Instructor Name: Duane Yoshito Walden
DOM Rank: Full Instructor
PFS Rank: Senior Instructor
Location: Los Angeles, California ( Koreatown )
Address: 1428 West Blvd. Los Angeles CA. 90019
Phone Number: 323-252-3518
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Duane Yoshito Walden


Duane Yoshito Walden has been teaching martial arts since 1986. The instructor that has had the most influence on his teaching is Paul Vunak. He received his Phase One Instructorship in Jeet Kune Do Concepts and the Filipino Martial Arts from Sifu Paul in June of 1995.

He was stationed in Virginia while in the U.S. Navy and received a Blue Belt in BJJ (2001) and a Full Instructorship in JKD Concepts/Kali (2002) from the late Chris Anderson of Universal Fighting Systems (UFS). Duane also trained in Combat Sambo and Muay Thai Boxing in the UFS system for 4 years. While stationed onboard the USS Stump DD 978, he taught the VBSS (Visit, Board, Search, and Seize) teams self-defense in the Persian Gulf in 2001.

Duane has been teaching in the Los Angeles (Koreatown) area since 2005. During that time he has taught military, Law Enforcement and civilians including self-defense clinics at the United States Attorney's Office in Los Angeles CA. His certifications include Edged Weapons Instructor, Full, Senior and DOM Instructor, all under Sigung Paul Vunak. He has also been awarded a Brown Belt in Combat Sambo from Harvey Baker JR. Click on his external links to view his videos.


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