Professor Philip Chenique first came to the world of Martial Arts at the age of seven, beginning with the study of Judo at the Y.M.C.A. in New York. He also undertook the study of Karate and Ken-Jitsu. By age thirteen, Professor Chenique was studying Take-No-Uchi Kogen-Ryu Atemi Jujitsu with Sensei Richard Adams. Later, at age twenty, he studied Shotokan Karate under the guidance of Shihan Barry Deutsch.
Professor 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 Professor Chenique an insight to the principles of combat on both an offensive and defensive level.
Professor 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, Professor Chenique established his form of Jujitsu and christened it "Atemi-Ryu Jujitsu."
Professor 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.
Professor 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
Way of the Sword 01/25/97
5th Dan - Shotokan Karate
5th Dan - Ken-Jitsu under Master Robert Sakamoto
1st Dan - Nisei Gojo Ryu
Licensed Yoga Instructor - Budo Akadamie Europa
Special Recognitions include:
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 Instructor 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"