Makoto Kan Martial Arts

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Khaleeq A. Lewis Shihan, 5th Degree Black Belt


Born and raised in The Bronx NY Khaleeq A. Lewis Shihan began training in the martial arts early in life under the tutelage of Maurice Joseph. Since Khaleeq Shihan grew up in an area where many trained in the different arts street fighting and boxing, he learned at an early age the importance of self defense. This was the beginning of a long and very involved career in many aspects and disciplines of the martial arts.

Khaleeq Shihan has trained at the Gleason's Boxing Gym in Brooklyn and also Gladiator's Boxing Gym in Manhattan. He went on to study several disciplines of the martial arts such as Karate, Jujutsu, Aikido, Aiki-Jujutsu, Kenpo, Bukijutsu (weaponry), and Shinobino-jutsu. He has trained & mentored under Maurice Joseph, Hilly Lawrence, Ali Abdul Karim Hanshi; Professor Yaya A. Muhammad, Jamie Ellerbe Hanshi, Master Harvey King, & the late, great Professor Ronald Duncan Sr., known as the father of American Ninjutsu. Through the supervision and instruction of Professor Ron Duncan Sr., Khaleeq Shihan has become a certified instructor in Armed and Unarmed combat including, Shinobi-no-Jutsu, also known as Ninjutsu.

Evolving into such a versatile practitioner of the martial arts, Khaleeq Shihan participated in many demonstrations of martial combat that would thrill audiences with spectacular displays of armed and unarmed hand to handed combat. Khaleeq Shihan has participated in exhibitions that would include a vast assortment of traditional and nontraditional weaponry. Through discipline and commitment to physical fitness, Khaleeq Shihan was led to be a private fitness trainer for the New York Sports Club in Woodmere L.I.

Khaleeq Shihan worked and attended NYUs Stern Business School, majoring in Business Management. He has performed demonstrations, and has conducted self defense workshops for the student body on many occasions. Khaleeq Shihan has also taught at various locations in New York and New Jersey. He has students who take the time to travel far and wide to seek knowledge from him.

 In late 2009 Khaleeq Shihan has established the Lewis Martial Arts Center & the Makoto Kan Martial Arts School of Self Defense. In 2010, with recommendation from the renowned Jujutsu and Shotokan Karate Master, Professor Sayfullaah Al - Amriykiy, Khaleeq Shihan was inducted into the Legendary Great Grandmaster Aaron Banks Martial Arts Hall of Fame and was also inducted into the U.S.A.Hall of Fame by Dr. Jim Thomas P.H.D. Soke and Grandmaster of the Alliance Group in March of 2010. In January of 2012 Khaleeq shihan received the honor of being inducted into the Action M.A. Magazine Hall of Fame by Sifu Alan Goldberg.

Khaleeq Shihan received the Honors award from the East New York Urban Corps for teaching and lecturing youth in that community. Khaleeq Shihan continues studying and training in the Martial Arts, building and refining his contribution to the Ways of the Warrior