Founder of Atemi-Ryu Jujitsu

Grandmaster Philip “Doc” Chenique

Grandmaster Philip Chenique first came to the world of Martial Arts at the age of seven, beginning with the study of Karate and Ken-Jitsu. By age thirteen, Grandmaster Chenique was studying Take-No-Uchi Kogen-Ryu Atemi Ju-Jitsu with Sensei Richard Adam. Later, at age twenty, he studied Shotokan Karate under the guidance of Shihan Barry Deutsch.Grandmaster Chenique traveled with his father, a Green Beret in the military, and was given the opportunity to gain exposure to various types of Martial Arts around the United States and in Europe. It was the exposure to different forms of fighting which gave Grandmaster Chenique an insight to the principles of combat on both an offensive and defensive level.

Grandmaster Chenique soon became a student of Dr. Moses Powell, the founder of the Sanuces Ryu-Jujitsu system, and Dr. Powell’s teacher, Master Florendo Vistacion, as well as many other Grandmasters. In 1975, after attaining the rank of Shihan, Grandmaster Chenique established his form of Jujitsu and christened it “Atemi-Ryu Jujitsu.”

Grandmaster Chenique has been named in the “Who’s Who in Karate,” and in 1994, he was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He has taught various seminars at various universities, hospitals, governmental agencies and also private and public corporations.

Grandmaster Chenique is licensed in rape prevention, International Police Tactics and is a member of numerous community and Martial Arts Associations, and has appeared on various local television channels, HBO and Telemundo. Having dedicated over thirty years of his life to the Martial Arts, his Accomplishments include:

Doctorate Rank In Sanuces Ryu Jujitsu Under The Direct Guidance Of Grandmaster Dr. Moses Powell

10TH Degree Black Belt With:

  • The International Federation Of Jujitsu
  • Vee Arnis And Vee Jitsu Under Grandmaster Florendo Visitacion
  • Asociacion De Budo Sansokai
  • World Budo Kukai Federation
  • Shorin Kempo Karate Assocation
  • Neko Do Martial Arts Academy
  • Eastern U.S.A. International North American Association

Shihan Degree With:

  • 10th Dan – Aikijudokan School of Aikido
  • 6th Dan – Budo Akademie Europia
  • 6th Dan – American Iacicho-Jitsu
  • 5th Dan – Shotokan Karate
  • 5th Dan – Ken-Jitsu under Master Robert Sakamoto
  • 1st Dan – Nisei Gojo Ryu
  • Way of the Sword 01/25/97

Special Recognitions include:

  • Licensed Yoga Instructor – Budo Akadamie Europa
  • Certificate Of Achievement, For Outstanding Contribution To The Readiness And Combat Effectiveness Of The Bravo Company, 3RD Battalion, 505TH Parachute Infantry Regiment. January 16, 2001
  • Cosmopolitan Florida Hall Of Fame Martial Arts
  • Brotherhood For Golden Lifetime Achievement Award December 9TH, 2000
  • The World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame , Most Outstanding Self-Defense Expert
  • The World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame, Grandmaster Instuctor Of The Year
  • World Head Of Family Sokeship Council, School Of The Year.
  • Florida’s Hall Of Fame, Man Of The Year
  • Florida Hall Of Fame, Master Of The Year
  • Florida X/S Magazine’s, Best Martial Arts School In South Florida|
  • Carew’s Kempo Karate, Top Demonstration Team
  • Splendid China Florida, Outstanding Performance In Chendokan Aikido
  • Worldwide Publications , Outstanding Corporate Executives
  • Zen Kempo Do Association, 25 Years Teaching Martial Arts
  • Eastern United States International Hall Of Fame, International Instructor Of The Year
  • Article In The Miami Herald, April 9,1998, “A Man Ahead Of His Time”