National Karate Jujitsu Union

National Karate Jujitsu Union

5.0 (1)
75 employees
48 years in business

About this pro

For the past 43 years, the mission of the National Karate Jujitsu Union (NKJU) is to promote Classical Budo while being open-minded and embracing any fighting art that brings a sense of enhanced physical and psychological growth to today's students and instructors; to produce a generation of warriors who can believe, succeed and achieve in their daily lives.

I am the President and Director of the National Karate Jujitsu Union.  I assumed this role after my Sensei (instructor) wanted to retire from the martial arts in May 2016.  I enjoy the physical and mental challenge of the art and I especially enjoy watching students exceed a potential they never knew existed.

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Bethesda, MD 20889
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  • Ryland R. Williams, Sensei

    The National Karate Jujitsu Union is simply the best. I have worked with numerous martial arts organizations over the years and none have stacked up to the quality of the instructors and instruction NKJU offers. Simply good people, quality martial arts, and not about the almighty dollar. Highly recommended!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Find out their motivation for wanting to begin learning the martial arts.  If I approve the student is a candidate to begin learning Karate, I begin with the basics and dwell on those basics.  It is important for the student to develop a strong foundation.  This will allow him or her to continue in an upward momentum.  Building confidence, self-esteem, enhanced personality, improve home-life, more focused in school and at home; Just an all-around better person.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a B.S. degree in Health Care Management; Retired from the military in 2003, and have been an avid student and instructor of martial arts for 43 years.

I am an 8th degree black belt in Kuniba-Ha (Coo-knee-bah-hah) Shito-ryu (She-toe-Yu) Karate-Do (Kah-rah-tay-doe).

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

You provide the space for training.  Can be your home, garage, gym, backyard, etc., any place that is comfortable for you.  I am available for lessons Monday through Thursday, after I get off work (3:30 pm).  I work in Bethesda, MD.

One-on-one lessons: $50.00 per hour

Two to five students: $55.00 per hour

Six to ten students: $60.00 per hour

Eleven to fifteen students: $65.00 per hour

How did you get started teaching?

I grew up in the martial arts.  I ran away from home when I was 14 years old and never returned. (special circumstances).

What types of students have you worked with?

All types:  Low to high income, all ethnicities, all levels of education, oppositional defiant (ODD), obsessive compulsive (OCD), attention deficit (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), depressive, suicidal, etc.  Young students (age 5) to elderly, and students of all body types.  

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Watching my grandchildren grow up.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Invest in the martial arts only if you are a serious candidate.  It takes time, dedication, commitment, sweat, and serious attention to detail.  I teach a traditional Japanese-based system. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Why do I want to do this?

What is it I hope to achieve?

Where do I see myself in one year?

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