Punong Guro Ken DeJesus, A certified instructor by Grand Master Remy A. Presas and Professor Angelo L. Albergo, Master Guro Ken DeJesus continues the tradition of educating the public to this unique method of self-defense.
Mr. Ken DeJesus began formal training in the martial arts in 1968 and has trained numerous students throughout the past 40 plus years and is the founder of the Philippine Martial Art Society.
The Philippine Martial Art Society was originally founded in Boston, Massachusetts in March of 1996 by Mr. Ken DeJesus. At the behest of Grandmaster Remy A. Presas, Mr. DeJesus moved the society’s headquarters to South Florida. As of 2011 the headquarters has moved back to Boston.
The Society’s mission is to educate the public at large of the benefits of training in the martial arts.
Mr. DeJesus’ inspiration for founding the society was born of the dedication, commitment, and passion for the martial arts that Mr. DeJesus is respected for and his desire to give that knowledge, that has been bestowed upon him, back to the community. In his own words, “You should try to have the open mind of a child…c’mon, it’s easy!”
Mr. Ken DeJesus has had the opportunity to train with one of the greatest Philippine legends, Remy A. Presas. He has also had numerous occasions to study other various Philippine related martial arts and to cross train with other equally proficient martial artists. And for the past 20 years continues to be personally mentored and guided by Professor Angelo L. Albergo. “The true martial arts are one and the same”, Mr. DeJesus frequently says. And the ease with which he makes friends and his ability to transcend the pettiness and small-mindedness of the martial path is testament to that statement!
His philosophy in the martial arts is simple and direct: “Martial Arts is a way of life, you cannot expect to confront an attacker and successfully manage to defend yourself unless you are properly trained. People have to learn true martial arts in order to adequately prepare themselves for possible confrontations in today’s ever increasing violent society.“ — Master Guro Ken DeJesus
Was awarded lifetime membership in the:
WORLD U.S. KODOKAN SOCIETY OF BLACK BELTS
AL-GO SOCIETY OF BLACK BELTS U.S.A.
Attained Master Degree from the AL-GO ARNIS ASSOCIATION Of The United States Of America
Received Certificate Of Appreciation from Boston Ultimate Fitness for his support and continuous contributions to the Legacy Of The Martial Arts Community.
The Massachusetts House Of Representatives offered it’s sincerest congratulations to Punong Guro Ken DeJesus in recognition of his dedication and commitment to spread the teachings of Martial Arts.
In the beginning of 2008 I was presented the opportunity to apply my talents to the performing arts by Nefertiti Freytes, the founder of Etnia Fusion Performance Company www.etniafusion.com
Thanks to her personal training and guidance I made the transition into the performing arts.
Every year Etnia Fusion by Nefertiti is requested to perform for a vast array of events. These are the highlights of the public appearances I was involved in:
- August 2013, Chinatown Boston, August Moon Festival, Boston, MA
- June 2013, Chinatown Boston, Spring Festival, Boston, MA
- December 2011, On Stage Dance Company, The Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
- August 2011, Quincy Center, August Moon Festival, Quincy, MA
- August 2011, Chinatown Boston, August Moon Festival, Boston, MA
- June 2011. Chinatown Boston. Chinatown Main Street Festival. Boston, MA
- July 2010. Palm Beach State College; Entertainment Week. Boca Raton, FL
- June 2010. University Center for the Performing Arts. Masala Middle Eastern Fusion Sultry Summer Showcase. Davie, FL
- February 2010. Ft Lauderdale International Airport. FL Terminal Tunes Program. Fort Lauderdale, FL
- January 2010. Downtown at the Gardens. New Year’s Day Party. Palm Beach Gardens, FL
- December 2009. Shops at Mayfair. Art Stroll. Coconut Grove, FL
- November 2009. Willow Theater. Pari’s Holiday Recital. Boca Raton, FL
- October 2009. Shops at Mayfair. Art Stroll. Coconut Grove, FL
- September / October 2009. Mega TV. Miss Latina Palm Beach The Reality Show. West Palm Beach, FL
- August 2009. Shops at Mayfair. Art Stroll. Coconut Grove, FL
- July 2009. Palm Beach Community College, Entertainment Week. Boca Raton, FL
- July 2009. University Center for the Performing Arts. Masala Middle Eastern Fusion Summer Showcase. Davie, FL
- July 2009. Shops at Mayfair. Art Stroll, 4th of July Celebration. Coconut Grove, FL
- June 2009. Willow Theater. Pari’s Summer Recital. Boca Raton, FL
- June 2009. Channel 12. Buenos Dias Mi Pueblo Morning Show. West Palm Beach, FL
- May 2009. French Cultural Center. Japan Culture Week. Miami, FL
- May 2009. Old School Square. Asian Fair. Delray, FL
- February 2009. Lake Worth Play House. The Goddess Love Festival. Lake Worth, FL
- January 2009. University Center for the Performing Arts. The Sword and The Veil. Davie, FL
- July 2008. University Center for the Performing Arts. A Sultry Summer Showcase. Davie, FL
- June 2008. Cinema Paradiso. Summer Solstice Tribal Fest 2. Ft Lauderdale, FL
- April 2008. Old School Square. Asian Fair. Delray, FL