Master William Myers - Founder of Ketsugo-Te System of Self-Defense
Master William Myers, former member of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and founder of the Ketsugo-Te System of Self-Defense, began his martial arts training in 1959 at the Sen Sheen Judo Dojo in Los Angeles, California, and with Gene Lebell’s Judo School in Hollywood. In addition, Master Myers trained in Karate with a Japanese Sensei until 1963.
In 1963, he entered the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) and served six years, with two combat tours, during the Vietnam War. While with the Corps, he furthered his skills in Judo and Karate and also trained in Jujitsu and Kali in Japan and the Philippines. In addition to serving as a combat Marine, Master Myers was trained as a military police officer and eventually served with the Armed Forces Police Department in San Francisco, California.
After leaving the Marine Corps in 1969, Master Myers continued his training and study of the martial arts at the International Karate Association in Hollywood, and then later at the Beverly Hills Karate Academy, furthering his knowledge of both Karate and Combat Jujitsu.
After years of formulation, in 1980 Master Myers first presented the Ketsugo-Te System of Self-Defense under the auspices of Self-Defense Systems, Unltd . Combining concepts from his classical training with his real life experiences as a combat Marine and military police officer, Master Myers created a highly effective, no-nonsense self-defense system that stresses physical confrontation as a last resort.
Master Myers also possesses an impressive background in various fields of medical science including respiratory therapy, cardiopulmonary technology, electrocardiography, clinical laboratory technology and biomedical engineering. This experience has proven to be invaluable in the development of martial art and self-defense applications.
For over 30 years, civilians, military personnel, and law-enforcement officers have all had the opportunity to benefit from Master Myers’ Ketsugo-Te System of Self-Defense.