioners of Ninjitsu, Dux was a critic of the apparent selling of school franchises via home study courses and he bares witness to the rise of the rabid commercialization of the traditionally ultra secret martial art and society. In 1980 Frank became the target of innuendo and criticism because he stated publicly that neither Stephen K. Hayes, or Dux himself, were the first American Ninja instructors as was being erroneously reported. Ronald Duncan of Queens, New York, was actually the first western born martial artist to teach Shinobino-jitsu (popularly known as “Ninjitsu” from the Harvard transliteration adopted by Koga descendants, versus “Ninjutsu” the Oxford transliteration adopted by Iga descendants) in the Untied States. According to Dux, it is Doran Navon, a student of Hayes own Grandmaster, Masaaki Hatsumi, and a Ninjutsu Master in 1973, who should be credited as being the first westerner from outside of Japan to learn and teach the martial art.
In 1975 Frank Dux partitioned from his Ninjitsu family lineage and founded the very first truly “American system” of Ninjitsu, Dux Ninjitsu. Dux Ryu Ninjitsu is NOT Koryu, but it is an “evolving system” that led to the formation of DUX FASST.”Based in traditional Koga Yamabushi roots and methodology it isn’t until 1987, before Frank Dux is acknowledged by members of his own lineage, that his system is altered enough to be considered truly Dux own invention, giving rise to the name change Dux Ryu Ninjitsu aka DRN.
In 1987, Frank Dux takes the title Hanshi, which refers to a senior expert considered a “teacher of teachers”. This title is used by many different arts for the top few instructors of that style, and is sometimes translated “Grand Master”. Frank Dux is Soke, a Japanese title meaning “head of the family,” who may grant his own Menkyo kaiden, a Japanese term meaning “license of total transmission.” It is a certificate that is granted by a school, ryu, or other organization and it means that the recipient has learned everything that the organization or school can teach, and is licensed to pass on all aspects of training.
“Ryu”, literally means “flow” as in “flows from” with the derived meaning of “mainstream” and it infers a specific “style”, and Frank Dux, in naming his system Dux Ryu, makes no pretenses of teaching koryu bujutsu.
In stark contrast to”Dux Ryu Ninjitsu” the franchise brands of Iga Togakure / Ninpo / Bujinkan / Genbukan Ninjutsu are reputedly the custodians of the secret 15th century martial art, and they sell home study courses promoted as being “solely” or more “legitimate” than any other. You can observe their invention and usage of disparaging terms as “Neo-Ninja’s” or “Gendai, Ninpo” when referring to their competitors, who are seen as threats, including Frank Dux and Ashida Kim (who has written and published over 40 books on Ninjitsu that have sold around the world), as well as others.
In actuality, the brands Iga Togakure / Ninpo / Bujinkan / Genbukan Ninjutsu while they all claim a centuries old lineage are themselves viewed in Japan as “Gendai budo” meaning “modern martial way”. This Japanese expression is used to define the modern Japanese martial arts established after the Meiji Restoration (1866 to 1869). A good example of this is the fact that these Ninja franchises make use of kyu and dan rankings and the colored belt system invented by the founder of Judo, Jigoro Kano (1860-1938). These rankings replaced the various certificates awarded within koryo. Another important determining factor is Gendai budo generally do not contain the same strong entrance oaths and rituals as koryo, such as the keppan (“blood oath”).
It is a fact that, in Japan, no “Ninja” martial art organization has been formally integrated into the major koryu organizations of Nihon Kobudo Shinkokai and Nihon Kobudo Kyokai, who have very strict standards regarding authenticity and verification of one’s lineage. While the Nihon Kobudo Shinkokai honored Bujinkan soke Masaaki Hatsumi for his cultural contributions in Japan, it becomes overtly obvious that Iga Togakure / Ninpo / Bujinkan / Genbukan and “Dux Ryu Ninjitsu” are NOT koryu.
With the advent of the internet, cultish Iga Togakure / Ninpo / Bujinkan / Genbukan Ninjutsu “disciples” began to perpetuate a monopolistic myth of “sole authenticity” by way of establishing and operating websites that specifically allege to “out” martial art fakes and frauds. They insulate themselves from prosecution behind “unknown” bloggers, and they chiefly benefit by misinformation and withholding the facts, and this facilitates trade libel against their “Neo-ninja” competitors.
Frank Dux and many others have been “the victims of unethical and rampant tabloid type attacks by persons operating behind an alias, who are often dubbed “keyboard warriors”. In Frank’s case, they point in the direction of sources that contest Frank Dux accomplishments, (e.g. Johnson, John (1988-05-01) “NINJA: Hero or Master Fake? Others Kick Holes in Fabled Past of Woodland Hills Martial Arts Teacher”, Los Angeles Times.Valley Edition, Metro / “Full Mental Jacket” in Soldier of Fortune, August 1996; / Bailey, Larry. “Stolen Valor: Profiles of a Phony Hunter” in Soldier of Fortune, November 1998 / B.G. Burkett & Glenna Whitley, Stolen Valor; Verity Press Inc.), Clyde Gentry III, No Holds Barred: Ultimate Fighting and the Martial Arts Revolution, Milo Books, 2003, Paperback Edition, ISBN 0-903854-90-X; Ralph Keyes, The Post-Truth Era: Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life, St. Martin’s Press (2004), ISBN 978-0312306489;), while deceptively failing to mention the fact that these sources were exposed in courts of law as lacking in journalistic objectivity and fairness, as overtly intent on inciting others by engaging in name calling, as manufacturing and/or repeating highly inflammatory false and misleading unsubstantiated allegations; as citing only Dux business competitors as their experts, as quoting alleged witnesses out of context and juxtaposing statements of others in order to render an entirely different meaning. They go so far as to hold up fabricated physical evidence as credible, and most significantly, they conceal how they stood to benefit by their actions.
Even today, Wikipedia refuses to allow exhibits from court records and excerpts from Dux’s book The Secret Man, HarperCollins, 1996, citing it is self published when in actuality it was vetted (substantiated and independently verified) by HarperCollins prestigious law firm, Slade and Metcalf. Wikipedia does, however, allow unsubstantiated blogs that generate controversy and drive traffic (over a million hits) to another web site they own and benefit from, to post incorrect and misleading information. Dux business competitors are allowed to use their books as sources. Any attempts made to correct the Dux page are blocked and the persons attempting to post the correct material are banned. The discussion pages exposing the double standard and arguments citing the correct information and irrefutable evidence that meets Wikipedia’s policy and procedures are “Archived” deleted. These acts conceal the sources of the flow of information with regards to Frank Dux and allow the perception of him to be managed by unidentified and unsubstantiated sources.
Frank Dux was never content to be the custodian of a 15th century martial art style, as is his counterpart Masaaki Hatsumi. Dux Ryu Ninjitsu is really what traditional Ninjitsu set out in principal to be. Ninjitsu, in essence, avoids obsolescence; is consistently changing and adapting and is not steeped and bogged down in tradition or ritual, as were the Samurai warriors, who were bound by the Japanese code of conduct called Bushido, translated as “Way of the Warrior,” which defined a way life for the Samurai which can be compared to the concept of chivalry. There set pattern of actions eventually caused their demise and the Ninja took their place covertly.
I was necessity that gave rise to the invention of the martial art forms that comprise Ninjitsu. The employment of Ninjitsu practitioners began a feudal Japanese version of the CIA, also known as Suppa, Rappa and Shinobi, eventually becoming the secret intelligence societies, The Genyosha (Black Ocean) and Kokuryukai (Black Dragon) and military intelligence arm of Imperial Japan, Kempei Tei.
Frank Dux “Ninja” lineage includes connections to Fujita Seiko, author of a book called “Ninjitsu Hiroku” (translated “Ninjitsu In Depth”) which was written in 1936, 30 years before Fujita Seiko’s death in 1966, and decades before Japan’s own ninja boom. It is the earliest documented record of Fujita inheriting the Koga Ryu Wada Ha system as its 14th Soke, a Japanese term that means “the head family or head of house”.
Frank Dux most documented affiliation is with the ancestral line of Tanaka , who taught the legendary John Keehan AKA Count Dante, says Black Dragon Fighting Society Head of Family Grandmaster Lawrence Day, and its president Michael Felkoff, IFAA/BDFS Patriarch Ernie Reynolds, and many other notable great martial art masters who are original members of the Black Dragon Fighting Society. The BDFS society built its fearless almost Hells Angels of Martial Arts reputation on fighting racial discrimination. They could be seen escorting Black fighters like Vic Moore, Ray Cooper and Jimmy Jones into whites only hotels where karate tournaments were being held. The BDFS presence resulted in racial confrontations and fights which at times had 20 to 1 odds, not in the BDFS favor, and yet somehow the Black Dragons always prevailed. Frank Dux is identified as the youngest Black Dragon Fighting Society member in its history, having faced down or fought grown men within the Black Dragon Fighting Society when he was only a teenager. This is verifiable through the original founding US chapter members, BDFS Masters Lawrence Day, Pastor Don Miskel and Michael Felkoff. They also point out the ancestral Tanaka line includes Kunishige Tanaka, a Kempei Tei agent whose existence and credentials are independently verified by the Imperial War Museum Archives of Japan and mentioned in reference books, notably, published years after the revelation was made by Frank Dux.
Novelist Ian Fleming is the former Deputy Director of Britain’s Military Counter-Intelligence Service (MI5) and arguably made use of the character’s name “Tiger Tanaka” in paying homage to Kunishige Tanaka, who is Fleming’s counterpart, as station chief for Kempei Tei, in London. The actual demeanor and character traits of Fleming’s Tiger Tanaka is based upon Tarao Saito, Editor in Chief, Asahi Shibune, “This is Japan”, a personal friend of Fleming.
In addition, Frank Dux first formal martial art instructor, former USA Jujitsu Champion, Jack Seki, had ties to masters of Ninjitsu. Jack Seki was born and raised in Japan and in 1934, before teaching on his own, Seki is trained in Jujitsu and Judo by the founder of Judo, Jigoro Kano. Seki is also a personal friend of Kano’s younger brother. All are longtime personal friends of Hisatsugu aka Toshitsugu Takamatsu, soke of Iga Togakure Ninjutsu and soke to Masaaki Hatsumi.
In the 1980’s many Ninja organizations reputedly only required the paying of a fee and demonstrating that one possess a certificate of Black Belt in any martial art in order to become a teacher of Ninpo, Bujinkan, etc. Frank knew that one’s prior training meant little in attaining rank in Ninjitsu and he refused to engage in commercializing his system which would require him to abandon the Ninja’s rich tradition of “hands on” teaching. “In Dux Ryu Ninjitsu, Frank has to be earned and then honored.
SPREADING DUX RYU NINJITSU TO LATIN AMERICA
Frank Dux’s pupil Enrique Flores is a celebrated martial art icon in Mexico and he graces the covers of numerous trade magazines. Flores is considered one of Mexico’s finest martial artists, a Kumite and kickboxing champion. Together, Dux and Flores established the first formal schools of Ninjitsu in Latin America. Eventually these schools grew into Ninjitsu organizations that are comprised of satellite schools. The most notable of these organizations is the Koga Yamabushi Warrior Society that gave rise to the Ninjitsu Traditional Systems Association NTSA, which is headed by Francisco Diaz, a former student of Enrique Flores, and others.
Dux Ryu Ninjitsu is NOT Koryu, but it is an “evolving system”. Frank Dux formulated a highly exclusive, proprietary augmentation technology he calls DUX FASST that is used by elite Black Ops, Special Forces and Law Enforcement, world-wide. FASST stands for Focus-Action-Skill-Strategy-Tactics.
DUX FASST is an amalgamated martial art approach that is multi-dimensional in its application and does not replace one style for another. It is a problem solving technology in terms of how one trains in neutralizing a physical threat (Striking, Grappling, Weapon Disarm or Retention) and it can even be employed to promote financially sustainable solutions that can fundamentally change individuals and society (i.e. enlightening and motivating victims of aggression or substance abuse to end the cycle of dysfunction, etc.).
The DUX FASST technology bridges the gap between the Conditioned Reflex Response and attaining the desired Practiced Reflex Response, akin to what Japanese martial art masters refer to as “Mushin” (trans. “mind no mind”) .
FRANK “THE FLYING HORSE” DUX HALL OF FAME RECORDS
In addition to mass media referenced sources, a few of the respected global organizations that have certified Frank Dux accomplishments below are as follows: the Martial Arts Authority of South Africa and the South Africa Sports Council & Olympic Council, the Martial Arts & Games Committee of South Africa, the Black Dragon Fighting Society, Kokuryukai / BDFSI, International Fighting Arts Association, Shinjimatsu-Yokohama Japan, Alliance, USA Martial Art Hall of Fame, Imperial, and the All Japan International Jujitsu Federation.
Inducted as a “Living Legend” in multiple Martial Art Halls of Fame (e.g. USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2008, Action Martial Art Magazine Hall of Fame, 2001; Golden Globe International Martial Art Hall of Fame, 1998; World Family Head of Sokeship Council, 1998, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 1996, etc.) , several also record and verify his unprecedented accomplishments in addition as follows:
Frank Dux Championship Titles
Kokoryukai/ Imperial/International Fighting Arts Association (IFAA) World Heavyweight Full-Contact Kumite Champion (1975 thru 1980) undefeated
International Fighting Arts Association (IFAA) Freestyle Weapons/Forms Champion (1975 thru 1980)
Frank Dux World Records
1975 – Most consecutive knockouts – 56.
1975 – Fastest recorded Kumite knockout – 3.2 seconds
1975 – Fastest recorded punch resulting in a knockout – .12 seconds
1975 – Fastest recorded kick resulting in a knockout – 72 MPH
1975 – Shortest knockout time average for fight career – 1:20 sec
1975 – First to achieve IFAA Weapons/Forms score of a perfect -10?
1978 – First Kumite fighter to exceed 300 matches
1980 – First Kumite fighter to be undefeated with over 100 matches
1980 – Final Kumite fight record – 329 matches
1990 – Chi Kung Tug of War (Standing on one leg) – 66 people, Zug, Switzerland.
1993 – First and only martial artist to break bullet proof glass barehanded, International Martial Arts Festival, Bercy Stadium, Paris, France.
1993 – Multiple Champaign Bottle break, varying heights with a single kick, International Martial Arts Festival, Bercy Stadium, Paris, France.
1993 – Chi Kung Tug of War (kneeling position) – 23 people. Lausanne, Switzerland.
1993 – Bottle break (vertical palm heel) – International Martial Arts Festival, Bercy Stadium, Paris, France
The producers of the JBM / Shoreline Films documentary entitled Put Up Your Dux, Jesse Barret-Mills and Daniel Gallei, proclaim “Hanshi, Frank W. Dux, raised the bar others still try to top, all these many years later. His teachings transcend martial arts, and are about living a harmonious life in the face of great adversity. He can be called the Jewish Bruce Lee, having risen from poor immigrant beginnings to become an inspirational martial art icon and filmmaker, inventing a new genre. His, based on true events. life story, Bloodsport, motivates generation after generation.”